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Upcoming Adventures

100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth

[ Fall 2014 ]

Adventure Science (AS) was founded in 2008 in order to conduct scientific and humanitarian (search and rescue) expeditions in remote, and difficult to reach locations. Through combining the back-country skill of endurance athletes with academic research experts, AS has changed the expedition paradigm, and has spawned a movement towards light and fast field science. The entire concept of what could be explored in a given time-frame has expanded substantially, and over the past 6 years, Adventure Science has become a world leader in conducting light and fast research expeditions, and searches. The upcoming project will be AS’ most ambitious undertaking yet. The team will travel deep into the Strict Nature Reserve of Madagascar’s Great Tsingy, a dangerous limestone labyrinth that can only be accessed by qualified teams of academic researchers and a UNESCO world heritage site. It is completely off-limits to all tourists. This awe-inspiring landscape houses populations of threatened and newly discovered Lemurs, unexplored caverns and cave systems, and dinosaur tracks yet to be found. The remoteness, absence of roads, and it’s unavailability to tourists has kept this region undisturbed by development, and ripe for exploration and discovery. During the first two weeks of October, this highly skilled team of adventure athletes and researchers will descend into the labyrinth for the first mapping expedition of its kind in this region. They will trek, climb, crawl, and navigate 100 miles of dangerously sharp rock, towering cliffs, and unknown cave systems, in order to accomplish the expedition goals - which are to provide the first detailed map of the region, identify Lemur species native to the region, observe and record the locations of caves and caverns, and to identify geologically significant features, such as dinosaur tracks, along this 100 mile route.

Past Adventures

The Search for Lt. Steeves' Missing Jet - Continued

[ June 2014 ]

Adventure Science has developed a reputation for it’s ability to combine the talents of scientists and adventure athletes in a wide variety of expeditions, but especially in cold-case searches for missing people and aircraft. This June, Dr. Simon Donato and the Adventure Science team will be returning to the high Sierra Nevada mountains to continue the search for the infamous Lt. Steeves' missing USAF Lockheed T-33 Jet. Missing since 1957, this incredible tale of survival saw Lt. David Steeves, a young pilot, rise to national fame overnight after enduring nearly two winter months in the high Sierras after ejecting from his crippled jet during a routine mission. Initially lauded as an American hero, questions regarding the truth of his account ultimately damaged his reputation beyond repair. He was discharged from the military, his family life crumbled, and he was branded a liar by the media. Following his accidental death in 1965, his story was forgotten until a troop of boy scouts discovered the canopy of his jet in the high Sierras of California, thus verifying his story. While his name was posthumously cleared, the larger mystery of the missing jet still remains. The team of athletes and searchers will descend on the high Sierra’s to scour the rough, and rugged terrain for any sign of this infamous jet, in hopes of putting this mystery to rest once and for all.

100 Miles of Wild: North Dakota Badlands Transect

[ Spring 2013 ]

The 100 Miles of Wild project has a simple aim: discover first-hand the condition of the “wilderness” that inspired Roosevelt’s effort to preserve wilderness for all Americans and the World. The goal is to travel on foot to seldom-visited, isolated places within the Badlands. The Badlands (once referred to as "Hell with the fires gone out”) seem an unlikely place for a trip on foot, and that is precisely why the team undertook this project.

Go Death Racer! Documentary

[ View it Today! ]

Go Death Racer, is a documentary film that follows 4 Canadian adventure athletes as they prepare for, and race the Canadian Death Race, one of Canada's toughest ultra-marathons. Thanks to Les Stroud, The North Face, and the National Film Board for supporting this project. Official documentary release coming soon! Stay tuned.

Beyond Roads: The Musandam Oman Expedition

[ March 05 - March 20 2011: Oman ]

Adventure Science will travel beyond roads to the tip of Oman's Musandam peninsula in search of ancient tsunami deposits and undescribed archaeological sites. The region is remote, rugged, and isolated, and because of this, has been avoided by researchers for over 40 years!

Lt. Steeves' Missing USAF Lockheed T-33 Jet

[ Sept 5th 2010: California ]

2010 will see the Adventure Science team travelling deep into the high Sierras to search for the wreckage in hopes of putting final closure to this mystery. Once again, teams of adventure athletes will scour the high alpine for signs of the wreckage. The team will analyse all available technical and scientific data to help ensure success, but in this high altitude playground, mother nature will ultimately control the outcome of the search.

Canadian Death Race: A running biomechanics study

[ July 2010 Grande Cache Alberta ]

15 Adventure Science athletes will race solo for 125 km in a study designed to test how core strength affects running gait among competitors in ultramarathons.

Blaze: The Niagara Escarpment Race

[ June 16th 2009 ]

20 Adventure Science athletes tackle Southern Ontario's greatest natural challenge...

The Search for N2700Q

[ April 24 - May 02 2009 ]

The adventure science athletes join forces with a well-organized American team to provide ground searchers in the Sedona area for the missing aircraft.

The Search for Steve Fossett

[ July 14th 2008 ]

An elite team of adventure athletes tackles the rugged Sierra Nevadas and explores the science behind Steve Fossett's disappearance.

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