Joey and a few of his friends (a 9-to-5 worker included!) went to Mexico on a mission to climb the third highest peak in North America - Pico de Orizaba - in 55 hours only. As daring as it might sound, there was no way any of them could pass up on this amazing weekend challenge. Would you do it? This is how their trip went!
For those with 9 to 5 office jobs, the weekend is a source of freedom and balance. How adventurous can one get in a single weekend and 55 hours away from home? We headed to Mexico with our favorite working stiff Karl Thompson to explore the limits of the weekend warrior.
Director: Joey Schusler
Producers: Joey Schusler & Thomas Woodson
Executive Producers: 5Point Film, Outdoor Research
Story: Joey Schusler & Karl Thompson
Cinematography: Joey Schusler, Thomas Woodson, & Max Lowe
Edit: Joey Schusler & Karl Thompson
Graphic Design: Thomas Woodson
Sound Design: Keith White Audio & Ryan Prater
Music: Hey, Bucko! & Karl Thompson
Animation: MacGregor Cambell
With Support From: Outdoor Research, Skratch Labs, Sierra Nevada Brewing, & 5 Point Film
In Association With: Smith Optics, National Geographic Adventure, Dynafit, CamelBak, The Feed, CampRun Time: 9 mins.
Date of Completion: April 2015
If you’re looking for an exotic beach getaway with an abundance of cultural twists and turns, few countries can compare to that which Mexico has to offer. From the awe-inspiring ruins in Tulum and the riveting island of Cozumel to the metropolitan cityscapes of Mexico city and lively fiestas in Cancun, let Mexico show you how to really let loose and have some fun.
Interested in the vast and fast-paced lifestyle of the Mexican cityscape? Then head to the urban soul of Mexico City and uncover all the hidden mysteries, ancient history and marvellous architectural gems that call home here.