I do not claim to be a rock climber, but I certainly appreciate the spirit of adventure of these three rock climbers…
Climbing dream team Alex Honnold, Mark Synnott, and Jimmy Chin face rugged cliffs, knife-wielding thieves, and deadly waters as they traverse the globe searching for the next great rock to climb. Check out the video.
This is a classic BBC documentary called Great Natural Wonders of the World. David Attenborough sets out on an intrepid quest across seven continents to create a unique film to celebrate the wealth of natural features that makes planet earth so varied, so distinctive and so spectacularly beautiful.
If seeing some of these amazing locations doesn't give you wanderlust I don't know what will.
Ride the Divide is a documentary that chronicles the toughest mountain bike race in the world - The Great Divide Mountain Bike Race. The competitors travel North to South over the Continental Divide riding for 2700 miles from Banff, Canada to the border of Mexico - not for hours, nor days, but for weeks. Each rider is self-supported, meaning that they carry all their own gear, food and water.
The Road to Baja is a documentary about a group of novice privateers (self supported and funded) motorcycle riders who prep and ride the Baja 1000 Rally in Mexico.
During their adventure they encounter rugged terrain, mechanical problems and get pushed to their physical limits. But they also experience some amazing scenery, friendly locals and discover their inner strength which keeps them moving forward.
Oh man, this looks like so much fun. I have to try this one day.
The Budapest-Bamako is a low-budget version of the Dakar Rally and goes from Budapest, Hungary to Bamako, Mali through the Sahara. It passes through Hungary, Austria (or Slovenia), Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Mali. The Budapest-Bamako was inspired by the Paris Dakar Rally. It promises a sense of adventure and the romance of Africa, much like the Paris-Dakar did in its early days. There are no entry restrictions. As long as a vehicle is street legal, it can join the event. The B2 also raises money and supplies for local communities and charities in Mali.
Check out this 45 minute documentary.
For more info and to sign up, check out their website BudapestBamako.org. However, you can only sign up if you include me on the team.