Christian Beckwith has been climbing, skiing and documenting the world of alpinism for more than thirty years. During that time, he has developed and hosted film festivals, curated and MC’d multi-day events and given inspirational presentations on numerous facets of world mountaineering. He is currently available to present “Unprecedented: The Story of the 10th Mountain Division and the Dawn of Outdoor Recreation in America.”

10th Mountain Division Presentations to date:

  • Feb. 8, 2023: Keynote Speaker, XVIII Airborne Corps Leadership Forum, Ft. Drum, New York (10th Mountain Division base)
  • June 23, 2023: Keynote Speaker, Mountain Fest 2023, Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, New York

To arrange a presentation, please reach out here.


I recently had the privilege to attend Christian Beckwith’s presentation on the 10th Mountain Division. Christian’s compelling storytelling brings the legacy of the 10th magically to life, and the integrity of his research adds fascinating new discoveries to the standard history. Over the past 80 years, numerous individuals and organizations have attempted to capture the full scope of the legendary division and its post-war contributions to American society. Christian accomplishes this with exquisite narrative talent.”

Nancy B Kramer, Chairman, 10th Mountain Division Foundation 

“I’ve been fortunate to attend both of Christian’s New York presentations. His diligent research and ability to link military and mountaineering legacies expertly captures the impact that the 10th Mountain Division had on our nation. By connecting the many personalities of the World War II Division with untold aspects of its history, he reinvigorates its legend with a relevancy that honors its past while inspiring the next generation.”

—Daniel Fields, Founder, 10th Mountain Alpine Club