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If I can somehow influence one person to go out and experience the outdoors, the mountains, then it will all have been worthwhile.

Chris has climbed mountains in Nepal, China, Africa, Malaysia, South East Asia, South America, New Zealand, Antarctica, Australia, North America, Europe and Pakistan.

Born in Timaru in New Zealand's South Island, and with dual New Zealand and Australian nationality, Chris climbs in the ANZAC spirit, so the ‘Kia-Ora – Cooee’ is always with her. Chris spends her free time with family and friends, and raises awareness for the following charitable and community organisations: The Eggtober Foundation (Sydney based), the Australian Himalayan Foundation (which also partners with the Himalayan Trust of NZ). She also undertakes and assists with private charitable and educational initiatives in Nepal.

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The Power in Girls

My new book ‘The Power in Girls’ is now released! Contact me at for details on how to order.

The Power in Girls is a handbook of inspiration for girls, the young and the not so young, as a gentle reminder of the wonderful things that girls, all girls, are, can be and can achieve. For girls of every age to give to girls of every age. Or, for boys and men to give to the Girls in their lives. - Chris Jensen Burke

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When Climbing Means Business

Whether in business or climbing, its not surprising to find the parallels of peak performance, reaching or not reaching summits, creating personal and team challenges, doing what others say cannot be done, getting the best out of yourself and others, and leading from the front.

With over 20 years experience in public speaking and presentations, I am often invited to present at and engage with participants for business conferences, corporate and government entities, sporting functions, forums, clubs, schools and for private occasions – even being an MC at a wedding! Working together with my clients to meet their needs, I make sure the presentations are inspiring, motivating, poignant, relevant and enjoyable.

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What other people are saying

What an amazing experience and great presentation. The feedback from the team has been immediate and outstanding. I knew it was going to be a great presentation but was blown away by what actually happened. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing experience with us.

Senior ExecutiveTop 20 company ASX

I wanted to write again to say how grateful I was for your visit with the [students]. Your story is inspiring and your story telling skills were so impressive. I cannot tell you how many students have spoken to their teachers about your story and referenced your courage and determination. It is such a pleasure for us to able to place wonderful role models such as yourself in front of the students.

Head of SchoolSydney high school

We are all still buzzing about your presentation yesterday and the impact it had on us and clients… You touched so many people in so many ways and it was so aligned to what we and our business owners do so it was a perfect fit.

Professional business coach

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