| Barney Swan's little space on the wild web.
It is my attempt to share the story surrounding the mission to reduce our collective impact, and travel with the purpose to give back more than take.
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Barney Swan is globally recognized in the world of adventure and sustainable development…

Being the first person to ski to the South Pole powered by renewable energy, Barney Swan traversed 1000 kilometers over 65 days, surviving using NASA designed solar ice melters, lithium batteries, and biofuel made from waste. The incredible journey marked the launch of the ClimateForce challenge, a solution driven mission to clean-up 360 million tons of CO2 before the year 2025. Continue Reading…

In a business sense, below are my responsibilities which allow me to attempt to achieve this 7 year mission.

Outreach Director -

Managing visual, film, word, and broadcast packages for The ClimateForce Challenge. Point of contact for sponsorship deliverables.

Family Business -

Navigating being a son, and business partner with my Father, Robert Swan. Still learning the so called ‘art’ of a healthy work/life balance.

Logistics -

Responsible for shipping the equipment, technology, and food for our 60 day expedition down to Patagonia.

Financial Management -

As executive director of The 2041 Foundation INC 501C3, it is my duty to manage the budgets and be accountable, in all aspects, to the board of trustees.

Strategy Director -

Strategizing the vision for the The Climate Force Challenge, 2017-2025. Linking projects, and ventures with actionable C02 solutions.

Expedition Leader -

Continued safety, technical, and mentor responsibilities throughout expeditions and projects within all 7 continents.

Captured Inspiration

Findings oneself within the elements balances our lives. Interacting within the outdoors, whether willingly or not, connects one to your surroundings and self. That ‘connection’ is my source of motivation to clean up our rapidly changing environment.

South Pole Energy Challenge

Watch CBS’s story of our 60-day ski to the south pole powered 100% off renewable energy.

Quotes to Live By

Personal Mentors

Without the guidance from these humans, I am not sure what would have happened…

Jason Flesher
Outdoor Skills & Leadership
Jeff Bonaldi
Securities & Cash Management
Anne Kershaw
Antarctic Logistics
Hasita Bahmmar
Wildlife Conservation Analyst
Kyle O’Donoghue
Filmmaker and Storyteller
Tyler Barth
Business Strategist
Carolina Sandretto
Photographer & Documenter
Wendy Gediman
Educator and Teacher


Only through these generous supporters and their belief in our mission, have our ventures & projects been made possible.