Mar 15, 2018
Eric Larsen is quickly becoming well-known for his adventures traveling across the Arctic. He is revered for planning and executing unique-human-powered expeditions and being the only person to reach the North Pole, the South Pole and summit Mt. Everest in a one-year time span.
Born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and now a resident of Boulder, Larsen is building a career out of traveling to some of the wildest and remote locations on the planet. He has made multiple first ascents often incorporating a variety of transportation methods. Larsen skied both the North and South Poles, participated in sled-dog races, rode his bike across the United States and led many other backcountry adventures in Canada, Alaska and Colorado.
Despite these high-level achievements, Larsen believes, "you don't have to climb Mount Everest to have a unique and compelling adventure. Sometimes, putting some interesting parameters on an activity can make it challenging, fun, and original." Which is why he and a small team headed out on the back roads, trails, and waterways of Colorado in less than a week.
In October 2017, Larsen and his team completed a 600-mile human powered ColoradATHON, taking them from the State’s eastern border to western border in just 12 days. Larsen and his team rode bikes equipped with Topeak's Pannier DryBags DX, racks, and a variety of multi-tools and hand pumps, hiked and rafted throughout their journey in an effort to raise awareness for Big City Mountaineers “Summit for Someone” customer fundraisers.
Estimate route Eric, Ben and Rebecca will be traversing across Colorado on.
The trio partnered with Big City Mountaineers, a Colorado-based non-profit that helps under-resourced youth realize their potential through transformative wilderness mentoring experiences, and hopes to raise $10,000 for the organization.
As Larsen reminds us,
“adventure is everywhere and a lot can happen in a short amount of time while venturing outdoors.”