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ADVENTURELOG #1

Check out this weeks 7 magnificent adventures added by the Adventure Junky tribe...

    At 3,726m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Sumatra's Gunung Kerinci. It is very climbable by visitors with a high level of physical fitness.    Added by Nikki Malone    

 

At 3,726m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia after Sumatra's Gunung Kerinci. It is very climbable by visitors with a high level of physical fitness.  Added by Nikki Malone

 

    Ball Pass Crossing is a demanding 2 - 3 day alpine route, crossing the Mount Cook Range between the Hooker and Tasman Valleys.   Added by Henry Talbot    

 

Ball Pass Crossing is a demanding 2 - 3 day alpine route, crossing the Mount Cook Range between the Hooker and Tasman Valleys. Added by Henry Talbot

 

    Kjeragbolten is a boulder located on the mountain Kjerag in Forsand, Norway, above the Lysefjord, and a real adrenaline rush if you dare to jump upon it.  Added by Hass Herbert     

 

Kjeragbolten is a boulder located on the mountain Kjerag in Forsand, Norway, above the Lysefjord, and a real adrenaline rush if you dare to jump upon it. Added by Hass Herbert

 

    The Pyramids need no explanation nor advice aside from waiting till late afternoon when the morning haze has lifted and tourist buses departed.  Added by Arnot Harper     

 

The Pyramids need no explanation nor advice aside from waiting till late afternoon when the morning haze has lifted and tourist buses departed. Added by Arnot Harper

 

    The Juan De Fuca Marine Trail offers scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, wildlife viewing, and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline.   Added by Jess Clark    

 

The Juan De Fuca Marine Trail offers scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, wildlife viewing, and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline. Added by Jess Clark

 

    Australia's 'sexiest' beach - jump in from the pool at the south end and smile with every stroke as you head north!    Added by Jarryd Zankovic    

 

Australia's 'sexiest' beach - jump in from the pool at the south end and smile with every stroke as you head north!  Added by Jarryd Zankovic

 

    Joshua Tree National Park is immense. It can seem unwelcoming during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile.   Added by Dmirty Word     

 

Joshua Tree National Park is immense. It can seem unwelcoming during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. Added by Dmirty Word

 

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Adventure Junky iPhone app NOW LIVE!

Adventure travel exponents Adventure Junky this week launched the earth’s first adventure travel game. The game brings together adventure travellers of every genre - from hikers to bikers, climbers to divers, sailors to snowboarders and wildlife watchers to wing suiters - on the same playing field, and pits them against one another in friendly rivalry. The goal: to determine the Earth’s Number 1 Adventure Junky.

An initial 500+ adventures, from almost every country and culture have been hand-picked by the Adventure Junky team for their authenticity, sustainability and uniqueness of experience. Add to that a rapidly growing number of adventures drawn from players and Destination Partners. Each adventure has been allocated a Points Score, based on a set of challenge factors. Players earn Points and progress up the Leaderboard by completing Adventures.

Adventures range from the softer, such as a Patagonia winery safari or foraging in the Sweden wilderness, to the extreme of summiting the seven volcanoes of Guatemala or a Favela tour in Rio. There’s self-guided (DIY) local adventures for the weekend warrior and fully guided international trips, led by the world’s best operators. Whilst the adventures are undertaken by individuals in the real world, the game is played in the digital world via the Adventure Junky App. 

The Adventure Junky App has been designed to streamline the traveller’s journey from the high of one adventure to the next. On it users can browse, bucket list, book, plan, share and add adventures. The app keeps track of, ranks and rewards their achievements. Friends and heroes can be followed creating a strong social community. The App is available on iPhone and iPad, with Android available shortly.

Australian Adventure Junky co-founders Fuchsia Sims and Nigel Malone have a pedigree in tourism marketing, having rebranded three World Heritage Sites and become recognised as specialists in cultural tourism. They’ve also both worked as adventure guides in past lives. Their evidence-based business model was built after a solid six months of market research into the experience economy. The Chairman of Adventure Junky is John Morse AM, former head of Tourism Australia.

Mr Malone outlines the phenomenal growth in Adventure travel. “Of the more than six billion trips that travellers make every year, 40% have an adventure component. That’s 2.4 billion adventures a year, and growing at 15 per cent per annum. Gamification is the glue that can bring adventurers together,” he said. “You only have to look at Fitbit and Strava to see the rise in massive online communities created through gamification.”

But for the founders, it is the psychological side of adventure and games they find most fascinating. Ms Sims explains, “Adventure is addictive. It takes you out of your comfort zone. But not all those who wander are lost. Adventure enables us to grow and develop as individuals. To better understand the world and people around us. It can heal the greatest lows, and inspire us to the greatest heights. Our mission is to fuel the addiction to adventure.”

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Adventurelog: Skating on dark ice (self-guided) #AdventureJunky

The crisp, cold winter wind at your back propels you forward as your skates glide over the dark natural ice on one of Sweden's many frozen lakes (numbering almost 100,000!). During winter in the city of Ostersund, Lake Storsjon offers 17 kilometres of prepared tracks. With mountains as the backdrop and touring skates strapped to your feet, the experience amounts a Nordic skaters dream. Reward yourself to a crispy waffle with generous helping of cloudberry jam and whipped cream in the cabin at the end of the track, before heading back home. 

Download the Adventure Junky iPad App to learn more about this and more of the earth's greatest adventures. iPhone and Android apps coming soon. Subscribe at AdventureJunky.com for alerts.

 

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Adventurelog: Kayak camping the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec (self-guided) #AdventureJunky

The 100 km-long Saguenay Fjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and is the southernmost navigable fjord in North America. Both the shores and the marine environment are protected as provincial and national parks. 
Sea-kayakers can explore the exceptional beauty of the sheer rock cliffs and pristine boreal forest as they paddle between the 13 different primitive campsites located on the banks of the shores. Along the way see otters, seals, marine birds and with any luck, the local protected pod of belugas.

Download the Adventure Junky iPad App to learn more about this and more of the earth's greatest adventures. iPhone and Android apps coming soon. Subscribe at AdventureJunky.com for alerts.

Photos: Fjord en Kayak,  JC Fortin, Charles David Robitaille