HEATHER SWAN – Adventure Pioneer, Base Jumper, Skydiver, Wingsuit Flyer, Motivational Speaker, Mountaineer & World-Record Holder
Exhilaration comes in many forms. From mountaineering and base jumping off the peak of Mount Meru, an active volcano in Tanzania to wingsuit gliding rim-to-rim the majestic Grand Canyon in Arizona’s Mojave Desert or swooping across azure skies while skydiving over Antarctic fjords and glaciers – which also happens to be the coldest, windiest and driest continent on earth. For the all-terrain, all-seasons extreme sports daredevil Heather Swan, these unforgettable high-flying adventures and epic odysseys canvassing unpopulated parts of our planet represent freedom absolute. As a former high-level marketing and management executive as well as a wife, mother and grandmother, not to mention Australian Geographic Women in Adventure Ambassador, while Swan’s fearless courage continues to know no bounds, it’s certainly inspiring greatness in thousands across the globe every year.
For many people, experiencing fear brings ultimate pleasure. But extreme sports isn’t for the faint of heart. And that’s Swan’s point – supreme liberty can be curated in a million ways and more. It’s a unique journey for each and everyone. Whatever challenge your environment presents, Swan simply wants to spur you into starting your journey. As a highly in-demand motivational speaker and best-selling author worldwide, she combines the heart-pounding thrills of exhilarating potency, pace and world-record breaking performance with a lifetime of learnings that can be summed up in a modest yet meaningful message: If an opportunity presents itself, don’t walk away. If you don’t confront your fear, it will win. On stage, Swan propels her gift for story-telling with powerful passion that purposefully plucks at the heart strings. In person, she exudes an authenticity that accelerates you towards achieving positive personal transformations. It’s that same determination Swan brings to Dark Horse Farms, her private rural holistic retreat located in Yackandandah, nestled in the foothills of the Stanley State Forest and steeped in the legacy of gold. Offering a wide tapestry of wellness programs, it’s a place that embodies everything Heather Swan was, is and is still yet to be. And just another adventure in a life jam-packed with velocity, verve and vitality.
- Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award
Former World-Record/Current Records:
- Highest base jump in a wingsuit from 6,672m on Mount Meru, Indian Himalaya
First and only wingsuit skydives:
- Australia: Brisbane, QLD, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, SA, Melbourne, VIC and Sydney, NSW
- United States: Grand Canyon, Arizona