Hans is obsessed with speed. He times virtually everything: driving distances, diaper changes, loan closings.
But speed climbing is definitely where Hans has made his biggest mark. Hans literally wrote the book on speed climbing.
He won the first 16 speed climbing events that he entered.
He has been the US National Speed Climbing Champion eight times in the past 15 years, and he won the first World Speed
Hans won gold in speed climbing at the first three ESPN X-Games.
On rock, Hans has repeatedly set and broken one of the most coveted speed records in the world: The Nose of El Capitain. He also holds numerous speed records in Yosemite National Park and all over the globe.
Using inspiring stories of adventure, Hans customizes his message to each audience.
Some popular themes are:
Speed Is Power
Accelerate your activities. Faster action requires increased focus, and better focus drives learning, improvement, and performance.
Tackle Larger Goals
Create and celebrate small goals along the road to grand accomplishments.
Get It Done
Utilize people and organizations as accountablity partners for goal achievement.
"Hans was the perfect choice... motivating the group on the climbing walls, incorporating an element of competition, and surprising us with an exceptional presentation." - Mike Perry, President YPO San Gabriel -
"Everyone walked out of the room excited, impressed and motivated to achieve." - Dan Kramer, President Harvard Business School Club -
"Hans is one of the most remarkable climbers of our age. He has brought the science of teamwork, endurance and efficiency on the rock to a new unparalleled level. His exploits force us all to believe that anything is possible with the right focus and vision." - Erik Weihenmayer, only blind climber to ascend the Seven Summits -
"Hans took a step beyond... he intertwined his stories of adventure and success with our own organization's history of achievements." - Kathy Dotson, Director Wild & Scenic Film Festival