Your life is not a bucket list but rather a series of short stories of which you are the author. Since climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro at the early age of 11, Richard Wiese has circled the globe living one adventure after another—from traveling with Bedouins in Africa to cross-country skiing to the North Pole. Along the way he has captured powerful images, experienced numerous cultures and written his own fascinating life story. Read more about Richard Wiese and his adventures at www.borntoexploretv.com
Richard Wiese is the Executive Producer and Host of ABC’s Born to Explore. Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Wiese has journeyed to all seven continents, capturing powerful images and living one adventure after another. The premise of Born to Explore is as much about discovery of the natural world as it is about encouraging a positive understanding of the many distinctive cultures that inhabit our planet. Wiese is dedicated to working with local communities around the world to help their voices be heard in their own words. He believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not about reaching “the summit,” but rather the people you meet along the way. Wiese also achieved the first ascent of an unclimbed mountain in Alaska and discovered 29 new life forms on Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. He is the author of Born to Explore: How To Be A Backyard Adventurer.
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