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Siling i Nord – Norwegian NRK TV, 03.12.2021

Distriktnyheter fra Tromsø og Finnmark – Norwegian NRK TV, 25.10.2021 (Noé sailingWM24-10’30”)

Familien har seilt verden rundt i 21 år. Det de så på Svalbard i sommer skaper stor bekymring – Norwegian TV2, 14.09.2020

Seglar verda rundt for klimaet – Norwegian NRK TV, 10.10.2019

Über Berge – in Stürmen bestehen – Schweizer Fernsehen, 17.07.2019

fjolskyldu bjargad af skutu – RUV Iceland

Ætla að búa í Akureyrarhöfn í vetur – RUV Iceland


Hafa búið um borð í skútu í 17 ár (17 years on a sailboat) – RUV Iceland

TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition – RYETV

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


Family of eight on a record mission – 202109-15, Explore North, Jan Amtrup

Klima Familie” –  2021-05-2021 -Schweizer Radio SRF1 RegionalJournal – Sascha Zürcher

Live “Easter in Lyngseidet – High Arctic” – Swiss radio DRS3

nordligste seileklubb for barn – NRK radio Norway

Swiss Family Sails, Hikes And Cycles Around The World To Highlight Climate Change – National Public Radio, USA “Here & Now”

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


20 years at sea: The Swiss family sailing the globe in search of solutions,, Anne-Marie Hoeve, 2022-02

Ihr Ziel: Eine Skitour an Olympia, Obwaldner Zeitung, Stefan Santschi, 2022-01-24

Uncharted Territories,, 2022-01-24

Unerforschte Gebiete,, 2022-01-28

Forscherfamilie sticht wieder in See, Bieler Tagblatt, Stefan Leimer, 2021-07-09

Alegra: “Ich wohne anders”, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Hannah Weber, 2021-10-30

Noé (11) og Alegra (10) ble de første barna på verdens nordligste vulkan, FRAMTID I NORD, Markus Hoe, 2021-09-17

Framtid i nord 2021-09-17 Na kan du laere deg a seile pa Lyngenfjorden, FRATIDE I NORD, Are Bergset Elvestad, 2021-09-17

Takk innilega, Akureyringar!,, Skapti Hallgrímsson, 2021-08-16

Plastics in the Arctic, Austrian Polar Research Institute, 2021-05-19

Plastik – gekomen um zu bleiben, Tele Kolumne, 2021-05

Mikroplastik-Forschung, Main Post, Austria, by Christian Hüther, 2021-04-16

Cronache artiche: 20 anni di vita a bordo della famiglia Schwoerer per registrare il cambiamento climatico – Imperial Eco Watch, Martina Fragale, 2021-04-01

Seiling, surfing og sjakk: – Vil gjøre barna bedre kjent med naturen – Framtid i nord 2021-02-16

Opportunities To Learn Hands-On About The Sea – Ezvid Wiki was the world’s first video wiki – 2020-07

Gipfelstürmer – Yacht 13 – Deutschland -2020-05

Familien seiler horde rundt for klimaet – Framtid I Nord – Norway – 2020-06-12

Zwischenstopp mit TOPtoTOP – p1 – Elgger/Aadorfer Zeitung

Zwischenstopp mit TOPtoTOP – p2 – Elgger/Aadorfer Zeitung

Den seglande familien – p1 – Grenda – Norway

Den seglande familien – p2 – Grenda – Norway

Familien har budd 20 ar i seglbat  – Sogn Avis – Norway

A skutu um öll heimsins höf – Neytendabladid – Iceland

Jorden rund for klimaet – Spesiell seilerfamilie møtte elever – Nirway 28.8.2019 – Lister – Norway

Mit Gottvertrauen unterwegs – Sarganserlaender

Die Schwörers stehen vor grossen Herausforderungen

Faire du rêve une réalité – Voiles et Voilier France

Natturan ser um sina – Morgunbladid

Le mauvais sort s’acharne sur une famille suisse qui voyage en voilier – Le Temps

Ein Schiff, sechs Kinder, eine Mission – NZZ

Eine Schweizer Grossfamilie segelt seit 17 Jahren um die Welt – NZZ

Sarganser Familie entkommt nur knapp einem schweren Sturm – Tagblatt

sarganserlaender_Lebenswerk um ein Haar zerstoert – Sarganserlaender

Swiss travellers, a family of eight, rescued from a yacht in Akureyri harbour during Sunday’s storm – Iceland Magazine

Swiss sailboat family in Akureyri saved from storm – iceland monitor

Es war die Angst, die uns am Leben hielt – 20minuten

Schweizer Familie in Island von Jacht gerettet – 20minuten

Ein stürmisches Leben – Blick

Aldrei lent í viðlíka aðstæðum – iceland monitor

„Áskorun að halda þessum leiðangri áfram“ – RUV

Níu bjargað úr skútu í Akureyrarhöfn í nótt – RUV

Circumnavigating the Globe to Confront Climate Change – World Policy Blog

Explorers Club New York Lecture – Dario & Salina Schwoerer, 30-11-2017

Sjö ára á toppi Hvannadalshnjúks (Seven years at the top of Hvannadalshnjúp) -RUV Iceland

Hafa búið um borð í skútu í 17 ár – RUV

Family life on the ocean waves – Royal Gazette

Contourner New York en voilier, avec une famille d’aventuriers suisses – Blog Valerie de Graffenried

Swiss Ski Guide & Family’s 17-Year Odyssey – Skiing, Climbing,Sailing: Exploring Climate Change – Snow Brains, RObin Aer, 2017-05-04

One Family’s Quest to Save the Planet– Waterfront Alliance New York

Wir geben nicht auf, bevor wir es nicht 20 Mal versucht haben – Pädagogoische Hochschule Zürich

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

Press Releases:

Family being on a 17-years-expedition sails from the ARCTIC over NEW YORK  and continous to Bermuda, the Azores, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland! 2017, they sail around the North Atlantic to the Arctic and back to New York. They expect to be back in New York end of October to report about their findings, before heading towards Antarctica.



In each destination they hope to report to as many students as possible what they have learned on their 17-years ongoing expedition and their optimism regarding our planet’s future. They sail off New York circumnavigating the North Atlantic back into the Arctic collecting more climate data. They try to scale the tallest mountain in the Arctic and will be back in New York end of the year to report to the Explorers Club and the New York Yacht Club, before heading to Antarctica.

They will be available for interviews in each destination. Contact: Dario Schwoerer (415) 516-3679

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.

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

nome_to_halifaxIn August-September 2016, the expedition opened a new route through the Arctic: The expedition-sailboat Pachamama became the 1st boat transitting the Northwest Passage via Fury&Hecla – into Hudson Strait. See short film here about their epic journey!

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  to Greenland to support local schools with school material. They hope to include Greenland 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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