National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
An Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper who set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometers (24 mi), reaching an estimated speed of 1357.64 km/h (843.6 mph) on 14 October 2012, and became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent (Red Bull Stratos Project). Even more, he set the altitude record for a manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity.
He is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.
Beyond his bold, breath taking space diving accomplishment, Felix is a charismatic leader who managed to beat his claustrophobia through self control and determination. His vision, ambition and personality easily turned him into a role model for generations to come.
- In 2012 he won the Bambi award in the category of "Millennium".
- In December 2012, Felix was named one of "The Men of the Year 2012" by Top Gear (magazine).
- He was named Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year (12 March 2013).
- He received the Mankind Award at The 2013 Spike Guys' Choice Awards.
- Top 49 Influential Men of 2012 - AskMen Magazine.
- National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
ENLIGHTENING LESSONS 2014
Along with remarkable, local leaders, Felix will take us on a memorable leadership journey with no space and time boundaries, aiming both personal and professional success.
No comfort zones allowed in the conference perimeter!
In today's world, there are no boundaries.
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