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5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Highlining, Slacklining / 23.05.2012

Backdropped against the annular eclipse of 2012 a Moab, Utah team slung a three-way highline across Mineral Bottom Canyon. Lead by Super Bowl slackline sensation Andy Lewis, aka Sketchy Andy, the group put up and walked an intersecting spaceline that spanned 92 feet across a chasm more than 200 feet high! “It was a great highline,” Andy said. “We pre-rigged it, set it up in an hour, everyone walked it. But I was 100 percent disappointed in the eclipse.” Nicely framed within the path of the setting sun the highline...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Climbing, Diversity / 21.05.2012

[caption id="attachment_7352" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Narinda (left) and Diana"][/caption] Over the past several weeks I've had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. On the road across the west on the 5Point to Mountainfilm tour my travels have taken me to a few of the premiere climbing spots in the nation. Along the way I've shared a bit about my personal life in adventure. Through the course of that exploration in particular I've connected with several people who each continually struggle with their identity in the wild world as a...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Diversity, Environmental Justice, Expedition Denali, Interview, National Parks, NPR, Public Radio / 18.05.2012

Just a few minutes ago I came in off the trail from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Settling into a wireless hot spot and a cold Corona at the Yavapai Lodge I fired up the laptop to find a message on Facebook from my old friend Menno van Wyk. He was my boss at Montrail since before it was called One Sport. So we go way back. It was of course great to hear from him, but his post to my time line filled me with dread. "James...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Film Festival, Mountain Film / 16.05.2012

I’ve been on the road for nearly three weeks now. About half way through my trip today I’m in Joshua Tree National Park. On a long road tour of the west I’m visiting several wild and scenic places to meet and connect with people like me, and perhaps you, who are dedicated to leading an active lifestyle. And even though I’m heading back toward home the journey is far from over. The Joy Trip Project is an ongoing mission to discover and report on the many expressions of modern...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Film preview, Film Review, Mountain Film / 15.05.2012

The latest adventure web series from Forge Motion Pictures explores the depths of the human soul. The crew that delivered last year’s award-winning mountain film Cold now follows the lives of individuals who have discovered the joy and passion that comes from pressing the boundaries of athletic ability against the most primal of the natural elements. Directed by Skip Armstrong Of Souls & Water premiered its first two of five episodes at the 2012 5Point Film Festival. Each depicting the stories of iconic paddlers the short films illustrate the...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Diversity / 11.05.2012

  “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~T.S. Eliot author of “The Wasteland” This morning I ate cereal on same breakfast table where I used to do my homework. The Joy Trip has brought back to where it all began for me at my mom and dad’s house in South Central Los Angeles. After 27 years very little has changed. And even though my 86-year-old parents required the...