Brian Dickinson –  Author, Motivational Speaker, Adventurer, former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer.
Adventures – Everest, Island Peak, Aconcagua, Patagonia, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Kosciusko, Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Cascades, Waddington Range, 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

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Blind Descent

Blind Descent
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Alone 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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“That’s incredible…it’s a great story”

Anderson Cooper, CNN

“I’m not a mountain climber but I’m going to read your book.”

David Asman, Fox Business

“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


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Good Morning America – ABC
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Success Magazine
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Varney & Co – Fox Business
Top Twitter Trending Moment – Everest 2011
Anderson Cooper – CNN
Evening Magazine – NBC
Money Magazine
American Survival Guide Magazine
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American Medicine Talk
American Family Radio
Sports and Commentary – WWIB-FM
KISW Seattle – Men’s Room
Spinning Logic Podcast
Knowledge of Men
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ABC News Cleveland
Freaks of Nature – Weather Channel
Off the Fence – UK Television
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Nice Guys Finish First
Ave Maria Radio
Living Full Out Radio
Sivana Spirit
Trinity Broadcast Network – Honolulu, Hi
CBN – 700 Club
Cisco Global Sales Experience (GSX) Americas
Microsoft Corporation
Potomacwave Consulting

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Motivational Speaking

SpeakerBook Brian to be a keynote speaker at your next event.  Brian has spoken at multiple large businesses, charity events, schools and private organizations covering topics about his survival experience on Mount Everest.  Brian’s presentation includes videos and pictures from his worldly climbs and focuses on topics of preparation, adversity, overcoming obstacles, perseverance and hope. Your organization will leave inspired with a totally new perspective on life! 

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