"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Friday, November 19, 2010

Expedition Impossible

About a week and a half ago I get an email from Chuck (of ROCK Racing) that read,


"Patrick, we found an adventure that needs a team of three.  Look at this and see if you want to enter with us:"

Attached was a pdf file.  When I opened the file I was surprised to read that it wasn't a race in the traditional sense of a race.  It is actually a reality show from Mark Burnett (Survivor, Eco-Challenge, etc.) based around a ten stage race that will take place over the month of April.


My initial thoughts were HELL YEAH!  But then I started to think about getting that much time off work and almost told them to find someone else.  In the end I decided to go for it.  If we get selected to be on the show it will be one of those once in a life time adventures, and a great opportunity to do some things we wouldn't otherwise get the chance to do.

Here is how the body of the pdf read:


"Expedition Impossible, the next evolution of high adventure and human drama, is a
new global competition series from Executive Producer Mark Burnett. The series
will feature teams of ordinary people doing the extraordinary, as they compete in
the biggest adventure of their lives.
In Expedition Impossible, teams of three will solve problems while racing across
deserts, over mountains and through rivers. Each week a new stage of the
expedition will be revealed. After ten stunning legs of competition, one team will
cross the finish line first to claim victory.
We are currently on a nation‐wide search looking for dynamic, competitive, and
energetic teams of three (3) people for Expedition Impossible. Don't spend the month
of April at your boring job. Spend it on the experience of a lifetime! You MUST be at
least 18 years old, a legal US resident and have a US passport valid through the end
of 2011 to participate."

We sent off our team info a couple of days ago so now all we have to do is wait to find out if we were selected or not.  Someone at work asked if we got paid, and what we would win if we finished first.  It was hard to explain that the race itself was the reward, anything on top of that is icing on the cake.