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About Us

Mark Pattison + Matt Walker join forces on the Maven

Mark Pattison is a former NFL player, now climbing the Seven Summits. He has successfully climbed 4 of the 7 highest peaks and will become the first NFL player to ever do so once accomplished. He also attempted his 5th summit in May 2017 on Denali but was pushed back by minus 40-60 degree temperatures at the summit so will need to come back to conquer the highest mountain in North America. Mark has also started several multi-million dollar businesses including one venture backed gaming company which was acquired.

Mark has developed his own Seven Summits of Success module based on his experience and the wisdom gained from the gridiron, business, and from the mountaintops of the world's tallest mountains. His plan will help and inspire those that hear him speak to achieve greatness on the field, in business, and while climbing some of the world's most dangerous and difficult mountains - or anywhere else they find themselves. The acronym SUMMITS, represents the roadmap to accomplishment in getting things done: Seed, Unleash, Move, Measure, Improve, Traverse, Summit!! Listen to Mark as he intertwines stories from football, business and mountaineering to learn the secrets of succeeding at each level. Truly transformational!

Mark's partner on the Summits Project is Matt Walker who's career in the outdoor industry spans more than two decades and covers the gamut of experience from mountain guiding on each continent, establishing new climbing routes throughout the world, published writing and adventure photography, and technical equipment development, testing, and sales. Matt is a leading voice in the outdoor industry where his thought leadership has created a best-selling guide to transferring the lessons learned from adventure to the professional development space (‘Adventure in Everything', Hay House) and a full length BBC documentary, ‘The Five Elements of Adventure’. He is a regular contributor to Fast Company and Psychology Today. Matt holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Puget Sound and a MA ABS from Bastyr University.

Join Mark and Matt as they invite others to share their world of the outdoors.