Laval St. Germain

Laval St. Germain

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Mountain Climber | Airline Captain & Extreme Global Adventurer

Laval St. Germain is an expert at turning dreams into goals into reality. As an airline captain turned mountaineer and adventurer, Laval is the only Canadian to have climbed Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, has climbed the highest mountain on all of the earth's 7 continents, the only person to have climbed and skied Iraq's highest peak, and the holder of the fastest-ever crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean by solo ocean row boat from mainland North America to mainland Europe. Known for his extreme and high risk adventures, Laval St. Germain is a true testament of how one can pushing boundaries of the human spirit to reach new heights.
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LAVAL ST. GERMAIN BIOGRAPHY

Laval St. Germain is an extraordinary individual who embodies the true spirit of adventure and resilience, making him an expert on how to turn dreams into reality. He has taken on some of the most challenging expeditions on the planet, defying limits and pushing the boundaries of his mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of his dreams.

Laval St. Germain is a pilot for Canadian North Airlines, flying a Boeing 737, fueling his passion for travelling and exploring the world. In his spare time, he embarks on high risk and extreme adventure, conquering the impossible.

Laval’s journey began with a deep-seated passion for exploration, instilled in him by his father and nourished through the captivating pages of classic adventure literature. From an early age, he knew he was destined for greatness, and he embarked on a path that would take him to the highest peaks, deepest oceans conquering some of the world’s most treacherous terrain in extreme conditions.

Laval St Germain is the first and only Canadian to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen (O2). The inspiration behind this challenging feat included the desire to truly test himself and the previous expeditions completed by other adventurers like Reinhold Messner and fellow Canadian Patrick Morrow.

Laval St. Germain has climbed the highest peak on all 7 of the earth’s 7 continents (the 7 Summits), and the highest peaks of more than 28 nations. He has also conquered the highest peak in Iraq and then returned to the ground by skiing down its slopes of Cheekha Dar. He led a mission where he pulled a 110 kg sled 1200 km solo to the South Pole solo, to cap his trip with a climb of Antarctica’s highest mountain. The trip did not end in Laval’s favour as it was, he was forced to go back, due to a warped sled.

Laval St. Germain holds the record for the fastest solo ocean rowboat crossing of the North Atlantic, journeying from mainland Canada to the UK in just 53 days. Laval’s adventurous spirit has led him to complete challenging expeditions, such as cycling across the countries of Cuba and Oman. He has also cycled from the Arctic Ocean to the Yukon during the winter, an expedition that took two attempts after a frostbitten toe negated his first attempt.

One of Laval’s most impressive achievements involved biking from the Arctic Ocean to Dawson City in the Yukon during the depths of winter. Despite the harsh conditions, Laval’s resolve remained unshaken, even though he bore the physical reminder of his frostbitten fingers on a daily basis.

Laval’s adventurous spirit has also influenced his children, as they joined him in a transformative journey along the Dempster Highway, extending from the Dawson City, Yukon Territory into the Inuvik, Northwest Territories. It begins near Dawson City in the Yukon and ends at Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.

The highway is approximately 873 and is notable for being the only all-weather road to cross the Arctic Circle in Canada. His children hold the world record for the youngest cyclists to conquer the route.

From navigating Oman’s deserts to facing the extreme cold on his ride from the Arctic Ocean to Dawson City, Laval constantly challenges himself and serves as a source of inspiration through his unwavering commitment. He completed six ultramarathons and has set national and international records by boat, bike and on foot.

Laval St. Germain has left an indelible mark on the world of adventure, overcoming high-risk extreme environments. His pursuit of exploration knows no bounds, demonstrating the powers of preparation and determination to overcome fears and built resilience in the face of challenges and change. Each of his adventures has been for a cause, often raising money for the Alberta raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Laval St. Germain, a remarkable mountain climber, adventurer and endurance enthusiast, possesses an unwavering determination that sets him apart. Not only has he conquered some of the most treacherous terrains on Earth, but he has also instilled his passion for exploration in his children. Together, they embarked on a life-changing journey along the infamous Dempster Highway, cycling from Inuvik, N.W.T., all the way to the Yukon. In doing so, they etched their names in the record books as the youngest cyclists ever to complete this challenging route.

Laval’s distinct combination of high-risk outdoor adventuring and airline pilot discipline leverages precise procedures, checklists, and risk management to navigate risks and maximize performance. This balanced approach of calculated risk and strategic planning has been crucial to his survival and living to tell share his stories. Whether facing mental or physical challenges, Laval has honed a mindset that enables him to adapt to through uncertainty, maintain focus, and achieve the goals he sets out.

Laval St. Germain shares his captivating stories, videos and images of his experiences on his adventures. His presentations are emotionally charged and deeply engaging, providing a window into his extraordinary world as well as revealing the potential for pushing beyond conventional boundaries.

His ability to step far beyond the risks, comfort into the world of adventure and return alive serves as a testament to the unyielding power of the human spirit, proving that with perseverance, there are no boundaries that can hinder the pursuit of one’s dreams. With each presentation, Laval St. Germain inspires others to embrace their own dreams, set ambitious goals, and train your brain for new ways of thinking, creating new habits, and overcome the behaviours that hold us back.

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Fearless Leadership: Igniting Change With Unwavering Conviction

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  • Step into the extraordinary world of Laval St. Germain, a true trailblazer whose remarkable adventures exemplify the transformative power of daring leadership. With an unwavering determination to challenge norms and push the boundaries of possibility, Laval inspires individuals and organizations to embrace calculated risks, initiate meaningful change, and lead with fearless conviction. Through his captivating stories and personal experiences, he ignites a spark within others, motivating them to break free from the confines of the ordinary, embrace innovation, and drive positive transformation in their personal and professional lives.

    Laval’s journey serves as a testament to the profound impact that fearless leadership can have in catalyzing change. By drawing from his awe-inspiring expeditions and audacious undertakings, he imparts invaluable insights on how to navigate uncharted territories, overcome adversity, and seize opportunities for growth and innovation. Laval’s stories of conquering Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, rowing solo across the vast Atlantic Ocean, and embarking on daring expeditions around the globe exemplify the power of pushing boundaries and leading with unwavering conviction.

    In the face of uncertainty and rapid change, Laval St. Germain’s fearless leadership principles offer a guiding light for individuals and organizations seeking to thrive in the midst of transformation. Through his engaging narratives and profound insights, he empowers audiences to embrace calculated risks, embrace innovation, and lead with unwavering conviction, unlocking their true potential to drive positive change and create a lasting impact in their spheres of influence.

Navigating Change: Embracing the Unknown

The Power of the Human Spirit: Resilience in Change

Pushing Boundaries: the Power of the Human Potential

Conquering the Impossible: Goals To Reality

Daring Horizons: Averting Complacency and Embracing Awareness

The Art of Risk Management

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