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Jen Olson, an ACMG IFMGA Mountain Guide since 2008, is one of the few women in the trade. Still a field dominated by men, mountain guiding means you are versed in all things alpine, being it summer or winter, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering.
An ultra-portable washing machine, the Scrubba can be purchased on Amazon.com for $59.95. The Campsite readers will receive 40% off when they purchase the Scrubba on Amazon.com between November 17th and 19th.
Valley Uprising has won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For 50 years, Yosemite’s cliffs have drawn explorers to venture on the high, lonesome granite.
The next time you feel like you’re getting too old for outdoor adventure, keep Sandy Allan and Rick Allen in mind.
My second evening at the Banff Mountain Film Festival was at the coveted Radical Reels, “an annual highlight, and a Banff tradition” of extreme sport films, explains the film festival program. They screened thirteen movies on Tuesday night and while I didn’t love them all, the program was like the weather in Alberta: if you don’t like a movie, wait five minutes and a new one will come!
Nonetheless, it was a super fun and very entertaining evening, starting with Josh Dueck, Sochi Paralympic gold medalist and the MC for the night, sponsors’ cool prizes, the announcement of the local Mountain Idol, a super fun flash mob, and the public vote for the best movie. Apparently, my taste followed the audience and we all chose Sufferfest 2 as the best movie of the night.
Originally posted on Meghan J. Ward:
Back in January 2011 I had a vision: to create an online community that would facilitate discussion about the outdoor lifestyle and the inner journeys we experience there. To give budding writers, or those wanting to hone their skills, a home for their words. To network with the outdoor industry…
Reinhold Messner called Maestri’s bolting rampage “the Murder of the Impossible”. But, the controversy doesn’t end there. In 2009, young Austrian climber, David Lama, set forth to free climb the mountain, and a Red Bull Media House film team accompanied him to document what would be a historic ascent. Encumbered by heaps of controversy over Lama’s abilities and the film crew’s actions, it took two additional attempts for Lama to free climb the mountain. This is the subject of Cerro Torre: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell.