ad•ven•ture: n. A challenging journey that pushes us beyond ourselves in a positive direction and allows us to engage the world directly, defy personal limitations, expand our understanding, and inspire others.
Canadian adventurer Ray Zahab has competed in several (and even won a few !) international ultra marathons of distances from 100 to over 200 miles in length in some of the harshest conditions on the globe. He and two other runners recently ran the entire width of the Sahara Desert—4500 miles in 111 days with no rest days—and in the process learned of the seriousness of the water crisis in Africa. The run was documented in a film directed by Oscar winner James Moll and narrated by Matt Damon. One of the goals of the film is to raise awareness for the water crisis in Africa. Ray is an established adventurer and speaker who uses his athletic career to support initiatives and causes he believes in. Ray is Athletic Ambassador and board member for the ONEXONE organization and is a board member of the Ryan's Well Foundation. Founder if impossible2Possible, Ray was recently a member of the South Pole Quest expedition team. In winter 2008/9, Ray, and two other Canadians, broke the world speed record for an unsupported team expedition to the South Pole, In the process, Ray became the first person to trek this traditional route from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole solely on foot- without the use of skis. Students and classrooms from all over North America joined the team as they trekked to the South Pole on a daily basis- communicating and actively taking part – becoming “team mates” of the expedition.
The mission of impossible2Possible(i2P) is to encourage youth to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure as a medium to educate, inspire and empower our global community to make positive change in the world. i2P aims to equip today's youth with the understanding and belief that they have the power to change the world. We envision a world of achievers that believe in their hearts that nothing is out of the realm of possibility!
The vision of impossible2Possible (i2P) is to use adventure to cultivate a generation of leaders, whose direct experiences and education will prepare them to lead social and environmental action all across the world. To achieve this, i2P utilizes a combination of world-class expeditions, youth expeditions, leadership training and fully interactive web based educational resource material.
Impossible2Possible is a US 501c3 organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and equipping a generation of global problem solvers committed to sustainable living. To this end, i2P hosts “adventures that inspire and equip young people to protect the earth and its people.” Adventure learning trips, leadership training and "Extraordinary Acts" to cultivate a generation whose direct experience and training prepares them to return to their home communities to lead initiatives that protect the earth and its citizens. Since sustainability is a future-oriented concern, our most potent resource for achieving sustainability is our youth.
Running the Sahara
Click here to see the movie trailer for Running the Sahara.
Click here to watch a video of Ray & Matt Damon disccussing the mov.