After trekking up the Miracle Highway, the team arrives at Advanced Basecamp (6,340m /20,800ft) and begins the next phase of their expedition. Cory and Topo spend the next few weeks exploring the route and acclimatizing on the established route, discovering new challenges along the way. As summit day draws closer, every decision counts.

“Part of what i’ve tried on this climb is to not regret, you know like, now there is no excuses for not giving our best. Now we need to put substance into our dream” – Esteban “Topo” Mena


Ben Thouard, award winning photographer, let his journey take him all the way to Tahiti, where he quickly made Teahupo’o’s famous wave his backyard and his favorite place to shoot. He spends endless hours under water watching the waves come to life, living fully in the moment, as he trains his eye on the Surface.

These guys manage to have incredible adventures on an incredibly tight budget. Follow along as they define a life of adventure with purpose.


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