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Jason Rodi


I visited over 70 countries, sailed across the Pacific, climbed the highest mountain on every continent, and skied to the North and South Poles. I started Moment Factory in 2001 and NOMAD Industries in 2008. I have a 3-year-old girl and another due soon after my return from Bouvet Island.

Scaling A Mountain on Earth's Most Remote Island

Bouvetoya is only 774 metres high, but it is not well mapped, so one of the challenges is the element of the unknown. It's hard to conserve your energy when you don't know what's ahead. It was a seven kilometre walk up a steady hill, and we weren't halfway there that my legs started giving in under the weight of my pack.
03/05/2012 07:32 EST

Staring Down Penguins on South Georgia Island

These were cute at first, but soon we realized that their behaviour was closer to that of wild dogs than cute penguins. They would bark, clumsily coming towards us as if to bite our ankles. It was a bit scary, frankly, but the only way to keep them at bay would be to bark back, and go towards them showing our superior size.
02/24/2012 11:25 EST

Reaching the End of the World

The wind was strong at the Cape Horn, and as I stood looking out toward the horizon I would soon travel beyond, I did sense that I was not alone, as if ghosts were carried by the wind.
02/17/2012 11:06 EST

Venturing to the Most Remote Place on Earth

We'll be travelling from a cape in South America to Africa, stopping at Bouvet Island, where fewer people have been to than the moon. Both capes represent the toughest seas on Earth, but for me it's much more than that. It's completing the loop from the end of human exploration to the beginning of civilization.
02/08/2012 11:59 EST