Interview

Adventure Media Review, Cool on Kickstarter, Diversity, Film preview, Interview, National Parks, Yosemite / 29.08.2013

  Independent filmmakers Amy Marquis and Dana Romanoff have a story to tell. And even though many of us might think that we’ve heard it before, it’s time to think again. In 2016 the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. And in the hopes of continuing the great work of wilderness preservation well through the next century and beyond Amy and Dana are creating a series of 10 films dedicated to reminding each of us exactly why the National Parks are...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Interview, The Clymb.com / 27.08.2013

Since before Edmond Hillary stood atop Mount Everest in 1953 the Sherpa people of Nepal have assisted climbers hoping to summit the tallest peak in the world. In an economy with limited prospects for financial gain many Sherpa have few choices but to face the rigors of commercial climbing expeditions in order to feed their families. And when these men die while performing extremely hazardous tasks, their surviving family members are not only left without a primary wage earner but they seldom receive adequate insurance benefits to help...

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...

Interview, Photography, Whitewater / 29.07.2013

The modern history of the Grand Canyon is perhaps best embodied through the life’s work of professional photographer John Blaustein. Since his first trip down the Colorado River aboard a decked-over dory in 1970, this anthropology major from UC Berkeley has built his career taking pictures while indulging a personal passion for whitewater adventure. First under the apprenticeship Joe Monroe, a freelance photographer with credits in Life Magazine, National Geographic, Time and Fortune, Blaustein learned the craft of photography while building his skills rowing the mighty river with...

Book Review, Interview, Life Out Loud, Whitewater / 29.07.2013

[caption id="attachment_172729" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo by Kurt-Markus[/caption] In 1983 a record snow yield in the Rocky Mountains created the highest volume of meltwater ever to surge through the Colorado River. The massive buildup of hydraulic pressure threatened to overcome the 710-foot barrier of the Glen Canyon Dam and sent a devastating current of destruction at incredibly high speeds through the mile-deep gorge that winds its way through the Arizona desert. The Grand Canyon was inundated with a catastrophic wall of the deadliest whitewater seen in a generation. And as...

Interview, Photography, The Clymb.com / 01.07.2013

  Photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin is every bit as much an artist as he is an adventurer. Combining his passions for taking pictures with scaling high mountains in remote locations around the world, he has created a unique form of storytelling in which he and his climbing partners are cast as characters who record on film the narrative of their journey even as it unfolds. Returning from an unsuccessful attempt to ascend one of the few remaining unclimbed peaks in the Garhwal Himalaya in 2008, Chin along with professional...