Our athletes travel the globe to live their sport.
But they’re not only going there climbing this wall or riding that line, it’s not just that. If you have the guts to go rad places, they’ll always give back: Whether it’s their people, laughing with you about each others habits or pointing you towards directions (nevermind if it’s the right one, but they do it with the greatest effort), or the country itself, which stays in your mind as an vivid memory for incredible landscapes and a true sense of adventure.
Here are 5 of those places which are bound to get your daydreams going!
THE MOUNTAINS OF KYRGYZSTAN
Road from Karakol | E.O.F.T. 13/14
In 2013 professional mountaineer and coffee shop owner Kyle Dempster struggled to get through of what he calls the “Switzerland of Central Asia”. A place magnificent and abandoned at the same time.
THE NORTHERN SHORE OF NORWAY
Being There | E.O.F.T. 11/12
Stunning scenery with mountain faces shooting up over 1000 meters from sea level, this is Norway on its north shore. Lofoten Islands is an archipelago where ski-touring and freeriding down to the Atlantic is a dream not only for every Norseman.
THE JUNGLE OF MEXICO
Cascada | E.O.F.T. 13/14
To set things straight right from the start, you don’t have to take a header down these monstrous waterfalls to feel their majesty. Deign yourself a look at the numerous gorges and white water rapids during a jungle hike or even launch your kayak at a smoother section, if you dare!
THE ROCKS OF TONSAI BEACH, THAILAND
Deep Water Soloing | E.O.F.T. 06/07
Sure, there are great climbing spots in Europe. But if you ever wanted to try deep water soloing on a level for regular mortals and in a tropical climate, Thailand may be your destination. A big plus: water temperature is perfect for cooling you down after an exhausting overhang.
THE CAVES OF THE WORLD
Cave Connection | E.O.F.T. 14/15
To be honest, would you go to New Zealand to crawl around in pitch dark holes? Have you ever heard of “caving”? Even if you have, you might not consider it to be a thing you’d enjoy. The Stormy Pot and Nettlebed Systems, Kieran MacKay and his team discovered in CAVE CONNECTION, are not the only big caves in the world. There are plenty of – even non-dark – adventures waiting for you for instance in Asia, but also in Austria, France or Slovenia.