THE MEN'S EXPEDITION
The Men's Expedition is for those dedicated towards becoming the very best version of themselves. Held by Logan Lore Director and lead instructor, Ben Logan, the experience combines the Logan Lore performance optimisation and survival concepts and a remarkable adventure deep into the heart of the Southern Alps. Each expedition has 15 spaces available for men.
"To see a group of grown men come together high up in the mountains and support each other through the highs and lows whilst all being there for the same reason of being a better man than when they arrived is an incredible sight to see. This is not a boys weekend away, this expedition is designed to change lives."
Logan Lore Director, Ben Logan
Our purpose and objectives of the expedition are to learn and reconnect with mindset strategies, skills and knowledge which as men we need in order to thrive at our absolute best in a modern world, equipping us with the tools to fulfill that purpose.
We live in a world that consists largely of shallow interactions with others. Men have an intrinsic need and requirement for mental health to be apart of a tribe and be around a group of other like-minded men that challenge and bring out the best in one another, a group that supports each other through the highs and lows and provides a feeling of deep connection. This is a feeling the majority of men say that they are lacking in their lives. One of the fundamental goals of the expedition is to create a sense of brotherhood within the group and to provide a platform where like-minded men who share the same ambitions can interact, connect and share their success going forward.
Another key objective of the expedition is to provide a platform where men can break the pattern of daily life and can immerse themselves deep into nature. This allows for mental downtime, objective thinking and clarity of mind to get a birds-eye view of where they are at and what can be worked on moving forward.
Men need to be challenged in life and put to the test as for without this we go stale and become complacent. One of the fundamentals of this expedition is testing ourselves and going through challenges in nature. From cold water immersion swims and long hikes to physical training workouts, these challenges are designed to showcase what your body and mind are capable of and how you can take those lessons and apply them into your own individual lives.
This expedition is an opportunity discover your life purpose and identity and to revive the true art of manliness in every sense of the word, by bringing mental health, strength, resilience and emotional intelligence into the modern world, taking your ambitions, family and business to the next level.
The 3-day 2-night adventure will be held at Snow Farm, high up on the Southern Alps, between Queenstown and Wanaka. The course will revolve around long hikes, theory and practical lessons using the ruggedness of the backcountry mountains as our classroom. Throughout the 3 days, there will be a great balance of difficulty and challenge combined with rest and reflection set in a way that is successful for the entire group.
Snow Farm, Pisa Range, Altitude; 4990ft.
The distinct change in the seasons here in Lake Wanaka only adds extra layers of challenge, inspiration, and beauty to this Expedition. Traditionally in this region, Summer is long, hot and dry, Autumn changes into a sea of colors, Winter is cold and harsh and Spring weather is highly unpredictable which only adds to the excitement of the adventure. Although the seasons here have their own personality, it can snow and have cold temperatures all year round.
Depart and commence our first hike to our cabin (approx 12kms). This hike, the introduction and the lessons along the way are designed to set the tone for the expedition, break down barriers and to form a strong bond within the group. We will be sharing our individual reasons of why we are embarking on this journey and what we would like to achieve.
In the afternoon we are going to tackle mental and emotional health, mindset and daily strategies designed to provide you with the tools to fully navigate and control everyday stress and situations, staying on top of life, not under it.
Late afternoon we will have a physical training workout and our first cold water session covering the theory of this practice and also the practical swim. From there, day 1 will come to an end as we move to free time around the fire with the space to relax, share stories and cook our famous group dinner.
The morning of day 2 is all about providing you with the space and time to relax, process your thoughts and to objectively look at where you are at. Most men say they are so busy and struggle to find the space and mental clarity to think. This morning is designed to provide an opportunity and platform where you can do just that, think, clear your head and process your thoughts free of your normal distractions.
The afternoon is time to take it up the excitement and adventure level and shift towards survival and a teams challenge.
We place a heavy focus on survival and ensuring men have the mental and physical skillsets to safely navigate this world not only for themselves but for their families and loved ones. Many of these skillsets are also highly transferable into personal, family and business life. Throughout this, we will learn the physiology of survival, mindset strategies along with practical everyday survival skills, bushcraft and shelter making exercises. After this, we will put our new skillsets to the test as we undergo a team-based survival adventure challenge designed to test the group both mentally and physically whilst at the same time being an unforgettable amount of fun.
Once we have finished the challenge and dusted ourselves off it will be time for another cold-water session followed by free time, stories around the fire and a well-earned group meal.
Day 3 is performance day and the culmination of the expedition. We start the day with individual goal setting and more mental health and mindset and daily strategies. Throughout the morning we will be learning the worlds best performance optimisation knowledge including nutrition, physical training, resilience, the benefits of cold water immersion and intermittent fasting. We will also focus heavily on the strategies needed to sustainably implement this knowledge into your individual lives. This session will be broken up by another highly rewarding teams challenge.
In the afternoon, we will hike up to a hidden waterfall for our longer cold water challenge and celebration along with lunch and time to reflect on the last 3 days and the highs and lows it has brought us all.
The time will then come to sadly pack up the cabin and begin our final hike back to our finish location followed by a well-earned drink and cheers at the famous Cardona Hotel.
We would like men from all walks of life to join us on this experience and a certain level of fitness is required. The basic level of fitness will require men to be able to hike 13 kms whilst carrying their pack. This expedition will be held in the mountains which could pose risks, the safety of individuals and the overall group will be the highest priority. If you have any concerns about the level of your health or fitness but would like to be apart of the expedition, please get in touch so we can make a plan to get you in the shape needed to safely enjoy this adventure.
MEN'S EXPEDITION OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES
To provide a full immersion into the mountains allowing downtime, space to think, a clear head and new perspectives on life going forward.
To provide a platform where a group of like-minded men who have the same goal of self-improvement can come together and share past experiences, their own individual challenges and goals in a supportive, judgment-free environment.
To create an authentic sense of brotherhood and comradery within the group and a feeling of deep connection and understanding with other men.
To provide some of the worlds best knowledge on mental health and mindset training, physical health and performance and the strategies needed to implement these changes into your own individual lives.
To experience a true sense of adventure.
To provide a platform where men can discover their true identity and life purpose.
To leave with an unshakeable feeling of confidence, empowerment and a clear understanding of the man you want to be.
Prices And Whats Included
The investment for the 3-day Men's Expedition is $1750 NZD. We do have payment plans available, if interested in this please get in touch so we can find the best option for you.
What's included in this:
* All course, cabin accommodation and food throughout the 3 days.
* Logan Lore Men's Journal and Field Manual.
* Men's Expedition pack including badge and official Logan Lore shirt.
* Written and video-based follow up content which can be used as further training and refreshers.
* 2 one on one video-based follow-up consultations post-expedition.
* Entry to the Logan Lore Brotherhood, an exclusive online group for course members where you can stay connected and share success going forward along with receiving monthly exclusive Logan Lore content and further training.
2019/2020 Men's Expedition Dates:
Men's Expedition # 14, Spring: 15th, 16th, 17th November 2019
Men's Expedition # 15, Summer: 21st, 22nd, 23rd February 2020
Men's Expedition # 16, Autumn: 10th, 11th, 12th April 2020
Men's Expedition # 17, Winter:10th, 11th, 12th July 2020
For travel arrangements, Queenstown international, and domestic airport is located only 40 minutes from the start location of the expedition.
Due to the nature of the group's different flights and travel plans around the Expedition, travel to and from the location is not included. A wide range of car rental options is provided at Queenstown airport.
If you would like any local recommendations, please feel free to ask.
We understand that men interested in our Expeditions may have some individual questions, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to get in touch and ask, our job is to help and provide you with the confidence needed.
Due to the unpredictable weather conditions we have in this region, we do have a compulsory gear list to ensure your safety. If you have any questions about the gear required, please feel free to ask.