lbert Bosch is an adventurer just the way we like them, telling his entire sports curriculum would last for years, here are a few of his adventures: 7 summits project (climbing the 7 highest summits of the 7 continents finishing with the Everest, all realized on the first try), he went from the coast of the Antarctic to the South Pole on a pair of skis (1152 km in 67 days including 48 days on his own), 9 participations to the Dakar Rally, amazing adventures in trail, triathlon, bike, kayak, ski, etc.
It is the 2nd edition of this initiative, in partnership with Catalonia and other public institutions from the region, it aims at sensitizing the population and the sportsmen and women about the necessity to preserve our environment and adopt a sports practice respectful of it. In addition to Albert Bosch and Nicole Ribera, 2000 participants currently take part to this wonderful project. A symbolic cost of 5€ is set and it is going to environmental friendly associations. This initiative leans on two events aiming to protect our environment: Let’s clean Europe (11th, 12th and 13th of May) and the Week for Nature (end of May in Spain).
On the agenda: 700 km in 7 days. Last year the participants had to run 7 marathon distances in 7 days. This year they combine various sport activities with 2 first stages by bike, followed by 3 stages running and finally 2 stages in kayak on a circular race course for the whole week leaving from Barcelona and finishing there. Nothing is made by accident: “the waste management must be a day-to-day matter, it has to be done every single day of the week” that’s why it lasts 7 days. As regards the circular race course it has to see with the idea of promoting a circular economy and a cyclical process for the waste.
This race is going through amazing natural landscapes from the Catalan region. On every stage, the participants collect the waste they find on their way. Last year, 1973 kg of waste has been collected, record to beat! As Albert explains us, there is a triple objective behind it: promoting a sport practice, mobilizing the population on the necessity to collect the waste and incentivizing the respect of the environment on a daily basis for every citizen but also for the sportsmen and women could be during their training sessions or during competitions.
Finally, we wanted to thank Albert Bosch and all the people engage in this wonderful adventure! If you want to be able to have a sport practice in amazing surroundings, you can’t forget to preserve it.