Hardship Forges Comradeship.
In Borneo we were told by the locals the route we had chosen was impossible, the chilling words of a local Dayak;
“Kami bedua mati pria”
“You two are dead men”
Deserted by our guide but unperturbed through a mule like stubbornness we made it out the other side, and in doing so became the second people in history to have completed such a crossing of Kalimantan.
In Papua New Guinea we crossed the island across a mixture of proven and unproven routes, we were confronted with cultures far different then anything we had ever experienced; where tribal rules reigned supreme. With no support team, we entered settlements where murders and violence were an everyday occurrence and relied solely on our skills of diplomacy to arrange safe passage throughout the country.
Forget TV shows and personalities that rely on staged shots, fixers, and a huge support team,
THIS AS REAL AS IT GETS!!!! #realadventure #MadExplorers #Expedition5