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Art, Film Review / 10.09.2013

When you keep a watchful eye on the world of adventure it's easy to get a little tunnel vision. I know that I often loose perspective on those things outside of the outdoor space and the alternative dreams of moment expressed through the human body. Every once in a while it's nice to get a reminder of those things that might offer a pleasant distraction from the adrenaline-charged exploits of big wall rock climbers, down hill mountain bikers and class-4 whitewater kayakers. This short film by Matthew Paul...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Life Out Loud / 03.09.2013

Andrew Lenz together with other Brazilian climbers work to introduce youth from the largest Favela in Rio to rock climbing. Rocinha is home to towering rock monoliths that have until now walled the community in. They are now a resource, a way in which the youth can in every way expand their horizons. This short film is the latest production in the Beyond Gear series by Encompass Films  Centro de Escalada Urbana (CEU) from Dominic Gill on Vimeo. The Joy Trip Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of...

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 Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Climbing, Cool on Kickstarter, Environmental Protection, Film preview / 20.08.2013

[caption id="attachment_224925" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Majka Burhardt and Sarah Garlick scouting lines on Mount Namuli[/caption] Professional climbers Majka Burhardt and Kate Rutherford are pulling together a cadre of scientists and filmmakers to help preserve the environment around a high mountain in Africa. Mount Namuli is the second highest summit in Mozambique. With a 2000-foot cliff face it’s a natural destination for these two adventuring women. But add to their mission the opportunity for ground breaking research and a spirited conservation initiative and you’ve got the makings of an incredible story....

Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Life Out Loud, Skiing, Video / 13.08.2013

The artists at Sweetgrass Productions just rolled out the trailer for their latest feature film! Valhalla follows the exploits of top flight adventure athletes on a northern alpine joy trip to some of the most awesome ski destinations on the planet. Previous clips I’ve seen along with the cover art on this newest teaser seem reminiscent of Tom Wolf’s psychedelic work of non-fiction new journalism The Electric Kool-Acid Test. But rather than chasing the chemical high of some drug induced illusion this ski movie promises an exciting true...