‘Siberian Express for Water’ takes elite adventurers and students on 650km run across Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal
STATE-OF-THE-ART COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TO BE PART OF THE ADVENTURE
But the two Canadians are attempting more than just a record-setting and safe crossing. With
The i2P expedition team will use the BGAN satellite communication device provided by Stratos Global to blog, post photos, upload videos, and even stream live video conferencing into classrooms across
The Siberian Express journey is the latest expedition for impossible2Possible, a non-profit organization, founded by Zahab, that uses adventure as a platform to educate, inspire, and empower tomorrow’s leaders. Lake Baikal contains about 20 per cent of the world’s surface fresh water and is the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume. It’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and by running across the ice-covered surface of one of the earth’s most treasured and fragile lakes, Zahab and Vallely hope to teach students about the history, chemistry, biology, culture, and the central role clean drinking water has played in all cultures and civilizations.
“Lake Baikal is a real global treasure that is tucked far away from youth in
In 2007, Zahab and two others ran 7,500km over 111 consecutive days across the Sahara. A journey that was turned into a
Beyond the classroom, Zahab and Vallely will use the impossible2Possible website to bring their message to people around the globe and raise money for clean drinking water projects. Participating schools have been challenged to organize fundraisers and help complete 2 clean drinking water projects in
They will also teach youth that anything is possible. Less than 10 years ago Zahab was a pack-a-day smoker turned elite athlete. Now an accomplished adventurer and ultra-marathoner, he says his life philosophy is that we are all capable of the extraordinary in our own lives.
“I truly believe that we as humans can do anything we set our minds to. That’s what I want today’s youth to believe. Through hard work and dedication anything is possible,” says Zahab.
The Siberian Express For Water is the first leg of the impossible2Possible Twenty10 H2O Initiative. In mid April the second stage of the i2P World Expedition Series will take place in the North African country of
impossible2Possible(i2P) is a 501c3 U.S. Non-profit and currently awaiting approval for Canadian Charitable status. i2P’s mission is to enable youth to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure as a platform to educate, inspire and empower our global community to make positive change.
Siberian Express For Water sponsors:
Gatorade, Iridium, Apple, Nathan, Kahtoola, Canada Goose and Stratos Global.