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@natgeoadventure #FollowFriday – @Renan_Ozturk @Ben_Moon @TimKemple

We are constantly thrilled by the gems appearing in our new @NatGeoAdventure feed. This week’s #followfriday highlights include Renan Ozturk (@Renan_Ozturk), whose films Meru and Down to Nothing won awards last weekend at Telluride Mountainfilm, and Ben Moon (@ben_moon), who also screened two films (Denali, Rabbit Island). We also wanted to share a special shout out to Tim Kemple (@timkemple), whose “Nepal,…

Telluride Mountainfilm Ignites This Weekend: Preview of World-Class Films, Guests, Events

This year’s Mountainfilm festival, which kicks off Friday and runs through the weekend, may be the best yet. Perhaps that’s a hard statement to back up, after all, it’s fair to assume that the Telluride, Colorado festival focused on showcasing the “indomitable spirit” in mountain culture, the environment, and human rights issues has been impressive for each of…

Four Mountainfilm Filmmakers Share How They Found Their Stories

Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado, is one of longest-running film festivals in the U.S. But, this weekend extravaganza, which happens May 22-25 this year, is much more than just a place to see groundbreaking films. It’s an inspiring, invigorating event where filmmakers, artists, and agents of change from across the globe come together…

Experts Weigh In: “Everest is Completely Out of Control”

“Everest is a shit show,” said Aaron Huey, a National Geographic photographer who is currently documenting the culture of Sherpa guides. Ten years or more ago, I mused, that pronouncement would have stirred up protestations, or at least murmurs. But this May, the Friday morning crowd, coffee mugs in hand, spilling well out the doorway…

Mountainfilm Explores the Indomitable Spirit This Weekend in Telluride, Colorado

If you attend Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado, these three things are true: you will see great films, you will personally be changed by the ideas presented, and you will have a lot of fun, whether that’s drinking a dirty chai with film illuminati and accomplished adventurers at the Steaming Bean or hiking up the Jud…

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…

This Weekend: First Annual Mountain Summit in Aspen, August 27 to 30

The directors of Mountainfilm in Telluride—which is seriously one of our favorite weekends of the year, thanks to its appealing mix of stunning location, thoughtful films, and stimulating discussions—are launching a new event this weekend: Mountain Summit in Aspen. Think of it as Mountainfilm Lite.

Mountainfilm in Telluride’s Moving Mountains Prize Awarded to Burma VJ, Making the Crooked Straight

Text by Ben Skinner, author of A Crime so Monstrous and one of our 2008 Adventurers of the Year Mountainfilm gave its Moving Mountains prize jury, consisting of Grammy-winning artist Shawn Colvin, documentarian Chris Paine, HBO Vice President Nancy Abraham, and me, the challenging privilege of selecting one nonprofit from six strong candidates. Each of the…

Mountainfilm in Telluride: Films, Food, Falls

Copyright Merrick Chase / TELLURIDEPHOTOGRAPHY.NET See a Mountainfilm photo gallery >> We're just back from an incredible long weekend at the 31st annual Mountainfilm in Telluride, which fills the spectacular Colorado box canyon with thought-provoking films, a symposium on worldwide food issues, inspiring guests (Jim Whittaker, Ken Burns, Nicholas Kristof, to name just a few), and a…

Mountainfilm in Telluride (May 22-25): Ken Burns, Nicholas Kristof, Richard Holbrooke, More

What is Mountainfilm? from Mountainfilm in Telluride Text by Keith Rutowski The 31st annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, will take place on May 22-25. What began as an event for mountain climbers to watch movies about mountains has since evolved into a four-day tour de force of documentaries, gallery exhibits, and high-profile lectures evaluating…