While many teens can’t imagine life without being connected to the Internet or their cellphone, 18-year-old Canadian Khobe Clarke from Calgary is choosing to leave his devices and disconnect on a Mongolian adventure with his father, outdoor enthusiast Jamie Clarke. Dubbed ‘Expedition Mongolia’, the pair will depart from Calgary next week.
Adventure is no stranger to Jamie, who has scaled Everest twice, taken on the Seven Summits and even crossed Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel.
Now, with his son by his side they plan to motorcycle across Mongolia from Ulaanbaatar heading west, hiking peaks — including the country’s highest, Khüten — along the way. And, the Clarkes will be filming their adventures, doing interviews about their experiences.
The 18-year-old says when his dad initially floated the Expedition Mongolia idea by him he knew right away it’d be life changing.