the world's 8th tallest mountainManaslu
Embarking on a rebirth experience after COVID-19 landscaped a shift in global consciousness, Matt Walker endeavors to embark on a journey exploring both the triumphs celebrated and tribulations endured whilst setting out to engage tremendous physical, mental, and emotional goals.
The 28-day expedition, summiting Nepal's Manaslu, will center around mind-body preparation, a vulnerable examination of motivations and fears, and the reemergence into a new world post-COVID.
This is not the story of conquering a mountain. This is the story of reemergence. Walker will be climbing Manaslu solo with logistical support from Alpenglow Expeditions — this is not a guided expedition, but a modern-day exploration of self through adventure, travel, preparation and training - all through the lens of fatherhood, entrepreunism, and human spirit.
Adventure as a catalyst for mindfulness and leadership: at home, on the mountain, and in community.
Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Familial Preparation
Famlily, Fatherhood, Entreprenuership, Time-Crunched Athlete, Physical Fitness, Mental Focus, Healthy Diet and Recvoery, Sleep Hygiene
Examining the impact and power of setting substantial and courageous goals.
BHAG, Directionality, Values / Action Alignment, Collaboration, Strategic Parternships, Risk Assessment, Metrics of Success
Motivations + Fears Resilience Discovery
Mindfulness as Leadership, Daily Pracitce, Personal Leadership, Journaling, Vulnerability as Strength, Clarity, Vision, and Dedication, Family Engagement and Support
Post-Covid Landscape, Reflection, & Intention
Intentionality of Time, Community, Relationship, and Presence, Clarity of Purpose and Values, Sustained Awareness and Direction
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About matt walker
With more than twenty years of international mountain guiding experience paired with a Master’s in Organizational Development, Matt Walker presents a seamless blend of leadership development through outdoor adventure. Matt's extensive role in practical mindfulness has positioned him as an authority in the micro-influencer space. Matt's unique perspective was published by Hay House as, 'Adventure in Everything', the focus of the BBC documentary: Adventure Calling, and consisent global print and digital media doverage