About

Brian Dickinson –  Author, Motivational Speaker, Adventurer, former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer.
Living life to it’s fullest!
Adventures – Everest, Island Peak, Aconcagua, Patagonia, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Kosciusko, Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Cascades, Alaska Range, Canadian Rockies, Smokies, Sierra, White Mountains, Appalachian, Andes, Himalaya, Caucasus Mountains, Sentinel Range, Marathons, Swam Alcatraz, Adventure Races, Ultras, OCR, Surfing, Rock/Ice Climbing, Rappelling, Backcountry Touring (split board), Snowboarding, Mountain Biking.
Military – Former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer / Combat Search and Rescue

Himalaya - Nepal

Blind Descent

Blind DescentAlone and blind at 29,000 feet!

Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short-lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely, and got ready to begin his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, his gut instinct, and his faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts—in fantastic detail—his extraordinary experience on Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.
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Testimonials

“That’s incredible…it’s a great story”

Anderson Cooper, CNN

“Absolutely gripping…impossible to put down…a must-read!”

Don Mann, SEAL Team 6

“A harrowing adventure.”

Erik Wiehenmayer, First blind climber to summit Mount Everest

“Amazing and treacherous blind descent”

Jim Davidson, Climber and coauthor of The Ledge

Media

Upcoming Events

Arc’Teryx Store Openings
LSCC Everest Presentation
Christian Singles Adventure Conference
Thrive – Gig Harbor

Past Events

Good Morning America – ABC
New Day with Chris Cuomo – CNN
Varney & Co – Fox Business
Anderson Cooper – CNN
Evening Magazine – NBC
Life of Dad Show
Charisma Magazine
Blog Talk Radio – Coach Cafe
American Family Radio
Sports and Commentary – WWIB-FM
Knowledge of Men
Mind Body Green
ABC News Cleveland
Freaks of Nature – Weather Channel
Off the Fence – UK Television
Trinity Broadcast Network – Honolulu, Hi
CBN – 700 Club
Cisco Global Sales Experience (GSX) Americas
Microsoft Corporation

Patagonia - Chile

Motivational Speaking

SpeakerContact Brian for your next event.  Brian has spoken for several large organizations covering topics about his survival experience on Mount Everest.  Your audience will leave with forever changed with a totally new perspective on life!
Contact Brian about Speaking

Himalaya - Nepal

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Andes - Argentina

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