Thinking Off-Piste
Thinking Off-Piste
Apr 12, 2021
008 Sean Burgess: 7 Emirates in 7 days
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In May 2021, aspiring adventurer Sean Burgess embarked on a 650 km journey from one side of the UAE to the other. Running and walking for up to 20 hours a day, if Sean finished within 7 days he could claim the Guinness World Record for the ‘fastest crossing of the United Arab Emirates on foot’. Sean takes us through every step of his journey, from repetitive strain injury and emergency acupuncture treatment to supportive teamwork and fundraising to support disadvantaged children in Uganda. Tune in to hear about mobile ice baths, hallucinations from exhaustion, and what it took for Sean to succeed. 

Sean describes himself as “an ordinary guy on a mission to live an extraordinary life, one adventure at a time”, and his motivation for the challenge was to inspire other people to take on their own extraordinary challenges and lead their own extraordinary lives. - you can donate to the charities discussed in this episode via the website   
Guest adventurer: @seanburgess_me
Hosted by: @beckylucyking

Thinking Off-Piste is brought to you by Mabey Ski, a Whistler-based adventure ski company creating bucket list ski trips across the globe. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, head over to to discover what lies beyond your lift pass.

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