This is an accompanying piece to my story about That Time I Walked The Wing Of Moving Plane. It provides a deeper look into the training sequence involved to get started with wing walking at the Mason Wing Walking Academy in Sequim, Washington.
“Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You” – Mary Schmich
What would life be if we didn’t have little adventures every now and then? It doesn’t where or what, as long as I get outside and just do something. Below you can read about some of the adventures I’ve been on, many of which I just discovered along the way, like river sledging and canyon swinging in New Zealand, or being surrounded by a million jellyfish in Palau. Age is just a number, and as long as my body and mind is intact, I’ll keep doing this until something gives. One of the best pieces of wisdom I’ve read is to do one thing each day that scares you. So, tell me, what scares YOU? And what’s keeping you from doing it anyway?
The very idea of swimming in a body of water surrounded by an endless swarm of jellyfish is something that might send shivers down the spine most of people, and that same idea is precisely why I flew all the way out to the remote islands of Palau.
I’ve been on some amazing adventures, but this next one might just be the most audacious one yet. How else would you describe a 14-day, 3000 km adventure across India in a 7-horsepower rickshaw?
1. Brick It verb \ ‘brik it \ : To “Brick it” is to “sh*t a brick”, where one is scared to the point that one not only loses control of their bowels, they lose control epically, resulting in something akin to a brick being dispelled and left behind.
The Amazon rainforest is a beautiful and wild place. It’s also quite big, so while most of it is in Brazil, you can still visit from within Colombia, Equador, Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru.
Slot canyons are fun to play around in, unless you’re that guy from 127 hours. After Zion Canyon, my friend Alex and I found a small little slot canyon at Lambs Knoll and did a bit of climbing.
It’s one of the top things to do when you’re in La Paz, Bolivia and for good reason. If you’re looking for the adrenaline rush that comes with mountain biking down something called the “Death Road”, you won’t be disappointed.