How boredom can inspire adventure

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

It was 1942, and Felice Benuzzi was bored out of his mind. A year in a POW camp in British Kenya had drained the Italian civil servant and amateur mountaineer’s sense of purpose. So, he hatched a plan that would become one of the purest adventure tales in history: break out of camp, climb Mt Kenya, and break back in again. Bonkers? Absolutely. Dangerous? Insanely so. Yet it became one of the most fulfilling challenges of Benuzzi’s life. Boredom is like that; it inspires crazy, perilous, wonderful things.