Category archives for Climate Change

MoveShake Video #2: Alison Gannett, Extreme Skier and Climate-Change Warrior

Each Thursday in June we’ll be featuring a different film from the MoveShake film series. This week’s film is about Alison Gannett, a world champion extreme freeskier. With three non-profits, two for-profits, a 75-acre farm, and a professional skiing career, Alison Gannett has a lot on her plate. Although, as a warrior for climate change, there is…

Rios Libres Video #1: Keeping Patagonian Rivers Wild – The People

This is part 1 of 4 in the Rios Libres video series. The goal of the series is to highlight four different aspects of the fight against five proposed dams in Chile’s Patagonia region. Articles written by experts in the field will accompany each video. The videos will launch each Monday in June. This video…

Mark Jenkins on “Everesting” – A Candid Look at the Rooftop of the World

Has the world’s tallest mountain has become the ultimate trophy climb? Since guided climbing began on the mountain in the early ’90s and Sherpas took on all the heavy lifting, reaching the rooftop of the world has strayed from the qualities most mountaineers value in mountaineering. Is it worth the $50,000 price tag, on average,…

Wild Love Film #1: Jake Norton and Wende Valentine on Love, Hardship, and Challenge21

Wild Love: Jake Norton & Wende Valentine from Andy Maser on Vimeo. I first met Wende Valentine at Mountainfilm in Telluride in 2011. I had just a spark of an idea about capturing stories that explore the threads of love, loss, and passion for adventure in the outdoor community. Wende was living a story of…

Kilimanjaro Climb: A Rite of Passage for Father and Son

By Tim Ward, author of Zombies on Kilimanjaro (May 2012, Changemakers Books) What are zombies doing in a non-fiction book about a father and son climbing the world’s highest freestanding mountain? As you near the frozen summit in the dead of night, sucking in air that seems too thin to breathe, you stagger toward the…

Snowboarder Jeremy Jones on Protect Our Winters

"Jeremy Jones is an alien. He's just inhumanly good at snowboarding." So lives the legend of this pioneering big-mountain rider. We heard this comment this week from an Alaska-based ski/snowboarding operator, but the sentiment is one that rings throughout the snowboarding world. Once a pro rider hitting a different big-mountain location every week, Jones's ethos…

Video: Watch the Amazing JP Auclair Street Skiing Scene From All.I.Can.

Editor’s Update: Skiers JP Auclair, one of our Adventurers of the Year, and Andreas Fransson died in an avalanche on Chile’s Mount San Lorenzo on 9/29/2014. We will have more on this accident and their incredible lives later this week. Our hearts go out to their families and friends. This scene from the award-winning Sherpas…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: K2 Speed Summit, Teen Rock Climber, Research Shows Ditching Tech Helps Relax

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Just when we thought another scene of Karakoram climbing had entered the history books, Austrian Christian Stangl surprised the world with a solo, speed summit of K2 this week. In a single, 70-hour push (with one rest and an emergency bivouac), he went from base camp to peak and back to…

Pangaea Himalayan Expedition: Payu to Concordia (Video)

The Pangaea Expedition team treks from Payu onto the Baltoro Glacier and beyond—to basecamp at Concordia, where they are rewarded with amazing views of the mighty K2. June 7, 2010 Rest Day at Payu Today is a rest day, so we begin with a late breakfast at 8 a.m. After breakfast, the Mayo clinic team…

Pangaea Himalayan Expedition: Exploring the Heights With Mike Horn (Video)

Follow South African explorer Mike Horn and his expedition team as they trek through Pakistan's Karakoram Valley high in the Himalayas. The Pangaea Project (PAN Global Adventure for Environmental Action) is a four-year exploration spanning the globe initiated by South African explorer Mike Horn in 2008. The project was devised by Horn as a way…