Speaker discusses ‘Leadership in the Mountains’

For immediate release: March 26, 2012

Craig John BLOOMSBURG — Mountain climber and guide Craig John, of Freeport, Maine, will offer a multimedia presentation about leading and guiding worldwide at Bloomsburg University’s Columbia Hall Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. on his “Seven Competencies of Leadership.”

John uses the seven competencies — passion, organization, creativity, support and learning, reliability, competency and recognition — to build teams that work together to achieve a common goal and problem solve effectively. He will discuss his ascent of the North Ridge of Mount Everest, as well as expeditions to mountains such as Kilimanjaro, Denali and Cho Oyu, and how the lessons he’s learned on the mountains apply to becoming stronger, more competent individuals in daily life.

John began climbing in the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains of Washington State. He has been a professional mountain guide since 1987. He has 189 ascents of Mount Rainier by 12 different routes and more than 50 high altitude expeditions worldwide.

John guides for International Mountain Guides, Ashford, Wash., and the International Mountain Climbing School, North Conway, N.H. He is a member of the American Mountain Guides Association and the American Alpine Club.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.