Martin Frey
By Madison Austin
Jan 15, 2019

Get to Know Martin Frey: Guinness World Record Holder and University of Scouting Keynote Speaker

This year, we are pleased and excited to announce that the University of Scouting keynote speaker will be Martin Frey, the first person to climb the world’s 7 summits and sail the 7 seas. 

“Is this the world’s most adventurous man?” -CNN

Courtesy of Huffington Post

Get to Know Martin Frey

Martin is a successful business leader, tech investor, and an accomplished mountaineer and sailor. In April 2016, he set a Guinness World Record when he became the only person to successfully climb the world’s Seven Summits and sail the Seven Seas.

Martin’s groundbreaking achievement follows a 30-year business career that included 13 years in Silicon Valley as a senior director for Cisco, where he ran a global organization supporting Cisco’s largest customers. In 2004, he moved to Utah, where he served as managing director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, developing and leading programs to create, grow and recruit Utah businesses. Martin’s efforts were instrumental in helping Governor Huntsman lay the foundation for a highly successful economic development model that continues to be recognized at a national level.

Martin is passionate about inspiring the next generation of leaders and actively offers his time and talents to a wide array of organizations in the Utah community. He currently serves on several boards and advisory councils including the Brigham Young University College of Engineering, and University of Utah College of Humanities, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Utah County, and the Academy for Creating Enterprise. His current work focuses on helping organizations scale their social impact.

Martin graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering and from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He and his family live in Holladay, Utah.

Get Educated at the University of Scouting

Meet Martin Frey and hear about his accomplishments at the University of Scouting, Feb. 23, 2109.

Register at

The University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing leaders. This one-day training conference is for leaders from the entire council and takes place in a festive atmosphere. Classes are taught by experienced volunteers who share not just their knowledge, but their passion for their subject.

We hope to see you there!

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Author: Madison Austin | Marketing Specialist, Utah National Parks Council 


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