Book Review

Adventure Media Review, Book Review, Environmental Protection, Green Economics / 02.04.2012

The problem with the American dream is too often we’re caught sleeping. At the very least we let our attention wander in the bliss of freedom as the things in life that matter most fail neglected or are simply taken away. In his new book former special adviser to the Obama White House Van Jones drafts a thoughtful plan for the reconstruction of simple American ideals and principles that secure the dream of a better life for everyone willing to work hard and play fair. With a vision centered...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Book Review, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection / 16.03.2012

In a classic story of conservation writer and anthropologist Wade Davis will make you profoundly care about a place you will likely never visit. ‘The Sacred Headwaters The Fight to save the Stinkine, Skeena and Nass’ details the modern struggle to preserve the last remaining rainforest in North America. Beautifully illustrated with breathtaking images from the International League of Conservation Photographers Davis’ book makes a compelling case for the protection of wilderness over the short term and often harmful benefits of natural resource extraction. In a remote corner of...

Adventure Media Review, Backcountry, Banff, Book Review, Film Festival, Podcast, Skiing, Snow / 30.12.2011

When it comes to adventure writing the sharpest literary minds draw on the subject matter they know best. Author Angie Abdou brings to her latest book themes from an ancient English text first made popular in the middle ages. "I was a medievalist in a past life, which is a weird thing to be," Angie said at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. "But before I took up fiction writing I taught medieval studies." You may remember from courses in English lit the classic travel stories known collectively as...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Book Review, Climbing, Film Festival, Interview, Podcast / 18.11.2011

  Writer and former director of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Bernadette McDonald has new book that offers a unique perspective on high altitude climbing in the Himalaya. As the author of several titles on the subject she’s well regarded in the international mountaineering community. And back in 2003 she came up with an idea for this latest project at an adventure film festival in Poland. “And as most ideas do, this one began at a party,” McDonald said.   It was the after party of this festival and McDonald was in...

Book Review, Climbing, Expedition News, Interview, Podcast / 30.09.2011

An interview with climber, writer and public speaker Jim Davidson As an adventure journalist I have the opportunity to meet some amazing people. And it was through the magic of social media that I became friends with climber, writer and public speaker Jim Davidson. We first got acquainted on Facebook. But last year we met in person at a café in the Canadian Rockies, a town called Banff. There he told his incredible story of friendship, adventure and survival that’s the subject of his new book, “The Ledge”. On...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Book Review, Expedition News, Film Festival, Interview, Podcast / 22.08.2011

An interview with writer and explorer Jon Turk Many of us put a lot on the line for the sake of adventure. And for writer and scientist Jon Turk the decision to paddle a kayak across the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North American was in keeping with a tradition of discovery as old as humanity itself. “You look for an audacious and bold plan that’s still feasible,” Turk said. “You look to be vulnerable and at the same time secure. And at that time, which was about 10 years...