The primary aim of Steve Gurney's adventures is the fun and excitement of pushing boundaries and checking off bucket list items; they also have a second benefit: they create incredible stories to share!
The dictionary defines Adventure as “outcome unknown”
What is Steve doing now?
So, if Steve isn't racing any more, what is he doing? Easy - he's sharing his motivational and leadership techniques through his speeches and seminar talks, and going on crazy adventures - both equally as fun!
Adventure to Gooney is about:
- gaining skills
- doing research
- gathering reliable equipment
- doing prior planning to prevent piss-poor performance
- building figurative fences at the top of the cliff instead of organising ambulances for the bottom
- taking personal responsibility (that’s what gives the satisfaction)
- stepping out side of my comfort zone but inside the danger zone
- and then committing with intelligence to make good decisions about calculated risk out in the field.
What a buzz!
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Sit back and enjoy a good yarn for the evening. Steve loves adventure as much as he loves sharing his adventure tales. Below are just a sample few of his talks:
Crossing the Sahara by Kite Buggy
Steve and his team became the first to cross the Sahara by wind power alone, while also snagging the title for longest kite buggy journey at 2100km!
The Original Coast to Coast
A Most Ambitious Journey - We decided to re-enact the original kayak coast to coast, a 13 day, 330km traverse dragging lugging and paddling two kayaks the whole way.
Crossing the Cook Straight by Kayak
This is not a trip to take lightly. It is a true adventure, but easily accessible.
Malaysia and the Bat out of Hell
Overcoming memories of a near-deadly encounter with cave bat dung, and winning an adventure race at the same time.
Gurney's Sahara Journey
Steve Gurney is Senegal or bust by kite buggy
NZ athlete injured on Sahara quest
MadWaySouth are home and dry…
Climbing Mt Cook & Kayaking the Tasman River to the sea
Comparing modern adventure gear with the simplicity of the gear from the late 1800's while reenacting Mannering and Dixon's great adventure climbing Mt Cook and then following the Tasman river from source to sea by foot and kayak.