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An inspiring and exciting message from long boarder and Icebreaker fan Adam Colton who, with a few of his friends, has long boarded thousands of miles through some pretty exotic places; Morocco, Peru, Bolivia, France, and New Zealand – just to name a few! They are also already planning their next trip to long board throughout Asia sometime this year. If you’d like to read up on their past travels and share in their future ones, these brave souls can be found at whoisadamcolton.com
“One of our most recent trips went a little something like this: 14,000 foot mountain passes, 128 kilometres of uphill riding, and a grand total of 2414 kilometres – did I mention our mode of transportation was a human powered long board? In 2009, myself, Adam Colton, and 2 of my friends, Paul Kent and Aaron Enevoldsen set out to long board through the Andes crossing Peru and Bolivia . We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but that was an understatement. We crossed some high peaks and harsh terrain while much of the time being completely malnourished. In order to keep our packs as light as possible we chose not to pack food and cooking utensils which meant we depended solely the local fare we found as we roamed from town to town. But there were many times when cookies, stale bread and bananas became the main staples of our journey. Besides our dietary downfalls, we pushed through horrible potholes, stinky tarry pavement, and cold cold rain that chilled us all to our bones.
But our passions for the long board, for human powered transportation, documentary film making, our friendship and a damn good sense of humour is what pushed us to carry on, on this unorthodox journey. On an arduous trip such as this; you could imagine that gear was crucial to our success. I rocked a pair of Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Boxers and some Icebreaker Hiker Mid Crew Socks. The gear was amazing, it took some hard abuse and made it the whole trip with just a little bit of expected destruction. And let me tell you – Icebreaker merino wool Boxers control odour! After eight days straight in my BodyFit Boxers (yeah I know, its a little gross), I sat next to two pretty Australian girls at a restaurant in Potosi, Bolivia and actually had a conversation without repulsing either of them from what otherwise would have been an eight day old stench of stale perspiration! I didn’t offend anyone – I was stoked!
I invite you all to take a look at our journey – as well as our others – as they have been some of the toughest things we have ever done! But at the end of it all we were stoked – so stoked in fact that that we just completed skating across Morocco in June of 2010 and have our sights set on Nepal for October 2011.”
- Adam Colton – an Long boarding Icebreaker fan