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Pequeño Alpamayo - Bolívia

Nada como viajar, acredito que essa seja a melhor coisa no mundo. Porque não existe viagem ruim, pode dar tudo errado: o avião perder a sua mala, pegarem seu dinheiro na mochila, te tratarem mal na imigração ou até mesmo perder um dos aviões num mochilão. Pelo menos pra mim nada disso estraga a viagem por inteiro. Já passei por coisas parecidas e no fim da viagem ainda me senti feliz.

De certa forma ao sairmos do nosso habitat natural devemos estar abertos a novas experiências e o mais importante estarmos dispostos a aprender. Nada como dar algo errado para aprendermos.

Melhor do que voltar a um lugar é descobrir algo novo sobre ele e essa semana mesmo sem sair de São Paulo tive o prazer de descobrir e querer voltar para um lugar: o Maranhão.

Li uma reportagem da Aventura &Ação sobre a Chapada das Mesas e fiquei impressionada como nunca havia ouvido falar sobre esse lugar espetacular.

A beleza dessa área maranhense é bem diferente do que poderíamos esperar desse estado. Aqui você encontra muitas cachoeiras, lagos e reservatórios de água limpa e natural, diversos chapadões areníticos num ambiente que lembra uma savana.

Para chegar lá não é tão fácil, como a região fica na parte sul do estado a capital fca bem longe. Você deve pegar um avião até Imperatriz e de lá alugar um carro para ir e se instalar em Carolina. Aqui tem diversas opções de pousadas e hotéis.

No Parque Nacional  da Chapada das Mesas você vai encontrar dversas opções de trilhas a pé e de carro, as principais são:

Trilha do Cume do Morro do Chapéu – uma caminhada de mais ou menos 2 horas de ida e volta num calor de rachar, por isso não esqueça de levar bastante água e de iniciar a trilha cedo. Por ser um dos pontos mais altos do Parque (378 metros de altura) você tem uma vista panorâmica da região.

Trilha do São Romão e do Prata: próximo ao Rio Farinha existem duas quedas de água, para quem gosta de cachoeiras é uma ótima opção. Para chegar aqui você vai precisar de um carro 4×4 para ultrapassar os 56 km de estrada de areia fofa. Da queda de São Romão é possível caminhar por dentro de uma gruta que está atrás da queda, e se prepare ao fim da caminhada você vai encontrar diversas andorinhas que abrigam seus ninhos ali. Lindo!

Pedra Caída – fora do parque você tem ótimas opções também, a melhor é o Santuário Ecológico da Pedra Caída. Trata –se de uma reserva particular com diversas trilhas pelo cerrado além de opções de esportes de aventura como rapel, arvorismo e tirolesa.

Então fica a dica, se você quiser uma aventura diferente  e com muita beleza natural ao redor, vá para a Chapada das Mesas, se conseguir separar 2 semanas no mínimo das suas férias seria ótimo, senão vai  conhecendo aos poucos.

Segue link com fotos pra você olhar, se deliciar e se surpreender

So yes, yesterday Natalia and I got ourselves some new mountain boots: Salomon Wings Sky GTX.

There were a fair few boots to choose from (strangely enough at a mountain store of all places… who would have thought..!?) though we ended up choosing these because they seem relatively very light, and are also waterproof and breathable as well as extremely comfortable. Natalia got the red ones whereas they had no orange in my size (BR 43; UK 10.5; US 11) so I had to be content with the black ones… not complaining though as they still look pretty nice!

The boots being lighter may have issues with durability – the really heavyweight ones will last forever – though these are also versatile and great for trekking not just through mountains but all sorts of terrain, from marshes to deserts to tropical forests… which is where we will also eventually be using them. We were pleased to see when we got back reviews of the boots which were nice and positive as well.

Spent the rest of the afternoon yesterday wandering around the house in them which was a bit bizarre, but should hopefully make life easier for us when we start hiking in them.

As the Bolivia expedition draws closer, we are starting to get our equipment together. For those of you who saw the shopping list for this training project, you will see just by looking at the list that it is certainly not going to be cheap.

Where we are going is over 6,200 metres high, and we will be going over glaciers and snow. Being so high up in the mountains the most important things that we will need are the right clothes – layered clothes. So today we spent some time at one of the mountaineering stores in São Paulo, Half Dome, looking at the different options.

By layered, what we are talking about are multiple levels of clothes on top of each other that will insulate our body from the cold, wind and rain/snow outside whilst at the same time letting our bodies breathe – especially when we are sweating carrying loads up the mountains.

A base layer (Curtlo Thermoskin Zip Base)

The inner layer, by the skin of the body, must be a reasonably snug fit and made of a material which will take the sweat away from the body. If you don’t get the right materials (generally synthetic), your sweat will be trapped and could lead to all sorts of problems as your clothes gradually become soaked from the inside out. Don’t use cotton! The salesman at the shop (also called Fabio, but no the same as our climbing trainer!) showed us the difference between materials and their affect by spraying a little water on them – on one, the spray instantly disappeared into the clothing whilst on the other the spray just turned into a drop of water on the inside of the fabric. I imagine me, sweating away going up a mountain wearing the latter, and it wasn’t nice!

The second layer, the mid-layer, will be a looser fit. The looser fit will trap the air between this layer and the inner layer, and in the cold, we may need more than one such layer, though we will need to remember that we will be warming up as we walk. Also, these layers will be designed with materials that will help transport the moisture from our bodies out – again, so we don’t get soaked by our own sweat!

Marmota Soft Shell jacket

The final layer, the outer (or shell) layer, needs to be wind and rain resistant, and at the same time, breathable so that the moisture from our bodies is drawn further out. It needs also to be pretty durable and resilient to sharp rocks as if it rips and rain gets into your layers, then your layers are no long so effective.

How much is this costing…? well here in Brazil just for these layers for the legs and the body, well about r$1,600 (US$ 1,000) per person. The advantage here is that we can pay in installments (3 to 6, depending on the store) whereas elsewhere will most likely be cheaper, but we wouldn’t be able to do this. So we are biting the bullet at the moment as we look for sponsorship – ultimately it will be equipment that will last a really long time so is a good investment no matter what.

As training continues apace, we have got to find new, interesting and challenging hikes within reach from São Paulo for the weekends. There are a number that we have found which look great, though am absolutely certain that there are many others which would also be fantastic for us.

The main ones which we have found so far are:

Horto Florestal: Quite an easy place to go hiking, though plenty of trails that can take a good amount of time. Advantages are that it is easy to get to: hop on the metro by our house up to Parada Inglesa (25 minutes) then a bus to the park (20 minutes). Can easily spend a good five or six hours walking around and keeping your eyes open for wildlife. Disadvantages are that perhaps the hikes are too easy… though it’s all good exercise. It will be good for the weekends when we can’t get out of the city as well.

Parque Intervales: Difficult to get to: three and a half hours bus from São Paulo city, then an hour taxi-ride; also difficult to get back from: the buses back to São Paulo leave at either 4.30pm or 1.30am…  So if you just go for a day hike, you will be back in São Paulo at around 5am. Definitely need a weekend or longer. Lots of trails can be done over occasionally difficult terrain, but still not the most challenging of walks around. The caves are nice but feel a bit like a gimmick, for want of better words. Oh and for two people, expect to spend at least US$ 300 for a weekend. Ouch. We will be going back but not regularly.

Agulhas Negras: The fourth highest mountain in Brazil apparently in the region between the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. Picturesque park region which would be good for camping and also for a number of different hikes around the area. Not been there yet, though looking forward to when we eventually get there. Will probably take about five hours or so to get there, so leaving quite late from São Paulo city to arrive there in the morning.

Pedra do Sino: A good 10 hours or so away from São Paulo, so to go here will require a long weekend at the least. Plenty of tough hiking to do here up the mountains, and the hikes are long enough for camping out in the open – one of the choices for the Easter break, and something that we shall be doing more regularly as we progress in the project

Serra de Canastra: A massive park region in Minas Gerais state, here there is scope for endless days of hiking. Plenty of waterfalls and steep walks, will be great to go through! The main entrance point is from the Tiete bus terminal in São Paulo to Piumhi where the first bus leaves at 8am and last at 10pm, and takes about seven and a half hours. Then you would get an hour or so bus ride to São Roque with the early bus at 6.20am… A bit of a journey but looks like it will be worth it!

As I say, plenty more treks to do for sure, and am certain that we will be adding to this soon.

Trilha da Pedra Grande - http://www.ambiente.sp.gov.br

Se voce quiser me achar hoje pode ir pro Horto e procurar a trilha da Pedra Grande…. Estaremos  lá, eu e Benjamin, curtindo a natureza e em busca de uma vista que promete ser linda.

Esse final de semanas procuramos trilhas aqui na Capital, que nos permitisse um contato com a natureza e treinar nossas caminhadas. Achamos um site que fornece uma lista de trilhas aqui na capital e no interior. No site eles informam o nível de dificuldade, o tempo, a localização, se precisa de guia ou não e os horários.

Se você estiver querendo um dia diferente na sua semana entre lá e escolha uma das opções, se quiser companhia é só chamar, o mesmo para dicas.

Depois contamos como foi essa aventura!

The Bugio monkey at the Jardim Botanico, Sao Paulo

São Paulo is such a huge metropolis, it is difficult when living here to really imagine there being much green countryside out beyond the mass concrete jungle. Hiking here is something that well, we haven’t really done much at all in the past four and half years since I moved here. What we have been doing are things like walking the 9km back from work, though there are so many cars around, our lungs feel like screaming by the end of it.

There are also some pretty nice parks such as the Jardim Botânico, which enters into the edge of tropical rain forest and is home to animals like the Bugio (or Howler) Monkeys, and Parque Ibirapuera which is home to well… thousands of city dwellers who pass through it every weekend (okay okay, I will try and be nice: it is an enormously popular and massive park in the Southern Zone of the city, which has some nice walks by the lakes and through the trees, with plenty of flora and fauna to see when the crowds let you. Like Hyde Park in London, concerts are often held there as well).

When you do a bit of research into it, however, there are actually quite a few such trails just outside the city, and it will be nice on Sunday when we get out of the city to do a good 10km hike up in the mountains.

Okay, many of the best hikes in the state are a couple of hundred kilometres away: learning to drive is high up on our agenda so we will be able to rent a car and get to these places rather than depending on busses. However, just half an hour or so outside the city limits there are the Serra de Cantareira mountains – apparently the home to the largest urban forest in the world (remnants of the once massive Mata Atlântica rainforest) – and also home to plenty of hiking trails; then there is a good hike down the old road to Santos.

The contrast between the city and the forest (Trilhas de São Paulo - http://www.ambiente.sp.gov.br)

This is where we will be doing the Pedra Grande hike.

It isn’t the longest hike in the world, but apparently it is quite tricky with some steep inclines and difficult terrain. It is a start, and we will be doing a hike pretty much every weekend now as we need to get into good shape for the Bolivian mountaineering expedition. We need to carry pretty heavy loads in order to get used to the backpacks we will need to wear in Bolivia.

The São Paulo state government has actually got quite a decent site showing good hikes in the state, and the Pedra Grande trail is just one of these.

Eventually after doing a few of these hikes in the next few weeks, we want to go to Pedra do Sino in Teresopolis (Rio de Janeiro state) which has a good 18 hour trek and spectacular views – it will be great to get the tent out! And also treks in the Parque Nacional de Itatiaia, there are some good mountains taller than 2,000 metres, including the Agulhos Negras peak which reaches up to 2,791 metres. Again, it will all be good and essential training as being in the city and the gym is quite limited.

We will probably save these treks for long weekends though: Easter is coming up so that will be a good opportunity, as getting there would be an adventure in its own right, with a good six or seven hour bus ride just to the town. But ah well! Needs must!

Little lizard at Jardim Botanico - not an uncommon site in the city in general

Top down at Ibirapuera

Across the lake at Jardim Botanico

With such a project and journey at hand, it can be difficult to wrap your head around it all. Even in this modern age, where the world is (mostly) mapped out and a major airline can bring you virtually anywhere on the globe, envisioning how this can be completed can be difficult. It sometimes feels like trying to imagine the edge of the universe, the end of infinity. “What do you mean walking across the poles?” my family members asked me after I told them about my recent decision to join the 360Extremes team. Have you ever taken a look at the North Pole on Google Earth? It’s all blue. It’s a massive area of water that is simply covered in frozen ice – there is no land beneath it as there is in Antarctica. Our changing environment also poses a challenge for crossing the North Pole. With the pack ice decreasing in thickness each year, the opportunity to journey across it by foot may not be feasible for our grandchildren.

There is a certain level of mental endurance needed to complete this expedition and it is as important, if not more so, than our physical training and technical knowledge. The expedition will traverse numerous environments and ecosystems. We will need to know at least the basics of mountaineering, climbing, backpacking and back country skills, bicycle touring, and sailing to name a few. Many of these skills will also need to be used in different environments – from summer to winter, rain, snow, diamond dust; desert sands; high winds and more.

Even now as I read through my go to textbook, Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, my head swims with all the knowledge I am trying to absorb. Anyone can learn technical skills. What is going to make the difference for us and really help us get to our final goal is the mental endurance to persevere, keep each other’s morale positive, and keep our wits about us when things don’t go according to plan. So how do you even begin training for this? Hiking is usually my go to for a day adventure or when I need to get away without doing something overly strenuous (Ramapo Mountains and Harriman state park don’t top out much above 1,000ft/304m).

However, for training for this journey, I will be using these hills for extremely long day hikes – hikes that when I get to the trail head in the morning, seem too long to complete in one day. This will force me to think in survival mode and “what ifs” – What if I get stuck in inclement weather, or hurt myself, or don’t move fast enough? Packing for all possible situations is just as necessary on a day hike as it is on a global expedition. Many climbers have died from a day hike or climb that they have done many times before – check this recent story about a New Hampshire climber. This isn’t meant to scare anyone – it is to show how serious preparation and planning is for any outdoor excursion and how seriously we will be taking it.

For those of you up to date with this years winter in the north-east of the United States, it’s been quite mild. About a month ago we had a little snow storm that dumped around 6-7 inches across the hills. The storm started at around 4am. At 7am I was waking up and by 8am I was at the trail head. What was an unplanned hike at first turned into a 7 mile trek during the storm with ever-increasing ground snow.

It was at the 2 mile mark where I made the decision to take a long route that, once started, would be better to push through than turn back. I looked long and hard at my map, wondering if this was a good idea. I then looked down the snow-covered path seeing a mysterious trail with unknowns ahead of me. How long will this take? What time will I make it home? How much snow will be dumped in the next couple of hours? I opened up my pack to check my contents – medical kit, head lamp, extra food and water, and a few extra dry articles of clothing.

I then realized that it’s the mystery, the unknown that makes it exciting.

I came out in a snow storm on purpose because I didn’t know what the trails were going to be like. I took a step forward and began my long trek home. Hours later, the snow became a burden, and going uphill was painful. I was pushing five or so hours of almost non-stop hiking in 6 inches of snow with only my winter boots. As I approached the last mile away the trail head, my mind found excuses to kneel down, or lean against a tree.My rest periods kept increasing in length. I got tired more quickly. I remember a paragraph from a book I read called “War” by Sebastian Junger. (See full New York Times review here). He talks about exhaustion in a war-like setting – places where not only are the elements against you, but other human beings. The mentality of constantly hunting and being hunted. I’ll paraphrase but he relates exhaustion as going down into a valley from a ridge. By the time your mind thinks the body is drained of energy and cannot go on further, you’ve only barely made it off the ridge. In truth, you have so much further to go into the valley before you’ve completely bonked. In essence, it’s all a mind game.

I plan on doing more of these long hikes and hope, as the weather improves, to start doing long cycle tours, working my way up to overnight trips to really get into the habit of land travel, camping and survival. Physically, I hope to not only to gain enough strength to endure these long journey’s but to get my body used to using and consuming that many calories.

Mentally, I hope to realize long journeys are simply made up of smaller parts. Joe Simpson crossed the crevasse field after a long and already strenuous ordeal by breaking the crawl into small portions – x amount of meters here, y amount of meters there. He was severely injured and lived! Surely unhurt people can do the same!

Lastly, I’ve heard great reviews about Arno Ilgner’s “The Rock Warrior’s Way”. Not only are the mental tips and tricks useful for climbers – but for anyone when it comes to overcoming fears and doubts. Next week a friend and I will be heading up to the Catskills in New York State to hike the 24 mile Devil’s Path. Considered one of the hardest hiking trails on the East Coast, I hope the 18,000ft (5486m) of elevation gain and loss will give me an inkling into what alpine conditions are like. It should prove to be a fun, exciting and challenging time as well as good training for the 360Extremes Expedition.

In the mean time, I’d love to hear the community’s take on this – what have you done to train your mind for tough, run-out type conditions?

Exciting news in moving this project forward in that we have established a partnership with Mountain Guides International – an Alaskan-based international mountain guides organization and expedition organizer.

We shall be working with them in our training, first of all by going on our first expedition to Bolivia – a 21 day adventure which will start off at La Paz (the highest capital city in the world) and see us have a bit of sight seeing at Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca, before we go further up in the Andes and climb Pequeno Alpamayo, the 6,088m Huayana Potosi peak, and the 6,438m Illimani mountain – the second highest peak in Bolivia.

The trip will see us learning advanced roping techniques, navigation through crevassed areas as well as helping us really experience in climbing in the cold, high altitude. Looks like it will be a lot of fun and certainly great preparation for the main expedition ahead!

I guess I have written briefly about some of the inspiration behind this, but I think it is worth a little more on the subject…

The initial thoughts for this project have been growing for some time – with the early seeds set in childhood, reading about Scott, Amundsen and Hillary, and previous explorers going to then unknown parts of the world; one of my favourite books was Water Music by Tom Coraghessan Boyle, based loosely about a Scottish Explorer, Mungo Park, who went twice to try to find the course of the Niger; dying on the ill-fated second journey. Mungo Park was someone who became intoxicated by exploration and Africa in particular; so intoxicated he would give everything for his thirst for it. Those were truly adventurers, and I often find myself imagining what it would have been like to be an explorer from the west at those times when there was so much to know about the world and we didn’t have Google Maps and Earth to show us everything.

It all began to click further into mind when I lived in China a few years ago – a place which had, prior to my living there, been a complete unknown for me – the undiscovered country, as it were. Shanghai was (and still is, in my mind) a fantastic city to live and work in with so much happening… Going up to the north of the country in winter and experiencing the amazing ice and snow festival in Haerbin – where it was about -40C for the entire time I was there; the river was frozen over completely and there was an entire city made out of ice. I remember the stillness of the place walking back a few kilometres from the ice city to my hotel at 2am; quite beautiful. …

Travelling down along the North Korean border and seeing those security cameras looking over the iced-up river; climbing some of the sacred mountains in the country; and eventually going to Tibet and trekking through the Himalayas to Mount Everest Base Camp with the summit of Everest being revealed through the cloud for, according to the locals at a nearby monastery, the first time in a couple of months. So many spectacular places; interesting people, strange foods (fried silk worm was a particular favourite)… Then you get the massive history of the region, the fantastic stories (among others) of Marco Polo going along the Silk Road, and realise how the eastern and western civilizations have traded with each other for thousands of years.

One of the big parts of this expedition that I am really looking forward is being able to go back through China again, though part of this expedition is about seeing how the cultures, foods and peoples change as we go through different climate zones, and from my experiences living in different countries… I am certain that we shall meet many surprises that will challenge our initial ideas and preconceptions as the journey progresses…

A equipe…

Posted: January 21, 2012 by Natália Almeida in Português
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Benjamin Weber (idealizador)

Nasceu em Aberdeen, na Escócia, mas não gosta de ser chamado de escocês não, pra todos se diz inglês, o motivo não sei bem porquê.

Foi criado nas ilhas Okney, aos 8 anos se mudou para Lancaster, nunca conseguiu ficar parado muito tempo em um lugar só. Já morou em St. Andrews, Londres, Fortaleza (Brasil), China (Shanghai e Xinxiang), voltou para Londres e agora está há 4 anos em São Paulo.

Já viajou para as Ilhas Galapagos, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, já cruzou o Brasil de onibús, viajou da China para Rússia passando pela Mongolia, conheceu diversos lugares da Europa e viajou pelos parques canadenses.
É um viajador convicto e fotografo nato!

Trabalha na Control Risks Brasil como consultor de risco e gerência a equipe de pesquisa e os projetos. Fala português e inglês fluente, se vira bem no espanhol e seu mandarim acabou se perdendo depois que deixou a China.

Seus maiores medos são de altura e de não conseguir realizar essa aventura.

Natália Almeida

Nascida em São Paulo, durante a infância morou na capital, na Praia Grande e 2 anos em Fortaleza.

Em busca de uma profissão desafiadora acabou cursando faculdade de rádio e televisão, antes mesmo já trabalhava na área, tanto é que já perdeu as contas de há quanto tempo é editora de vídeo.

Trabalhou em duas edições do Rally dos Sertões, editando direto das etapas, com esse trabalho teve a oportunidade de conhecer o sertão brasileiro. Editou programas como E24, A Liga, E aí doutor e hoje é a responsável pelo programa Polícia 24h. Sua maior paixão é viajar, e esse sentimento já a levou a diversos lugares, como Foz de Iguaçu, Salvador, já viajou de Fortaleza para São Paulo de carro três vezes, Argetina, Irlanda, Inglaterra, Galapagos e o Canadá. Sua viagem mais marcante foi a Galapagos onde perdeu o medo de mergulhar e se fascinou pela natureza. Depois dessa viagem foi para o Canadá observar os ursos.

Sempre muito desapegada e com um espírito livre, suas maiores preocupações com esse projeto são, com quem deixar suas duas gatas e como sua mãe vai administrar a falta de notícia.

Detalhe: ao completar a viagem, a Natália será a primeira brasileira a dar essa volta ao mundo.

Terceiro Integrante

Nossa equipe ainda não está fechada, precisamos de alguém disposto a investir 3 anos em um roteiro cheio de dificuldades mas também belezas. Alguém que possa nos ajudar a documentar cada km dessa viagem, e que tenha bastante habilidade com camera de vídeo. Se você se acha apto e está disposto ou conhece alguém que toparia, entre em contato conosco no email : 360extremes@mail.com.

Afinal de contas serão 3 anos de muito suor, pedalada e sola de tênis gasta, serão 3 anos em que todos os dias algo novo acontece, seja uma pessoa, uma dificuldade, uma surpresa, uma paisagem, um animal… Serão 3 anos de incertezas, mas a unica certeza que teremos é a de que iremos aprender muita coisa. Sabemos que não será fácil, mas acreditamos que com dedicação e vontade chegaremos lá. E é por esse sonho e por acreditar na possibilidade dele que estamos dispostos a largar emprego, família, amigos, casa e conforto. Estamos em busca de uma vida que seja mais do que bens de consumo, uma vida de aventura e crescimento pessoal.

A Jornada 360 Extremes

Posted: January 20, 2012 by Natália Almeida in Português
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Planejamos começar essa aventura em março de 2014, mas isso não quer dizer que até lá nada vai acontecer, muito pelo contrário. Para uma viagem nessas condições precisamos de muito preparo e dedicação, serão 2 anos e pouco de muito trabalho físico e mental.

Para entender um pouco do que estou falando, segue alguns detalhes do nosso roteiro:

  • São Paulo – Bolívia : cruzaremos o Pantanal Mato Grossense de bicicleta e andando. (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Bolívia – Colombia: aqui pegaremos a estrada El Camino del Muerte, considerada uma das estradas mais perigosas do mundo e ingressaremos nos Andes, a locomoção será via onibús e bicicleta. . (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Colombia – Guatemala: atravessando a Colombia os perigos são outros – as Farc, falta de estrutura e segurança nas estradas . O visual também vai mudando bastante muita mata e chuva, chegando a Costa Rica, aí sim praia e calor. (tempo estimado: 2 mêses)
  • México – EUA: mais mudanças, aqui atravessaremos o Deserto Chihuahuan e cruzaremos a fronteira americana de carro. (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • EUA – Canadá: os pontos altos serão Grand Canyon e Yellow Stone Park … Muita rocha pra escalar. . (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Canadá: as vistas neste trecho são incríveis, muita montanha, muita natureza. Vamos aproveitar para treinar sobrevivência à baixas temperaturas, precisaremos disso pra próxima etapa. . (tempo estimado: indeterminado)
  • Expedição Polo Norte: os maiores desafios aqui serão resistência ao frio e aos ventos, andar sobre gelo fino, animais pelo caminho… O treinamento no Canadá serve justamente pra estarmos aptos. . (tempo estimado: 2 mês)
  • Noruega – Rúsia: clima mais ameno, e lindas vistas… Aqui também teremos boas opções de esporte radical. (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Russia – China (passando pela Mongólia): aqui ingressaremos na parte mais espiritualizada da viagem, Tibet, Serras Sagradas, mas o lado aventura não ficou esquecido, enfrentaremos várias mudanças climáticas e de altitudes, entraremos nos Himalayas e seus desafios.  (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Nepal: só preciso de uma palavra pra mostrar como essa parte é importante e perigosa, EVEREST, isso mesmo escalar o Everest. (tempo estimado: 2 mês)
  • Butão: atravessaremos esse pequeno país pedalando, andando e escalando um pouquinho, porque aqui o que mais tem é serra. . (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Índia – Indonésia: aqui as vistas serão paradisíacas mas a estrutura pra viajar péssima. Boas opções de esportes para tentar, e diferentes paissagens. . (tempo estimado: 3 mês)
  • Austrália: chegaremos aqui de barco, e a ideia é cruzar o país pedalando por ser um país relativamente novo e de boa preservação acreditamos poder encontrar diversos animais e lindas vistas. . (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Nova Zelândia: o maior perigo por aqui com certeza é a travessia da Austrália para cá de barco, muitas tempestades e perigos no mar. Aqui muita rocha pra escalar e muito esporte radical pra mostrar. . (tempo estimado: 1 mês)
  • Expedição Polo Sul: cruzaremos a pé, e mais uma vez muito frio, muito vento, andar sobre gelo… . (tempo estimado:4 mês)

  • Argentina – São Paulo: chegamos ao fim de nossa viagem, fecharemos o círculo passando pela Patagonia, sul argentino e suldoeste brasileiro. . (tempo estimado: 1 mês)

Resumindo serão 2000km andando pelo polos, em temperaturas abaixo de -30C no verão; 800 km pedalando pelo Deserto de Gobi; 3000km de bicicleta para cruzar a Austrália; 8800m de escalada em condições de frio extremo no Everest e 6900m no Aconcágua; passaremos por duas das mais perigosas estradas do mundo na Bolívia e no Tibet… É isso, se você já nos achava loucos só de ler a ideia, aqui está o percurso que te mostra que é possível sim, com bom planejamento, treino certo, e dinheiro, os dois primeiros itens já estamos fazendo o terceiro precisamos de ajuda em achar bons apoios e patrocinadores.