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Journey to the top

Jeff Glasbrenner is a Paralympian who became the first American amputee to successfully climb Mount Everest in 2016. Now, he’s working toward his next goal – climbing the Seven Summits and completing the Explorers Grand Slam. This column features his thoughts along the way.

 

Jeff Glasbrenner holding a Lincoln Financial Group flag on the top of Mount Vinson.
My journey to the South Pole

In January 2018, Jeff visited Antarctica to climb Mount Vinson and cross-country ski to the South Pole. In this post, Jeff shares the challenges he encountered on his journey, and how he overcame them.

February 22, 2018 – My journey to the South Pole

       

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The next adventure

In 2016, Jeff Glasbrenner became the first American amputee to climb Mt. Everest. But he’s not done yet. Jeff shares his next goal, and it’s even bigger than before.

September 13, 2017 – The next adventure 


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Set and achieve your goals in four steps

In a brief video, Jeff shares his four-step process for accomplishing goals.


November 7, 2016 – Set and achieve your goals in four steps

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Reflections from base camp

Jeff shares his experience at base camp as he makes final preparations to climb Mount Everest.

   

May 3, 2016 - Reflections from base camp

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Motivation and mental preparation

Jeff prepares for his greatest challenge yet. Learn how he achieves a positive mindset for the journey of a lifetime.

   

April 4, 2016 - Motivation and mental preparation

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Elevation and escalation in Ecuador

Take a trip with Jeff to Ecuador, where he recently finished his hardest training climb yet.

   

March 14, 2016 - Elevation and escalation in Ecuador

      

About Jeff

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jeff lost his right leg at age eight in an accident on his family farm. At the time, he was told he would never run, swim or participate in sports again. Then, in college, he discovered wheelchair basketball. The sport spurred his drive to excel in the athletic world, and he went on to become a three-time Paralympian and two-time World Champion in wheelchair basketball and finish 25 long-distance triathlons.

In 2010, he was the first athlete, amputee or not, to finish eight long-distance triathlons in eight months. And in 2016, Jeff became the first American amputee to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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“As an insurance provider, many of our employees often work with individuals who have experienced physical or emotional challenges. Jeff’s message speaks to what we do every day – we want to help people overcome their challenges and reach their financial goals. With this partnership, we can share Jeff’s inspirational story with our own employees, as well as with our clients, partners and customers.”

-Dick Mucci, President, Group Protection, Lincoln Financial Group