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Rob Lea is an animal. In a 6 month period, he summitted Mt. Everest, swam the English Channel, got married, and rode his bike across America, all while raising awareness for gender equality in the mountains and in the boardroom based on the HeforShe Initiative by the United Nations.  Rob’s mountaineering career includes climbs of mountains around the world including Aconcagua, Denali, and most recently, Cho Oyo.  Not only is he an endurance machine, but he is a realtor in Park City, UT.  His love for triathlon, inspiration from his wife and Professional Athlete Caroline Gleich, and even the medal hanging in his closet as Age Group 30-34 Half Ironman World Champ prove that Rob is no stranger to pushing his limits. 

Topics Discussed in the Podcast 

  • how did he come up with the Ultimate World Triathlon
  • how to get out of your own way and dream big
  • men supporting gender equality and #climbforequality
  • prepping for Everest
  • Risk Mitigation: personal safety vs pushing limits on Everest
  • Swimming the English Channel: jellyfish stings, caloric intake, brown fat
  • Biking across America with virtually no training
  • overcoming monotony and the will to go on

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