“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This is one of the most famous lines ever written by Charles Dickens. It is something that epitomizes life in general. Our struggles as individuals, families, friends, companies, you name it, we go through a series of ups and downs throughout our lives.
Portland – In this town Columbia Sportswear has seen struggles and successes. It has seen the company fight to stay afloat, and it has also seen the company become one of the most innovative outdoor corporations in the industry. In this city, Columbia has created great technologies for the everyday adventurer and amazing world-class athletes alike. In this city the motto of #TryingStuff hasn’t been reserved for the elite few but continues to be spread as a way of life for outdoor loving folks everywhere.
This is just one example of an amazing new technology that will hit the streets from Portland this September:
Park City – This town saw 30+ outdoor loving, social media crazed individuals converge for a few days of competition and saw them leave as a family. The mountains of this town saw friendships forged and beginners battle to stay upright. This town has been home to competitions long before the #OmniGames were even a glimmer of an idea and will remain so long after we have gone back to our normal lives. For three days, we reigned supreme (at least in our own minds!) as we fought, often neck and neck, for 10 spots for the adventure of a lifetime.
But why stop at two cities? Why not bring a third one into the mix…Petra! This amazing, historic city will no doubt be on the agenda for the 5 teams who are victors of the #OmniGames when they travel to Jordan this coming spring. Petra saw hills and valleys throughout its existence. Founded as a capital in the caravan trade during the 6th century BC, this city later became a hub for many trade routes linking China, India and Arabia with Egypt, Greece, Syria, and Rome. It saw riches until it became what we now call the “Lost City” in the 18th century AD. For more information on a place I hope to visit this spring (but definitely will within my lifetime!), check out the Jordan Tourism Board’s website.
Team 8 is battling our way through this last and final challenge. As we have been telling you a variety of stories over the past week, we are still competing for those top 10 spots, so stick close as Wes & I make a final push! You won’t want to miss out on what is coming tomorrow!!!