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Metanoia, a Climbing Film About an Extraordinary Life

Shortly after the film Metanoia starts rolling, we learn the defining moment of Jeff Lowe’s life. Nine days into a solo first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland in 1991, Lowe was huddled in a grotto far from the summit, soaking wet, shivering, and hungry. As a storm rattled the angry…

Gorgeous Hawaii Captured in Timelapse Video

We got an email today from Boston-based engineering student Julian Tryba about a timelapse video he made of Hawaii. We were swept away by his gorgeous images of Maui and Oahu, a wonderful antidote to the wintertime blues. He clearly hiked up to some high-quality views. We hope you will enjoy it. Here Julian explains…

35th Mountainfilm in Telluride Takes on Climate Solutions and Adventure in Many Forms

Celebrating 35 years of inspiration, the 2013 Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, will run another exciting program of movies and speakers over Memorial Day weekend. The impressive lineup includes leading adventure athletes, environmental activists, and documentary filmmakers. Beginning with the Moving Mountains Symposium on Friday, the festival revolves around the theme of climate solutions. Here festival…

5Point’s Prize-Winning Films Reflect the Spirit of the Festival

Top prize winners at the 2013 5Point Film Festival set the tone for an exciting spring season of adventure. The long journey of solo explorer Kyle Dempster in the movie The Road From Karakol took the Best of the Fest award. The compelling feature showed viewers the importance of vulnerability in the face of adversity,…

Antarctica: Exploring the Frozen Frontier

Pick up the September 2013 edition of National Geographic to read writer Freddie Wilkinson’s feature story about this expedition. Queen Maud Land—the adventure starts in sun-soaked South Africa in late spring. On the evening of November 11, 2012, a little after dinner hours, a group of men steadily forms in the back corner of the departures terminal…

Saving the Colorado, America’s Most Endangered River – Video + Interview with Pete McBride

When we think of the Colorado River, we think of its power and its beauty, running from the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains and twisting, turning, and splashing through seven western states and two countries. The Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon—a symbol as iconic to the United States as the bald eagle or…

Artist-Climber Jeremy Collins on His Film “The Equation”: Be the Beauty You Wish to Share in the World

The Equation from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo. Missouri-based artist-climber-filmmaker Jeremy Collins is expressive, artistic, and intuitive—and his new film The Equation is all of those things. In the end, it’s an allegory about how to pursue a life well lived. In the process, it’s a piece of art mimicking the thoughts and ideals of another time.…

Adventure Film: The Old Breed – First Ascent of Saser Kangri II, Indian Karakoram

Mark Richey and Steve Swenson are alpinists of the old breed: adventurers with successful careers and busy family lives who stalk the world’s most elusive summits on their vacations. At 53 and 57 years old, respectively, the two friends were lured to the Indian Karakoram frontier last July for one more objective: the first ascent…

Video + Interview: Snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue’s This Is My Winter—Full Movie

THIS IS MY WINTER (full movie english) from TimeLine Film on Vimeo. What makes French snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue tick? The big-mountain feats he pulls off are nothing short of incredible as he mixes skills from different sports. The new film This Is My Winter, now available in full on Vimeo, looks at Xavier, his…

Banff Radical Reels: Feel the Hill Filmmakers Discuss Longboarding

By National Geographic Digital Media's Amy Bucci As the opening credits roll for Feel the Hill, the audience is shown someone sawing a kitchen cutting board apart and gluing the pieces onto everyday gardening gloves. We later learn these special gloves are essential gear for a unique extreme sport called longboarding. This film, a People's…