Adventure and Presentation videos

Join the adventure with Cathy O’Dowd

Cathy O’Dowd’s presentations combine adventure, drama, failure and success, sharing with you lessons learnt from some of the world’s most spectacular challenges. Browse through clips from her speeches and adventures below.


Climbing up to the North Col of Everest

Climbing Everest North Ridge

Summit day on Everest, as Cathy becomes the 1st woman in the world to climb the peak from both sides.

Adventure in my backyard: a perfect early season outing, skinning up the Rialb valley and climbing up, then skiing back down the SE face of Font Blanca – one of Andorra’s best ski touring peaks.

A video produced by Cathy O’Dowd’s sponsor, MoraBanc, about her part in the team that did the first ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno ridge.

Corporate presentations on Leadership, Teamwork & Innovation

Cathy O’Dowd opens the Re-invention of Hiking panel at the 9th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism.

Doing remote presentations:
Cathy O’Dowd did a video-cast speech for the Women’s Leadership & Adventure Summit in Colorado, about how to survive and thrive as a woman in the still male-dominated world of wilderness adventure.

Cathy also presents in Spanish – Ella intercala las aventuras de la escalada con el desafío metafórico de alcanzar la cumbre del éxito, compartiendo sus historias de reto, aventura, pasión por la vida y la realidad de la muerte. Más información aquí

Extracts from a presentation for Pitch CMO Mumbai, themed around Brand Integrity through Authenticity.

Extracts from Think Like An Explorer, Cathy O’Dowd’s popular speech based on the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno ridge – focused on innovation, diversity, team management and project execution. With audience participation via polling. More information here.

Reaching New Heights: teamwork and leadership from the slopes of Mount Everest. Cathy shares the challenges of getting ambitious team-members to cooperate towards the group goal. Extracts from a corporate presentation to ProcureCon Pharma. More information here.

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