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Meet The Lebanese Who Dropped Everything For A Full-Time Adventure Lifestyle

From a small Lebanese village to exploring vast landscapes around the world, Toufic Abou Nader has been fully living his passion ever since he dropped everything in favor of an adventurous lifestyle.
Published on March 23, 2021

Pictures taken by REUTERS/Christopher Pike

A member of the Middle East Caving and Expeditionary Team prepares a meal at an underground camp while exploring Birdwing cave, the deepest in the Gulf, on Jebel Kawr near Ibri, Oman.
Picture taken on November 28, 2019

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” Ed Vesturs

I have been exploring caves for 5 years since 2016, but I have never thought of exploring the world’s deepest cave, Krubera Voronya located in Abkhazia.
Published on October 14, 2018

Leave the suncream at home

An explorer is poised to embark on his adventure of a lifetime – a descent into the world’s deepest known cave network to raise money for a school for deaf and blind children.
Published on July 26, 2016

Spelunker looking forward to a month underground

An adventurer who spent more than a week journeying through the deepest cave network in the world is now gearing up to spend more than a month underground.
Published on December 24, 2016

Down to earth: Going underground is a passion for some people but for others it’s a necessity

The National this week highlighted the story of Toufic Abou Nader, a spelunker who is now preparing to enter into the third deepest cave network, the Illuzia-Snezhnaja-Mezhonnogo cave, which is far more extensive. It will involve spending 35 to 40 days underground.

Dubai resident plans independent Nepal relief operation.

ABU DHABI // A Dubai resident is hoping to use his background in crisis management to assist victims of the deadly earthquake in Nepal.
Published on April 28, 2015

Dubai residents want to ensure aid reaches Yolanda victims

DUBAI -- Five Dubai residents are going to one of the provinces in the Philippines hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan to oversee distribution of relief goods and drum up support for victims.
November 17, 2013

Find out why Toufic embarks on extreme adventures to raise support for deaf and blind communities in Lebanon

The Ajala Project presents Toufic, an adventurer changing the world. Founder of I Do It Cause I Can, reveals how he uses his passion for sports and extreme adventures to raise awareness about blind and deaf communities in Lebanon and provide relief support in disaster-struck zones around the world.

“Together, we are going to explore ways to repurpose fear, rethink grit and redefine discomfort.  The only gear you need to pack is a willingness to hear my challenges, consider your obstacles and listen for your potential with open eyes and ears.”

“I still believe this is the scariest moment of my entire life. My face is white, I’m shaking and I’m terrified. I’m frozen––I can’t do anything.”

In July 2016, Toufic Abou Nader set off on a journey to the bottom of the Krubera cave––the deepest cave in the world.

Published Sep 17, 2018 9:34 PM

Toufic went to the worlds deepest cave to overcome his fears and he shares his unreal experiences in this show:

  • What is fear
  • Doing things to overcome your fears
  • What is the other option
  • Keep testing your body and mind

Here is a man with a goal to conquer the worlds deepest caves, but on his journey was bitten by a viper! What a story.

  • Spending days and days in cold darkness and how that relates to life.
  • The thought of losing an arm after being bitten by a viper.
  • Focusing on solutions to win at life