Former CEO Stephen Trafton Led Many Adventurous Lives

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Land Speed Record Holder, Avalanche Survivor, Turnaround Specialist, person behind Landmark Supreme Court Ruling described in New Book titled At The Edge.

If you're not moving, you're standing still.

Although Stephen Trafton appears to be a pretty normal guy, he's not average in other ways. During his lifetime he has indeed:

  • set a World Speed Record in a Ferrari at the Bonneville Salt Flats,
  • pursued what became a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the largest monetary judgments against the U.S. Government,
  • survived a massive avalanche,
  • climbed 600 of the world's mountains while recording 32 first ascents north of the Arctic Circle,
  • searched and found remnants from the lost Sir John Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845.

Of course he also:

  • led more than 200 mountain rescues,
  • trekked the width of the United States,
  • scaled each state's high point in the lower 48,
  • and attempted the 8500 mile Peking to Paris Motor Challenge in a 1915 speedster.

What makes this achievement-oriented man tick? Well, there's a method to his madness and it's revealed in his book called At The Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge. This former CEO of Glendale Federal Bank (later CitiBank) shows how you can push human extremes.

From retrieving the bodies of other climbers caught in devastating avalanches, to roaming the remote Arctic in a dozen journeys. From surviving hurricane force winds while trapped for days in a mountainside tent, to reaching pristine summits of unclimbed peaks. These are some events that shaped the life of an American adventurer, driven to do things that few people have tried.

With color photographs that help document his many excursions, escape into the mind of a true explorer who thrives on the next adventure.


Contact Information:
Direct: Steve Trafton
Email: sjtrafton (at) blackhorseracing (dot) com
Book Excerpts:
Book Name: At The Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge

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since: 06/2016
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