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    14-year old climbing prodigy Kai Lightner

    “Climbers all have a story about how they got started, and 14-year-old Kai Lighter’s introduction is particularly striking — and not only because he’s a brilliant climber. Much like Tiger Woods in golf or the Williams sisters in tennis, he could change the demographics of climbing. This film, directed by George Knowles, isn’t about race, […]

    Xavier de Le Rue wants to inspire you and he’s helping to build a drone to do it

    “Rather than just inspiring people by action and by winning titles, I think in film you can bring values and it’s much more complete and powerful.” — Xavier de La Rue

    An American Ascent

    An American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America’s highest peak, Denali.

    Surf culture made in Chocó

    Nestor Tello had a dream of creating a surf culture in Colombia like those found in Australia, Peru and Brazil. He bought a second-hand board, taught himself how to surf and now teaches the kids in his village because, as Nestor puts it, “surfing offers good values for life.”

    Crossing the Arctic: A Six Month Expedition

    “Find a way, or make one.” — Robert Peary, one of the first polar explorers to reach the North Pole

    Runner’s High at Leadville Trail 100

    “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” — Emil Zatopek

    Adults who live in Treehouses

    Would you live in a treehouse? The appeal is obvious to any kid, but it can seem like a daunting idea for adults. Nevertheless, cultural interest has erupted in recent years. You can vacation at a “treesort,” or watch a reality show about treetop architecture, or even rent a room in a treehouse on Airbnb. […]

    Hurricane Ridge

    Immersive and beautifully shot video by AJ Molle that acts as good inspiration for a weekend microadventure.

    Spotlight: Climber, Artist and Film-maker Renan Ozturk

    His is an age old story of someone following a dream, committing to what they love, and attracting success as an almost accidental byproduct.

    Transitioning from professional athlete to professional graffiti artist

    Directed by: Strictua Artist: Does / Digitaldoes D.O.P.: Marijn Vanderheijden & Miquel Steps Editing & post-production by: Strictua Additional soccer footage: L1, SBS6 Music: Moby & Oby Nine Thanks: Mobygratis.com, Ilovegraffiti, Chas, Gomad, Ironlak, Submedia, Highly recommended facebook.com/digitaldoes digitaldoes.com facebook.com/strictua strictua.com

    On The Road

    J. G. Francis is the founder and owner of Mercedes Motoring in Glendale, California and he really, really loves cars. Specifically, Mercedes-Benz diesel cars produced between 1968-1985. He got his start by buying and restoring a used Mercedes-Benz 300SD for $700 and now he estimates he’s owned between 300-400 cars at this point. Watching this film, […]

    The Cinder Cone

    We’ve been following Foster Huntington’s treehouse project on Instagram with envy for awhile now. Since 2014, Huntington and some friends have been building the ultimate treehouse and getaway on his property in the Columbia River Gorge out in Washington. More than just a treehouse, it’s Huntington’s dream home complete with concrete skate park and wood-burning outdoor hottub. It’s […]

    Reflections from Uyuni

    Beautiful video from Enrique Pacheco capturing the stunning reflections in Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats. “Reflections from Uyuni is a Time-lapse short film that shows the intrinsic beauty of the salt flat of Uyuni and the province of Potosí in Bolivia. The reflections produced by the water flooding the area in the rainy season, are the […]

    Visual Vibes: Canada

    British filmmaker Ben Brown spent some time in Canada and put together this rad vid of what life is like out west when you’re looking for adventure. Bears, mountains, lakes, mountain bikes, helicopters and road trips are all ingredients for a good time. Isn’t Canada awesome?

    50 Fictional Destinations You Can Actually Visit

    In case you’re interested in travelling to where some of your favourite movies, TV shows and other fictional stories were set. [via justtheflight.co.uk] Complete list of fictional destinations based on real locations: West Egg, from The Great Gatsby: Long Island, New York Walford, from Eastenders: East London, England Twin Peaks, from Twin Peaks: North Bend, […]

    Tommy Caldwell: What Are You Up Against?

    Climber Tommy Caldwell gave an impassioned TEDx Talk a couple days ago in Kansas City. If his name rings a bell it’s because he and Kevin Jorgesen made history in early 2015 as the first people to ever make a free ascent of The Dawn Wall face of Yosemite’s El Capitan. It was a pretty big […]

    To Scale: The Solar System

    If you’ve ever wondered just how big our solar system really is, this video beautifully illustrates the massive scale in painstaking detail. Picture everything around you: your house, your city, your country, your life and all the people in it, and the billions of other people who inhabit this world alongside us — and then […]

    10 Women Whose Adventures Rewrote What It Means To Be An Explorer

    In honour of International Women’s Day, hotel & flight search site Momondo put together this infographic with the inspiring achievements of ten of history’s greatest female adventurers.

    Beyond Urban Glare

    Amateur stargazers don’t need to invest in expensive equipment to make the most of a night sky, simply find a safe location away from city lights. Astrophysicist, Paul Robinson, provides tips on how you can find incredible stargazing opportunities. For more information, visit LandRoverUSA.com/undiscovered

    Clark Little on staring down shorebreak for the perfect shot

    “Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work. But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many […]