Skip to content | Skip to site navigation | Skip to contact

Jennifer Jordan


Photo of Jennifer Jordan at Michigan Technological University Jennifer Jordan addressing an audience at Michigan Technological University.

Jennifer Jordan is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and screenwriter; one of the world’s leading experts on K2 and women mountaineers; and a renowned professional speaker.

Jordan will transfix your audience with tales of extraordinary human courage and achievement. An adventurer, author and filmmaker, Jordan speaks with the authority and passion born of experience – and with a contagious energy that will leave listeners uplifted and entertained. From the life and death decisions of mountaineers, to the challenges and rewards of being a strong woman in a still very male world, Jordan leaves her audiences thinking, laughing, and inspired. Topics include:

Jordan’s reviews reflect her diverse and rich history, as well as her captivating and energetic style.

Photo of Jennifer Jordan Jennifer and fellow filmmaker Michael Brown at the Ogden Film Festival.

Since the publication of Savage Summit, Jordan has spoken, screened Women of K2, given slide presentations, led discussion groups, participated in panel discussions, taught workshops, and held book signings at a wide range of venues.

Jordan twice lived at the base of K2 – while writing and researching her book Savage Summit, winner of the 2005 National Outdoor Book Award and earned the distinction of “Editors’ Choice” in the New York Times Book Review, as well as writing and producing the award-winning Women of K2 for the National Geographic Channel –

Jordan spent much of the 1990s as a reporter and news anchor, primarily of NPR’s “All Things Considered” at WGBH FM in Boston. She has also written cover stories for various magazines and periodicals, created, produced and hosted two of her own public radio talk shows and written a series of children’s books which follow the antics of “Harry, The Happy Dog.” She currently is working on a second book, teaching documentary filmmaking, screening her film, signing her book, and speaking to audiences across the country and around the world.

Jennifer is available to speak, screen Women of K2 or Kick Like A Girl, present her multi-media presentation of Dudley Wolfe and the 1939 K2 Expedition, or read from Last Man on the Mountain or Savage Summit. Please contact Jennifer for details on scheduling an engagement.