AFRICA and KILIMANJARO 2016 Pictures

Here are some pictures and audio files from the Africa and Kilimanjaro 2016 trip. We apologize for the delay in getting the pictures from the trip up, we had some technical difficulties. Audio Recordings Voicemail Recording 1 Voicemail Recording 2 Voicemail Recording 3…read more

AFRICA and KILIMANJARO 2016

CHECK OUT THE BROCHURE HERE I’ve been sitting here dwelling over the dates, what has worked best in the past, and realized that it doesn’t matter because we’re near 100% success in getting to the top of the highest mountain in Africa…. Mt. Kilimanjaro. I’m so excited that we’ve been able to help so many people realize their dreams, and can’t even begin to explain to you the emotions that are shared at the summit.   With that said, and hopefully you watched the video, I’m proud to announce the dates for the trip: July 17 – 30, 2016. Check out our brochure Kili 2016, and please share it with anyone who’s ever wanted to experience something that changes their life. This trip comes with a money-back guarantee!!  Seriously!!  It’s guaranteed to change your life. If it doesn’t… well… that’s your own fault because you went to Africa with your eyes closed, cotton in your ears, plugs up your nose, and you basically cut yourself off from all your senses. So yea… EVERYONE should go on this trip. If you don’t, you’ll regret it, and what’s a life full of regrets? To me, it’s not a life worth living. Don’t you want to see the world and check out what The Lion King was based on? Send me an email: [email protected] for more info, but please  CHECK OUT THE BROCHURE HERE and share this link with everyone!…read more

Motivation in Madness

  It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about what’s happening in my life and thanking YOU for your support! I’m not going to get into the destruction, murder, attacks, and pathetic things that are happening in the world (like I posted on my personal site: https://www.facebook.com/sean.swarner/posts/10153791056826804?comment_id=10153791223076804&notif_t=comment_mention) I will, however talk about the good things and thank you. As most of you know, I just got back from Paris and Brussels, and yes… I happened to see everything that happened over there. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and concerns. It really means a lot to me. It wasn’t pretty, nor was it a safe feeling to see countless people in fatigues carrying machine guns and bomb-sniffing dogs…. Well, people weren’t actually carrying the bomb-sniffing dogs, but the dogs were there with the people in fatigues. Ha. I was safe getting home, but it really made me think about the state of our world and how horrible it’s getting. Regardless, there has to be something good in it, right? Looking at the news, it’s all negative and getting worse. One good story out of 99 murders, rapes, terrorist attacks, protests (about stupid things by the way), etc., and we wonder why people are getting more negative. It’s the only thing they’re exposed to!! It’s getting difficult for even me to remain positive to be honest, but I think about the fact that maybe I’m helping counterbalance the scales of negativity. It’s not without struggle, but as long as I keep getting the amazing support from people like you, it’s worth it. People ask me all the time how I remain so positive… I’ll share with you one of my tricks. Pretend your mind is like a glass of water. Dirty water represents negative thoughts. Clean water represents positive thoughts. What happens if you have a glass of dirty water (a brain full of negative thoughts) and put it under a faucet flowing clean water (positive thoughts)? Eventually you’re going to have nothing but clean water, right? You keep telling yourself positive things, your brain is going to have nothing but positive thoughts. Every. Day. It’s like training your body/muscles to run a marathon. It takes training and you need to start somewhere, because you’re not just going to jump into a marathon and run 26.2 miles without suffering some sort of injury. Do something daily to put yourself into situations of being positive no matter what happens. Just like what happened recently….   I was honored in an article with people like Walt Disney and Richard Branson: http://www.jacamo.co.uk/blog/zero-to-hero-5-inspirational-men-and-their-stories/?utm_content=buffere6bee&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Obviously those are some HUGE names and “honored” is an understatement, but my story is getting out and hopefully touching some lives to inspire them to go after their own lofty goals. I’m working on some projects now that will help people more than they ever imagined, and it’ll change their lives to be honest. If you like reading… well.. there’s your hint.  J Want to know more? Please sign […]…read more

Gociety’s Most Eligible Explorer???

Hey everyone! I’m in the running for Gociety’s Most Eligible Explorer of 2015. I know – fun, right? (PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!!??  HERE   just scroll down and click on my name ) But it’s also for a noble cause – because I really believe that an active healthy lifestyle is the only way to go. And this sends that message loud and clear. Most of you know that after I was diagnosed with cancer and – twice – given just weeks to live, an active healthy lifestyle kept me sane and gave me hope. Even in the middle of chemo, I continued to run. It gave me a way to “live” again and gave me hope for the future. To this day, no matter what’s going on with work, physical fitness and outdoor adventure are at the core of who I am and what I do. It keeps me healthy, in shape, out of the house and I can connect with a lot of fun people. I’ve had a love of the outdoors since I was born! I am the first cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest, then the Seven Summits. I’ve completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, trekked to the South Pole and have been to countries all around the world. Next on the list? The North Pole. Some think I’m crazy but, seriously, this outdoor adventure lifestyle keeps me going, and I think it gives others hope that they can get through their storms of uncertainty, too. Whether it’s cancer, loss of a job, relationship woes, financial disaster, thoughts of suicide or – well, name your mountain…. That’s why I helped launch a nonprofit called the CancerClimber Association. When you’re newly diagnosed and fighting for your life, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But having something to look forward to and someone to talk to can make all the difference in the world – for those facing adversity of any kind. And that’s why CCA raises funds every year to send one cancer survivor on their dream to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, then go on African safari. My dream is to launch a mobile unit that will take the excitement on site to hospitals across the country. Most of us aren’t in life or death situations at the moment, but we have been or will be. I’ve learned through trial and error that staying active gives me that something extra you need to get through it all. So I’d be honored to be dubbed the Most Eligible Explorer of 2015. And I hope it inspires and motivates everyone to get out there and enjoy life – whatever they do and wherever they go!…read more

On to safari

The group this morning at the camp before heading out on safari.…read more

They are down safely.

Looks like the team is down safely and celebrating!  Below are a few pictures that sean has been able to get out. Sun setting on the last night on Mwenzi with the shadow of Kili looming right by it.   Awesome party night last night. Celebratory drinks and dancing at a local African club!!   Send the team a personal message of encouragement, a joke, an update of the world news, or anything else for free by following these directions: click here enter 881623465078 as phone number add email and type your message! If you want to send a name of someone touched by cancer, send that as well and we’ll do our best to let you know it was received.   A Thank you to Satellite Phone Store   …read more

Day… whatever. SUMMIT PUSH!!

Last meal before the summit push. Taking off for the summit… here. Success!  click here to hear directly from the summit!  Spoiler, 100%… Send the team a personal message of encouragement, a joke, an update of the world news, or anything else for free by following these directions: click here enter 881623465078 as phone number add email and type your message! If you want to send a name of someone touched by cancer, send that as well and we’ll do our best to let you know it was received.   A Thank you to Satellite Phone Store   …read more

Day 4, Summit tomorrow, probably…

A few audio updates today.  Looks like the rumor is they are pushing for the summit tomorrow.  Yeah I know, you’ve heard that one before! update 1 update 2 update 3 Send the team a personal message of encouragement, a joke, an update of the world news, or anything else for free by following these directions: click here enter 881623465078 as phone number add email and type your message! If you want to send a name of someone touched by cancer, send that as well and we’ll do our best to let you know it was received.   A Thank you to Satellite Phone Store   …read more

Day 3, Summit Tomorrow?

  I have heard rumors of a possible summit attempt tomorrow…  We’ll see! Couple of pictures for you today, looks like Sean has worked out the image issue.  Not amazing quality, but MUCH better.  Not bad from the side of a mountain in Africa!  The audio file cut out after 15 seconds, while that may be how long he intended, I doubt his entire message was supposed to consist of, “It’s too cold outside to get my notebook, so going to give you guys a quick update on everything that happened, woke up at si…”   Our view from the Baranco Camp (camp 3) dining tent   The view inside the dining tent!   Send the team a personal message of encouragement, a joke, an update of the world news, or anything else for free by following these directions: click here enter 881623465078 as phone number add email and type your message! If you want to send a name of someone touched by cancer, send that as well and we’ll do our best to let you know it was received.   A Thank you to Satellite Phone Store   …read more

Day 2 Evening

Audio file here. Looks like Sean is working on the photos.  The phone is resizing automatically, much like a text message, so he is trying to figure it out.   Send the team a personal message of encouragement, a joke, an update of the world news, or anything else for free by following these directions: click here enter 881623465078 as phone number add email and type your message! If you want to send a name of someone touched by cancer, send that as well and we’ll do our best to let you know it was received.   A Thank you to Satellite Phone Store   …read more