After weaving thousands of small pieces of bamboo into a 100+ pound rope ladder, the rope is placed above the hearth. There it collects the soot and ash from the fire and blackens over time. I though this was pretty sketchy as it also makes the bamboo brittle but apparently it gives it a natural bee and insect repellent. Then it is transported for miles through the jungle to the base of the cliff for the honey harvest, a true feat of strength, balance and determination. Lastly just before Maule (The Last Honey Hunter) trusts his life to it, the team puts it in the stream getting it wet and supple again. I couldn’t imagine weighting it but they have used them for generations without an accident! #oldtech#magic#forestspirits#rongkemi@natgeo@camp4collective@feltsoulmedia@dzifoundation
Fear and drone flying go hand in hand. Launching a flying chainsaw into the air with payload of high end camera equipment, then flying it as close to your friends head, over icy water or through tiny gaps can be a total mind riot. But the joy of the the landing and bringing back the story can overcome that! Images one of my flights with the prototype Alta 8 and a @reddigitalcinema w/@taylorfreesolo for the @chrisburkard#underanarcticsky film. ~
Since the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument, the five tribes from this region have come together with a renewed mission of healing as they embark on a larger campaign to restore the protection of this area back to its initial boundaries. The members of Utah Diné Bikéyah held their 4th annual Bears Ears Summer Gathering under the iconic Bears Ears buttes with native and non-native supporters to discuss how we are all connected to this place and how best we can protect it. @taylorfreesolo and I interviewed @dhaseya@alastairbitsoi@boogabraid and Willie Greyeyes about where the movement is focused right now and are honored to share that with you in the IG Story feed! ~
Art for me has always been messy and unrestricted. For so many years I used dumpster cardboard for canvases, pens from the Yosemite visitor center, dirt from the desert...whatever found materials I could get my hands on. And gifted the final pieces away to the community who supported me on the road. It was fun to get back to those roots this weekend and create a piece to give to a nonprofit who has given our tribe so much. Stay tuned... ~
Good times at the @thenorthface@psicocomp last night! Competitors raced head to head up the 55ft wall managing their fears as thousands cheered them on. Falling into the water from those heights is no joke, serious injury is possible if you are out of control. For me climbing has always been about managing risk which is a big reason I love this community event. #climbwalls ~
Photo by @deanfidelman words by @cedarwright // Please Support the final 20th edition of the fine art Stone Nudes Calendar, (Link in Bio) from one of my favorite climbing artists and oldest friends @deanfidelman I've been there since the inception of Stone Nudes, which arose during the height of my dirtbag career in Yosemite. I actually appeared naked in the legendary "Stoned Dudes Nude," edition of his calendar. In the early days, and I was always happy to help Dean however I could to achieve his artistic vision. It's hard to believe that Dean has been working on this project for 20 years now, and through it all, has managed to mostly lose money, and continues to hold the title as the most tortured artist I know. From his first nude to his last, Dean has kept it old school, shooting all of these images on.... GASP... FILM... using a borrowed/stolen Medium Format Pentax, owned by the late great creator of Five Ten, Charles Cole. I think it's safe to say that Dean is the longest standing Yosemite Dirtbag, having suffered for his art and lived on next to nothing in Yosemite for almost 50 years now, stretching from the days of the Stonemasters, to the present day, where Dean continues to be a true Yosemite Historian, having produced several awesome books documenting the early history of Yosemite Climbing. His "Yosemite in the Fifties," book is a must own! Let's make Dean's 20th edition of the calendar successful! PLEASE SUPPORT!!!!