This is one of those journeys that you wish you’ll have a chance to complete.. because it is exactly that: a journey.
A journey not only through territory, but through your own limits: clearly separating needs from wants.
It’s incredibly tough and trying; it allows you to test your limits as not only a traveler, but also a human on the fringe of civilization.
At one point it becomes a lot more (or less, depending on your viewpoint) than adventure – it’s pure survival.
Why would this appeal to anyone..? It shapes you as a person and as an explorer.
You grow and learn, about yourself and the state of the world. Without modern comforts and social advances, we are more in touch with nature and ourselves, in our raw state.
It’s important to think in those terms because we never know when we might need to rely purely on our inherent survival skills. We become more creative, more intuitional.. we function better, everything’s in tune.