Adventure Media Review

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, BASE Jumping, Film Festival, Moab / 26.05.2012

How can you be uninspired when you have friends who can fly? An entire world of possibilities unfolds before you when they encourage you to take flight as well. And though most would consider BASE Jumping more like a controlled fall, the moment you take that leap into space a thousand feet above the ground you cast aside the fear and limitations that deny the true nature of your essential self. Through adventure we experience sensations of ecstatic joy that lead us to believe that we can make...

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, 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, 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, Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Expedition Denali / 07.05.2012

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Chinese philosopher Laozi (c 604 bc - c 531 bc) Our journey to the highest peak in North America technically began months ago. During the past several weeks a flurry of emails and text messages across the Internet pulled together a cadre of disassociated adventurers to share a common dream. And over a weekend in May we took the first actual steps toward our goal. In a remote lodge on a ridge above Lake Tahoe our team...

5Point, Adventure Media Review / 30.04.2012

Overcoming adversity is a common theme among adventure films. To beat the odds and triumph in the face of certain doom is the universal thread that runs like a current through the exciting stories that captivate audiences year after year. And on the second night of programming at the 2012 5Point Film Festival a subtle variation on that theme makes a compelling swift to explore not just the circumstances of adventure but the unfathomable depths of the characters who experience it. Each of the films presented on Friday demonstrates...