David D. Keaton

David is the fifteenth person to have completed both versions of the ‘Seven Summits’ (the highest peak on each continent), and in 1995, became the first person to complete both the ‘Seven Summits’ and the fifty U.S. state highpoints.

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He has chronicled part of this adventure as co-author of the book ‘Seven Summits – Quest for the Highest Points.’ In recent years, he has explored extremely remote areas of the world including climbing expeditions to the High Arctic of Greenland, the Tajikistan Pamirs, and the forbidden north flank of Mount Ararat.

Prior to his climbing career, David attended The Wharton School of Business and was a manager with AT&T working with Bank of America and VISA International.  While at AT&T,  he received the Sales Vice President Award and was one of less than 5% of managers throughout the company to be selected to the Leadership Continuity Program.

He will be presenting an outline entitled “Achieving Your Summit! Mountain Lessons for the Business World.” which will be accomapnied by his award winning photography from some of the world’s most wild places.  He has previously spoken to groups such as the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the Homestead Resort, the Sierra Club, the Tahoe Mountain Photo Festival, the American Alpine Club, The Carmel Foundation, The York School, The North Face, the Chartwell School, and numerous Rotary Clubs among others.


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