Episode 29

Sean Swarner on Beating Cancer Twice and Conquering the Natural World


Sean Swarner will make you rethink what is possible.

Sean was diagnosed with terminal cancer twice as a teenager.  Despite facing those devastating diagnoses—and losing functionality in one of his lungs due to radiation treatment—he has become one of the most accomplished adventure sports figures on the planet.  Sean has climbed the highest peak on all seven continents, completed an Iron Man Triathlon and reached both the North and South Poles.  On this podcast episode, Sean sat down with host Robert Glazer to talk about how he beat cancer and went on to become one of Earth’s greatest adventurers.

Sean is the author of Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World, and is the subject of the documentary True North: The Sean Swarner Story

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Show Notes

On this remarkable episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Sean faced two separate cancer diagnoses
  • The way Sean’s family rallied to support him through two rounds of treatment
  • Why Sean decided to start his adventure sports career by climbing Mount Everest
  • Sean’s effort to dedicate his career to uplifting others affected by cancer
  • Why Sean believes human endurance is mental, more than physical
  • How Sean trained to overcome his physical limitations
  • What Sean plans to do next in his adventure sports career
  • A mistake Sean has made, and what he learned

Links from the Episode
Episode Transcription
Keep Climbing by Sean Swarner
Watch True North: The Sean Swarner Story on Amazon
Invite Sean to Speak

Guest: Sean Swarner
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeanSwarner/  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanswarner/ 

Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer   
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
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