One hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ground-breaking Terra Nova expedition, four unique individuals attempted to reach the most inhospitable place on earth. Two of them being the first adaptive athletes to ever do so.
THE PUSH uncovers the capacity of human spirit across a year-long journey to achieve the seemingly insurmountable ... ... yet the true story that unfolds is the inspiration for all of us to live up to our ultimate potential.
THE PUSH was recently featured at TEDx Connecticut College
THE PUSH proudly supports High Fives Foundation & the Reeve Irvine Center
We have two special guests joining us on August 9th in support of The Push. An Olympic Gold Medal Rower, and a distant relative to Sir Ernest Shackleton who recently traveled to the South Pole.
Ed Ferry is a Stanford Hall of Famer and 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist rower at the Tokyo games. Together with Conn Findlay, the two competed as one of America's greatest ever pair-oared boats. In addition to the 1964 Games, they won the national title in that event in 1961, 1962, and 1964, and were Pan American Games champions in 1963.
Whether you have your own Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) or not, It just doesn't matter! If you don’t already own one, take out a free demo! Come join us for the last leg of Day 1 of we build the SUP Armada! Tuesday August 9th, we'll be departing for our final leg leaving Waterman’s around 3pm and heading to Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Kings Beach for a 5pm arrival, where you’ll find live music with Matt Reardon and Drew Campbell, along with free stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals and demonstrations and some wholesome goodness from Navitas Naturals and HiBall Energy. We'll even have free suncreen samples from Watermans Applied Science!
While we're on the topic of key partners and thanking our supporters for the upcoming paddle event, we're going back for a moment to the catalyst of the "The Push". This project never would have materialized without Doug Stoup and Ice Axe Expeditions. Doug’s knowledge and experience is unmatchable and gives this team the confidence to wholeheartedly believe in this project. On a training day in the Tahoe backcountry last winter, Doug told the group, “this will probably be the hardest thing you’ve ever done.” That’s a lot when you’re talking to a two-time Paralympic gold medalist! But Doug is not one to hide the truth. Grant and John are aware of the risks and challenges they will face, but also believe Doug is just the person to enable them to overcome these and successfully reach the South Pole.
Doug Stoup is founder and expedition leader of Ice Axe Expeditions, which leads adventurers, skiers and riders to Antarctica and Spitsbergen, Norway. Doug Stoup has been venturing to the Arctic and Antarctic for over a decade and has been to both poles more than anyone on the planet.
The following is an update from Doug on what's happening at Ice Axe:
Ice Axe and myself have an extremely busy Fall/Winter and Spring. I am excited to lead the PUSH Team on a few more training missions before we depart on the South Pole PUSH in January.
To most Tahoe locals, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has become part of summer life in Lake Tahoe. But it’s not exactly well known in most circles. We’d like to dedicate the next few posts to learn a little more about the roots and gaining popularity of SUP as well as some of the movers and shakers making waves in the Tahoe scene.
First a little background.......right out of Wikepedia!
- Stand up paddle surfing(SUP), or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he'e nalu, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and reemerged as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of students, as standing on the board gave them a higher viewpoint. This increased visibility of what was going on around them such as incoming swell.
Anyone who spends any time whatsoever in Squaw has sampled the divine menu at Mamasake’s. And what’s better then pigging out on the beer and handroll après ski special after getting whooped by KT-22 (and before heading over to le Chamois)? But that is far from the limit of the goodness offered at Mamasake’s! Is your mouth watering yet?
So naturally, we couldn’t be happier to have them hooking us up for our paddle event reception. What can we say. Mamasake is stoking us - along with a lucky select group - to a lovely catered event in Carnelian Bay. They are our hands down our favorite sushi restaurant in all of Lake Tahoe, and owner Elsa Corrigan is one of our favorite fixtures in Squaw! Thank you Elsa and Mamasake for bringing your amazing food and energy to our day one launch event!
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