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Inspire. Motivate. Educate. Showing Up sets out to create a short film about the Great American Spirit on a Great American Adventure.
Inspire. Motivate. Educate. Showing Up sets out to create a short film about the Great American Spirit on a Great American Adventure.
46 backers pledged $30,244 to help bring this project to life.

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Mt McKinley - 20,320 ft - The highest mountain in North America
Mt McKinley - 20,320 ft - The highest mountain in North America

    Miami to McKinley Movie Trailer

Showing Up is filming a movie about our great American adventure titled "Miami to McKinley". This film will document not only the 12,000 mile journey from Miami to Alaska and back again, but will feature inspiring and truly breathtaking footage from an expedition on North America's tallest mountain. This film will be submitted to the Sundance film festival to help promote the Showing Up message that the American dream is still alive. Ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary objectives by simply Showing Up. We are including every backer of this project in the credits of this film. It is our pleasure to take you with us on this inspirational, educational and unforgettable journey. We are also introducing the "Denali Scroll", an American flag with the names of each backer that pledges more than $35 to our project. The scroll will be taken to the summit of Mt. McKinley and left there for the rest of time. This scroll symbolizes the American spirit and your belief that daydreams can be transformed into a dream come true. The success of the Showing Up film also will help to launch a nationwide keynote speaking tour. This tour will help audiences of all ages to start making space in their lives for what is important to them.

It's time to make time!

Meet Showing Up

Ever had a dream? I mean a big one. One that takes time and energy and focus and patience? I'm not referring to your bucket list. Your dream is not there, for dreams do not belong in buckets. The dream I'm talking about is deep inside of you. The one that makes you.....you. Mine was to see Mount Everest. Not to climb it, just to see it. In 2011, I took a shot in hopes of scoring. I flew to Nepal with nothing more than a passport and my dream. My destination was Mount Everest base camp, or EBC. Along the trail to EBC, I met a climber attempting to be the first Dutch woman to climb Mount Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world. Her name was Eveline. I fell in love with her the moment I met her. We later shared time together at EBC, marking the best day of my life. 

In 2012, Eveline and I went back to Nepal together, although this time we were there to climb the flanks of Mount Everest together. We made a short film about the expedition called "Showing Up". Showing Up was a message of inspiration, motivation and love. It was also documented proof that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary objectives simply by showing up. Your dreams really can come true. 

Eveline moved from the Netherlands to Miami to start a new life with me. It didn't take long before we were crafting our next adventure campaign. By now, the Showing Up movement had truly begun. Our journeys became as much about inspiring others as they did to accomplish personal goals. We truly want others to finally make the time to experience their Mount Everest. 

Climbing Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, was Eveline's dream since she was a teenager. At over 20,000 feet high, McKinley epitomizes the wilderness of Alaska. It is cold, harsh and unbelievably beautiful. Driving almost 12,000 miles round trip from Miami, Florida to Anchorage, Alaska and attempting to summit Eveline's dream, will make Miami to McKinley an unrivaled American adventure. 

Consider this your invitation to join us. Our "Denali Scroll" will have your name on it. We will do our best to take you to the roof of North America with us. Our Showing Up gifts and rewards, pictured and listed on this page, were created not just to thank you, but to remind you. They are reminders that your dreams are important, your dreams deserve your time,  nothing takes the place of your presence and Showing Up works. 

Take that shot, you just might score.

Eric and Eveline. 

Check out our gifts and rewards!

Showing Up Gal's T-shirts
Showing Up Gal's T-shirts
Showing Up Guy's T-shirts
Showing Up Guy's T-shirts
Showing Up Post-It Memo Pads
Showing Up Post-It Memo Pads
Showing Up Window Stickers
Showing Up Window Stickers
Showing Up Water Bottles
Showing Up Water Bottles
Showing Up Caps - Cream white + Colored patch
Showing Up Caps - Cream white + Colored patch
Showing Up Caps - Brown + Colored patch
Showing Up Caps - Brown + Colored patch

After making your pledge, please send Showing Up an email with the color and sizes of the merchandise you would like to receive. 

Ball caps are available in brown (gold patch) and cream (navy patch). A limited supply of other cap/patch combinations are available (pictured). 

Guy's t-shirts: M,L,XL (Black/Teal-White/Green-Blue/Purple)

Gal's t-shirts: S,M,L (Black/Silver-Berry/Salmon) 

Email us at ShowingUpAgain@gmail.com and enjoy your gear. Send us a photo wearing your Showing Up gear and we will post it on our website/facebook. 

Risks and challenges

Showing Up has produced several videos and short films in the last year. This experience has given us great confidence that our Miami to McKinley short film will be ready for viewers by the early fall of 2013. Although Showing Up will be filming, editing and producing the film, challenges and time constraints do arise in film making. That being said, all of our permits and logistics for the road trip, climb and filming have been secured as of April 2013. We will be posting updates on the film's progress and projected release date on all of our social media sites. If there are any delays, our backers and fans will be the first to know.
There are inherent risks and objective hazards in any extreme sport. High altitude mountaineering poses some danger. But between a skilled expedition team and years of combined experience, the success rate for Mt. McKinley expeditions is high and the fatality rate is low. In addition, the Showing Up rewards program is guaranteed to our backers regardless of a successful summit bid from our team.

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    Your name credited in the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".
    A Showing Up window sticker featuring the Showing Up logo.

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    Your name credited in the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".
    Your name on the "Denali Scroll" which will be left on the summit of Mt. McKinley, the roof of North America.
    A Showing Up window sticker featuring the Showing Up logo. A DVD copy of the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".

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    Inspire Package-
    Your name credited in the Showing Up film "Miami to Mckinley".
    Your name on the "Denali Scroll" which will be left on the summit of Mt. McKinley, the roof of North America.
    A Showing Up t-shirt featuring the Showing Up logo.
    A Showing Up window sticker featuring the Showing Up logo.
    A Showing Up "post it" memo-pad featuring one of our favorite inspirational quotes and the Showing Up logo. A DVD copy of the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".

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    3 Pack of "post it" memo-pads featuring our favorite inspirational quotes and the Showing Up logo.
    A Showing Up water bottle featuring the Showing Up logo or a Showing Up ball cap featuring the Showing Up logo.

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    Inspire Package above plus:
    A Showing Up ball cap featuring the Showing Up logo.
    3 Pack of "post it" memo-pads featuring our favorite inspirational quotes and the Showing Up logo.
    4 Pack of Showing Up window stickers featuring the Showing Up logo.
    2 Showing Up water bottles featuring the Showing Up logo.
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    Inspire Package above plus:
    1 additional Showing Up t-shirt featuring the Showing Up logo.
    2 Showing Up ball caps featuring the Showing Up logo.
    3 Pack of "post it" memo-pads featuring our favorite inspirational quotes and the Showing Up logo.
    4 Pack of Showing Up window stickers featuring the Showing Up logo.
    2 Showing Up water bottles featuring the Showing Up logo.
    A Signed copy of the Showing Up magazine.
    A personal phone call from Eric and Eveline to update you on the adventure and inspire you to accomplish your dream.

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    Inspire Package above plus:
    3 additional Showing Up t-shirts featuring the Showing Up logo.
    2 Showing Up ball caps featuring the Showing Up logo.
    6 Pack of "post it" memo-pads featuring our favorite inspirational quotes and the Showing Up logo.
    8 Pack of Showing Up window stickers featuring the Showing Up logo.
    2 Showing Up water bottles featuring the Showing Up logo.
    2 Signed copies of the Showing Up magazine.
    2 personal phone calls from Eric and Eveline to update you on the adventure and inspire you to accomplish your dream.

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    Your name / company name credited in the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".
    Your name / company name on the "Denali Scroll" which will be left on the summit of Mt. McKinley.
    Business Class / Showing Up merchandise gift package.
    1 Window decal promoting your company logo / chosen image during our cross-country road trip.
    Signed Showing Up high-resolution photo of company flag / logo at McKinley base camp.
    Special thanks to your company in the “ Miami to McKinley” edition of the Showing Up magazine.
    2 personal phone calls from Eric and Eveline to update you on the adventure and inspire you to accomplish your dream.

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    Your name / company name credited in the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".
    Your name / company name on the "Denali Scroll" which will be left on the summit of Mt. McKinley.
    Your business logo / link featured on the Showing Up website for one year.
    Business Class / Showing Up merchandise gift package.
    1 Half Door-sized car magnet promoting your company logo / chosen image during our cross-country road trip.
    Signed Showing Up high-resolution photo of your company flag / logo on or near the summit of Mt. McKinley.
    Special thanks to your company in the “ Miami to McKinley” edition of the Showing Up magazine.
    2 personal phone calls from Eric and Eveline to update you on the adventure and inspire you to accomplish your dream.

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    Two hour Showing Up keynote inspirational presentation anywhere in the United States featuring Everest expedition 2012 and Miami to McKinley-The Great American Adventure (airfare not included).
    Your name / company name credited in the Showing Up film "Miami to McKinley".
    Your name / company name on the "Denali Scroll" which will be left on the summit of Mt. McKinley.
    Your business logo / link featured on the Showing Up website for one year.
    Business Class / Showing Up merchandise gift package.
    1 Door-sized car magnet promoting your company logo / chosen image during our cross-country road trip.
    Signed Showing Up high-resolution photo of your company flag / logo on or near the summit of Mt. McKinley.
    Special thanks to your company in the “ Miami to McKinley” edition of the Showing Up magazine.
    2 personal phone calls from Eric and Eveline to update you on the adventure and inspire you to accomplish your dream.

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    Customize motivational strategy for your business including, but not limited to, a Showing Up keynote inspirational presentation anywhere in the World featuring Everest expedition 2012 and Miami to McKinley-The Great American Adventure (airfare not included), Showing Up marketing strategy including website and online social media exposure, full-exposure company logo including car wrap for cross-country road trip and logo on expedition gear for Mt. McKinley expedition, Showing Up Ambassador Alliance Program (SUAAP) which includes special rates and incentives on future Showing Up appearances, First Class / Showing Up merchandise package and more!
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