The next generation of adventure vehicles will be unstoppable, off-road beasts. We’re talking narrow-footprint trailers, custom rigs, and military-grade machines to take us farther into the backcountry. And some people are getting creative with all these new options. Fabian Lentsch, a 23-year-old former pro Freeride World Tour skier, created the Snowmads: a 1985 fire truck converted into a souped-up camper that fits eight adventure enthusiasts, their toys (think skis, paragliders, and bikes), and all their camera gear.
It took Lentsch and his team eight months to finish the truck. When they did, in early 2016, he set out to explore the entire world with it (and on his skis). This past winter, Lentsch set off on a route through Austria, the Balkans (Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia), Turkey, Iran, Armenia, and Georgia. These are some photos from his adventure.