Cory Richards

A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the year in 2012. Cory’s camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalayas of Nepal and Pakistan-all in the attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration, but also the beauty inherent in our modern society.

Cory Is a passionate alpinist and climber for Eddie Bauer, and has carved a niche as one of the world’s leading adventure and expedition photographers. Cory’s Photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine, Outside, the New York Times; and his film work has won awards at nearly every major film festival including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

The presentation follows a profoundly honest journey of personal and professional development. Through examination of decisions made on mountains to marriage to the navigation of global cultures and all relationships in between and the ultimate outcomes there of, this talk interweaves the complexities of our personal stories ultimately arriving at the confluence of our collective similarities. From Everest to Africa, this visual narrative illuminates our connectedness through unflinching honesty and examines the nature of risk, consequence, and the unlikely manifestations of reward.