Alpinist & ski mountaineer
Adrian Ballinger is a world class mountaineer, skier, business leader, and professional speaker. As a professional athlete first and foremost, Adrian is the only American who has skied two 8,000 meter peaks, was the first person to ski Manaslu, the 8th tallest mountain in the world, and in 2011 became the first person to summit three 8,000 meter peaks in only 3 weeks (Everest twice and Lhotse once). He is the only American guide to have both AMGA/IFMGA guide’s certifications and has achieved more than 10 summits of 8,000 meter peaks (including 6 summits of Mt. Everest).
Not being one to rest on his laurels, Adrian continues to seek out new challenges and set goals that take him further into the world’s most difficult high-altitude environments.