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Photography, Quote of the day / 17.11.2009

Early morning walks with my chocolate lab, Canu, are priceless. Part of it is that he is almost 11 and showing signs of wear, something I would rather not think about. In November, frost is a common morning occurrence and as the sun rises, only the shadows protect natures beautiful white furry coat. Morning walks offer time spent with my best friend and incredible photo opportunities. Get out and get some exercise, don't forget your camera. Photograph and advice by Chris Gibbs...

Banff, Film preview, Interview, Mountain Film, Podcast / 15.11.2009

An interview with mountaineer Peter Athans

Mountaineer Peter Athans Photograph by Robert Mackinlay We’ve explored much of the modern world. Today very little is left to tempt the imagination. We’ve succeeded in climbing the highest mountains. We’ve traveled to the depths of the ocean. There’s not much of our planet that we haven’t seen. It would seem then now that what remains of adventure, at least on earth, isn’t to discover where human beings have yet to go but instead where we’ve been. A new film by produced in cooperation PBS and National Geographic takes a look at the discovery and exploration of an ancient civilization. The new film The Secrets of Shangri-La: Quest for Secret Caves premiered at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival.  In this edition of The Joy Trip Project producer and professional mountain guide Peter Athans takes us on an amazing journey to reveal the great mysteries of a long-ago culture once forgotten.
Banff, Film Festival, Film preview, Mountain Film / 13.11.2009

JTP09111202banff centre logo An intermittent wireless connection drove me from my room to the lobby for better service.  Otherwise accommodations in Lloyd Hall at Canada’s Banff Centre were incredible. Nestled in a valley surrounded by the snow-covered Rockies of Alberta, you’d be hard pressed to find much fault with the home of the 34th annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.