Don't get me wrong, I'm as stoked as the next guy to see dirtbags getting after it, going big in their chosen domain. But I also love finding out about the "everyman" unsung heroes--those who hold down normal jobs, are in functional relationships, and belong to actual communities--who also manage to push the fun meter to 11.
These videos have kept me pretty psyched since returning from Patagonia. Enjoy.
Andrew Skurka, reigning king of the long distance solo walk:
Rafael Slawinski: academic and all around master of those things frozen:
As I come across other inspiring stories, photos, and videos, I'll post them under the "beyond driven" moniker. Stay tuned.
*Neither a direct nor indirect reference to Pantera