“HE FEELS THE PUREST RESPECT FOR LIFE AND
HAS CONTINUALLY THE AMBITION OF
DOING MORE AND BETTER”.
THE CONQUEROR OF THE HIMALAYAS
J. SILVA DETAILED INFORMATION:
J. Silva feels the purest respect for life and has continually the ambition of doing “more and better”.
He trains to become stronger, and it is reflected in his course: only by educating the mind to be resilient and less weak, we can reach the highest points of our dreams. His ethics rules on the respect for nature and the human being.
For him, climbing a mountain without the use of artificial oxygen, is much more than just a personal challenge, is how he lives his life: in a natural way, simple and honest way, never choosing the easier path.
His testimony, his experiences make us believe that our strength of will, our preparation, and above all, our determination, can lead us to professional excellence, to full happiness! The dream commands life, and makes us go further.
J. Silva is an example of success, that contagious any human being who believes in his or her abilities and aspires to a personal and professional fulfillment.
In 1999, J. Silva became the first and only Portuguese to reach the mythic top of Everest, without the use of artificial oxygen. This successful climb was, however, a dramatic one.
In April 17th, 2010 J. Silva became the 10th climber in the world to achieve the accomplishment of climbing all 14 mountains over 8000m without artificial aid oxygen or high altitude porters.
In December of that same year, he also completed the project “Seven Summits” which is to climb the mountain wider from each continent: Everest (Asia), Aconcagua (South America), Mount McKinley (North America), Elbrus (Europe), Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Kousciuszco (Oceania).
He is currently the only Portuguese “cameraman” of altitude and extreme conditions, having already made several documentaries about his expeditions that have been passed on Portuguese TV.
He is a professional motivational speaker, author of four books and in June 10th, 2010 is awarded as Honorary Commander of the Portuguese Order of Merit, by the Portuguese President.
J. Silva is a testament of courage and determination and is someone who doesn’t give up. He encourages those who listen to his lectures on self-motivation.
TOPICS OF CONFERENCES:
J. Silva’s presentation is based on his life as a mountaineer, the challenge of climbing a mountain such as Everest, his accident and his recovery up to the present day, personifying the ancient Chinese proverb: “The greatest thing is not keeping yourself from falling. It is knowing how to get up when you fall”.
His lecture focus on prominent issues in a business environment such as: motivation, perseverance, planning, interdisciplinary work skills, emotional intelligence, optimistic perspective and leadership.
The conferences can be given in the following languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.