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We want to be conscious adventurers!

Started by two people who cherish the outdoors more than anything, Peak Performance is a good fit for Make it last. We – myself and Lisa that is – want style and functionality when we dress. We want to be conscious adventurers, as Peak Performance calls it.

Adventures make life worthwhile, right? So… we have a challenge for you! Share your greatest nature bound adventure and win a Frank jacket from Peak Performance! (It’s the one I’m wearing in the image above.) It could be any sort of adventure – let’s see your contributions as the ultimate guide to adventures in nature; things everyone should try at last once in their lifetime.

Submit your adventure in the comments below before noon on Tuesday 26 May. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday 27 May. Make sure to fill out your correct email so that we can contact you, should you be the winner.

Good luck!


12 Comments

Erik: I once took a friend on a summery day trip to an island some 4 km off the coast of northern Sweden. When it was time for me and my friend to go back, there were no more ferries that day. We had no extra clothes and hardly any money. We hadn't eaten all day. I also had an important meeting to get back to in the evening. What do? I ran around the island, asking in the summer houses if anyone was going to the mainland and could give us a lift. No such luck. My last hope was a sailing school. On the wrong side of the island. I ran there, explained my situation. They let me borrow a canoe. After a bit of paddling and a bit of carrying the canoe, I got it to the right side of the island. We had no map. With only a rough idea of what direction to paddle, we set off. My friend had never paddled before in her life. The sea was calm. After little over an hour, we reached the shore, pulled the canoe to the spot where I had promised to leave it, and took the car back to town. I made it to my meeting. Having no back-up plan and having to rely on yourself is a great feeling. I wish for everyone to get in just the right amount of trouble - and then get out of that trouble - in nature. It's humbling at first, and then something to be proud of.
May 26, 2015

Cecilia Bengtsson: Even though I love the ocean and my dream is to live in a house by the sea, the rain forest is a place that always will have a place in my heart. I went into Taman Negara, a national park in Malysia, some years ago and went for a night walk through the forest. It was pitch dark and the feeling when I stood still in the forest and only relying on what I could hear, feel and smell, it was truly breathtaking. I was amazed of the number of different sounds you could capture and I felt really small compared to the power of the forest. Perhaps not that adventurous but something I will never forget and I will long for to experience it again.
May 26, 2015

Stina: Mitt äventyr på Kauai, Hawaii Att få åka till Hawaii var självklart ett äventyr i sig. Kauai har enbart vägar på 3/4 delar av landet och resten går endast att nå via båt eller genom att gå. Jag och min vän gav oss ut på denna vandring och tog sikte på ett vattenfall som såg ut att vara ett rimligt mål för dag. Jag som aldrig varit på en riktig hike innan visste inte riktigt vad som väntade och efter den första kilometerns som bestod av blöta stenar som byggts till en ganska brant trappa var jag tveksam om vi skulle klara målet. Men skam den som ger sig, vi gick i lera, upp och ner, genom bäckar men belönades med den mest fantastiska utsikt man kan tänka sig. Orörd natur, hav och små djur. Vi lyckades ta oss till vattenfallet och tog en belönande simtur och kände hur vattnet stänkte från det kraftfulla fallet. Att gå en bit av Na Pali Coast trail är lite tufft men någon jag hoppas så många så möjligt får förmånen att göra!
May 26, 2015

Sylvia: Mitt största äventyr var när jag var 14 år gammal, och tillsammans med två vänner bestämde oss för att ge oss ut för en veckas segling i Stockholms skärgård. Jag hade aldrig stått på en segelbåt förut, och de andra två hade inte mycket erfarenhet av vattnet heller. Vi lånade en bekants segelbåt från 1970-talet där det inte fanns el, vatten eller en helt fungerande motor. Livrädda och med ett antal stora och små olyckor klarade vi oss ändå helskinnade! Fantastiskt för självförtroendet att våga ge sig ut på vatten utan erfarenhet! Något som, om man har möjlighet, alla borde prova!
May 25, 2015

Karin: My greatest, or at least the most life turning, adventure was a two days hike along Vildmarksleden. I know, it’s not extreme, not dangerous nor an ultimate challenge in the right meaning of the word. For some people a trip like this might be nothing, but for me it was an awakening. I grew up in a family that loved the outdoors, and we were often out camping. And I loved it! But in my teens something changed. Over a short period of time a gained a big amount of weight. I became increasingly uncomfortable with my body. Though I was physically strong I didn’t fit the mold. I wanted to be active but messages from society constantly told me big people was lazy. Eventually prejudice got the better of me. I started hiding my body and shunned activities that in any way would draw attention to my size. I left my active and outdoorsy childhood behind me. Until last summer that is. For a time, something had been awaking in my body. An itch, a restlessness, a desire for change. When a friend talked about going for a short hike, something just clicked inside of me. It felt so right. Some weeks later the hike took place. I was nervous, afraid even. What if I wouldn’t be able to make it? What if I wasn’t strong enough? But what I discovered was joy – joy over feeling my body work, one step at a time. Every breath a rush of life through my veins, wakening my slumbering limbs. Remembering skills from my past. I was so much stronger than I thought, and the experience was life changing. This hike made me reclaim my active past, reclaim my body and, most important, reclaim my mind from the prejudices that haunted me all these years. This summer I will hike Kungsleden and I’m sure there is more adventures to come. But this first adventure will in my mind always be the greatest. I had taken a leap, and I had made it!
May 25, 2015

Linda: Ett av mina största äventyr var när vi var ett gäng som åkte jeep i naturen på Aruba.Det var de brantaste och slirigaste backarna jag någonsin har varit med om och jag satt med andan i halsgropen hela tiden. Den (nåväl nästan) nära döden-upplevelsen var dock så värd eftersom vi tillslut kom fram till de mäktigaste strandklipporna med världens finaste utsikt.En upplevelse jag kommer att minnas för alltid!
May 25, 2015

Lisa: Ärligt talat är inte jag någon person som är uppväxt med att vara ute i naturen och hajka eller så, men jag har haft ett par fina stunder då en känt sig i kontakt med mother earth. Den ultimata frihetskänslan för mig är att åka skidor, gärna offpist. När jag var i italienska alperna RÅsnöade det 1,5 dag. Resultatet? En meters puder öveeeerallt i strålande solsken. Det var seriöst en religiös upplevelse. Det är mitt bästa "äventyr". Annars tycker jag att en kan bli rätt överväldigad av naturen bara genom att ta en promenad i skogen, vid vattnet eller i parken. Det är enkelt att uppleva det fantastiska om en försöker.
May 24, 2015

Ida Ström: Jag har alltid varit på språng. Som elitidrottare är vardagen ständigt ett äventyr och lyxen är att få till enkelheten. För ett par veckor sedan, när våren precis hade visat sitt första tecken här uppe i norra Sverige, fyllde jag och mina vänner två bilar för att åka på utflykt. Vi körde upp en bit på fjället längst skakiga jordvägar för att försöka ta oss så högt upp som möjligt. Tills slut tog vägen slut och vi fick gå sista biten. Solen lyste helt magiskt och skogen kändes som guld. Målet med kvällen var att bygga en trädkoja. Vi släpade på stora fallna kvistar, plockade löv och spred kärlek. Trots att vi snart rullar ur tonåren med stolthet, kändes det mer lockande än någonsin att spendera fredagskvällen i skogen. Några sprang nakna bland träden, vi andra njöt av solen och vissa tränade på att stå på händer på en stubbe. Ibland är det allra enklaste det allra vackraste, och det man minns hela sitt liv. Skogen är en plats som finns nära många, men ofta känns så långt borta att den inte existerar. Äventyren finns ofta runt husknuten, men för att hitta dem måste man dra på sig gummistövlarna och gå dit.
May 24, 2015

Karl Königsson: My girlfriend went on a five month trip to south america last year and i went to visit her in Bolivia. Didnt know what to expect but i know her to be crazy for adventures so i expected the worst. For people who've never experimentet high altitude: you dont feel great when you fly from sea level and 10 hours later step out on 4000 m above sea level.. But already day two she had planned something that turned out to be My greatest adventure - we were about to mountainbike for 5 hours, from the top at 6000 m down to the end at 2000 m on THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS ROAD!!!!! Also called the death road.... In some parts only 2 m wide with 600 m dead drop steeps next to it - and shared between trucks and busses..... But it was so cool, going from freezing cold in the beginning with mist that made you feel like you were in heaven through waterfalls, down to a humid climate further down, through djungel, passing coca leaf fields always with the spectacular view of amazing mountains looking like jurassic park. In the beginning it was scary but after a couple of hours you got comfortable on the bike (thus the deadly steeps.....) and could just feel free flying down the roads and enjoying the view of what nature at its best. Something everybody who likes adventures should do!!
May 24, 2015

Malin Ekman: My greatest adventure was 19 days of hiking in the Nepal Himalayas, trek the roads the nepale people walk every day with their donkeys and yaks. I had never trekked before and every part of it from day one when we rode a close-to-fall-apart bus for 24 hours through 3000 m high mountains in mud to the last day of flying a 6 seat plane through the worlds hightest mountains from one of the worlds most dangerous airports. Also everything in between, when we had to walk in the middle of the night under the clearest sky of stars ive ever seen (you could even see the milky way!!) and had to sleep in the beds of a nepalese family that let us in and gave us food. All the magnolia trees we passed, all the glaciers we passed, all the prayer flags, all the amazing misty forests, all the silence. The silence of beeing 6000 m above sea level with mount everest in front of you and the only thing you hear is nature giving away for a avalanches. All the puppies following you during an entire day of hike, happy for company, all the Dal Bhat we ate, always getting to much from the friendliest people in the world. This hike was the most spectacular thing ive ever done, also the hardest - but Well worth it.
May 24, 2015

Alejandra: My greatest nature adventure was when I spend a week in the Atacama desert in the North of Chile. It was like stepping on an other planet. The most spectacular things that nature created all by it self was amazing. It was also there where I got a greater understanding of this amazing eco system that I am a part of. And how humans can hurt that eco system. So there I got a chance to learn how to do my part fort the environment.Those amazing surroundings really never left my memory and remind me every day about trying to do my part in the eco system I am part of.
May 24, 2015

Frédérique: My greatest adventure was definitely doing the West Coast Trail! During the six day trip, I have never been in so much awe of nature. Everything from the breathtaking old growth forest to the rugged coastline, was absolutely stunning. Doing the West Coast Trail, or something similar, should be on everybody's bucket list!
May 22, 2015

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