THE SEVEN SUMMITS

Between 1997 and 2013, Brian climbed the largest mountain in each of the seven continents of the world

DENALI

North America 1997

EVEREST

Asia 2011

ACONCAGUA

South America 1999

MT. ELBRUS

Europe 2012

MT. KILIMANJARO

Africa 2013

MT. KOSCIUSZKO

Australia 2008

MT. VINSON

Massif Antarctica 2012

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Brian’s down to earth attitude belies his experience as a climber and businessman. He’s the guy you have to squeeze adventure stories out of in a bar, but his natural charisma and humour offer the perfect compliment to lessons learned on mountain sides, on the road and in the boardroom.

BIO

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Brian Block is an accomplished mountaineer and outdoorsman, and is the first Iowan to scale the seven summits – the tallest mountain on each continent. Hailing from the non-metropolis of Ames, Iowa, Brian’s passion for climbing began at a young age and he hasn’t looked back. He has balanced a deep love for the wild with a successful business career. As founder of Ames Adventure Outfitters Brian has representing brands including Marmot, Osprey, SOLE, Scarpa, Grivel, Beal and Warm Skin.
Brian is married to Vanessa, who manages Ames Adventure Outfitters, and they have three young sons, Zander, Kye and Benny.

COMPANIES WORKED WITH

Brian has worked with a multitude of companies designing and developing products from field experience and selling products internationally in the business realm.

FUN FACTS

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PEAKS CLIMBED

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KID'S FATHERED

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EXPEDITIONS LED

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