The things I carried vol-biving across the Pyrenees

Every time I return to the mountains for some vol-bivy paragliding, I'm reminded once more just how important it is to pack light! This recent trip was no exception. Having just returned from a successful crossing of the Pyrenees, I thought my gear list might be interesting for others. Before you ask, yes I could have taken way less stuff. This mountain range does have small towns dotted about after all. However, I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to train for bigger crossings... DISCLAIMER:

Unleash Your Adventure With Adventures Unbound

Recently, I’ve been asked by friends and strangers alike, how the crowdfunded project, Thermal Crossings, is going. It was a wake-up call that people were paying attention to my work, but their info was out of date. Wiping the dust off my blog, I got typing... In the past 14-months, I've tested a new model for adventurers around the world, showing that it's possible to earn finacial support for your sports project with crowdfunding... which for many, may be an alternative to Redbull sponsorship! My

[BOOK SOFT LAUNCH] Getting Sponsored – Rhys Fisher

Last week I soft-launched my first book project titled: ”Getting Sponsored”. It aims to answer the #1 question in my opinion that troubles most aspiring athletes and adventurers – how do you make a living with your craft. Even though equipment sponsorships are nice to have and important when pursuing adventuring full-time, I constantly find that both adventurers and athletes alike get stuck when trying to create an income from their work. Adv-entrepreneurship To find some answers, I had to put my passion on hold for 4

Paralyzed by the ******* – A peek into what might be taking life from your years

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” ― Howard Phillips Lovecraft I’d like you to think about what humans have accomplished for a second. We’ve ridden across Earth’s great land masses, built ships to sail across the seas, invented machines that can take us to the depths of the oceans, into space, and now–thanks in part to modern paragliding gear–we’re able to hike and fly across

12 Lessons Learned While Crowdfunding Project Thermal Crossings

For the last 6-months, I’ve been working full-time on the Thermal Crossings project. It’s been a rollercoaster ride from start to present, and I’m lucky to have met many AWESOME people along the way. Sure it hasn’t been without the occasional #$%& up, but all in all, this experience has provided me with a huge learning opportunity that has forever changed the way I think about crowdfunded expeditions. Without a doubt, the most intense period was when the crowdfunding page went LIVE.

Rhys Fisher – Tracking Results

“What gets measured gets managed” – Peter Drucker In this blog post, I’m going to share a sneak peak into how I’m going to tackle paragliding pilot progression, and show the exact steps I take to be able to vol-biv proficiently. And it starts by making a confession. But first. As many of you already know, I recently launched this Indiegogo campaign with the goal of raising £3,600 before the 10th of January, to be able to start training for a MASSIVE unassisted expedition

Three Challenges of Paragliding Over the Tian Shan

My name is Rhys Fisher and I’m a cross-country-paraglider who has recently embarked on a mission to answer the question, “how do we become better pilots without killing ourselves?”. I’ll do this by putting my own pilot progression under the microscope, becoming a guinea pig of sorts. Throughout this journey, I will document how the human body changes as I train alongside some of the world's most knowledgeable athletes, to prepare for the 1500 mile long, and 300 mile wide Tian-shan mountain range. Supporters

Thermal Crossings is NOW LIVE – New Trailer, Limited Edition T-shirts, and Much More

December is the Month. After six months of work, the Thermal Crossings adventure is available everywhere! I put my heart and soul into my projects. Agile Existence, for example, has received tens of thousands of readers, and will continue to be home to many future articles where I share with you exactly how I blaze such an uncommon trail. Compared to this blog, I've already spent 3 TIMES the effort on my new project — Thermal Crossings: Open Source Adventure — to ensure it could inspire athletes and

Mastering the Art of Conversation

Talking and listening. Pretty cool skills! Can be used for ordering coffee, for small talk, or for intense hour-long conversations on important topics like life, death, love, kittens, and bacon. And while it’s very rewarding to turn a regular chat into an engaging conversation, it’s too easy to get stuck in small talk. This article contains some ideas on how to get out of the mundane and into the interesting. Take 5 minutes to read it, then sit down with a human and start

The Boons of an Open Mind

Have you ever wondered what makes some of your friends and relatives so at ease with leading a life characterised by routine and repetition, and others seemingly impossible to pin down? The first frugally carving out their little corner of existence and staying there, and the latter always chasing their latest inclination as rigorously and with as much curiosity as their first clumsy steps into the world. This distinction is conceptualised by psychologists as Openness and is one of Five core factors in the comprehensive “Big