My fourth and as it transpires, the last Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge souvenir book is fresh of the press and ready to conjure up memories for all who played a part. Printed in limited edition, with a print run of only 300, the book is an up close and personal collage of memories for all those who battled the six-day multi-discipline course.
Nearly everything in the book is handmade from the screen-printed fabric cover, the woven spine, with its real Beal 4mm climbing rope and the shiny precision Brunton compass gracing the cover. My designer Jerry Balloch has brought the images alive with a flush injection of creativity and Murali and the printing team demonstrated great patience in times of intense labour. Paul Rosenquist, a longtime friend and fellow avid adventurer, was himself in town for the Dubai Shamaal (the world’s richest surfski race) and kindly stayed on to create the book’s winning copy. Everyone who has played a role in creating the book has put so much effort in and shown resolute passion from start to finish … awesome and I thank every single one. Best book to date and always good to go with a bang!