Life 2 The Limit 2010

In April 2010, ten ordinary people will leave behind family, friends, and the comforts of home, and embark upon an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. Armed with nothing more than the contents of a five-litre backpack, they'll set off for the raw beauty of the Asia Pacific archipelago, and 30 days alone on a remote island. Except they won't be entirely alone: they'll have snakes, insects, and thick tropical jungle for company - and, most challenging of all, each other.

There are no evictions, no immunities, no surprise luxuries: just one month learning to adjust to an alien environment, to make the jungle home, and to somehow survive on the island's fresh water, and whatever food the jungle and ocean offer. Food that will need to be hunted, trapped or caught. Hunger, sleep deprivation, and a range of emotional challenges - for the ten people involved, surviving the island could be their greatest achievement ever, as they discover exactly what it means to live Life 2 the Limit.

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AngiAngi Stanford
Angi's life philosophy is about balancing her 7 Fs: family, friends, finances, faith, ...
HuenuHuenu Solsona
Huenu is an entrepreneur with a big passion for adventure. She is the founder of ...
JoeJoe Starke
Joe is from Cape Town, South Africa. He enjoys playing frisbee, reading philosophy ...
JonoJono Marcus
Jono is a born and bred Joburg man currently working as a private banker. He pushes ...
KristenKristen Kaethler
Kristen is a 30 year old event planner living in Calgary. She is constantly on the ...
LisaLisa Duthie
Lisa is from Vancouver, and loves how close her city is to nature. Described by her ...
MattMatt Atkinson
Matt is from Calgary, Canada. He lives for fly fishing; when not on the river he ...
MayaMaya Blix
If travelling was an Olympic Sport, Maya Blix would be a gold medal winner. 'Ask ...
NickNick Bennett
Nick is an aspiring mountain bum from Cape Town. As the youngest member on the island, ...
SaulSaul Kornik
Saul lives occasionally in Johannesburg, South Africa. He can never quite sit still ...

Meet the commentators!
•  Adelle (the photojournalist)
•  Neil (the clinical psychologist)
•  Hein (the expert survivalist)

After April 2010 ...
20 May 2010
Post April 2010
Looking back on a life-changing month...
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What L2TL left me with...

This was a very meaningful time for me in my life and I am very grateful for the experience. I set out to accomplish a few things and I definitely think I did that.

1) One was the dire need for me to learn how to say no, and to learn that taking care of myself first isn't selfish, it's smart. It is something I have struggled with for a long time... always taking too much on and feeling guilty otherwise. I had a lot of time to think about these situations and how they affect my life not just others. I had realized long before that I needed to make a change, but wasn't willing to implement it. This opportunity was one that allowed me to focus on my well being and I'm very thankful for that.

2) Remembering what it's like to truly be humble and to truly understand how lucky I am. It is easy to get sidetracked in life and it's not until you don't have and can't do, that you realize that you're not the only one. There are people all over the world that have never had or been able to do. I will forever be trying not to forget that and to help out when I can.

3) Appreciation, big time. Having worked with food for so long, you forget that it's not just a beautiful, fun, and creative art form... It's a necessity, something that we all need to survive. And not just to survive, we need it to focus and accomplish and be successful. It's impact reigns everywhere in our lives.

4) Last but not least, I'm excited. The time, however daunting it could be at times allowed me to focus on what I was currently doing in my life and what I wanted. I am very excited about what the future holds from little changes to big ones.  It's sort of like the light turned on again, so for that I will be forever grateful. It is an amazing feeling to truly know that the world is your oyster and you can do anything you want. I look forward to the future adventures, both mental and physical!

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