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The Bionic Sloth ~ a profile of youth climbing champion Kai Lightner

When one of the world’s best climbers notices you, you must be doing something right. As several young climbers waited for an autograph during a February fundraiser at the Stone Summit gym in Atlanta, Chris Sharma stood intrigued, watching 13-year-old Kai Lightner smoothly lap a 5.13. Emily Taylor, Kai’s coach, recalls, “When we made the […]

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Support the Joy Trip Project on Patreon

Support the Joy Trip Project on Patreon from James Mills on Vimeo. When you’re in the creative fields it’s never easy to define exactly what it is that you do for a for living. But when you hope to get your friends and fans to support your work financially you really have to get down […]

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A fitting tribute to a dearly departed pilot

Doug Sheffer was the kind of silent hero you’ll never know until after he’s gone. A talented and courageous helicopter pilot he was best known by those photographers and filmmakers he faeried across the scenic western landscape near his home in Colorado. Long time friends Anson Fogel and Peter McBride remember him as an enthusiastic […]

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Outdoor Retailer 2014 Day 1

After a really long day at the Outdoor Retailer Show I’m up early to head back over to the Marriott for the breakfast meeting of the Conservation Alliance. The keynote speaker is National Geographic Explorer in Residence Wade Davis. His book The Sacred Headwaters is an amazing photo essay that details the struggles of protecting […]

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The Best Adventure Film of 2013

This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Oscar awards. Once again I’m amazed by the number of prominent feature films that I neglected to see in 2013. As a reviewer of adventure movies I don’t make it to my local cineplex the way I used […]

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Cool on Kickstarter: Lynsey Dyer’s “Pretty Faces”

Girls ski too, you know. But when it comes to action sports movies, that fact isn’t always made clear. Big-mountain pro skier Lynsey Dyer aims to change that by making a film of her own. With the ambitious goal of inspiring more women to take on steep alpine terrain, she’s putting together an all-star team […]

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2014 Day 1 Above

In the middle of a Wisconsin cold snap any temperature above Zero is cause for celebration. On the first day of 2014 with blowing snow and frigid low temperatures I walked two miles to my gym for a morning workout. With a Sony Action Cam strapped to my backpack took a single frame every 10 […]

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Repreve ~ Resolution

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Repreve ~ Do recycled fibers and fabrics make a difference?

Can there be a balance between commerce and ecology? As we head into the new year I want to believe that it’s possible, that we can live our lives in sustainable ways that protect the environment while allowing each of us to maintain a high standard of living. It would be great to turn it […]

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Worn Wear ~Patagonia video encourages reuse of beloved clothing

The day before Thanksgiving I was in the supermarket with a cart full of groceries in preparation for the season’s first of feasts. I have to admit it. I absolutely love pulling together the fixings for all manner of treats both sweet and savory. My wife Shamane plans on making her recently perfected lemon meringue […]

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