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Painkillers and Perspective

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209754537″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /]   “All of my friends kayaked. All of the trips we went on were kayaking trips. When not kayaking, we talked about kayaking,” writes Sarah Paul. In the four years since she left home, Sarah had constructed her whole identity around whitewater kayaking.…
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Live from 5Point Vol. 8

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207533410″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /]   In our fifth annual Live from 5Point Film Festival, we interview Frank Sanders and Tommy Caldwell. Frank spent his youth climbing on the East coast. His path took a turn in 1972, when he hitchhiked west and saw Devil’s Tower for the first time.…
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How to Setup a 3-axis Move With Second Shooter

Recently on a scouting trip to Canyonlands National Park, we shot a quick tutorial with Preston Kanak to show how we setup the Kessler Crane Second Shooter to capture 3-axis day-to-night timelapses. Coupled with the Shuttlepod Mini, we’ve found the system to be incredibly compact, flexible, and reliable in backcountry conditions.…
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Voyageurs Without A Trace

For the last few years, filmmaker Ian McCluskey has been on an epic journey to discover the story behind a photograph he found over 10 years ago on a historic marker. The photo of two handsome men and a gorgeous woman did not depict your typical rugged explorers, but rather an intriguing trio from Paris that became the first to kayak the wild rivers of the American West.…
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Rhino Slider EVO + Rhino Motion

As an adventure filmmaker, it is always a challenge to find gear that is durable, stable and lightweight while still withstanding tough conditions and continue working on the side of the mountain. We had the chance to test out Rhino Camera Gear’s new motorized camera slider – the Rhino Slider Evo – and were extremely impressed with how durable and stable it was despite its feather weight.…
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Sleeping Bag Metamorphosis

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/205491698″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /]   “After a summer of bussing tables and lifeguarding, I had saved up enough and I was finally going to get it. My ticket to anywhere I wanted to be,” writes Anya Miller. “I was a little worried about the money, but I was in complete realization that anything I actually wanted to do in life – literally, anything – depended on it.”…
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The Modern Dirtbag

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203496118″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /]   In the golden days, dirtbags lived to climb. They didn’t work, have permanent addresses or sponsors. They ate leftovers off of tourists’ plates and slept in beater cars or in caves. They stayed in one place only as long as the weather allowed for climbing.…
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