Tore Sunde-Rasmussen is something special.For 35 years he was working in the book- and paper business. He has also experience as a professional climber in the offshore sector. Tore has been a climber for many years, and must be called a veteran in extreme altitude climbing. He has also trained karate for about 35 years and is graded to black belt 4th dan. Sensei.
Six times has he climbed mountains over 8000 m. He has been on the top of Cho Oyu 8201 m and Mount Everest 8848m. He climbed Everest via the exposed northern route from Tibet. With the ascent of Mount Everest in 2005, he was with his 56 years the oldest Norwegian and oldest Scandinavian to ever have been standing on top of the world's highest mountain. Tore has also climbed the highest mountain on each of the world's seven continents, The 7 SUMMITS. This record is only held by four other Norwegians. So far he has climbed and achieved:
Aconcagua South America (1994),
Mount Everest Asia Himalaya (1996)
Shishapangma Tibet Himalaya (1999)
Cho Oyu Himalaya (1999)
Shishapangma Tibet Himalaya (2000)
Cho Oyu Himalaya (2003),
Mount Everest Asia Himalaya (2005)
Kilimanjaro Africa (2006),
Carstensz Pyramid Oceania (2007),
Denali Mount Mc. Kinley North America(2008),
Elbrus Europe (2008),
Kilimanjaro Africa (2008),
Mt. Vinson Antartica (2008),
Kusciuszko Australia (2009).
Ama Dablam Nepal (2009)
Moun Everest, Nepal (2010)
In the spring of 2010 he was back in Nepal and climbed again Mount Everest to the summit. This time from the south side.
Tore likes positive headwind and to climb uphill where goals can be defined.
In his lectures, he focuses on motivation, goal, team work and achievement.
In the above-mentioned topics he angles this into his own experiences and shows how everyone can recognize themselves and take advantage of what he conveys.
Always see the possibilities and not limitations.
Now 61 years old, he is a living example that age is no limit if one wants to live up to ones goals and dreams. He feels that if he can be an inspiration for others, much of what he stands for will be achieved.