The Mount Everest expedition of 1996 was conceived as an experiment in leadership and the interplay of personality.

All participants underwent comprehensive tests before departure, and analysed the results together. The outcome was the hitherto most successful expedition from the north side – 8 of 10 climbers reached the summit.

The leader, Jon Gangdal, and Liv were those who did not. This was a catastrophic season on Everest, twenty six people perishing. All our members, however, returned safe and sound. The main casulty was Liv, who developed incipient high-altitude cerebral edema, but turned back in time.

These are the subjects dealt with:

  • Building a team: How to assemble a good one?
  • How can an existing team be made to work better?
  • Communication
  • Leadership essay
  • Leadership in a crisis
  • Participation and responsibility versus individuality
  • How can disunity and tactical issues be dealt with?
  • How do you make sure that everyone shares the objective?
  • The level of risk
  • “The phsychological contract”
  • Offensive tactics
  • Defensive tactics
  • Stress factors
  • Reactions to stress
  • How to cope with setbacks?
  • Even the best need…