The Joy Trip Project | Reporting on the Business, Art & Culture of the Sustainable Active Lifestyle
2064699
home,paged,page-template,page-template-blog-compound,page-template-blog-compound-php,page,page-id-2064699,paged-121,page-paged-121,,qode_grid_1300,qode-content-sidebar-responsive,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-16.7,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.2,vc_responsive

Joy Trip Project Home Page

Banff, Commentary, Quote of the day / 10.11.2009

Courtesy_001

“Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist (1803-1882) Photograph by James Edward Mills
Banff, Quote of the day / 09.11.2009

[caption id="attachment_1742" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Acro Yoga at the Banff Mountain Film Festival"]Acro Yoga at the Banff Mountain Film Festival[/caption]

“To acquire balance means to achieve that happy medium between the minimum and the maximum that represents your optimum. The minimum is the least you can get by with. The maximum is the most you're capable of. The optimum is the amount or degree of anything that is most favorable toward the ends you desire.”

Nido Qubein ~ motivational speaker and president of High Point University, an accredited undergraduate and graduate institution with 4,000 students from 50 countries and 45 states. Photograph by James Edward Mills
Banff / 08.11.2009

[caption id="attachment_1723" align="alignleft" width="334" caption="Everest climber Conrad Anker signs autograph for fan after premiere of George Mallory bio pic "The Wildest Dream""]WildestDream_002[/caption] Himalayan climber Conrad Anker welcomed a packed audience to the world premiere of his new movie "The Wildest Dream." Spanning 90 minutes this Banff Mountain Film prize favorite tells the story behind Anker's discovery of lost Everest explorer George Mallory and the reenactment of the climb in 1924 that some speculate was the first successful summit of the world's highest peak.
Banff, Commentary, Film Festival, Film preview / 07.11.2009

DominicGill Just had a terrific interview with filmmaker Dominic Gill at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. His movie called "Take a Seat" follows his journey from Alaska to the tip of South America on a tandem bicycle, a journey of 20,000 Miles.
Banff, Podcast / 06.11.2009

An interview with Banff Mountain Literature Award winner Steve House

steve-house Leading alpinist Reinhold Messner once called Steve House “the best high altitude climber in the world today.” That’s no small praise coming from the first man to solo the summit of Everest without oxygen. In his late 30s House has had a distinguished career ascending the most challenging routes on many of the highest mountains in the world. Just after the release of his new memoir Beyond the Mountain House shared his thoughts on his earliest days in the sport.
Quote of the day / 06.11.2009

Yellowstone National Park~ As a nature photographer, photographing wildlife is common. It was an encounter with a family of otters that made this trip memorable. We saw these otters working their way down a creek and we anticipated where they were going and set up. Luck was on our side as the whole family came so close that I was unable to photograph them. As a photographer, sometimes just being there is enough, as I will always remember watching their interaction with each other without pressing the shutter release...