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#ORSummer, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Reel Rock Film Tour / 31.08.2012

During the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market the action movie makers at Sender Films treated a VIP audience to a sneak preview of their signature production the Reel Rock Film Tour. With four features, each over 20 minutes, this seventh edition of the program includes appearances by a few of the top names in climbing and a first-time collaboration with the daring creative minds at Camp 4 Collective. Presented in a surprisingly elegant venue at the Salt Lake City Library, the Reel Rock Film Tour preview offered a rare...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Art, Environmental Justice, Film Review / 25.08.2012

National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey is no longer a witness. For seven years he’s photographed the people of the Sioux Nation on their lands among the Black Hills of South Dakota. And though he was originally drawn to the Pine Ridge Reservation by a compelling story of poverty and desperation, he now plies his talents toward sharing the travesty of injustice that continues to rob these once proud Native Americans of their legal rights and sacred land. Accepted into the community as an advocate Huey has crossed the...

Adventure Media Review, Film Festival / 24.08.2012

The 2012 Adventure Media season continues this fall with the ninth annual Adventure Film Festival October 4-6 in Boulder Colorado! Presented by Patagonia, this three-day event offers up an amazing array of the latest outdoor sport and environmental conservation inspired movies at the Boulder Theater. The weekend festivities also include a Community Night kick-off party Thursday at the Boulder Patagonia store with film previews, music, snacks and beer from the New Belgium Brewing Company.  The Joy Trip Project will be on the scene to deliver end to end...

Adventure Media Review, Book Review, Film preview, Interview, Outdoor Retailer, Podcast, Summer / 22.08.2012

  A conversation with Aron RalstonIn 2003 Aron Ralston was brash young man looking for adventure. But while exploring the slot canyons of the Utah desert he found himself trapped miles from home deep within a underground chasm his right arm crushed and pinned by a massive boulder. There he lay stranded with no hope of rescue for five days. Rolston’s story was portrayed in the 2010 film 127 Hours starting James Franko. In order to escape from circumstance that would have meant certain death Ralston was forced to amputate...

Adventure Activism, Climbing, Diversity, Expedition Denali / 20.08.2012

[caption id="attachment_7763" align="alignleft" width="402"] photo by Bryan Fabel[/caption] Morning comes early in the mountains. By definition an alpine start rouses climbers from sleep long before sunrise. Gathered on the Easton Glacier the night before, we discussed our departure time at the team meeting. My first thought was probably shared by the others. "Are you friggin' kiddin' me?" But no one said anything. We just agreed to be roped up and ready to go. One by one we shuffled off to bed. At 2 am I lay in my tent wide awake huddled...

Climbing, Diversity, Environmental Protection, Expedition Denali / 09.08.2012

Just barely recovered from the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City I'm heading back in to field with the National Outdoor Leadership School. As part of training for Expedition Denali in 2013 our team of African-American climbers is getting another opportunity to build skills and camaraderie while traversing the glaciers of Mt. Baker in the state of Washington. The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful part of the country. And as we prepare to embark upon another great adventure I can't help but recognize how lucky we are....