After three years of fulltime employment our employees get one month off to free their mind and do something really extreme. Think about a challenge the rainbow press wants to write about: Build a 100m Lego tower, surf Jaws without being a pro, hack the Pentagon with an iPhone, read all big philosophers. And that’s what’s brewing for real:
1000 windsurfing jibes
Ten years ago I started windsurfing. I fell in love with this wonderful sport but only found time during my holidays. Next to working, continuing my education, building a business and raising two children, there wasn't much time to spend on the water. I never managed to reach the level I would call "Good". Now is the time for change!
July and August 2013 I will go to Brazil with my family, to a small village called Jericoacoara - average wind strength in those months: 6 beaufort a day! This should be THE place for me to practice, practice and practice some more. This is my extreme challenge: Stand 1000 jibes or tacks during my stay, preferably power jibes and fast tacks but I might add some other manoevers. Currently, standing 5 power jibes during a surfing session already is a success. So if you calculate, you can imagine why this is an extreme challenge for me!
Walk from Joburg to Cape Town in 30 days
After walking from beautiful Table Mountain to Cape Point (South Africa) in 2009 I knew that I want to do an ultra-long distance trek, just once in my life! It had to be a mission that would require thorough preparation - a project where I could work on my mind and body, increase endurance, learn about the South African geography, geology, flora, fauna, super light trekking equipment, South African history, you name it.
On 26 April 2012 I took the challenge and hit the road for the 1400 km. After 7 days of walking, two break days, and 7 days of cycling I reached Cape Town. It was a stunning experience, but read it all on my dedicated challenge site.