Climbing Mount Everest 2008

On May 25, 2008, Sébastien Sasseville became the first Canadian living with Type 1 diabetes to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sébastien proved that we can all overcome barriers and reach the highest summits.

At a height of 8,850 meters, Mount Everest is the world’s highest summit. The recent tragedies that occurred on this mountain were a sad reminder of the risks and hazards of this ascent. Intensely cold temperatures, high altitude and a challenging terrain make Mount Everest one of the most iconic ascents of the world.

As a business keynote speaker or in his everyday life, Sébastien Sasseville’s goal remains the same: demonstrate that anything is possible, that the summit is always whithin reach when you take on challenges with enthusiasm, patience and consistency. In his corporate keynote speeches, he conveys inspired messages related to peak performance and leadership.