At Berghaus we live for adventure it’s in everything we do, here our athletes share their take on adventure and what it means to them.
“Adventure is climbing to the limit – pushing the envelope – revelling in that element of risk and my ability to control it. There is a fantastic sense of euphoria when you’ve managed a series of hard frightening moves a long way above your last runner, you’ve reached a stance and know you’ve cracked it.
Going into the unknown is very important whether it’s a new route on a crag or an unclimbed peak in the Himalaya. It’s the intellectual challenge and stimulus of tracing a route up a stretch of rock or mountain and then physically climbing it and solving a problem that had seemed impossible. It’s all about proving the seeming impossible to be feasible.
It’s that element of uncertainty of the outcome. And it’s doing it amongst magnificent scenery in the company of a good friend or friends”.
“Adventure means to ‘live a life less ordinary.’ It means cutting loose from the restrictions of day to day life and stepping over the edge into excitement and risk, whether it be travelling in an unknown country or summiting an unclimbed peak”.
“Challenge, passion, physical, unknown, new experience, unpredictable, commitment, difficulties, intense, remoteness, wilderness, discomfort, excitement, exhaustion, no limit…”
“To me it means deciding how to live, you take risks and take the best and worst of it. It’s the attitude of going above and beyond your own limits and sharing these experiences with others”.
“Adventure is something that goes beyond the ordinary in your life. So each person has their own references to adventure. For me, adventure is always a mix between adrenaline, excitement, grand nature, sweat and tears”.
“Being away from your normal environment, doing something exciting with an unknown outcome. Kayaking, skiing, climbing, biking, camping….anything involving fun and activity, and usually getting connected with nature and escaping the man-made world”.
“This is such a hard question to answer! I am on a constant search for adventure and it can be anything from new snowboard descents in the remote regions of the world to mountain biking in a wood near my house that I’ve never been to before. I think adventure is about living in the now and most people have a hard time doing that. I do. I’m always looking to what’s coming next but when you’re on the mountain or the wave or wherever your personal adventure is, that’s all that matters. Exploration, trying new stuff, being outdoors are all major factors for me”.