Talk Travel – Eco-Challenge Fiji

Watched the latest “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji”? Wonder what it would be like to participate in an extreme expedition race? Imagine, crossing mountains, jungles, and oceans with no modern technology for navigation. Instead of just imagining, hear from a participant.

Eric Lillstrom, captain of Team Eagle Scouts, will share what it was like to race across Fiji by trekking, paddling, sailing, biking, rafting, swimming, rappelling, and more. Many teams did not finish. At this virtual meetup, find out if Team Eagle Scouts did (SPOILER: They did). Eric will share from his blog about this epic event as well as answer questions.

Eric Lillstrom is Assistant Director and a Lead Guide for PolarExplorers ( He has journeyed to numerous countries as well as both poles. Eric is an avid backpacker, bow-hunter, and fisherman. He also enjoys scuba, trail riding, and all winter sports. His advice is,

“Take every opportunity offered to enjoy nature.
Whether you have the time and resources for an
extended adventure in some far-away place,
or only have a few hours here and there to explore locally, experiencing the outdoors is what keeps us grounded
and allows us to appreciate our day-to-day lives.”

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