Adventurer and kayaker Tyler Bradt is known for pushing boundaries–for jumping into the unknown despite the possibility of injury, and even death.
This attitude undoubtedly helped him earn his world record for highest waterfall ever kayaked (186 feet), and it surely kept him moving forward despite breaking his back on a waterfall run in early 2011.
And the attitude will serve him well on his latest adventure: a five-year circumnavigation of the globe that is set to include exploration of Earth’s unknowns. He and his team plan to surf undiscovered waves, navigate unexplored rivers from source to sea, and push their limits by base jumping cliffs, climbing mountains, and diving to underwater caves, among other adventures.
“The unknown exists as a boundary and a cause of irrational fear,” says Bradt in the above video, which is a preview of the trip. “It has been my quest to push past this fear and into the unknown, embracing it with new perspective.”
The journey will begin in March, when his boat, Wizard’s Eye, launches from La Paz, Mexico, towards the South Pacific’s Tuamotu Islands, according to Canoe & Kayak magazine.
For more information on the journey, check in with Canoe & Kayak, which has its own take on the adventure and will be following closely and posting Bradt’s intermittent video updates.