Okay, so when I was three and my family moved to Suburbia in Ohio, I met my very first friend ever and next-door neighbor, Ethan. Back in those days, many days were spent on swingsets and pretending to be Power Rangers. I was always the yellow one. Obviously. None of this is relevant to the rest of the story. My point is that I know this incredibly awesome person and I need to brag about his project, Between the Peaks, for the first installment of my new series: Awkwardly Awesome People to Be Aware Of.
Ethan, Ryan, and Jonathan organized an amazing adventure for themselves to conquer 2 of the worlds 7 summits. They started in Argentina with Mt Aconcagua (22,841 ft) and ended their journey in Alaska by reaching the summit of Denali (20,320 ft.). I know. Crazy awesome, right?
But wait! It gets even cooler!!
Over the course of six months, they went through thirteen different countries in order to make this trip complete, and in each location, these three guys spent time working with non-profit organizations doing everything from environmental preservation to working with kids in local schools. Essentially, they volunteered their way across the Americas, which is just insanely cooler than almost anything I've ever heard of.
Here's a video to explain it all a little more:
Ready for more awesome news? These guys got a massive amount of footage, and in 2014, their story is coming out as a documentary on Netflix. Here's the trailer:
So go check out their website to learn more and keep an eye out for the movie. I'll definitely be sharing the hell out of it when it releases.
Know of more awesome people that need to be shared with the world? Leave them in the comments section! In the meantime, spread the word about Between the Peaks!!