Brian and Maryann Remsburg, founders of Adventurous Life, seek to live out their purpose adventurously. They lived overseas for 18 years working in international education and training with families from more than 50 different countries - six different continents. Between the two of them, they have traveled to more than 40 countries taking their 4 children on many of those adventures and having experiences they would never have imagined. Their two biological children were born in Kenya and Saudi Arabia, and their two youngest were adopted from Ethiopia.
Being in new environments and oftentimes, uncomfortable situations have caused them to learn and grow in unexpected ways. They have been guests at local weddings, climbed mountains, stayed with host families, cycled in numerous locations, shared goat feeds with bedouins, camped on safaris and in the desert, led others in service and educational trips, attended diplomatic functions, and are now back living in the US seeking more adventures. They are ready to help you reach your mountaintop summits, both figuratively and literally.
Their First Mountaintop Experience
We began our ascent at 2 am. It was difficult to leave the comfort and warmth of our tent. Our water bottles were frozen and we could only see ten feet in front of us. However, we trusted our guide that leaving at this time was worth the trouble. After three hours of trudging uphill, we were nearing the 16,355' peak. Oxygen was increasingly hard to find.
Every few steps we would stop again to catch our breath. It seemed like the peak was out of reach until finally, there we were, standing on top of point Lenana, Mt. Kenya. The views were amazing, the sun began to rise, and after a two and a half-day struggle...
we were on top of the world!
Al Thiessen (left) | friend and guide
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