About Test Your Limits

Test Your Limits is an initiative Dr. Heather Ross started in 2006 to raise awareness and support for heart failure research, cardiac transplantation and heart health. Accompanied by doctors and transplant patients, the team has climbed in Nepal, trekked in Bhutan and skied to the North and South Poles. And through it all, thanks to generous people like you, Test Your Limits has raised over $4 million.

Dr. Ross believes that the inspiration from their expeditions is all from Dale Shippam. If a heart transplant recipient can complete the intense training and conquer these grueling treks to climb mountains and reach the Poles after surviving advanced stage heart failure, then anyone can do it.

Dr. Ross’ mission and belief is simple: transplant is an amazing thing but there will never be enough hearts, neither mechanical or donated. We need to move upstream to where the issues start and get people moving, get active and live a healthy life.

Map displaying missions accomplished by the Test Your Limits team.