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Most Eligible Explorers - royalty  

Sean Swarner: 41, Breckenridge, CO About Sean: Sean is the 1st cancer survivor to summit Everest, has done the 7 summits, the Hawaiian Ironman and the South Pole. Sean runs up Colorado's famous 14er's in Tevas and this nice guy genuinely wants to make the world a better place, especially for kids and adults with cancer.  Biggest Outdoor Fear: Already had it when I fell 100 feet off Denali.  I’m slightly allergic to death. Cushy Cabin or Backcountry Bivvi?: All depends on where I’m going, who I’m with, and how much beer I have to haul in. Adventure Partner Requirements: Either willingness to put up with extreme temps, or trust that I’m not going to hook up with a penguin.

Sean Swarner: 41, Breckenridge, CO

About Sean: Sean is the 1st cancer survivor to summit Everest, has done the 7 summits, the Hawaiian Ironman and the South Pole. Sean runs up Colorado's famous 14er's in Tevas and this nice guy genuinely wants to make the world a better place, especially for kids and adults with cancer. 

Biggest Outdoor Fear: Already had it when I fell 100 feet off Denali.  I’m slightly allergic to death.

Cushy Cabin or Backcountry Bivvi?: All depends on where I’m going, who I’m with, and how much beer I have to haul in.

Adventure Partner Requirements: Either willingness to put up with extreme temps, or trust that I’m not going to hook up with a penguin.

Julie Brown: 30, Lakewood, CO About Julie: I'm fearless, duh! Generally, I'm not afraid of much when I'm outside. I feel connected with nature. But... there are those damn afternoon thunderstorms that can be scary! I wouldn't want to get caught on top of a mountain when Mother Nature turns for the worse. At that point, I'm at the sake of the mountain. Outdoor Bragging Right: I've hiked about 85 miles of the Colorado Trail, summited 18 of Colorado's 14er's, including one repeat, a 13er, numerous local hikes, backpacking trips, cliff jumping, sport climbing, and clothing optional hot springs - all this summer!  Cozy Cabin of Backcountry Bivvi?: You won't find me in a cabin of any kind. I'm a tent or hammock kind of girl and I wouldn't have it any other way! 

Julie Brown: 30, Lakewood, CO

About Julie: I'm fearless, duh! Generally, I'm not afraid of much when I'm outside. I feel connected with nature. But... there are those damn afternoon thunderstorms that can be scary! I wouldn't want to get caught on top of a mountain when Mother Nature turns for the worse. At that point, I'm at the sake of the mountain.

Outdoor Bragging Right: I've hiked about 85 miles of the Colorado Trail, summited 18 of Colorado's 14er's, including one repeat, a 13er, numerous local hikes, backpacking trips, cliff jumping, sport climbing, and clothing optional hot springs - all this summer! 

Cozy Cabin of Backcountry Bivvi?: You won't find me in a cabin of any kind. I'm a tent or hammock kind of girl and I wouldn't have it any other way! 


Most Eligible Explorers - honorable mentions