Adventure Media Review

Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Life Out Loud, Skiing, Video / 13.08.2013

The artists at Sweetgrass Productions just rolled out the trailer for their latest feature film! Valhalla follows the exploits of top flight adventure athletes on a northern alpine joy trip to some of the most awesome ski destinations on the planet. Previous clips I’ve seen along with the cover art on this newest teaser seem reminiscent of Tom Wolf’s psychedelic work of non-fiction new journalism The Electric Kool-Acid Test. But rather than chasing the chemical high of some drug induced illusion this ski movie promises an exciting true...

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, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Expedition News, Life Out Loud / 28.06.2013

After 19 days of climbing over ice and snow to the highest peak in North America the journey is small consolation when all you ever wanted was the destination. Clichés be damned. When your ambitions go unfilled it’s hard not to indulge in petulance like a child, kicking and screaming on the floor in the fit of a full blown tantrum. But in the latest dispatch from the mountain Erica Wynn delivered the unfortunate news of the team's aborted summit bid with the calm resolve of a champion. "We're...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Expedition News, Life Out Loud / 23.06.2013

On Sunday June 9, the Expedition Denali team was deposited safely at Base Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier in Alaska. The National Outdoor Leadership School made arrangements to shuttle by Otter turbo-prop cargo plane the nine climbers, four cameramen, and six instructors, along with their gear, to set up tents on the mountain. One hundred years ago this month the first team of adventurers made it to the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali. On this historic climb, NOLS aims to put the first all African...

Adventure Media Review, Life Out Loud / 11.06.2013

Aspiring adventure filmmakers have to start somewhere. The new adventure media channel Xpedition.TV is looking to attract and inspire emerging talent in its first ever contest to find the next great creator of action movies " It's a challenge for young adventure filmmakers to show off what they've done already, said Xpedition.TV visionary Ric Gibbs. "It will help them gain added exposure, recognition within the community, and help us meet the future filmmakers we can recruit for work on future expeditions. Not to mention the great GEAR we are giving away...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Commentary, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Life Out Loud / 07.06.2013

I woke this morning after a peaceful night’s sleep to the vision of a dream. Crashed in a sleeping bag on the floor of a modern cabin I could see the glorious view from Talkeetna. A cascading image came pouring through the window in a stream of light reflecting snow from the summit of Denali. But rolling over before rising something else caught my eye. On a low shelf beneath an old television set with rabbit-ear antenna and a VCR was a row of tired paperbacks. There I found...