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General Discussion / What really is Adventure?
« on: July 07, 2004, 11:17:50 pm »
I always like the concise definition: Adventure - an undertaking in which the outcome is uncertain.  I think I first heard this definition from Sir Chris Bonnington, the mountaineer.  

Still, that definition fails to capture some of the essence of the experience.  Adventure is associated with "adrenaline moments" -- whether the cause is physical danger or uncertainty.    

Finally, there is an element of adventure that calls one to live at a different level.  I don't quite know how to describe this.  When I am at the beginning of an "adventure" there is an element of faith that the myriad of challenges I will face can be handled.  The singleness of purpose deliniates the world into two categories: helps and hindrances.  (Ok, I admit I came from a fundamentalist Christian background.)


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