“I dream of deserts,
of our great forests, of all our great
wildernesses. We must never forget
that it is our duty to protect this environment.”
The words above were spoken by a wise man and are a relevant opening statement in inviting you to join us. For it is truly when we sit in the middle of nowhere with nothing, that we realise the magnitude of life around us and our dilemma. We go to the mountains to listen for that which we cannot hear, to see that which cannot be seen and feel that which cannot be felt. Yet all of these can be missed for they are but a breath.
It is for this very reason that “explore4knowledge” exists, in order to attempt to catch the moments which Jan Christiaan Smuts so well describes, “When we reach the mountain summits we leave behind all the things that weigh heavily on our body and our spirit. We leave behind all sense of depression; we feel a new freedom, a great exhilaration of the body no less than the spirit.” We aim to use our explorations and trips documented on this web site to capture that breath, that sight and that moment it time that can be explained to no other. We hope that in sharing our dreams with us that we are able to inspire you to follow your dreams.
T. E. Lawrence explains dreams in the following manner, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.” So with this in mind and armed with a pen and an old dusty leather journal I sat in Namibia formulating a dream which eventually lead to the web page you are about to enter.
I hope that while looking though our expeditions and explorations that you are able to be inspired and that you learn something about the world in which you live. Even if it is just to find out about a place you never knew existed or see a photograph of an animal you have never seen before. If we succeed in doing this we have for filled our goal of “Education Through Adventure”. The world renowned solo explorer Mike Horn said, “A day spent learning nothing, is a day wasted.” So with this in mind I invite you to explore our web page and share our adventures with us as we explore Gods beautiful creation.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein.