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Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Reel Rock Film Tour / 19.09.2013

[caption id="attachment_283228" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Courtesy of REEL Rock[/caption] The 8th annual REEL Rock Film Tour, which kicks off tonight in Boulder, includes stories that push beyond the state-of-the-art climbing and that showcase a historic look into the sport’s not so distant past. Sender Films adventure movie makers Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, and Nick Rosen will roll out four new exciting documentaries that will nurture fans’ highest aspirations to ascend big walls and high alpine summits around the world. “We always have our eye on something bigger and better. It’s a...

Adventure Media Review, Environmental Protection, Film preview, Life Out Loud, National Parks, Yosemite / 16.09.2013

The incredible artists at Camp 4 Collective feature free solo climber Alex Honnold in the first of four new videos produced to support the National Park Service. The series of short films features world-class athletes who share their life-long passion for the National Parks.Alex Honnold in Yosemite: National Parks Epic Challenge from National Park Foundation on Vimeo.The Joy Trip Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of MAKO Surgical Corp. If you experience chronic hip or knee pain it might be time for a replacement. Ask...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film preview, Life Out Loud / 13.09.2013

 The guys from Posing Productions are gearing up for the premiere of their latest film project, a sweeping drama with exquisite cinematography on a grand scale. The Last Great Climb, by producer Alastair Lee, promises a high stakes adventure in one of the most hostile environments on the planet, Antarctica. Featuring climbers Leo Houlding with teammates Jason Pickles and Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary the 90-minute documentary follows the first ascent of the northeast ridge on Ulvetanna Peak, a 2931-meter monster that requires the most technical climbing skills imaginable. While enduring...

Business, Gear Review, Running / 11.09.2013

Even back in the 90s when heart rate monitors came on the scene I really hated wearing a chest strap. Though you might garner a certain amount of street cred as a serious athlete for having that black ban of dedication just below your nipples I had a hard time keeping it up, especially when swimming, and I secretly envied women’s fashion sense of sporting a shoulder harness. Lacking the courage to to wear a sports bra to keep the sensors in place I, like many amateur athletes,...

Art, Film Review / 10.09.2013

When you keep a watchful eye on the world of adventure it's easy to get a little tunnel vision. I know that I often loose perspective on those things outside of the outdoor space and the alternative dreams of moment expressed through the human body. Every once in a while it's nice to get a reminder of those things that might offer a pleasant distraction from the adrenaline-charged exploits of big wall rock climbers, down hill mountain bikers and class-4 whitewater kayakers. This short film by Matthew Paul...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Life Out Loud / 03.09.2013

Andrew Lenz together with other Brazilian climbers work to introduce youth from the largest Favela in Rio to rock climbing. Rocinha is home to towering rock monoliths that have until now walled the community in. They are now a resource, a way in which the youth can in every way expand their horizons. This short film is the latest production in the Beyond Gear series by Encompass Films  Centro de Escalada Urbana (CEU) from Dominic Gill on Vimeo. The Joy Trip Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of...