Ian Wade, the Executive Director of Outward Bound International and the leader of an historic assault on Mount Everest, visited Bali during the first week of March 2003 to undertake a management and safety audit of Outward Bound's new Bali camp.
Meeting with members of the local travel industry in an informal cocktail reception on Friday, March 7, held at the Bali Dynasty Resort, Ian gave high marks to the attention to detail and safety at the Bali center located in Payangan, just north of Ubud. The Bali facility offers a wide range of challenging exercises including high and low rope work over the dramatic Ayung River gorge.
Ian Wade led a 21-person expedition in the late 1980's to climb Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Dubbed the "International Peace Climb," the expedition included 7 Americans, 7 Russian, and 7 Chinese climbers cooperating to reach the summit. The heroic climb was recorded in a documentary "Three Flags over Everest," narrated by Robert Redford.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of Outward Bound, Ian Wade served as Vice President for Safety at that organization for 10 years.
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