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16 year journey at sea – channel12

Family at sea for 16 years docks in Greenwich – news12

Swiss family traveling world lands in MaineWCHS6 NBC

What does sailing, childbirth and a Swiss Army Knife have in common? – Global News

Swiss family traveling the world makes pit stop in SoCal – ABC7


The Lisa Wexler Show (at the end after Donald Trump)

This Swiss Family Travels The World To Report On Climate Change – National Public Radio, wbur “Here & Now”

Swiss Family Documenting Climate Change in 16-Year ExpeditionMaine Public Broadcasting Network

Swiss Family On Global Climate Expedition Visits San Diego County – KPBS


The New Northwest Passage – 48º North, page 30

Swiss Family Brings Conservation Message to Town – Greenwich Sentinel

The Opening of the Northwest Passage – How We Get To Next

In Greenwich Harbor, TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition, Makes a Stop –

TOPtoTOP climate change expedition – Swiss Wanderlust

Life in 50 feet suits Swiss family – Greenwich Time

What It’s Like to Travel By Sailboat Through the Arctic – MOTHERBOARD

Swiss family sails into Greenwich harbor – Greenwich Time

Adventure d’une famille Suisse par monts et par mers – Le Temps

On a 100,000-mile mission, family of 7 sailed Northwest Passage in an unheated boat – Alaska Dispatch News

Swiss family traveling the globe to increase climate change awarness to appear at Mystic Aquarium – theday

Swiss family traveling the globe to increase climate change awareness to appear at Mystic Aquarium – theday

Family on global expedition coming to Gloucester – the Gloucester Times

What Climate Change brings, and what we can do about it – The Portland Phoenix

The Swiss family climatologists – Island Institute, The Working Waterfront

Swiss family warns Portland about climate change – the Forecaster

Globetrotting Swiss family makes stop in Liverpool – LighthouseNow

“Sowas gibt es im Leben wahrscheinlich nur einmal” – Sarganserlaender

Swiss family sails around the world for climate change – Alaska Public Media

Climate change crusaders cruise through Juneau – Juneau Empire

Latest Press Release:

Family being on a 16-years-expedition sails from the ARCTIC into NEW YORK at Xmas!



In New York/Washington DC they hope to report to president Barack Obama and to the future US–president Donald Trump about what they have learned on their 16-years ongoing expedition and their optimism regarding our planet’s future. They hope to carry the IHYC – and the Explorers-Club-flag to their last TOP, Mount Vinson in Antarctica.

CONTACT: Dario Schwoerer (415) 516-3679

The family of 7 just sailed around North America over the Arctic  bringing news from the frontlines of climate change. 

(Mystic, December 16, 2016) – The TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition on its 50-foot sailboat, will sail from Mystic Seaport towards NY and dock at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich on the 21st of December. They will be available for interviews and film as well as a tour of the boat to interested media from December 22nd until December 24th. 

 The mission of the TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition is  to inspire youth with top solutions and the beauty of nature to  save our planet.   

The expedition started 16 years ago by the Schwoerer family, who have circumnavigated the planet and travelled to every climate zone, documenting examples of climate change and its effects as well as solutions. 

Led by Dario, an accomplished Swiss mountain guide and climatologist, and his wife Sabine, a mountain climber and registered nurse, TOPtoTOP was incorporated in 1999 with a goal of being the first climate expedition to traverse the seven seas and summit the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Relying on nature and human power, the couple and their five children (ages 1 to 11 years old), are dedicating their lives to the exploration, inspiration and action of creating a positive future for our planet. All their children were born on the expedition and a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife was used to cut the umbilical cord.

They seek to bring awareness of environmental issues, especially climate change, to promote the search for environmentally compatible solutions and to encourage the start of projects beneficial to our climate and the environment.

Their expedition demonstrates that great achievements can be done in harmony with nature.

nome_to_halifaxIn October, the expedition opened a new route through the Arctic: The expedition-sailboat Pachamama became the 1st boat through the Northwest Passage via Fury&Hecla – into Hudson Strait. Family members bring their experience as witnesses of the changes. The family members bring stories and images of the people they have met and the condition of nature in a new and meaningful way.  Through engagement in school and university programs, they are inspiring the use of clean energy and sustainable living.  

On the way to New York, the family has been doing presentations in the Boston area, at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the Mystic Aquarium.

To date, the Expedition has travelled the 7 seas and its members have climbed the highest mountain on 6 of the 7 continents – using only nature’s force (solar, wind) and human power (sailing, cycling, climbing).  They have sailed 100,000 nautical miles, climbed more than 400,000 vertical meters, cycled more than 12,000 miles and visited more than 100,000 students!

The expedition sailboat “Pachamama” became THE example in the sailing world what is possible with renewable technologies. At the moment they try to get hold of Tesla founder Elon Mask to partner and start a revolution in the sailing world to go electric with the idea to recuperate power while sailing.

From NY they sail at Xmas to Haiti to support local schools with school material. Please help organizing school material and laptops for schools in Haiti! They hope to include Haiti students in their network of schools that is based on understanding and solidarity. This network of hope between the many schools they have visited, might be the best tool to solve the global challenges we face today.

For further information and live updates on the expedition’s progress, please visit the TOPtoTOP website:

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