Obviously, adventure is not what it used to be. The climb to Everest is a littered highway of hiker trash and you can check out the secrets of the Amazon by satellite right from your laptop. But the need to be involved in real adventure remains apart of a fulfilled life. The thirst for adventure may be lessened with all the TV adventures available but need for real meaningful adventure comes from within ourselves. It is our inner desire to expand our knowledge through firsthand experience, to test the limits of our own strength and endurance, and in doing so, discover our true self and possibly a reason to work harder on our sometimes repetitive daily lives. Intense adventure allows us to return to our homes and truly and freely enjoy our lives with our partner.
The choice to live, even a part time, adventurous lifestyle is not an easy one. It is very difficult to break free of the monotonous routine of daily life when you have been repeating it for years on end. You can easily come up with a handful of excuses why you shouldn't book that weekend whitewater rafting trip, travel to a foreign country, or make an appointment for your first SCUBA lesson. I can't get off of work,I shouldn't spend the money, who will watch the kids, etc. There is only one way to break the routine, and that is to just do it.
George Mallory, known for attempting the first ascent of Everest;
"What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not
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