BY: ROB HOFFMAN
This winter, eight friends split on a Ford E-350 bus. They spent the next five months renovating and decking it out with old car seats and a platform on the roof to camp under the stars.
After a long winter, they pointed the headlights north with a mission to drive until the vehicle dropped dead.
Between Chilliwack and Alaska, they would climb mountains, skateboard down the golden Alaskan Highway and wake up to the sun rising over the ocean.
Far from the clockwork of civilization is a place where you can still connect to your surroundings without cellphone service or power outlets.
This video has attracted the curiosity of thousands of Reddit users, a testament to the power of a road trip to educate and inspire us on a fundamental level, but also revealing something critical about the priorities we choose and the potential of life.
Apprehension keeps you on a short leash and fear is too heavy to carry up a mountain. Divorce your comfort zone to make time for satisfaction, perspective and lady luck.
Happiness is multiplied by those you share it with.
It only took 11 days to cross nearly 4,000 km of North America’s most celebrated backcountry, to forge an experience worth more than a lifetime of office labour.
In other words: summer is on our heals—if you haven’t booked work off yet, it’s a mighty fine time to fake sick.
The film was shot and edited by RJ Bruni of Inmist Media House, and features Lucas Fast, Brendan Hills, Tyler Dyck, Jared Les, Mike Anderson, Noah Rempel and Ryan McKnight.