Telling the Honest Truth Rugged. Refreshing. Real.

While Pete is inspiring, calling him an inspirational speaker would fall short of capturing who he is. With his candid nature, engaging style, and moving story of triumph, Pete disarms audiences and invites them to lean in and reflect. Pete’s approach—never haughty, always unapologetically true to himself—captivates audiences of all types and leaves them energized to conquer their next big challenge.

Keynote Topics

Pete enjoys speaking at corporate, public, and private events on the following topics.

  • Overcoming Challenge
  • Athletic Adventure
  • Mindfulness
  • Mental Health
  • Finding Purpose
  • Bullying and Depression
  • Making the Impossible Possible
  • Cultivating Perseverance

Past Speaking Engagements

Pete has had the privilege of speaking for these prominent companies.
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • NOLS
  • American Heart Association
  • Friends of Panthertown
  • Genentech
  • Charles Schwab
  • Snapchat
  • Stryker
  • Auburn University
  • University of Virginia
  • Evolv Health
  • Blackberry Mountain
  • Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Read What Audiences And The Press Are Saying About Pete Ripmaster And His Story Of Triumph.

Praise For Pete Ripmaster

Read what audiences and the press are saying about Pete Ripmaster and his story of triumph.

Jennifer Pharr Davis

National Geographic
Adventurer of the Year

Pete Ripmaster is amazing! I had the honor of having Pete speak for a couple of different events and I am looking forward to hiring him again in the future.
His authenticity will draw you in right away and ALL audiences of all backgrounds and ages connect with Pete and his story.
You’ll laugh, cry, and be inspired. Pete’s courage, perseverance, determination, and heart will stick with you for a lifetime!

Kerri, Tietgen


What a real conversation! Pete was an incredible force and gave such a moving message for my teams. Perseverance, preparedness, commitment and the power of support were so fitting for this young group of advertising professionals.
His story was powerful and gave the teams the ‘permission’ to think bigger, push through the hard times, and create a sense of purpose as the experience challenges.

Beth Mach


Pete’s uplifting, powerful story is of resilience.
The skills that allowed Pete to succeed and survive in the Alaskan wilderness helped bring perspective and reignite passion in our team.
From Nome to boardrooms his story resonates and inspires. Thank you Pete!

Katelyn Burek

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