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The Joy Trip Project

Uncategorized / 08.09.2011

Adventure filmmakers Allison Otto and Carole Snow recently returned from a reporting trip to Nepal. Working on a feature  set to premiere in fall 2012 the two filmed and interviewed one of the most important chroniclers of Himalayan climbing expeditions in the world. Miss Elizabeth Hawley is the subject a documentary called Keeper of The Mountains. Now in production this bio-pic aims to tell the story of one woman who has recorded  accounts of alpine adventure in Central Asia since the 1960s.
Adventure Activism, Bikes, Charitable Giving, Cycling, Madison, Outdoor Recreation, philanthropy / 06.09.2011

  All creatures great and small have a friend in Ilizabethe  Zelandais. An avid cyclist and runner she’s also the benefactor of homeless animals in need of refuge from the tribulations a cruel and uncertain world. This self-proclaimed “fairy dog mother” extends her love of fury four-legged companions by raising funds and awareness for the good work of the Dane County Humane Society. And over the next two months Liz hopes that you’ll help support her personal pledge drive she calls Sweat 4 Shelter.
Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Manic Media Monday / 29.08.2011

  If you were stuffed in a snow cave, out in the backcountry, climbing a rock or otherwise just too busy to check into your regular news channels here are six of the top stories in Adventure Media to follow this week:  Los Angeles River Tries On New Role, as Waterway http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/us/26river.html?_r=1&ref=travel The Los Angeles river was once a drainage ditch filled with floating debry and rusting shopping carts. A new pilot program from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps opens urban waterway to recreational kayaking  
Adventure Media Review, Banff, Book Review, Expedition News, Film Festival, Interview, Podcast / 22.08.2011

An interview with writer and explorer Jon Turk Many of us put a lot on the line for the sake of adventure. And for writer and scientist Jon Turk the decision to paddle a kayak across the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North American was in keeping with a tradition of discovery as old as humanity itself. “You look for an audacious and bold plan that’s still feasible,” Turk said. “You look to be vulnerable and at the same time secure. And at that time, which was about 10 years...

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