News

Heather took a flying leap with Glenn

EXTREME SPORTS: Dr Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan will be at The Byron at Byron in association with Patagonia Byron Bay.
EXTREME SPORTS: Dr Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan will be at The Byron at Byron in association with Patagonia Byron Bay. Contributed

FROM corporate life to a 6672m wingsuit BASE jump over the Himalayas, Heather Swan knows the value of pushing limits.

The freelance photographer and author will visit The Byron at Byron, Byron Bay, with her husband Dr Glenn Singleman on Thursday to tell a tale or two in hopes of inspiring others.

They set three world records in extreme sport and travel internationally to take part in tests of human endurance and mental toughness.

Dr Singleman is a professional adventurer, doctor and documentary filmmaker who has accompanied expeditions to Antarctica, the North-West Passage and the Andes.

He was a part of Hollywood director James Cameron's expedition to the deepest part of the ocean; the Marianas Trench and accompanied him on expeditions to the Titanic and hydrothermal vents.

Ms Swan married Dr Singleman 18 years ago after meeting at a corporate event and was inspired to get involved.

"What do you do when you meet Superman? You ask him out for coffee," Ms Swan said.

"You quickly realise you're not going to see someone like him much if you stick with the couch potato lifestyle."

"I think pushing the limits is essential to growth ... in a way that's considered and sensible."

Jumping off a 6km peak mightn't sound sensible to most, but Ms Swan wouldn't have it any other way.

To attend the pair's visit at a cost of $70, phone 02 6639 2105.




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Find out how your sitting federal members voted on issues

Richmond MP Justine Elliott at the Murwillumbah Community Centre. Contributed

A website to help you see how your representatives vote.

Animal rescue centre could run out of money in three months

Animal Rights and Rescue admin officer Suzanne Lavis with young Nicko who has a broken leg and was left at the vest and never reclaimed. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Animal Rights & Rescue is getting desperate for donations

LETTER: Woolworths 'tricking customers' about milk supplies

Woolies are hiding farmer’s milk out the back of their stores, according to our letter writer.

Woolies not helping the dairy farmer cause

Latest deals and offers

Lismore real estate agent celebrates 100th birthday

LJ Hooker Lismore principal Paul Deegan is the third generation to operate the 100-year-old family business.

A Lismore real estate is celebrating 100 years in business.

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home