Lene Gammelgaard – Keynote Speaker

Mountaineer and adventurer

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leadership lessons of Everest
  • The power of a vision
  • How to reach seemingly unreachable goals
  • Will to victory - disciplining the choice to persevere
  • From crises to success - Failure is no option


  • German


Lene Gammelgaard, Danish mountaineer and adventurer was the 35th woman and 1st Scandinavian female to summit Everest in may 1996. For more than a decade Lene Gammelgaard has worked in 15 countries with management and leaders to develop their potential. Lene Gammelgaard knows adversity and strives to study the latest research mapping the human brain to constantly adapt her work with people to stimulate their maximum capabilities in any given situation. She has hands-on experience with vision creation, organizational strategy and concept development and implementation.


Her first encounter with the possibilities of the huge power driving a person from within happened when she finished college and decided to go to the Caribbean, making her way around the islands working as a deck-hand and chose to risk what she had eventually set out to do – crossing the Atlantic. This quest changed her life possibilities. She discovered that it was possible to transform aspirations, dreams and visions into reality. When she was 22 years old she lost one of her brothers in a tragic accident, which pushed her to confromt some of the unfairness of existence. She formulated the quest – Get busy living or get busy dying. If you were to die in 24 hours are you then living life the way you find meaningful? If not-what are you willing to do to change it?

Shaping her risk willingness, courage, strengthening of willpower and urges to explore and expand every experienced and perceived limitation.
Lene Gammelgaard holds a degree in Law from University of Copenhagen, and a degree in Journalism and Psychotherapy. Her Book, “Climbing High” became a global breakthrough. This success has since been followed by 15 years of successful inspiration of corporate audiences.


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