It is in adversity that we discover how far we are willing to go. In the struggle we either find strength we didn't know we had, or we falter and question our dreams. Nothing worth doing comes easily; no dream worth reaching is easily won. And in adversity, there is always pain and doubt. Yet that arduous path is what makes the success sweeter and more visceral.
In this issue we canoe down the Yukon River, head to Kamchatka seeking unsurfed waves, dive from cliffs in West Papua, run marathons across deserts, dive under ice in the Arctic Ocean and much more.