Don Cash made it to the top of Everest, completing his life’s dream, he conquered the Seven Summits⏤the tallest mountains on each continent⏤but died on Mount Everest shortly after reaching the peak. There is a phenomenon happening with Everest that has caught the attention of newsmakers and climbing enthusiasts.
Peak climbing season for Everest is April and May. It’s a tight window, before conditions deteriorate to an unsafe level. This year conditions have been very good prompting long crowds of people attempting to make history. This has also caused a record amount of deaths on Everest.
Two Time Cancer Survivor, Sean Swarner redefined IMPOSSIBLE by becoming the only person in history to climb the highest mountain on every continent, trek to the South & North Poles, and complete the Hawaii Ironman – all with one lung. Sean was diagnosed with two deadly, different, and unrelated forms of cancer, once at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. The Panel of Voices for this episode: Arnetta Notkin, 30 years working on Wall Street, a Producer and Political Commentator. Michelle Sass is an advocate for education.