With experience, comes knowledge. With knowledge, comes the impulse to share. At the very core of Impulse Adventures there is a desire to share our experiences with you first hand. We want you to come with us and experience our amazing destinations for yourself, but before you do, we’d like to share some of the things we’ve learnt over the years, to make your experience more comfortable, more enjoyable, and more rewarding.
Here you will find a collection of stories and guides ranging from exploring concepts of travel, to selecting the right gear, and getting prepared for your adventure.
The Impulsive Traveler
Exploration Project 2019Sun, 21st Oct 2018
Exploration sits at the very core of what Impulse Adventures stands for. We are a business made up of adventurers and explorers, we yearn for new horizons and continue to push the barriers of conventional tourism.
It is for this reason, we are excited to announce our latest development - The Exploration Project.
Each year we will be putting together a series of exploratory expeditions to take you to all the places you didn't even know you wanted to explore. Each of these expeditions goes to places far away from conventional tourism or experiences them in a way that is little known. They can be wild, remote and sometimes technical.
Each separate project will be carefully planned, have a clear objective, be led by one of our experienced Australian expedition leaders and documented like any great expedition.
So far we have 2 Exploration Projects planned for next year, with another 2 still in the planning stages.
This winter project will take us to Greece to expose this frequented summer destination as a top ski touring location! Ski touring? In Greece? You bet! Our objective will be to ascend and ski down the 3 highest peaks in Greece, working towards skiing with the ancient gods on Mount Olympus! There will be long hard days of ascent, rewarded with grand descents of over 1000m and each day finishing in a boutique hotel in a historic village, dining in family-owned traditional taverns. It doesn't get any better than that! A reasonable ski or snowboard skill level is required but no backcountry experience is necessary. Our expert backcountry guides will refresh and instruct anyone whose experience is lacking making sure the team is safe at all times.
Homer wrote in the Odyssey “The journey is the thing”. It is the sum total of every individual experience that adds up to the grand value of a Journey. Every sunrise. Every meal. Every interaction with a stranger. Every bolt clipped and every drop into the ocean. This IS our Adventure. This is YOUR Odyssey.
On this Exploration Project, we will return to Greece to journey across the mainland spending time at some of the nations top sport climbing locations. We will climb on a mixture of granite, sandstone and limestone, both in the mountains and by the sea. There is a great range of climbs at most of the crags we'll visit, although there are many more options if you're leading sport routes above grade 16.
We will finish this project with 4 days sailing on a privately chartered yacht in the Ionian Sea, swimming, snorkelling and exploring 2 main islands and their endless deep water soloing.
Return to the Highlands of PNG - August 2019 - In planning
In August 2019 we will once again return to the highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea to explore yet another remote 4000m+ peak. After 2 successful years making world first traverses of Mount Giluwe and Mount Kabangama, we will return for the third year and a third peak! This expedition is still in its planning stages, so sign up to the newsletter for updates!
Solomon Islands Adventure - November 2019 - In planning
Outside of some of the worlds best diving, little adventure tourism ventures to the Solomon Islands, little tourism at all! This wild place has endless possibilities we will be exploring in late 2019. Our objective will be to circumnavigate a remote island chain travelling in traditional handmade dugout canoes. There will also be opportunities to snorkel, dive, surf, trek, SUP and kiteboard in this pristine wilderness, all while experiencing the hospitality of the remote local villages we will be staying with. Sign up for more updates!
Stay tuned for more updates on our Exploration Project.