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Emily Harrington



Emily Harrington is a professional rock climber and adventurer who has been a prominent and leading figure in the climbing community since she was a teenager. Her early years were defined by her successes on the USA Climbing Team on the national and world competition circuit, including 5 US National Sport Climbing Championships and 2 North American Championships. Emily’s true passion lies with outdoor climbing and exploring the mountains. Since shifting her focus from competition, Emily has established numerous first female ascents of 5.14 sport routes, summited Everest, and has been on expeditions all over the world attempting big wall free climbs and high altitude peaks in Nepal, China, Myanmar, Crimea, and Morocco.

As a speaker, Emily offers a candid perspective on how she's evolved as a world-class athlete and as a person, often leaning into her experience as a female athlete and how she's overcome doubts and fears. She’s lent her experience and perspective to the NYTimes, TedX stages, and a variety of different business audiences.

Speaking Group
Climbs + Hikes

Leadership + Teamwork
Risk Management
Women in Sports

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What they say about Emily Harrington:


"Whether you are an aspiring athlete, an entrepreneur, a CEO or simply someone looking to feel inspired, you will first be amazed at Emily Harrington's global achievements and then immediately motivated through her relatable storytelling of adventure, vulnerability, strength, passion, perseverance through failure and the lessons we can all use in our lives to be more in line with our purpose."

— Robin DeSota, TEDxSouthLakeTahoe


“Emily stands and delivers with real passion and humanity. When you hear her speak, you can tell it is coming from the heart. Her authenticity and humanity lend a depth to her message and leave you inspired. It is remarkable to see someone so physically strong be so vulnerable.”

— Tom Herbst, Global VP of Marketing, The North Face

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