Author- Todd Forney AKA Skip Freedom
S/V Salmonberry anchored in Powar Bay – Opaw Marquesas
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Isle of Niue
Janet and I painting S/V Salmonberry in Langkawi Malaysia
Janet and Himalaya, Tioman Island Malaysia
Himalaya and friends, Snake Island Philippines
Amihan Belarmino Forney
Himalaya, Janet, Amihan and I
Skip Freedom’s Episode 5 “Dark Passage”
This is one of my adventures sailing engineless from Tioman Island Malaysia around Singapore and up the Malacca Strait to Langkawi. The Malacca Straits. Pirates haunt it. Sailors fear it. Global trade depends on it. Please share this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsT8_cpFSBQ Skip Freedom is a contributing editor at large of JanetBelarmino.com,BelarminoVentures.com, PalawanIsles.com, MardiHimal.com and AdventuresNewsOnline.com Please subscribe to my You Tube channel below
“Do we strive to experience the past as amateur historians or are we atoning for our frivolous modern lifestyle? Are we like the actor who takes up a political cause to prove he can do more than just play make-believe? Does the fact that we endured a risky trial and survived add importance to an otherwise silly existence?”
About the Author
The basic instinct of a human being is his search for freedom. I have always been on that search. Freedom; that comes from living in the moment and doing what makes us feel the most alive has always been the key for me. It is about the infinite possibilities available to anyone willing to climb on and push through. It’s about feeling that pull of nature and wanting to go deeper into that element, that ocean. Veteran surf publisher Steve Pezman says it well when he says: “The wave is forming in front of you, the wave is over your head, your wake is disappearing, and your footprints are washed from the beach. There’s no material production from having done it. There’s no depletion. There’s no creation. It’s just an aesthetic instant.”- That’s the goal- to live with my wife and family in search new experiences, with an endlessly changing horizon, each day to give to my children a new and different sun. – Skip Freedom
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About Janet Belarmino Forney and Belarmino Ventures
On May 16th 2007, Janet became one of the 3 women (with Noelle Wenceslao and Carina Dayondon) to be the First Women in the world to traverse Mt. Everest- climbing from Chinese ABC camp to the summit of Everest and back down to Nepal- a record still unbroken. She is the youngest mother to summit Everest, standing on top of the world 5 months after giving birth. She is also one of the first Filipinas to summit Mt. Everest and one of the first 3 Filipinas to become the first Southeast Asian women to summit Mt. Everest.
After climbing Mt. Everest, Janet took on the epic and historical sailing Voyage of the Balangay in 2010, where she and her teammates made a replica of the ancient boat Balangay carbon dated 320A.D and sailed it around South East Asia.
In 2012, Janet sailed with her husband Todd Forney and son Himalaya on their 32 ft Tahiti Ketch from Langkawi Malaysia, down the Malacca, around Singapore, across the North coast of Borneo and up the West Coast of Palawan. The same year, Janet and Todd started BELARMINO VENTURES which provide expeditions in Northern Palawan and high altitude mountaineering expeditions worldwide. She is also a motivational speaker from the world of adventure, exploration and endurance, Janet has pushed herself to the edge. August 2017. The unexpected tragedy and untimely death of Janet’s daughter recently led her and her family on the hardest expedition they have ever experienced. An expedition she never signed up for. A 30 day trek to the valley of memories where she and her husband built a memorial for their daughter, Amihan, at 5000mtrs asl – turning tragedy into transformation, loss into legacy. She is someone who has taken on some of the hardest and most treacherous journeys on the planet. In short, she is precisely the kind of person to inspire others to achieve great things.
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