Carlos Buhler is one of the most accomplished mountain climbers in the world. His climbing career spans forty years with major ascents on five continents. He draws from experience gained on forty-four expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Kenya, Uganda, India, China, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Tibet. In 1983, he climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest (29,035ft.) with the American team that made the first ascent of the Kangshung (East) Face from Tibet. It was Mt. Everest's last unclimbed face and its ascent established the mountain's most technically demanding route. Their climb has never been repeated.
Carlos earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Education and Human Ecology in 1978 at Western Washington University. Since 1984, he has given motivational lectures to corporations and organizations. His overall theme focuses on reaching difficult goals through individual effort and teamwork. His articles and photographs have appeared in various journals and magazines, including the July 1984 issue of National Geographic, which covered the story of the Everest East Face Expedition. He is now applying his leadership experience in mountaineering to help corporations worldwide overcome problems in organizational development and managerial performance.