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Adventure Film, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Festival, Life Out Loud, Slideshow / 07.10.2013

Traveling from Madison to Boulder, Colorado my flight was delayed by almost 8 hours. I arrived in Denver two hours after the party started. Adventure athlete and women’s empowerment activist Shannon Galpin was celebrating her birthday at the Bitter Bar. With everyone in town for the Adventure Film Festival dozens of people would be there that I hadn’t seen in too long. Despite my best efforts to lead what might be described as a normal life I keep getting drawn back to all these creative and exciting people...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Life Out Loud / 04.10.2013

Like most mountaineering tragedies the horrible events that occurred on K2 in August of 2008 left behind far more questions than answers. The Summit a new documentary that hits movie theaters on October 4th puts into perspective the cumulative circumstances that led to the deaths of 11 climbers on the second highest peak in the world. Described by one survivor in the film as “a day in a million” conditions for a successful bid to the summit were indeed perfect. But after a long siege of this Himalayan giant,...

Adventure Film, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival / 30.09.2013

It's been a crazy summer!Packed with a ton of travel and extensive work on the forthcoming booked that revolves around Expedition Denali it's been a challenge keeping pace on all the incredible new films and books that are hitting the adventure media space in2013. And now that we're officially into fall the flow of stories is going to get kicked up another notch this weekend with the selections and events that will be presented at this year's Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. After the devastating floods that hit...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Reel Rock Film Tour / 19.09.2013

[caption id="attachment_283228" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Courtesy of REEL Rock[/caption] The 8th annual REEL Rock Film Tour, which kicks off tonight in Boulder, includes stories that push beyond the state-of-the-art climbing and that showcase a historic look into the sport’s not so distant past. Sender Films adventure movie makers Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, and Nick Rosen will roll out four new exciting documentaries that will nurture fans’ highest aspirations to ascend big walls and high alpine summits around the world. “We always have our eye on something bigger and better. It’s a...

Adventure Media Review, Environmental Protection, Film preview, Life Out Loud, National Parks, Yosemite / 16.09.2013

The incredible artists at Camp 4 Collective feature free solo climber Alex Honnold in the first of four new videos produced to support the National Park Service. The series of short films features world-class athletes who share their life-long passion for the National Parks.Alex Honnold in Yosemite: National Parks Epic Challenge from National Park Foundation on Vimeo.The Joy Trip Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of MAKO Surgical Corp. If you experience chronic hip or knee pain it might be time for a replacement. Ask...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film preview, Life Out Loud / 13.09.2013

 The guys from Posing Productions are gearing up for the premiere of their latest film project, a sweeping drama with exquisite cinematography on a grand scale. The Last Great Climb, by producer Alastair Lee, promises a high stakes adventure in one of the most hostile environments on the planet, Antarctica. Featuring climbers Leo Houlding with teammates Jason Pickles and Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary the 90-minute documentary follows the first ascent of the northeast ridge on Ulvetanna Peak, a 2931-meter monster that requires the most technical climbing skills imaginable. While enduring...