not all who wander are lost.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

180 South

The other day one of my students (Jess) told me that I reminded her of that guy from 180 South, and that hearing about my adventures and being around me made her want to "like climb mountains and crazy shit"! It was the best compliment that I have ever received. I've seen 180 South and I felt a parallel between Jeff and myself....a happiness in the simple celebration of life. 

Putzing cross country. Somewhere in Colorado.

180 South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.

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