adventure, motivation and business.

Motivation | Inspiration

Skip Yowell

Motivation | Inspiration

Team work

Getting to the top by being nice

From a small-town in Kansas, Skip Yowell's journey to Seattle led him to the top of the outdoor industry and around the world. Skip help build one of the most recognized brand names, JanSport, sponsoring climbing expeditions, supporting industry outdoor programs and recreating in places like Bhutan,Kenya, Mt Everest and other far flung places.

As noted by Ed Viesturs, the first American to climb all fourteen 8,000 meter peaks, Author of No Shortcuts to the Top, "(Skip) stayed true to himself, maintained friendships, traveled the world and most importantly, preserved his passion for his job.... We can all learn something from Skip."

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Skip's book tour

Find out where Skip is talking about his adventures and his new book, The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains read more

Skip's speeches presentations

People of all ages love Skip's motivational and inspirational stories. Coupled with spectacular photographs. Learn how adventure and business meet