Video: @coreyrichproductions | As rock climbers, we’re often asked, “Hey, how do you get the rope up there?” Tree climbers have a great answer to that question: they use a slingshot! This clip is taken from a story I shot about some climate scientists who are studying the Amazon Rainforest to determine how our planet’s lungs are being affected by climate change. Getting down to the rainforest and working in this vertical world was a full-on adventure! @brybit
Photo by @max.lowe // It’s not always about the size of the wave, it’s how you ride it that counts. Professional surfer @sepp_bruhwiler making it look easy popping out of a little wave at a break north of Tofino BC.
by @joeyschusler // In Tibet prayer flags can mean a lot of different things, but one thing is almost always certain – a high concentration of them often means you are at the top of the pass and it’s finally time to go down. @bricemag And @sam_seward dropping in from 16,000+ ft in the Yading Mountains in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Provence, China. #bikepacking
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // @jondevore leaping off a 3,000-foot cliff in southern Utah (exact location withheld intentionally at the request of the BASE jumpers). To get this shot I rappeled over the edge of the cliff on a rope that was tied off to 20 tiny little bushes on top. There were no rocks or trees on top to make a secure anchor. In reality it was a mental anchor as I down climbed to a small ledge and then climbed back up after Jon jumped without ever weighting the rope. While I have never BASE jumped or wingsuited it looked both terrifying and a lot of fun. This jump was a "Triple Black Diamond" jump according to Jon and the other BASE jumpers because of the horizontal ledge 1,000 feet down from the top and the left hand 90 degree turn required in this somewhat narrow canyon so you don't hit the other wall. In all they were airborne for nearly a full minute. #basejumping#wingsuit#wingsuiting#utah
Photo @fred_pompermayer In life you will face certain situations where you have no control. Before everything goes dark, keep up the hope and high five the circumstances. @healeywaterops about to experience the power of Mother Nature.
Photo: @coreyrichproductions | All grin and grit, David Lama (@davidlama_official) is one of the most talented climbers I’ve ever met. We’ve been all over the world on adventures together, and I’m looking forward to dozens more.
Photo by @max.lowe // In the distance, the glinting lights of the Iranian border guard towers shone red against the sky as it slipped from dark to first days light. Drawing my mind to this moment, hiking up a mountainside still littered with land mines from wars past, with three veterans of the American war in Iraq, draws me back into this journey like none other.
To see the full film Adventure Not War, head over to my profile, @max.lowe and follow the link in my profile! #veteransday
Video: @coreyrichproductions | Put the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail on your “Bikeit List.” Rebecca Rusch (@rebeccarusch) sent the Kokopelli in 13.5 hours in 2013, a female record. Most likely, it’ll take you a little longer.
Photo by: @jamesqmartin
Even if you've "checked off" Yosemite or any other national park, I challenge you to go there again and find a completely new experience. There is so much more to discover, even in places we think of as familiar.
: @krystlejwright // We each have our own unique way of connecting with nature whether it is through adventure, science, photography and so forth. What is becoming apparent is the shift in our weather patterns where dreamy days like these are sometimes hard to come by in tough seasons. Rather than succumb to social media to point out supposed contradictions of others lifestyles, think about the small ways you can improve yours as we all strive to do better on this fragile planet. Little things matter as we are all in this together. Here’s to long days on the mountain and chasing the stoke!
#Sponsored by @ExploreCanada: Emily Harrington makes quick work of the multi-pitch Showcase Spire near Whistler. British Columbia, Canada offers climbing routes for all skill levels to explore. Video by Bryan Smith, Reel Water Productions