National Geographic

Adventure Media Review, National Geographic, Photography / 10.12.2013

[caption id="attachment_374237" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photograph from the making of the film Mission Antarctic, which will be available on iTunes this week[/caption] As we head into the winter months our adventures will likely take many of us into high mountains or across vast plains covered in ice and snow. Whether you’re riding skis, a snowboard, or a dogsled, taking pictures is pretty much a given. Unfortunately fridged temperatures at this time of year offer a special set challenges that can make even a simple snapshot a daunting task. But with...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Festival, National Geographic, Paragliding, Skiing, Snow, Snowboarding, Surfing, Winter / 07.11.2013

The 2013 adventure film festival season came to a grand finale the Banff Mountain Book & Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The producers of the many great works of literature and cinema created took center stage to receive awards for their tremendous accomplishments. There in the spotlight before the thunderous applause of a grateful audience the best authors, filmmakers, and outdoor athletes in the world brought to a close an exciting 12 months of exploring. And as the first hard snow of winter fell over the great Canadian Rockies...

Adventure Media Review, Bikes, Film Festival, National Geographic, Special Events / 04.11.2013

Norwegian adventurers Inge Wegge and Jorn Ranum had heard about some legendary surf waves, high up in the north Atlantic Ocean, in an island bay off the Norwegian coast. To test the rumour, they travelled to the island, built a hut out of driftwood and found materials, and spent nine cold, dark winter months north of the Arctic Circle, riding the waves. Their film of this unlikely adventure, North of the Sun, has won the Grand Prize at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. “If it’s possible...

Adventure Media Review, Interview, National Geographic, Photography, The Clymb.com / 12.08.2013

National Geographic young explorer Max Lowe has an incredible pedigree for adventure. The son of late mountaineering icon Alex Lowe his adoptive father Conrad Anker is one of the leading alpinists in the world. His mother Jenny Lowe Anker is an accomplished painter, author and co-founder with Conrad of the Khumbu Climbing School, which provides the Sherpa people with the skills they need to be competent climbing guides for the many tourists who visit the Himalaya. Following in the family business Max is creating a name for himself in...

Adventure Activism, Commentary, Cool on Kickstarter, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Magazines, National Geographic / 10.05.2013

I've been told it shouldn't matter. But as one in a handful of black professionals in the outdoor recreation industry I can't help being wildly excited. In June the first team of African-American climbers will attempt to reach the summit of Alaska's Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. Also known as Denali at 20,328 feet this mountain is literally the highest physical point anyone can achieve in the United States. And as metaphors go it is the ultimate realization of the dream Martin Luther King Jr....

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film preview, Life Out Loud, National Geographic, Radical Reel Tour / 20.03.2013

Heading into the hospital for my second of two hip replacement surgeries I was more than ready for an emotional pick-me-up. Action film highlights from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are making their way across North America and around the globe in the 2013 Radical Reels World Tour. Offering up the same outstanding cinematic quality of the alpine inspired pics from Alberta, Rad Reels delivers a series of shorts and featurettes meant to drive your pulse to a fever pitch in a two-hour "get psyched mix"!With exciting scenes...