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Climbing, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Expedition News / 24.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_6921" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="NOLS Denali Expedition participants Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, Chelesea Griffie, Philip Henderson, James Mills & Stephen Shobe"][/caption]   For the first time a team of African-American climbers is assembling to make a bid for the summit of the tallest peak in North America, Mount Denali. To be lead by the National Outdoor Leadership School in 2013 this expedition aims to encourage minority youth to enjoy outdoor recreation as part of an active lifestyle as well as create a cadre of role models for careers in environmental protection. Also known...

Adventure Media Review, National Parks, Outdoor Recreation, Running, Ultra Running / 20.02.2012

Aspiring ultra-distance runner Ryan Mills has the best of intentions. The name of his quest project notwithstanding he hopes to raise awareness for the importance of leading an active lifestyle and putting an end to a coach-bound existence. “A Rude Awakening” is an enterprise that aims to aggressively demonstrate how time outside can motivate a dramatic change. Making his way on foot over 184 miles through the scorching desert of Death Valley National Park Mills wants to show the glaring contrast between a life confined to urban jungles...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection, Film Review, Fun Film Friday, National Geographic / 17.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_6893" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="photo by Andy Maser"][/caption] A new film by Andy Maser is having a big impact on efforts to remove obsolete dams on rivers worldwide. " Year of the River" features graphic footage of the explosive charges that took out the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River back in October of 2011. The film offers up a compelling story of why moving water should be allowed to run free across the land. Thanks to the Internet the completed short movie already has a solid following...

Adventure Media Review, Music, Video / 16.02.2012

Just a few days late for Valentine’s Day but it’s never too late for love! One of the Joy Trip Project’s contributing musical artists Cheryl Englhardt just posted this cute little video of her song “I Luv U” from the album One UpPurchase on iTunes: http://bit.ly/jlkBrU Official Website: http://www.CBEmusic.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CBE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CBEmusic The Joy Trip Project is always looking to profile new music. Whether you’re a singer-song writer or an eight-piece band I’d love to hear from you and maybe include your work in an upcoming edition of the podcast....

Adventure Activism, Business, Charitable Giving, Climate Change, Environmental Journalism, philanthropy / 16.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_6864" align="alignleft" width="331" caption="Tim DeChristopher with Peaceful Uprising activists at Mountain Film in Telluride"][/caption] For his stand to protect wilderness environmental activist Tim DeChristopher got a two-year prison sentence. But the man trusted to manage the finances of his non-profit Peaceful Uprising walked away with considerably more. Steve Sugarman executive director of the fiscal sponsor organization the International Humanities Center is being sought in California by state and federal authorities. His group is believed to have misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable donations contributed to DeChristopher’s and more...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Film preview, National Geographic, Photography / 14.02.2012

"Florian Schulz’s breathtaking and intimate photography of the Arctic shows us why this great and seemingly infinite land running away to the north remains one of our last true wild places." –Wade Davis, NGS Explorer-in-ResidenceIn this extra large-format (15” x 10”) panoramic photo essay—the official companion book to the new IMAX® film To The Arctic 3D from Warner Bros. Pictures, MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Corporation—award-winning nature photographer Florian Schulz takes readers on a personal journey to the remote-yet-vibrant Arctic. In contrast to the common perception of the Arctic...