Feed the resilience #1
Updated: Apr 19
Following all lockdown and travel ban orders, all our tours and departures are postponed to May 2021. We are all stuck at the moment, but escaping in possible. C4 will post every three days until April 28 a list of our multimedia content favorites to cool down the wild wolf inside of you.
Movie: Everest (2015, available on Netflix Cambodia)
Follow Rob Edwin Hall, one of the founder of Adventure Consultants, a premier expedition guiding company. who on May 10, 1996, teamed up with Scott Fischer on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest with a group of clients.
This autobiographical movie is the perfect illustration the every tour responsibilities that faces a guide as a team leader, a logistic support, as an athlete or simply a part of a group.
Link to movie here.
Documentary: The Dawn Wall (2017, available on Netflix Cambodia)
To power of adventure resides in capacity to dig in yourself to persevere and refuse to give-up. This breathtaking film documents the adventure of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson in their attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California.
A responsible adventurer is a prepared, responsible and a far-sighted person. Learn all the preparation and sacrifices required to plan, organise and lead an adventure to finally enjoy it.
Link to documentary here.
[French] Podcast: Vendée Globe 92’, quand l’aventure vire au cauchemar (2019, available on franceinter.fr)
The Vendée Globe is a famous non-stop solo Round the World Yacht Race. 1992 is the 2nd edition. The race set off into extremely bad weather in the Bay of Biscay, and several racers returned to the start to make repairs before setting off again (the only stopover allowed by the rules). Four days after the start, British sailor Nigel Burgess was found drowned off Cape Finisterre, having presumably fallen overboard. A non-stop story where humans are racing against time, nature and themselves.
Link to the podcast here.
Practical exercise: the slip knot
Used and reused in every single C4 tours, this knot allows you to install quickly your bivouac. The slip knot is a stopper knot which is easily undone by pulling the tail.
Link to the video here.
Remember, adventure is more than being out in the wild. It's a mindset, a community, a culture, our way of life, because a good life is full of adventures.