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Eileen Bistrisky

When not adventuring in the wilderness both locally and abroad, Eileen measurably improves organizations and helps teams become more efficient through her Beyond the Plateau methodology. She is a Certified Management Consultant, and her firm, Effective Leadership Consulting, helps leaders build sustainable business frameworks & empower teams to profitably benefit people and the planet.

#GoingFor81 – Vancouver North Shore Mountain Adventures

VIMFF Board Chair and regular MC, Eileen Bistrisky, continuously encourages audiences to be #InspiredByVIMFF. During last year’s festival, Eileen was inspired to attempt to summit all Vancouver North Shore peaks in the ever-growing “Bagger Challenge”. What started off as a list of 80 peaks quickly became #GoingFor81. Then, toward the end, there was talk of adding another Peak to 2020’s Bagger Challenge, so of course Eileen had to do it, bringing her total up to 82. She was the first and only woman to do so and was awarded the 2019 Bagger Challenge Pippa Quaich.

From recruiting trip partners, to organizing logistics, to route finding and navigation through scrambly, bushwhacky terrain, Eileen will share what it takes to do 82 North Shore peaks in one season. Come hear about her experiences and learnings, and gain inspiration to take on your next project.