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Banff Mountain Film Festival Celebrates the Spirit of Adventure, Once Again

The 2013 adventure film festival season came to a grand finale the Banff Mountain Book & Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The producers of the many great works of literature and cinema created took center stage to receive awards for their tremendous accomplishments. There in the spotlight before the thunderous applause of a grateful audience the…

Sanctum: Making the 3-D Cave Diving Adventure (Yes, a Gigantic Fish Tank Was Involved)

Photograph courtesy Universal PicturesSANCTUM EXTREME ADVENTURE CONTEST: Share your best adventure story and photo for a chance to win great prizes! Find out more here.Alister Grierson, director of the new adventure film Sanctum, had never donned flippers and an oxygen tank before he signed on to join 3-D pioneers James Cameron and Andrew Wight's underwater…

Video: Kayak Over a Waterfall, Ulitmate Adventure Bucket List

Video by Aurora Photos Attempting a new waterfall record in a kayak requires a lot of scouting, an acceptance that you’ll probably get at least a little hurt, and, perhaps most important, an unquestionable belief in one’s own immortality. And yet, in recent years, waterfalls have proven an irresistible, if dangerous, frontier for young-gun pro…

Pangaea Himalayan Expedition: Mayo Clinic Research (Video)

Today we take a closer look at one of the primary objectives of the Pangaea Himalayan Expedition—real-time physiological monitoring and research conducted by experts from the Mayo Clinic’s Extreme Environmental Human Performance Program. Mayo researcher Andy Miller and Dr. Bryan Taylor as they discuss the monitoring methods being used on the expedition and the rationale…

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: Week 1 (Video)

On the first leg of the trip, Mike Horn and his expedition team travel from Islamabad to Skardu, then navigate Pakistan’s treacherous, narrow mountain roads to Askole. From Askole onward, the remainder of the journey will be traveled by foot. June 1, 2010 Arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan Everyone arrived safely in Islamabad. Mike and the…

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…

3-Minute Video Break: Best American Adventures – #22 Fighting Wild Fires – Are You In?

Do you have what it takes to help quell one of nature's fiercest forces, an adventure rated #22 on our Best American Adventures list? In this video, National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen provides incredible imagery of what it's like to be inside a wild fire. It's a dangerous, dirty, deadly job. If that's a little…

3-Minute Video Break: Climber Chris Sharma on the World’s Weirdest Rock Formations

Geology regularly blows us away—just check out the crazy rock formations Chris Sharma ascends in this video. Addicted to bouldering, deep-water soloing, and sport climbing, the Santa Cruz native spends 11 months a year in exotic locales, dangling off incredible hunks of rock sculpted by centuries of erosion. "Climbing is about finding beautiful things in…

3-Minute Video Break: Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels

Even if you never attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival, you can still enjoy the winning films in their tour, which is in global mode right now. Our personal favorite is the Radical Reels, a special tour that complements the festival's more cultural films with dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, mountain…