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The LA River Expedition ~ Beginning is Arriving

Few people likely realize that just a few minutes’ drive from Los Angeles International Airport is an exquisite urban park. Kenny Hahn State Recreation Area is tucked between La Cienega ...

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SufferFest2 ~ Characters revealed through adversity

Audiences at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival cheered loudest for a short feature that was nothing short of painful. SufferFest 2: Desert Alpine starring climbers Cedar Wright and Alex ...

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Colours of Edziza

Our fragile natural landscapes are worth protecting and preserving. Through the active engagement of our minds and bodies as we travel through them we establish a life-affirming relationship between ourselves ...

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Peter McBride ~ photographing the most endangered river in America

    Adventure photographers and filmmakers give us a unique view of ...
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Grayson Schaffer: Outside’s Senior Editor On the Surprising Death Rate of Sherpas on Everest

Since before Edmond Hillary stood atop Mount Everest in 1953 the Sherpa ...
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Alex Honnold the reluctant free-soloist

  Many of us have a deep fascination with rock climbers. Big ...

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Ryan & Jon ~ Tales from the Adventure Gap

Conrad Anker’s team of athletes enjoyed a leisurely week of rest in Advanced Base Camp, at just over 14,200 feet above sea level. Along with many other climbers on the mountain at the time they were also waiting for an appropriate window of opportunity to open so that they could make the final ascent to […]

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Jim Head ~ The Question Guy

A stand out attendee of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival for the past 14 years, Jim Head can always we be counted on to ask a question. At each of the live speaking presentations during the nine-day program he’s the one person in the audience ready to take the microphone and demonstrate to […]

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Drawing ~The Work of Jeremy Collins at Banff

As we’re winding up our time here at the Banff Centre there are constant reminders of enduring moments spent making cleaver expressions of mountain culture. Outside of the MacLab Bistro in the Kenner Centre of Creativity and Innovation a massive video display greets visitors with an exciting presentation of light and color as my fellow […]

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The Ridge ~ Danny Macaskill rides the Isle of Skye

More than 23 million viewers have watched the latest video from mountain bike trick rider Danny Macaskill. Since it posted to YouTube on October 2nd it may feel like we’re coming a bit late to the party. But presented as part of the Radical REELS program at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival live audiences […]

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Banff Better Than Ever!

  With a fresh dusting of new snow in the Canadian Rockies the 2014 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival came to an exciting conclusion Sunday after #NineEpicDays of adventure. The awards ceremony before a sold-out audience at the Eric Harvey Theater in the Banff Centre ushered in a season of inspiration with Vally Uprising […]

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Cerro Torre ~ An interview with climber David Lama

In 2009 professional sport climber David Lama declared that he would summit the great mountain in Patagonia called Cerro Torre. Known around the world as one of the most difficult alpine ascents Lama proposed to make the climb up the 3128 meter spire via the infamous and highly controversial Compressor Route. But unlike those who […]

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