This project evolved not only because
of our lust for adventure and challenge, but furthermore, because
we both strongly believe that many of us have lost sight of the
reason we are here. Hypnotised by television and the media machine,
consumed by the system, life is passing us by. We have lost our
energy in body and mind. We have lost the feeling of being. We have
Life is for living not existing. We are not saying you should go
and pack your bags now, it needn't be travel or adventure related.
Whatever it is, you know you need to do it. Only you holding yourself
back. We hope, as a consequence of our actions, to motivate respect.
Niel and Sarah
We have had an almost fanatical approach to make as much time as
possible for adventure, both near and far, constantly seeking new
challenges in different places. We decided that being dependent
on the city conforming to a system of routine that dictated the
way we lived our lives, was not the reason why we were here. At
the end of every week we would bolt from the city to open spaces
to seek new challenges and adventures.
At the age of 17 I left home to go and visit Tasmania which totally
changed my outlook on life. From a regular city kid to finding myself
travelling on horseback in remote outback wilderness using a gun
and fishing rod learning survival techniques to gather food. Since
then Ive spent over 6 years travelling all over the world.
After sailing back from Thailand at the end of my last trip Ive
not spent a single weekend at home or in a City.
I also flew from the nest at 17. I left my home in Switzerland to
travel to the Far East lured by the exotic culture. I arrived in
Thailand where I felt free and liberated from the modern world and
knew there was a whole wonderful world waiting for me. I fell in
love with the Ocean becoming a diving instructor. I lived in a cave
with two Buddhist Monks and felt totally at home living a simple
natural life. It was there I met Niel whilst climbing. I am a qualified
nurse with the Red Cross and have owned my own Diving business.
I speak five languages including Japanese.