Alissa Sears

WHY DO YOU #CHOOSEADVENTURE?

I've always seen adventure as the manifestation of the human spirit. It gives life meaning. Teaches the greatest lessons. It's what makes us come alive. Realize our potentials. Go beyond our comfort zones. Embrace the transformative power of discomfort. Connect deeply with nature, culture, self and others. Experience the wisdom of nature and our world - learning every step of the way. Know ourselves. Inspire us to dream bigger, reach higher, embrace failure, get back up, deepen resilience, and do it all again.

ADVENTURE MAKES YOU FEEL...

Alive!

HOW HAS ADVENTURE CHANGED YOUR LIFE?

Adventure has shaped my life since I was a kid...born into a family of intrepid adventurers and explorers, it's been the force that unites while also celebrating our individuality - for me, it has been the true essence of life... catalyzing the ability to face and overcome adversity, reach higher, realize my own abilities, form some of the best friendships I've ever known, and realize the potential we all have to build a better world.

FAVORITE TYPE OF ADVENTURE?

Travel. Hiking. Running. Diving. Climbing. Sailing. Entrepreneurship. Not sure I can pick just one!

FAVORITE ADVENTURE TO DATE?

Favorite adventure(s)...Climbing Mt. Shasta with my best friend - one of those life-changing adventures that built one of the best friendships I've ever known doing one of the things we love most - climbing mountains. Living in Sri Lanka. Working in Sudan. Climbing in Nepal. Backpacking in the Sierra. Sailing in Maine. Snowboarding in UT. Climbing (rock and ice) in Yosemite. Diving and kayaking the sea caves in the Channel Islands. Getting stuck in a tent on Rainier for 30+ hours. So many more!

WHAT IS YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE PLANNED?

adVenturesAcademy is April 27 - 29!

YOUR ULTIMATE ADVENTURE BUCKET LIST IS?

Ama Dablam, hiking the PCT, Exploring Tibet, Mont Blanc, Aconcagua, Diving and climbing in New Zealand, Sailing around the world, Riding motorcycle through South America (that one's a longtime bucket list with my sister), Riding horses through Mongolia, Rim to Rim, Kayaking out to the Channel Islands, Returning for pilgrammage at Khari Gonpa Nunnery in Thamo, Aurora borealis, Berg lake trail Canadian Rockies, Diving and climbing in Alaska, Fly fishing in Montana Too many to list!!

THE PERSON/PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME MOST TO TAKE AN ADVENTURE...

My mom. Throughout my life, she taught by example that life is an adventure - to be lived to the fullest.... she even made chores into adventures. That perspective continues to inspire me in so many ways - always finding the silver lining and knowing that anything is possible with big dreams, a great team, and the perseverance to make it happen!

ADVENTURE ITEM YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?

I am a map geek. : )

HOW CAN PEOPLE FOLLOW YOUR ADVENTURES?

www.adventures.academy

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