Speakers Profile - Dr.Jeff Salz

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Jeff Salz has made a lifetime of adventure.

An acclaimed explorer — with a Ph.D. in anthropology — he has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the globe... living with the Turkestani Khazaks of Central Asia, riding with the Gauchos of Argentina and searching for Shangri-La among the lost valleys of the Himalayas. For three months he led the Chinese Army on a merry chase, while travelling in disguise with the Khampa nomads of Tibet. He has traversed the length of the Andes on horseback and foot.

In 112 days, he became the first man to sail the circumference of Lago Titicaca, the world's highest navigable waterway and sacred lake of the ancient Incas, in a traditional reed boat. An experienced mountaineer, he has led numerous expeditions to South America and has several first ascents and solo first ascents to his credit, from the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap to the Cordillera of Peru.

He has consulted and lectured for US A.I.D. and the US Information Agency in both Asia and Latin America, served as liaison officer and interpreter for NBC television news behind the lines with the rebels of El Salvador and been honored as outstanding professor at San Diego State University.