Expeditions

Expeditions, challenges and extreme adventures are celebrations of life. An opportunity for friends and acquaintances from all over the world to stay connected as athletes share the wonderful events and experiences in their lives. During these journeys the athletes are blessed to meet and develop bonds with extraordinary people and places from all over the world.

Dr. Ardavanis challenges himself to add his name to a list of handfuls of achievers. He believes that the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. He believes that our brains and hands must be used to sail into new horizons and reach new dimensions. Every time that we reach new heights or cross a finish line, we must feel special and unique, and we should thank God and the people who are next to us and give us the strength and the opportunity to experience what most people cannot even imagine. The pleasure of risk is in the control needed to ride it with assurance, so that, what appears dangerous to the outsider, is to the participant simply a matter of intelligence, skill, intuition and coordination in a word, experience.

Participating in extreme adventures and challenges is a paradoxically intellectual pastime, but with this difference “you have to think with your body”. Every move must be worked out in terms of playing chess with your body. If an athlete makes a mistake the consequences are immediate, obvious, embarrassing, and possibly very painful. However, in that beautiful silent world of mountains and oceans it seems to the athlete worth the risk.

The conquest of a tall mountain or ocean, or finishing an ultra-marathon, or ultra-cycling event bring moments of exultation and bliss, which in the monotonous, materialistic existence of modern times nothing else can approach, then this is what extreme adventure athletes are looking for. It is not the goal of an extreme adventure to face peril, but it is one of the tests one must undergo to deserve the joy of rising for an instant above the boring routine life. On this proud and beautiful tall mountains, oceans and deserts extreme athletes live hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for few days the adventurists have ceased to be slave and have really been man. Fear is not going to shrink us from our challenges. We don't want to be mediocre. Instead, we want to be bigger than life.