National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Mike Libecki can define his life in two ways: An obsession with exploring and climbing the worlds most remote and untouched corners of the planet to find huge, world class first ascents…And a being a dedicated father to a daughter that wants to help save the world. Mike has completed more than 75 major expeditions all over the planet with a goal of 100 expeditions, from Afghanistan to Antarctica, to Greenland to Guyana, to Siberia to Socotra Island Yemen and everywhere in between…His pride and joy is being a father to his daughter Lilliana.
And, The Joyineering Fund Founder and and Young Explorer Lilliana Libecki, at the age of 14, has already been to 28 countries, all 7 continents, and five major expeditions, including two ski expeditions to Antarctica, ascent of Kilimanjaro in Africa, and a 150-mile trek through the Himalaya of Nepal, 18K foot peaks in Peru, that have all focused on humanitarian and conservation work. Mike and his daughter Lilliana just founded a nonprofit 501c3 organization that will focus on conservation and humanitarian work around the world…Lilliana has already received 4 grants from the American Alpine Club at the age of 14! “In a world where we can be and do anything, be kind and do good!” – Lilliana Libecki
Come join National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki and his 14 year old daughter, humanitarian and adventurer Lilliana Libecki as they takes us on a journey to some of the most remote exploratory and climbing expeditions possible from Antarctica to Greenland. Ever wondered what its like to go on assignment on the most challenging expeditions in the world and bring home stories for National Geographic? He and his team from National Geographic will attempt to climb some of the most difficult big wall climbs on the planet all while living in temperatures colder than your freezer at home and enduring 100 mph winds in a place where rescue is impossible. Then head to unexplored Greenland for paddle boarding with polar bears, barely surviving sea ice, and climbing one of the biggest towers in Greenland…Then journey with Lilliana Libecki on humanitarian efforts around the world from Nepal to Peru! Come explore remote Earth and experience the immaculate mayhem, magic, power and beauty of our Mother Earth and the parallel commonalities learned that relate to everyday life.