Robert, the adventurer

It couldn’t be more fitting that Robert was asked to be a part of the 100-year-old Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles. Founded by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1908 for adventurers and explorers, it is an all-male club where members meet to discuss and present their latest exploits and adventures from around the world. The best nights, however, are the ever-increasing ladies nights where women visit or share their adventures as well. A few years ago, Robert was invited to put on a presentation entitled “40 Years of Adventure.” After the presentation, he was immediately offered membership, which he graciously accepted.

Some of Robert’s adventures from the presentation include:

  • Arctic day and night scuba jumps near the Aleutian Islands
  • A winter mountain-climbing ascent attempt of 20,300 feet up Alaska’s Mt. McKinley
  • Winter Arctic rescues in Alaska and on Mt. McKinley
  • Parachuting near the North Pole
  • Smuggling literature into the former Soviet Block Countries during the Cold War, and smuggling political documents out
  • Robert delivering to Europe a vehicle designed by a US motor-home factory for smuggling materials into the former Soviet Union
  • Sailing from the Canary Islands in Spain across the Atlantic to the US Virgin Islands
  • Sailing from Israel to Crete in a major Mediterranean storm and sending out multiple “May Day” calls.
  • Diving with great whites twice in South Africa
  • Jumping off the highest bungee jump in the world (at the time) in Zimbabwe Africa.
  • A 3-day river rafting adventure on the Orange River on the border of Namibia and South Africa
  • Snowboarding outside Beijing
  • 10 trips to Beijing
  • 12 Trips to Moscow
  • 15 trips to Africa
  • Earning 4 Million Miles with American Airlines and its One World Partners in Over 30 Nations
  • Meeting with underground political leaders in Asia and teaching on democracy on multiple occasions
  • Traveling to the Solomon Islands and “The Iron Bottom Sound” to scuba and free dive over sunken WWII vessels