On Friday, October 14, we will remind all of you of your God-given right to ditch out of work to raft, hike, learn how to surf, or take a motorcycle tour — basically to do any fun outdoors thing you've been putting off. National Day of Adventure is a skip day for adults where we encourage you to take a single-day adventure that will turn your sick day into a sick! day.
Here, we asked mountaineer and one of Men's Journal's 50 Most Adventurous Men, Renan Ozturk, what adventure he'd pursue if he had one day to do it. Here's what he said.
"I’d probably spend it based out of Talkeetna, Alaska, which is my home away from home. I’d get dropped on the Ruth Glacier, bust out of a big unstretched canvas that’s five feet wide, take my multimedia art supplies, and do a little art — probably be shooting a time lapse at the same time.
Then, maybe do a tiny bit of rock climbing with a buddy or two and get essentially picked up before the day is done, and I’d go out in a boat and have it go top speed against the current up the river for fresh Alaskan salmon fishing.
In the summer, Alaska is still light out [at night]. It’s now getting twilight and you’re just watching the light change on the high peaks of Hunter, Foraker, or Denali. It’s just good to be in a place where the inspiration is right there. You look up, and depending on what time of year you’re there, you might even be able to capture some northern lights, which keeps you fired up to keep going." – Renan Ozturk