Outdoors Magazine

impossible2Possible To Launch Expedition Bolivia

By Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi
impossible2Possible To Launch Expedition Bolivia
Ray Zahab and the rest of the crew at impossible2Possible are getting ready for the next adventure, this time on the salt flats of Bolivia. The organization, which expertly mixes education, inspiration, and a healthy dose of adventure, will launch Expedition Bolivia later this week.
Unlike Ray's solo run of the Atacama Desert earlier this year, Expedition Bolivia is part of i2P's youth ambassador program, which adds several young people to the team. In this case, there are five young men and women joining the usual impossible2Possible team as they cover 250km (155 miles) across a remote region of Bolivia, on foot in just one weeks time. That's roughly a marathon per day for the entire length of the expedition.
This wouldn't be an impossible2Possible project with out an educational element in the mix. As usual, the expedition will reach out to classrooms across the globe, checking in daily with reports from the fields via satellite phone. The project is celebrating the fact that 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, and as such, they'll be conducting a number of experiments and collecting data while exploring the unusual terrain of the Bolivian salt flats.
Also joining the squad for this expedition is polar explorer Hannah McKeand, who went to the South Pole in record time a few years back and made a solo attempt on the North Pole as well. This is her first endeavor with the i2P organization, but I'm sure she'll have plenty to contribute. To check out the entire team, including the youth ambassadors, click here.
I've written about i2P and its numerous expeditions multiple times here. I'm a big fan of their approach to mixing education and adventure in a way that is engaging to students in classrooms of a variety of ages. The youth ambassador program only adds to that, as it shows young people that they can go out and do some amazing things and visit some incredible places. There is no better way to motivate kids, in my opinion, than showing them someone their own age doing great things. These expeditions do just that, and it has proven to be a great success in the i2P mission.
Good luck to everyone on Expedition Bolivia. Enjoy the run!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Lace Up Pom Tree

    Lace Tree

    Without putting any much effort a summer dress can give us so much of goals from comfortability to enhancing our style to a new factor. If you're bored of the... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Chayanikarabha
    FASHION, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING
  • How to Know This is the Right Book to Read

    Know This Right Book Read

    In the past, people had to make an effort in order to get ahold of books they were interested in reading. Nowadays, though, they have an entirely different... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Mariagrazia
    ART & DESIGN, BOOKS, CULTURE, MOVIES
  • Cheap Trick is Serving Pizza and Beer in Wicker Park

    Cheap Trick Serving Pizza Beer Wicker Park

    Greg Kot (left); Rick Nielsen (right) What’s more Chicago than pizza, beer and rock royalty all under one roof? You probably recognize Rick Nielsen as the... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Urbanmatter Chicago
    TRAVEL
  • La Pinoz Pizza Offers Excellent Pizzas, Pastas, Tacos and More

    Pinoz Pizza Offers Excellent Pizzas, Pastas, Tacos More

    La Pinoz Pizza offers excellent pizzas, pasta, tacos, and more. But I feel there is a scope of some innovation and variation to, may be, attract a larger segmen... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Jaideep Khanduja
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Planting Trees Will Not Slow Global Warming

    Planting Trees Will Slow Global Warming

    GR: There’s lots of loose talk going around about “geoengineering” our way out of the climate-change disaster. I say it’s loose talk because there’s been no... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Garry Rogers
    ANIMALS & WILDLIFE, BOOKS, ENVIRONMENT
  • The 3rd Annual Country LakeShake is Coming to Northerly Island

    Annual Country LakeShake Coming Northerly Island

    Grab Your Boots, Y’all! Tired of trekking to Wisconsin to enjoy a summer country music festival? Well, no shoes, no shirt, no problem, Chicago country music... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Urbanmatter Chicago
    TRAVEL
  • Summer Decor Styling

    Summer Decor Styling

    This summer season I have chosen to keep my seasonal styling simplewith a wind of a coastal breezes.Air plants are even abundant in my decor right nowbecause I... Read more

    The 26 May 2017 by   Tamera Beardsley
    FASHION, LIFESTYLE

Magazines