Jean Muenchrath’s story is one of courage, survival and the undeniable power of the mind in overcoming pain, suffering and circumstances.
In this episode of Chatter That Matters, she shares the incredible adventure she and her boyfriend Ken set out on — to ski the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mount Whitney for more than 200 miles. It was a trip three years in the making — so Jean didn’t listen to the whispers of her instincts that told her something terrible was going to happen. But she should have.
With a day to go before finishing their epic journey, Jean and Ken became trapped in a horrific lightning storm. Jean fell as they scrambled to get off the mountain, her body bouncing off rocks and stone. Bloody, broken and near death on Mount Whitney, Jean vowed to herself: If I live until morning, I will live my greatest dreams.
Jean Muenchrath lived to the morning, but it would take five days of pain and suffering before she and Ken could reach help. This story is about superhuman perseverance, inner strength, survival and healing. Jean shares the story of her accident and her lifelong journey to understand the true meaning of her life – one she almost lost on the mountain.
Chatter That Matters is in the top 1% of most popular podcasts worldwide. Each week Tony Chapman chats with someone who has overcome challenging, often almost insurmountable, circumstances to make things happen. These inspiring stories are about positivity and the possibility of countering the storm of negativity and a growing sense of impossibility. Download Chatter That Matters wherever you get your podcasts.
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