How we see “Adventure”
Hey everyone, Tyler C Ferguson here. As part of introducing ourselves to the world, I’d like to tell you a little bit about how we see “adventure” and how we’re going to operate.
We started this team with the notion of doing something different than everyone else, and finding ways to share adventure with all of you that will be interesting, and useful. For this reason we wanted to come up with a framework of sorts to help us be different and be able to come up with things that others wouldn’t.
So first let’s talk about how we’re defining “adventure.” Of course many people have many different definitions of this word, but for our purposes we will define it as- an activity or set of activities performed outside, with some component of interaction with nature, with a particular goal or set of objectives to achieve, which challenges the physical and mental abilities of the participants.
Sounds pretty good, right? So now that we have defined our word “adventure” we needed to come up with a list of requirements that would serve as a guide in planning our adventures. These requirements enable us to be super creative in coming up with different ideas, but also make it possible for us to do things differently. Here they are:
Requirements: Every official Professionals adventure must include-
- A defined set of objectives to complete in a certain time frame, involving physical and mental challenges. At least part of it must be human-powered, and part “off-trail”
- At least two different outdoor adventure sports/activities (see list of acceptable activities below)
- Something relating to science/environment/nature
- At least one “random” activity suggested by an official or someone who is not us, no more than 24 hours before the adventure takes place. We cannot plan these ahead of time.
- Trip report at end, publicly accessible
Here’s the list of what we consider acceptable outdoor adventure sports/activities:
- Trekking (a.k.a hiking, walking, whatever you want to call it- but I define it as moving on foot from one point to another)
- Mountaineering Sports (which includes rock climbing, which I consider a mountaineering sport. Basically all adventure things which involve ascending mountains)
- Mountain Biking
- River/Water Sports (canoeing, kayaking, rafting, SUP)
- SCUBA Diving
- Skiing (and snowboarding I guess…you can tell I’m a skier )
- Surfing (and its various forms such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP etc.)
This is how we will conduct all our adventures from here on out. Stay tuned to the page for much more to come!
What does everyone think about this? Interesting?
Let’s get outside! Peace.