Adventure writer Tim Cahill once said that the juice of outdoor life is noradrenaline. Noradrenaline is a hormone that builds in an athlete's body after years of exposure to danger - like after paddling a kayak every day for 20 years. When noradrenaline kicks in, you feel euphoric and centered even in the midst of great effort; you are poised, controlled, and at peace.
Adrenaline, on the other hand, is the everyday stuff of danger and anxiety. Adrenaline pumps when you're pushing your limits, or when the elements suddenly drop something in your path - like a boulder - that's beyond your control.
The combination of stress and bliss is the foundation of alternative sports.
Welcome to Adrenaline.
We care about people who drop their boats over ledges and lay out for the disc. People who overcome their fears and commit to increasing their skills. We know the risks, but we still play.
We agree with Edward Abbey who wrote:
A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for Godsake, let them get lost, sun-burnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches ....
The highest-quality information is often imparted by word-of-mouth.
Adrenaline moves by word-of-mouth onto the Web. In Core, we provide the basic information you need to play Adrenaline sports, but we're just getting started and we depend on you to help us fill in the gaps. Tell us how to boat a river that's running 100,000 cubic feet per second, where to find someone to throw a disc with, and where to grab a beer and pitch a tent so we'll never have to sleep in our overpacked cars again.
We hope you enjoy Adrenaline. Let it help you get to where you want to be.
- Caitlin G. Pulleyblank