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Mission To Scout an Abandoned Cement Mine

Mission To Scout an Abandoned Cement Mine

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MISSION TEAMS ARE LIMITED TO 6 AGENTS WORKING IN TEAMS OF 2+.

Back in the early 20th century, some cities in upstate NY were the epicenter of cement. Cement mines were dug everywhere. Later, when chemistry made cement better and cheaper, these mines were closed and flooded. One of these mines was not properly sealed and it's supposed to be extensive.

Your objective will be to scout it and return with a planned route and high rez images and video.

The first Scouting team that completes its objective will receive a $100 cash prize and a (kind of) indestructible, Agent-branded tee shirt. There is no second place.

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ABOUT THE AGENCY

The Adventure Scouting Agency (ASA) exists because professional outdoor guiding companies are prisoners to one of the most chilling, anti-fun forces on the planet - insurance companies.

They need safe adventures to take their clients on so they can make money safely. So, where can they turn to for trip concepts? 

Actually, they probably figure things out themselves.

But, what if the idea is really ridiculous and probably too dangerous for their own staff? Who can they turn to then?

The ASA was created to test adventure concepts for these professional outdoor guiding companies.

Our job is to figure out how to escalate things as far as they can go.

To go way off-the-rails because we can.

We're the ones that put the "extra" in "going the extra mile". 

Operational Guts

The ASA works for major outdoor adventure companies which we cannot tell you about because it's all super confidential and hush-hush. Like, if you found out who they were, you may lose all respect for them for even thinking about hiring us to help them figure this stuff out.

So, right, the ASA helps our clients develop new adventure concepts.

That process starts with our often-reckless Agents-In-Charge (AICs) who'll do brief test runs, sketch some things out somewhere, then invite other Agents in teams of 2 or more to carry out "missions" with absolutely no assurances to safety.

Some missions are so good, that our clients can't wait to hurl their guests at them for obscene amounts of money.

Others will never be attempted again. 

But if you find yourself on an adventure that reeks of lunacy but somehow still feels safer than you expected, just know that was the ASA... except, it'll probably be insured. 

Who are the Agents?

If the idea of having zero details about your adventure makes you feel anxious, the ASA is not for you.

But if the prospect of jumping head first into a hole in the ground and discovering a huge cavern full of insects elicits instant arousal in your nether regions, you might just be the kind of special person best suited to become Adventure Scouting Agent (Agent).

Agents always work in teams of 2 or more. If you are not part of a team at registration, you will be matched with other Agents. Then, it'll be you and your team's job to find out if an adventure concept is possible, and if so, to figure out where the kinks are... so others don't.

The ASA has no insurance. Agents get injured. And when they do, they'll probably enjoy it.

And only when a team of Agents have confirmed a high-fun-to-low-risk-of-death ratio, is the adventure concept presented to other guiding companies.

Bean counters and insurers are happy. And rest assured, thanks to the ASA, you'll be happy you tried it, too.

For their troubles and likely injuries, Agent teams receive modest cash awards and exclusive swag.

But the most valuable thing they earn is a legendary story they can tell and retell every single person they'll meet for the rest of their lives. And the knowledge that the crazy sh_t they did probably saved the life of a basic tourist somewhere.

So, are you ready to join the ASA? Register to complete a mission.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Details are sketchy, but should you accept this mission, here's what you should expect: hostile locals, bushwhacking, unreliable infrastructure, interactions with local PD, a total FUBAR or waste of time.

Additionally, there is no set itinerary.

Important details for this mission may or may not be emailed to you at some point prior to your trip.

That said, The Agency disavows ever sponsoring this mission and would not know what you should expect.

TRIP DETAILS

TIME, DATE & DESCRIPTIONS POSTED HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR ANY REASON. Details regarding your mission will be emailed to you after you register.

DISCLAIMER

THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR HOST'S INSURANCE.

THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT COVERED BY THE INSURANCE OF THE OWNER OF THIS WEBSITE OR AFFILIATED WEBSITES OR BRANDS.

YOU WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXPERIENCE AT YOUR OWN RISK.