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SPEAKER | EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP | 
WELLNESS AUTHORITY | FILMMAKER

 

SEAN BURCH

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ABOUT SEAN

Sean Burch is an adventurer, leadership consultant, award-winning filmmaker, and wellness authority who holds eight world records across six countries and five continents, pushing the boundaries of human endurance. As the first Virginian to summit Mt. Everest and the winner of National Geographic Channel's “Ultimate Survival Alaska”, Burch has proven his mettle in some of the world's most challenging environments.
 

With over 25 years of experience, Burch has established himself as a sought-after speaker and leadership authority for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He pioneered the USA's first functional fitness program to receive national attention, featured on the front page of USA Today in 2002, and is an accomplished author, having written the acclaimed self-leadership program "Hyperfitness®: 12 Weeks to Conquering Your Inner Everest," published by Penguin Random House.
 

Burch has over 140 first ascents of previously unclimbed peaks, 117 of which he accomplished solo. His expertise extends to wellness instruction, where he has trained Olympic athletes, special operations personnel, and working professionals for over two decades.
 

Burch is as comfortable behind a camera as he is scaling a mountain peak. His award-winning documentaries and photographs have graced film screens worldwide, as well as major news organizations globally, from BBC to CNN, to national and local news media in the USA.
 

Burch's impact extends beyond personal achievements. Recognized for his humanitarian efforts, Burch was named Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal by the country’s government and received the Brand Personality of the Year award from the Asia Pacific Foundation. Burch's philanthropic endeavors have raised over $1 million for developing countries collaborating with various non-profit organizations.
 

He is also an accomplished martial artist, With three decades of martial arts experience, Burch holds a black belt in American Shotokan Karate and instructor certifications in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts.
 

As an Explorer's Club member and creator of an upcoming lifestyle program for Generation X, Burch continues to push boundaries and inspire others through his diverse achievements and dedication to personal growth and global impact inspiring others to conquer their own personal Everests.

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING

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"ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP EXTREME ADVENTURERS"

National Geographic​ Society

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“MOUNTAINTOP MARVEL ADVENTURER”

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"HE IS USA’S MR. EXTREME"

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“HIS ENTHUSIASM IS CONTAGIOUS"

Associated Press

BBC World News

USA Today

•Winner: National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska Show

 

•World Record: Most First Ascents Onsight Unclimbed Peaks, Solo, Unexplored Regions, Nepal: 31

 

•World Record: Most First Ascents Onsight Unclimbed Peaks, Solo, Unexplored Regions, Mongolia: 23

 

•World Record: Fastest Crossing of Nepal (Completed via Himalaya range), Unexplored Regions: 49 days, 6 hrs, 8 min

 

•World Record: Fastest Winter Ascent Mt. Fuji, Japan: 4:05:42

 

•World Record: Most First Ascents Onsight Unclimbed Peaks, Solo, Unexplored Regions, Tibet: 63 Summits, 23 Days

 

•World Record: Fastest Ascent Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: 5:28:48

•World Record: Fastest Time Northern Most Marathon (First Marathon & Wearing Snowshoes), North Pole: 3:43:17

•World Record: Jump Rope at Altitude: 26,181ft., Mt. Everest

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•World First - Fastest Complete RT:  Monte Pissis, 22,241ft. (3rd highest peak in South America and Southern &  Western Hemispheres. Cortaderas - Summit- Cortaderas under 18 hours, Solo

 

•Mt. Everest (29,035ft): Summit, Solo, Nepal

 

•First Place: North Pole Marathon

 

•USA Record Speed Ascent: Aconcagua (22,841ft.), Solo, Argentina, Highest Peak in South American and Southern & Western Hemispheres

 

•World First Ascents: Unexplored Mountain Areas, East Greenland: 14 1st Ascents Onsight, 2 Solo 1st Ascents Onsight

•World First - Fastest Ascent 2 Highest Volcanoes in World: Ojos Del Salado (22,615ft.) and Monte Pissis (22,241ft), Solo, Within 48 Hours

•USA First Ascents: 8 Mountain Peaks (All Over 16,500ft), Catamarca Province, Argentina

•Shishapangma (26,552ft.): Summit, Tibet

 

•World First Ascents: Multiple, St. Elias Range, Alaska

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