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Luke Metelerkamp and I met on the farthest southern island of New Zealand. It’s called Stewart Island. This is pretty much the farthest point into the middle of nowhere a person can go without doing a trip to the Arctic or Antartica. That’s the kind of guy that Luke is.
We went our separate ways after meeting at a lodge on this remote island. I think he went back to South Africa where he is from. That was when I went to Australia. We exchanged Facebook friendship while chilling at the lodge.
I knew I was headed to Cape Town for the FIFA World Cup and he was certain to be there wrapping up his studies. He said he would take me surfing and I thought that would be great.
If I knew then what I know now, that invitation should have been viewed with a comfortable level of trepidation. Luke likes to surf big waves in frigid Cape Town water during the nastiest parts of the winter. He’s a machine.
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“Travel gets you outside of your comfort zone & open to new ways of thinking & being.” – Luke Metelerkamp (Tweet It)
- How Luke was inspired by his 5 year journey to start a Purpose Driven Business – An education program
- On the sustainable practices of the Nepalese and how they inspired Luke to build his program
- Contrasting the effects of pit mining in India with Nevada and Australia
- The story of Luke’s treks around far west Nepal
- Costa Rica: The Environment, Ecology, Surf and Permaculture
- How to hack a month of snowboarding in Kashmir for about $700
- Learn more about the Happy Planet Index
- More about the Costa Rican Payment for Reforestation Services
- Learn more about the Punta Mona Permaculture Institute
- Check out Snowboarding in Kashmir, India
- Learn more about the Sustainability Institute in Cape Town
- Learn more about SI Explorers:
What do you think about Luke’s take on sustainability? Could Costa Rica really be the most developed country in the world?