Seven summits, seven seas – When Martin Frey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, he didn't realize it'd set him on a momentous path. After climbing Denali (pictured) he decided to scale the highest peak on each continent.
Climbing partner – Frey got the idea from his climbing partner, Steve Gasser, who joined him up Denali but passed away soon after. Now, Frey carries a picture of his friend on all his adventures.
Learning, experience – Frey's seven-summit-mission took six years to complete. He says the difficulties gave him confidence to push past his limitations.
Final ascent – Antarctica's Mount Vinson was the last peak Frey climbed. Shortly after, he started looking for his next challenge.
Next challenge – Two months after reaching the top of Mount Vinson, he decided on an activity that allowed him to include his wife and daughter, Lily. He and his wife agreed on sailing.
Seven seas – Frey has since made it his mission to sail all seven seas -- a task he accomplished on April 17. He says he's the first person to have climbed the seven summits and sail the seven seas. Guinness World Records is in the process of corroborating.
Underwater hero – "Growing up, Jacques Cousteau was my idol," he says. "During my sail, I got to swim with whales and manta rays. It was a dream come true."
Motivational speaker – Frey has parlayed his experience into a career giving motivational speeches on success and achievement. "Sometimes we predefine our comfort zone, or put boxes around what we think we're capable of," he says.