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5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Expedition Denali / 07.05.2012

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Chinese philosopher Laozi (c 604 bc - c 531 bc)Our journey to the highest peak in North America technically began months ago. During the past several weeks a flurry of emails and text messages across the Internet pulled together a cadre of disassociated adventurers to share a common dream. And over a weekend in May we took the first actual steps toward our goal. In a remote lodge on a ridge above Lake Tahoe our team...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, BASE Jumping, Highlining, Slacklining / 04.05.2012

I woke up this morning nowhere I expected to be. After a 3-hour joy trip from Carbondale, Colorado I found myself in Moab, Utah. I’d originally planned to camp by the river on the edge of town. Instead I wound up having to pick between sleeping on a cozy couch or way up high in a tree slung with nets. Those are your choices when you crash at the Monkey Den. The 5Point Film Festival wrapped up the day before and I left Carbondale with a surge of enthusiasm...

5Point, Adventure Media Review / 30.04.2012

Overcoming adversity is a common theme among adventure films. To beat the odds and triumph in the face of certain doom is the universal thread that runs like a current through the exciting stories that captivate audiences year after year. And on the second night of programming at the 2012 5Point Film Festival a subtle variation on that theme makes a compelling swift to explore not just the circumstances of adventure but the unfathomable depths of the characters who experience it. Each of the films presented on Friday demonstrates...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival / 28.04.2012

A film festival of excellent quality is far more than the sum of its movies. The cultural experience that draws audiences to witness a spectacle of fun and adventure is a unique opportunity to exceed the mere goal of entertainment. The fifth annual  5Point Film Festival has built a community where aspiring explorers can watch reality unfold in film through stories that first began with a dream. Opening night of the four-day event possessed the intimate flavor of a family reunion. This gathering of our tribe brought together in...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Film Review, Green Economics / 25.04.2012

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="337" caption="Karin Hayes & Vicky Bruce"][/caption] Despite all indications to the contrary, a new film wants you to disregard a common misconception. “We’re Not Broke” by Vicky Bruce and Hayes explores the arcane and all too confusing world of multi-national tax regulations to reveal a surprising fact. The most profitable corporations in the United States contribute almost nothing to the Internal Revenue Service. And although popular rhetoric suggests that we’ve taxed enough already Bruce and Hayes demonstrate that many of us don’t pay nearly enough. Typically one...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, App Review, Film Festival, Travel / 24.04.2012

Marion, Iowa I just pulled over for a food break and an email check. Google maps tells me I'm 155 miles into the first leg of this westward road trip to the 5Point Film Festival and beyond. Culver's restaurants are a good alternative to your typical fast food, just as much fat, maybe more, but everything is fresh. The "Butter Burger" will do you in and if like frozen custard this is definitely the place. Free Wi-Fi makes this a good hot spot for wireless. I'm trying out the Road...