Adventure Media Review

Adventure Media Review, Film Review / 04.09.2012

Longevity like youth is wasted on the young. But the staying power of our seniors gives hope to those of us who aim to remain active long into the twilight of our final days. In the latest edition of the film series Of Souls + Water director Skip Armstrong offers up a compelling vision of a bright future in the last installment called The Elder. “How do you want to be remembered when this life joins the wind?” the filmmakers ask in the opening frames. “What did you leave,...

Adventure Media Review, Charitable Giving, Climbing, Film preview, Uncategorized / 31.08.2012

After a long summer of travel I'm home for almost a month. Between Joy Trips I'm spending the next few weeks getting some perspective on what this project is all about. A recent note from climber Steve Richert helped me to remember why it's important to find passion in our daily lives and to encourage others to pursue their dreams. It's Labor Day weekend and Fall is just around the corner. As we make the transition from one season into the next I'm giving some serious thought to what...

#ORSummer, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Reel Rock Film Tour / 31.08.2012

During the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market the action movie makers at Sender Films treated a VIP audience to a sneak preview of their signature production the Reel Rock Film Tour. With four features, each over 20 minutes, this seventh edition of the program includes appearances by a few of the top names in climbing and a first-time collaboration with the daring creative minds at Camp 4 Collective. Presented in a surprisingly elegant venue at the Salt Lake City Library, the Reel Rock Film Tour preview offered a rare...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Art, Environmental Justice, Film Review / 25.08.2012

National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey is no longer a witness. For seven years he’s photographed the people of the Sioux Nation on their lands among the Black Hills of South Dakota. And though he was originally drawn to the Pine Ridge Reservation by a compelling story of poverty and desperation, he now plies his talents toward sharing the travesty of injustice that continues to rob these once proud Native Americans of their legal rights and sacred land. Accepted into the community as an advocate Huey has crossed the...

Adventure Media Review, Film Festival / 24.08.2012

The 2012 Adventure Media season continues this fall with the ninth annual Adventure Film Festival October 4-6 in Boulder Colorado! Presented by Patagonia, this three-day event offers up an amazing array of the latest outdoor sport and environmental conservation inspired movies at the Boulder Theater. The weekend festivities also include a Community Night kick-off party Thursday at the Boulder Patagonia store with film previews, music, snacks and beer from the New Belgium Brewing Company.  The Joy Trip Project will be on the scene to deliver end to end...

Adventure Media Review, Book Review, Film preview, Interview, Outdoor Retailer, Podcast, Summer / 22.08.2012

  A conversation with Aron Ralston In 2003 Aron Ralston was brash young man looking for adventure. But while exploring the slot canyons of the Utah desert he found himself trapped miles from home deep within a underground chasm his right arm crushed and pinned by a massive boulder. There he lay stranded with no hope of rescue for five days. Rolston’s story was portrayed in the 2010 film 127 Hours starting James Franko. In order to escape from circumstance that would have meant certain death Ralston was forced to amputate...