We’re proud to announce that that American Alpine Club has honored our dream with a grant, choosing our expedition from among many in this year’s “Live Your Dream” pool. We plan to link the three local cascades volcanoes under human power in an attempt to rediscover and highlight the possibilities of local adventure, which don’t require big funds, international travel, or destructive carbon emissions. We’re looking for real adventure in the back yard.
“Patrick Fink and Ethan Linck($300) are off on another Live Your Dream human-powered adventure by linking the “Cascade Trifecta” of Mount Hood, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier in a round-trip push from Portland using only bicycles and skis. Ethan writes, “The project also returns some of the lost romance of the long-form adventure: where car and air travel have dramatically shrunk our conception of the globe’s size, the slower pace of bike travel will give us a greater perception of the magnitude of the distances involved, of the undertaking itself, and allow us to more fully immerse ourselves in the landscape.”
Part of the stipulations of the grant is that we are to record and share our experience with others through images, words, maybe even video. So look forward to some good stories of suffering. Thanks again to the AAC for helping to make this happen!