COACHES | BRIAN & MARYANN REMSBURG
Brian and Maryann seek to live adventurously themselves. 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 almost 40 countries taking their 4 children on many of those adventures and having experiences they never would 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 climbed mountains, cycled in numerous locations, camped on safaris and in the desert, participated in service and mission trips, led students on cultural and educational trips, and are now living in the US. They are ready to help you reach your mountaintop summits, both figuratively and sometimes 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 friend 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!