Born and raised in Calgary, Jamie Clarke is a Canadian adventurer, author, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker. From a young age Jamie has had adventure on his mind, but it wasn’t until his teen years when he started reading books about outdoor adventures, that Everest captured Jamie’s imagination. In 1991, Jamie traveled to Mt. Everest for the first time. He and a team of 21 members climbed the north side of the mountain, making it to over 25,000 ft before bad weather forced them to turn back. Upon his return home, Clarke immediately began planning and fundraising his return to Everest. In 1994, with a team of 13 other North Americans Jamie climbed the north route, making it within 150m of the summit before poor weather and altitude sickness forced the whole group to descend. In 1997, however, Jamie became the 9th Canadian to achieve the summit of Mt. Everest. He returned to summit the mountain again on May 17, 2010. In the years between his first attempt to summit Everest, and his second time reaching its peak, Jamie crossed The Empty Quarter of Arabia by camel on a 40-day expedition (1997), and climbed all seven of the Seven Summits (1993-2008). In addition to his adventures, Jamie co-authored Above All Else: The Everest Dream and authored From Everest to Arabia: The Making of an Adventuresome Life.