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Jennifer Jordan


Photo of Jennifer Jordan Photo courtesy of Nicole Morgenthau, all rights reserved.

Once again, you filled the house, enthralled the audience, and charmed the old guard. We'll have you back anytime! Greg McGruder, National Geographic Headquarters, Washington, DC

Amazing and wonderful. One student said it was your LAST MAN was the best presentation she'd seen since she's been at Sterling. Perfect combination of narrative and visual, and all beautifully timed and honed to perfection. Sterling College, Craftsbury, Vermont

"Your Dudley Wolfe presentation was fabulous.The audience was raving. Explorer's Club, New York City

Heartfelt, enjoyable, and educational ... the restored film clips from the 1939 K2 expedition were stunning. Ed Webster, mountaineer and author

You transported our visitors to the face of the Savage Mountain and brought to life the captivating story of Dudley Wolfe. It was a pleasure to host you. Museum of Science, Boston

I can't tell you how many people have told me that your presentation on the 1939 expedition was one of the best mountaineering events they have ever been to." Phil Powers, President, American Alpine Club

Your film, was superb, your discussion compelling, you’re a joy to work with, and we had a sold out house. What more can I say? We’ll have you back anytime. Greg McGruder, Director, Lectures and Public Programs, National Geographic Society, Washington DC

Thank you for an awe-inspiring presentation! Nancy Mitchell, Executive Director, Women’s Business Center, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

The audience was greatly moved by your appearance and it was the buzz here at headquarters for many days afterwards. Jeff Stolzer, Communications Director, The Explorers Club, New York

Jennifer rocks. She’s never failed to give us a good interview… even when she’s talking on a scratchy cell-phone from the snowy, wind-whipped foot of K-2. She’s articulate, colorful, and she’s got energy to burn. Lisa Mullins, Host, The World, Public Radio International

Jennifer Jordan is a great storyteller. Her film and book are a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit. Geralyn White Dreyfous, Executive Producer, Academy Award Winning Born into Brothels

When we decided to work with Jennifer Jordan, we knew it would be good, but we didn’t know just how fine a piece it would be. We hosted over 500 people at two public showings, and the reviews were glowing from all participants. Caroline Angel, Museum of Science, Boston

Children and adults alike were spellbound by Jennifer’s stories – partly because of the spectacular subject matter and partly because of Jennifer’s personality and story-telling capabilities. She was a big favorite at the Festival. Georgia Staples, Host, Kansas City Literary Festival

Photo of Jennifer Jordan, Jeff Rhoads, and Vancouver Film Festival honorees Jennifer with partner & cinematographer Jeff Rhoads (far right) and group of Vancouver Film Festival honorees, including K2 legends Dianne Roberts, Jim Wickwire and Jim Whittaker.

Jennifer Jordan was an inspiration. Crystal Thurston, Program Director, The Community Library-Sun Valley, Idaho

Jennifer Jordan was simply amazing! She used anecdotes that were incredibly interesting, relevant and thought provoking. Our team was clearly energized and motivated by her workshop. Meredith Corporation, Direct Response Marketing Team, 2005 Sales Meeting

Thank you for your sell out lecture at the New York Explorers Cub. Everyone was riveted to your story and film. And your book is terrific. We look forward to your next endeavor. Milbry Polk, Director, Wings Worldquest

When the Salt Lake City Film Center showed Women of K2, sold out crowds drawn from climbers, outdoor lovers and general public filled an unprecedented four standing room only screenings, all of which hung on every word of the Q&As with Jennifer Jordan and Jeff Rhoads that followed. The appreciative comments that we received about the film flowed in for days after the program. What a success! Kathryn Toll, Managing Director, Salt Lake City Film Center

Photo of Jennifer Jordan and Jeff Rhoads interviewing Jennifer and Jeff interviewing Alison Hargreaves' daughter Kate Ballard for "Women of K2."

Jennifer’s professional experience and passion for her subject really shone through at our store event. The night before she had spoken to over 100 people at an outdoor gear store less than 100 yards away from us… and she again drew an eager crowd at Barnes & Noble! Like the women she writes about in Savage Summit, Jennifer herself is a role model for adventure and a boundary-breaking lifestyle. Nance Nahmias, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble, Burlington, VT

Savage Summit is one of those rare surprises: a non-fiction gripper. That the stories Jordan tells are true makes her book a powerful and fascinating read. If you don’t like high altitude climbing, you’ll still be drawn in by her portraits of the five women who reached the top of K2: one determined and dominating, one soldiering on for love, one too caught up in the excitement to be truly careful, one manipulative of men, and one deserving but ultimately at the mercy of the elements. Melissa Gray, Producer, The Bob Edwards Show

As a model of someone who definitely went out on a limb to do something different, Jennifer was a great example for my students of a woman of discovery. Jim Johnson, Professor, Smith College

An amazing job chronicling the stories of the women of K2--very remarkable. Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., Author, “Strong Women Stay Young” and Director, John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Tufts University

Photo of Jennifer Jordan and Jeff Rhoads interviewing Jennifer Jordan at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC.

Jennifer Jordan captivated her audience at the Harvard Club in Boston. I have seldom heard such universal praise for one of our programs. Edmund Summersby, President, Harvard Travellers’ Club

Fascinating! Jennifer was awesome! More, please! The biggest NCCC event this year! Very inspirational! Audience reviews, North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY

Thanks again for a wonderful event! Last night’s film screening was “the buzz” on campus today. My email and voicemail were filled with praises this morning. What a unique opportunity for our students and community members! The film was fantastic and getting a chance to chat with you was icing on the cake for the audience. We look forward to having you back again soon!

Photo of Jennifer Jordan Jennifer signing books at the Ogden Climbfest gathering.

Jennifer's stories bring new light and life to topics that are part of everyday life, shadowing issues women face constantly with the deep contrasts existing in the life and death situations of her book. Stefanie Kearns, Coordinator, Wilderness Recreation Leadership Program, North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY

This is the largest audience we've ever had: I've never had to climb over people on the floor before. Patron, Snowbird Speakers Series

Your skill at leading the discussion enhanced the entire evening. Krista Krahn, Fish & Richardson P.C.

Yours was the best presentation of the day. Member, Royal Geographic Society

Your skill at leading the discussion enhanced the entire evening. Joy Erikson, United Way/Utah

This was the best presentation I have ever heard at the Alta Club! Alta Club Member