Sun Bin

Sun Bin 孙斌  is a renowned mountaineer based in Beijing, and he has also been the coach of the national mountain climber team. He now runs his own expedition company from Beijing and is a “The North Face” athlete.

He started his climbing career in 1997, when he joined the climbing club in Peking University. After graduation, he joined the Chinese Mountaineering Association(CMA) as an instructor. Since then, he guided many Chinese for their their first high altitude climbs in western China and all over the world. He was also involved in setting up rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering courses in China. In 2006 – 2008, he worked for the Beijing Olympic Committee as the project manager of Torch Relay on the top of Mt. Everest. After completing the Olympics committment, he left CMA and set up his own adventure company to guide Chinese climbers for the 7 summits.

In 2012, he set up a climbing school called “Summit Outdoor School”, a non-profit organization, to provide free courses for local villagers/mountain guides/university students.

Sun BIn has been sponsored by The North Face and Black Diamond. In the past ten years, he set up some new routes in the remote area in Southwest China, such as a new route on the south face of Mt. Siguniang (6250m) in Sichuan, several new routes on Mt Baima (5430m) in Yunnan Province. As a guide, he finished the 7 summits twice.


The normal people’s Mt. Everest

Based on the speaker’s experience of climbing the Everest in 2007, this lively and vivid lecture uses a big amount of pictures to discuss a series of difficulties and questions that encountered by the speaker during his climbing: why should I climb the mountain? The lost goal; the unhealthy mentality; lack of perseverance, etc. This lecture provides insights on management by objective, team work and trust, perseverance, a balanced approach.

Seven Summits: not just a vertical story

Based on the speaker’s different stories of climbing the seven highest peaks of the seven continents, it discusses the challenges the climbers will face in the mountains.  The speaker will share insights on goal setting and management, risk management and behavior management.

My Choice, My Story

This lecture will talk about why the speaker chose to be a professional athlete and mountain guide in China, and what his experiences in the past 20 years of career and climbing. This lecture provides insights on self-motivation, persistence, self-knowledge and commitment.

Yossi Ghinsberg

The Power to Survive

Lewis Pugh

Explorer, World Record Swimmer and Environmentalist

Leroy Chiao 焦立中

Chinese-American Astronaut