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Erik Ravenstijn MSc

Erik Ravenstijn MSc

Mount Everest climber with a heart for sustainability
Languages : English, Dutch

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  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
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    • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
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  • Sustainability
  • Team building
  • Perseverance
  • How to deal with setback and to move forward?
  • Reaching your goals

For three years, Erik Ravenstijn gave up everything to prepare for the climbing expedition of his dreams. Unfortunately the first attempt was cancelled due to political circumstances. Nonetheless, Ravenstijn did not give up and started preparing once again for his climbing expedition. During this period, the political situation was still turbulent, and he was trying to complete his studies. Furthermore, before the start of the expedition Ravestijn fell ill due to a parasite though this did

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For three years, Erik Ravenstijn gave up everything to prepare for the climbing expedition of his dreams. Unfortunately the first attempt was cancelled due to political circumstances. Nonetheless, Ravenstijn did not give up and started preparing once again for his climbing expedition. During this period, the political situation was still turbulent, and he was trying to complete his studies. Furthermore, before the start of the expedition Ravestijn fell ill due to a parasite though this did not restrain him from staring the expedition. In spite of a team full of ‘clashing characters’, he was still able to shine during ‘H-hour’. The 20th of May, 2009, Ravenstijn actively peaked the Mount Everest. With doing this, he was the youngest Dutch climber who ever climbed this mountain. From then on forward Ravestijn decided to share his experiences during the expedition by giving readings. The readings focus on themes such as “motivation” and “how to deal with setback and to move forward” through Ravenstijns on experiences. Currently, Ravenstijn has set his mind on climbing the Mount Everest once again by “fair means”. During the expedition he refuses to use means of transportation and machines that emit greenhouse gases. The new Mount Everest expedition is meant to be a statement! Be responsible!  

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