Half a century ago, a bunch of maverick youth began innovating ways to have fun in the wilderness. It became a worldwide phenomenon. But only one innovation would save the wilderness itself, and our civilization. In fifty years of stunning original footage, we relive the journey of those who harnessed the forces of nature, and took on the impossible, from the pioneers of extreme sports to the worlds biggest scientific project. We see in reality how the world used to be, what lies ahead and the dire necessity to revive the culture of innovation to avert a pending global energy crisis. This is a story which inspires all generations in 45 years of stunning original footage.