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The Life of Hugues Beauzile

  When my friend Aimee Copp, the director of the Adventure Film Festival invited me to come to Boulder to take part in this wonderful event she asked me, “So James, what are your working on?”. I immediately told her about an exciting story that I’m writing  for Alpinist Magazine about a French climber who […]

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Love, Life And Loss at Adventure Film

After a long day of watching movies and a late night of drinking, I slept with a man I love. Certainly no lapse of judgement, my friend Jeremy Collins invited me to share his bed in the Boulder Adventure Lodge at 1AM rather than drive twenty miles back to Golden through a sloppy storm of […]

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To Be Brave ~ An interview with Royal Robbins

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/To-Be-Brave.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project   On Tuesday March 14, 2017 climbing pioneer Royal Robbins died of natural causes at his home in Modesto California. He was 82 years old. A leader in the world […]

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Forget Me Not ~ An interview with Jennifer Lowe-Anker

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Forget-Me-Not.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project If you’ve been following the news recently you probably heard that there was a startling discovery in the mountains of Tibet. The bodies of climber Alex Lowe and filmmaker David Bridges were […]

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In Deep In Alpinist

As luck would have it I just happen to be in Boulder, Colorado the same week the latest edition of Alpinist Magazine hit the newsstands. With time to kill between a conference in Yosemite and the MountainFilm Festival in Telluride I strolled the mall on Pearl Street in the hopes of buying a copy. There […]

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Valley Uprising Online Release

Just in time to pique the interest of a curious public the Sender Films masterpiece Valley Uprising is now available for online download, DVD and Blu-Ray. Within a day of the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on Yosemite’s 3000-foot El Capitan this grand epic details the long history of climbing in the granite […]

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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 Honnold pulled off a stunning victory to win the Radical Reels People’s Choice Award. By pegging the needle on the ol’ Applause-o-Meter they earned another […]

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Cerro Torre ~ An interview with climber David Lama

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/DavidLama.R1.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip ProjectIn 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 […]

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Drawn Premieres at Banff!

  Of the many wonderful films schedule to premiere at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival few are more eagerly anticipated than “Drawn” by climber and artist Jeremy Collins. The title sequence, posted this morning to Vimeo offers an exciting preview of the wonderful live action and animated feature film slated to be released for […]

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The Guide ~ a short story

Jamal’s senses snapped into focus with a sudden burst of light. The darkness that enveloped him had lasted only an instant as his mind recovered from the shock of having fallen. In those first few moments he wasn’t entirely sure where he was. His mama’s kitchen was the safest place he could imagine. But as […]

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