Off on an ad­ven­ture IGO

The W114˚ Mon­tana Chal­lenge, USA

Country Life Every Week - - Travel | The Great Escape -

Redefin­ing the idea of ‘get­ting away from it all’, igo Ad­ven­tures or­gan­ises multi-dis­ci­plinary chal­lenges for in­di­vid­u­als who can only spare a week of their time. Sign up and, this Au­gust, you could find your­self along­side igo founder Bobby dun­das, 10th Vis­count Melville—win­ner of his class in the 2013 Talisker Whisky At­lantic Chal­lenge—and a team of ad­ven­tur­ing am­a­teurs with a taste for the out­doors, ex­plor­ing Mon­tana’s dra­matic and di­verse ter­rain.

The W114˚ ex­pe­di­tion marks the first time that igo has ven­tured to the USA, al­though there have been two suc­cess­ful tours in the nor­we­gian tun­dra. deep in the des­ig­nated wilder­ness of flat­head na­tional for­est, par­tic­i­pants will com­plete a lake swim, a 5–7-hour moun­tain­bike trail, a kayak race and a run.

The state motto here, where elk, an­te­lope and bi­son eas­ily out­num­ber the pop­u­la­tion, is ‘live and let live’. And what a place to live; Mon­tana’s un­tamed nat­u­ral beauty—think soar­ing, craggy peaks that drop down through fra­grant pine forests into ice-cold, aqua­ma­rine glacier lakes—is un­sur­passed.

And it’s far from sim­ply be­ing the pre­serve of adren­a­line junkies. Lord Melville’s busi­ness part­ner, ge­orge Bullard—who holds the record for long­est un­sup­ported Arc­tic jour­ney—truly be­lieves that ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of age or ex­pe­ri­ence, has the po­ten­tial to thrive on this trip. Sign up and a team of pro­fes­sion­als, from doc­tors to per­sonal train­ers, will en­sure that you cross the line in one piece with a smile. RP From $3,495 (£2,710) per per­son (07766 832030; www.igoad­ven­tures.com)

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