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THE ADVENTURE COLLECTION

The best way to experience my wide collection of adventure and exciting expeditions, to the most remote locations on the earth is to visit the photograph store. Follow the aromas taste the excitement and choose the most inspiring pictures to satisfy your sensational palate for life. 

Mt everest

Mt EVEREST stands at the might of 29,029ft known as Sagarmāthā in Nepal in Tibet as Chomolungma, Jason Black became the first person in history from Donegal to summit Mt Everest and did so via the North Face on 19-05-2013 at 7am. The earth’s highest mountain  above sea level is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across its summit point. 

k2

K2 – Located in Pakistan and is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of its ascent, scaling the massive obstacles in K2 makes it the mountaineers mountain.  Jason Black wrote himself into history as the first ROI summiteer and survivor on 22nd July 2018 at 6am. It is the second-highest mountain in the world at 28,252ft. With around 320 successful summits, It is more difficult and hazardous to reach the peak of K2 than any other in the world and then you’ve got to get back down.

Denali

Denali is the tallest land-based mountain on Earth. In 2014 the route selected by Jason Black was the difficult West Rib approach. Extreme weather conditions brought the expedition to a premature end but the door has been left open to return. Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America—with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet. Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.

Aconcagua

Aconcagua 22,837 ft is the highest in South america, Extreme weather conditions made the climb very challenging and the worst weather recorded in 30 years, with a 95% failure rate. Eventually solo summited  the mountain on 13th January 2016 and in doing so setting a new mountaineering record climbing expedition style from Argentina base-camp to the summit 22,834ft direct and traversing to Mulas base-camp on the other side in 32hrs in what should have taken fifteen days.

Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro stands at 19,349ft and is the highest mountain on the African continent. In 2015 Jason Black shocked the mountaineering world, speed climbing the mountain in full mountaineering style (complete expedition carry) traversing west-2-east and back with a double summit in 22.5hrs setting the world mountaineering record to the roof of Africa. 

Elbrus

Mt Elbrus is the highest mountain in europe, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. It has two summits, both of which are dormant volcanic domes. The taller west summit is 18,510 ft, the east summit is 18,442 ft. In June of 2017 Jason black was successful on summiting the west summit solo and in one push Europe’s highest mountain in Russia in just 18hrs (Up and Down) – limits like fear are often just an illusion.

Mont Blanc

Le Mont Blanc ” is Jason Black’s training ground and a mountain that he truly loves.  He can been seen on the mountain on a regular basis, approaching from multi directions. Mt Blanc rises 15,777 ft and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The mountain stands in a range called the graian alps, between Italy and Savoie and Haute of France.

Imja Tse - Island peak

Imja Tse commonly known as Island Peak standing at 6,189 mtrs Jason Black was successful on the mountain summiting in 2012 and it proved to be a vital part in his Mt Everest mountaineering apprenticeship. Island peak is located at the head of the Kumba in the Himalayas in Eastern Nepal. 

arctic circle

The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude as shown on maps in earth. It marks the Northern most point at which the noon sun is just visible on the December Solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun is just visible on the June solstice. Jason Black made the crossing in 2014 spending 6 weeks sledge pulling into the abyss. 

Cognac Valley

Ice climbing Italy – The Cognac Valley in Italy is paradise for ice climbers. The place is wild and beautiful. The ice routes are located all along these two valleys, 5km deep. Thanks to the multitude of lines and routes, it’s possible to climb on your own without crossing other parties. There are approximately 100 routes which are easy to access in this fantastic area

wanderlust

My strong desire and impulse by bike, foot or water to travel, wander and explore this magical planet. Not all who wander are lost. I changed my thoughts and that changed my world.

Race Across LAOS

JASON BLACK wins the jewel of eastern Asia Race across Laos 2018 through the tropical jungle along the Mekong river and onto the cultural capital Luang Prabang  780km and 11,000m of climbing to be completed within the five-day time limit. But cycling in Laos has the added challenge of climate. During the day, the riders experienced 40-degree heat and humidity far beyond what most were used to.

ECO CHALLENGE FIJI

Jason Black raced Eco-Challenge fiji 2019 is the ultimate expedition race in which international teams of adventure athletes will race non-stop, 24 hours a day, across hundreds of miles of rugged backcountry terrain complete with mountains, jungles and oceans. The race will encompass outrigger paddling, mountain biking, rappelling, climbing, whitewater rafting, pack rafting and paddle boarding. Navigation must be done with map and compass only in their quest for the finish line.

Northcape 4000k

1 continent, 10 countries, over 4300km self supported with a legendary destination, the Arctic Circle! This is the North-Cape4000, the Ultra-cycling Bike Adventure. Jason Black after many setbacks finishes 6th in the NC4K 2019. Racing 4300km through timeless atmospheres, amazing landscapes and natural sceneries. All united, to the Great Northcape. 

transatlantic way

Jason Black finishes 3rd overall on the very famous and possibly the toughest unsupported bikepacking race in the world. The TransAtlanticWay is a 2500km one stage self-supported road bike race between Dublin and Cork via The Wild Atlantic Way. With the pounding swell of the Atlantic as your constant companion, you follow the blue zig-zag signposts through seven of Ireland’s westernmost counties and be treated to many of Ireland’s scenic showstoppers, welcoming towns and villages, heritage sites and plenty of unexpected thrills.

race across italy

Finishing 9th overall & solo RAAM qualificationRace across Italy is an Ultracycling non stop Race. It crosses three regions, two times into the Appennine  touching both the Tirrenian and the Adratic sea, and after  775km and around 10.000mts of elevation is finally back to Silvi. RAI is qualifying race for the famous Race Across America , it  is a  World Ultra-cycling Cup’s Race. 

race around ireland

Jason Black and his Team were the Winner’s in the  2017 Ultra distance 1000km setting a course record of 70hrs. which has since been broken at 68hrs … just mean’s we have to go back. lol The Race Around Ireland NON-STOP for 2,150 km or the 1000km course (with 22,000m of climbing) around the whole of the island of Ireland. Ultra cycling has no mercy and takes many prisoners.

 

Race across oman

Finishing 6th overall in 2018 and 2nd in 2019 after leading the totally unsupported 1100km race across the Oman desert with Rodney, Jason Black fell victim to six punctures and vowed to return and in doing so finished second overall in 2019 – a whopping 12hrs faster than last year’s course record.  The Unsupported Race explores the south east Arabian Peninsula the Hajar Mountains the spectacular Jebal shams pass and the Ash Sharqiyah desert. 

Wild Atlantic 555km

Finishing second overall in 2017 -The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race is an ultra cycling event along 555km of rugged and beautiful Donegal coastline. The route follows the Wild Atlantic Way around the rugged and beautiful coastline of Donegal. Malin head, Mamore Gap, Knockalla, Atlantic Drive, Horn Head, Carrickfin, Glengesh Pass, Sliabh League and Barnesmore Gap all within 40 hours.

World 24hr Indoor record attempt

Chasing Christoph Strasser world indoor record of 940 km in 24hrs. Jason Black attempted the official 24hr world indoor WUCA record. After 12hrs Jason Black was ahead of the world record but was struggling with an inner ear imbalance which eventually lead to his withdrawal due to safety reasons 3800 laps around in circles holding the black line drives you bonkers… ” 

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