Out of the comfort zone on Devil’s Mountain
One of the most important things for me when I’m travelling is a good night’s sleep. I think my obsession with uninterrupted zzz’s goes back to the days of hellish sleep deprivation when my children were babies, so now if a bed isn’t comfy and I don’t get my full quota of shut-eye, there’s no way I’ll be winging my way back to the same hotel again.
And I’ve had my days of dodgy sleep in Western Australia too. Think
wombats (er what was I thinking?) I mean, possums, leaping from tall trees onto tin rooves, and the non-too dulcet tones of night time revelry in a holiday season campsites, or the sound of a squall and a vicious cold front pushing in off the Southern Ocean during wintertime. Yep, those are the times when I definitely need a comfy bed to help soothe me.
Which is why the ibisTM expedition “The Ultimate Sleep” caught my eye.
It’s all about sleep, good sleep in great comfort, and yet conversely it’s about pushing the limits and sleeping in an outrageously hostile place!
Photographer and filmmaker Aaron Chervenak was given a challenge by ibis Hotels to sleep at the top of Devil’s Mountain in the heart of the Amazonian jungle. The quest was to sleep where nobody has ever dared sleep before, and to test the absolute comfort guaranteed by Sweet Bed ibisTM.
Move over Bear Grylls!
Oh, and Aaron’s really cute too! If you check out the video trailer ABOVE you can, at the end, click through to video footage of the expedition which is pretty amazing.
Anyway, sitting here in deepest darkest South West Australia, it was great to be transported somewhere exciting and dangerous for a few minutes! Go watch and see what it takes to be a crazy adventurer and be taken out of the comfort zone. Would you do it?
Le Mont Roraima (Devil’s Mountain) in Brazil was chosen as the spot. Aaron and fellow adventurer Gareth Jones took on the crazy challenge to transport the Sweet Bed by ibisTM, on which Aaron would sleep, to 2,810 meters high.
I’ve slept at various ibis Hotels, most recently at the ibis Styles in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, and though my night was sweet, and the bed was comfortable, I couldn’t imagine sleeping out in the open in the Amazon in such hostile surroundings.
Anyway … A torture test for a bed! Ha! That’s a good one. But what about Aaron – how did he fare?
You can see the trailer of his film and then click through to the Expedition Website to discover what goes on behind the scenes. You’ll find Go Pro footage, a 360 degree view of the summit of Devil’s Mountain that you can control, and interviews with the five heroes. Check out the video footage at the top of this post … you might be pleasantly entertained and Wowed, as I was!
Post and Video sponsored by ibis Hotels. Sweet Bed ibisTM.
What did you think? Would you have liked to be selected for an adventure like this?