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TEDxWaterloo - JF Carrey - Everest: Dream, Adventure and Passion

Ever since Jean-Fran?ois Carrey was a young boy, he wanted to climb Mount Everest. On May 18th, 2006, at 24 years old, he became the youngest Canadian to have climbed to the Top of the World. JF's passion for the arctic, mountains and rivers extends back to his youth. As a young guide, JF led a number of expeditions in the Northwest Territories and Yukon, and trekking and sea kayaking on Ellesmere Island and Baffin Island. Before Everest, JF had successfully climbed Mount Imja Tse (6189m) in Nepal, Mount Aconcagua (6968m) in Argentina, Mount McKinley, Alaska (6 300m), Mount Baker, USA and Pico de Orizaba, Mexico (5 636m). When JF Carrey achieved his dream, he saw the sunrise on the horizon from the summit of Everest and realized that his dream was not the 20 minutes that he spent on the Top of the World, but rather the journey he took to get there. With over 12 years of guiding experience, JF is now Canada's foremost wilderness guide for the arctic and sub-arctic regions, and a trusted guide for trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas, Andes and Mexico's Volcanoes. JF Carrey speaks internationally on leadership and inspires others to embrace change, introducing the perspective gained by leading expeditions in these immense and uncontrollable environments. --- TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWaterloo, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWaterloo event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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