I'm Jane and I Sell Adventure
They're Heading Up the Mountain
We're following the progress of Oz Bayldon and the rest of the gang from Music 4 Children as they trek up a mountain in Nepal to perform the World's Highest Gig
. The extreme event is about much more than playing a little music and earning a spot in the record books. The group is raising much-needed funds to support the organization's orphanage in Nepal.
I am always amazed at the people I "meet", both in person and virtually, in the course of doing my job running an international adventure company. I'm proud to be associated with so many great people supporting great causes. Oz works to save children. Jillian works to save sharks. Francesca and Topher work to save oceans.
If you'd like to know more about the people behind some of our incredible adventures, visit our website
or give us a call at 800-644-7382.
Sorry, I need to get better about posting. There's just always so much to do and so little time to do it when you're running an international adventure company. These days, I'm busy fighting for a permit which would allow us to do more to attract white sharks near our San Francisco shark boat. Taking on the government is time consuming and exhausting, but if we're successful, more customers will see great white sharks.
I'm waiting to hear from Oz. He's the man behind "The World's Highest Gig", a unique fundraising event scheduled for October 2011. Back in 2005, Oz and several others entered the Guinness Book of World Records by playing "The World's Highest Gig" on the side of a mountain in Nepal, raising a bunch of money to build an orphanage in the process. Another band has since broken their record, so now they're planning to head back to Nepal to reclaim their record-holder titles.
We're hoping to sell tickets to Oz's unique concert, and help him raise more money for the orphanage, but there are logistical challenges to be sorted out first. Getting music fans to a venue where altitude sickness is a concern is going to take some careful planning. Is there a way of getting fans to the show that doesn't require them to spend over two weeks trekking hours and hours a day?
That's the question yet to be answered. Stay tuned.
Incredible Adventures believes educating people about white sharks, and the need to protect them and their ocean habitat, may do more to save sharks than passing laws or studying shark behavior. That's why we've proposed conducting a study to measure the benefit of white shark eco tours.
Now, we just need to convince NOAA, the government agency in charge of issuing permits to operate within National Marine Sanctuaries, to give us one. Not an easy job.
I admit it....I've been a complete slacker when it comes to blog postings. I promise to be better from now on. A birthday is a time to make new resolutions.
Yep...that's right. We're celebrating a birthday this month! In October of 1993, we sent our first customer to fly a MiG in Russia and made history. We've officially been making dreams come true as long as our 17 year old high school intern Holly has been alive.
In less than two weeks, I'll be on a plane bound for Alaska. I can't wait! I've wanted to visit Alaska ever since second-grade, when my teacher Mrs Ralston assigned us pen pals north of the Arctic Circle. Anyway, I'll be visiting to Talkeetna to be part of IA's upcoming first-ever skydive over Alaska's Mt McKinley. I'm not jumping (although I've made two tandem jumps in the past), but I'll be there to watch and do whatever I can to make sure things run smoothly. If you'd like to know more about the skydive over Denali National Park, visit http://www.incredible-adventures.com/skydive-denali.html
A lot of my job as the president of an adventure company involves dealing with various government agencies who just don't love adventure as much as the rest of us do. I'm currently "fighting" with the National Park Service, trying to convince them to give us the necessary permits to land within Denali National Park after our first-ever Skydive over Alaska's Mt McKinley. We don't need park permission to skydive over the famous mountain peak, but we do need their permission to land on a glacier in the park. If they refuse to grant it, our expert skydiving staff will have to work really hard to fly everyone out of the park before touching down.
Diary of an adventure goddess - the president of Incredible Adventures, Inc.
- Name: Jane
- Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
I'm the president of Incredible Adventures, one of the coolest companies on the planet. I help make dreams come true by arranging flights in fighter jets, shark dives, car racing, air combat and more.
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