“it seems that humans have always worried about the world being boring.” –The Adventurists
I can agree with this statement. The good ol’ days of crusty yet brave explorers who map the mysterious expanses of the planet seem to have ended. The Adventurists however, have found a way around this contemporary problem by simple means of some effort and imagination. The Adventurists come up with zany races and exploits in harsh places around the globe in hopes of rekindling the lost sense of exploration and personal conquest; basically adventure. They believe there is still adventure to be found in the world and see themselves as the answer to the following question:
“Some git has already walked off the edge of all our maps, there’s a traffic jam to get to the top of the world’s tallest mountain, every millimeter of our good planet has been scanned by satellites and rammed into your mobile phone. What room is there left for those of us who still yearn for a bit of old school adventure?”
“The Adventurists is run by The League of Adventurists International Ltd, a UK based company not just hell bent on fighting to make the world less boring but also raising massive buckets of cash for charities. We figure since we are rather fond of adventuring in the world we should do our bit to look after it.”
The newest brainchild from this group is the Siberian Ice Run that began Monday (Feb. 13, 2012). It is The Adventurists 6th adventure.
“The Ice Run will take the teams 2,500 km across the frozen wastes of Siberia on old school Ural motorbikes with sidecars to the only town in the world sitting on the Arctic Circle. They will be battling temperatures as low as -52C at which point metal snaps, oil solidifies, the moisture in your nose freezes and your eyelashes fuse together.”
The Ice Race begins on the Southern end of the River Ob and end in the North Siberian town of Salekhard, on the Arctic Circle, and as is the case in all Adventurists adventures, there is no route. Check out The Adventurists website to keep up with the Ice Race