Expedition Denali

Expedition Denali will be the first team of African American climbers to ever attempt to summit the tallest peak in America. Does this matter? CONFESSION: when my friend James Edward Mills first wrote about “The Adventure Gap” between whites and African Americans a few months ago, I cringed a bit. A first glance, the article…

Alastair Humphreys

There’s nothing like a Brit for adventure, when he really gets going. I first noticed Alastair Humphreys when National Geographic nominated him as one of their Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Back then, he was fresh off rowing across the Atlantic with 3 other guys and I thought, well, that’s pretty damn ambitious. I…

Sender Films

CONFESSION: I have been a fan of Sender Films for so long that this profile is way past due. For those who don’t know Sender by name, you’ve almost certainly seen their work. Their annual REEL ROCK FILM TOUR (which they produce in partnership with Big UP Productions) has grown to an iconic event in…

Dave Cornthwaite

I love the Dave Cornthwaite story. It starts in 2005, when a 23 year old graphic designer walks off his job in London, grabs a skateboard and skates the length of Britain. A new life begins. Expedition 1000 Expedition 1000 is Dave Cornthwaite’s ambitious plan to undertake 25 expeditions of at least 1000 miles, each…

On the Road with Alan Watts

I found Alan Watts in the glove compartment of a ’69 Firebird. It was years ago, and I was on a long, rambling trek home from Gallina, New Mexico to Los Angeles. You can drive that distance in about 14 hours, but it took me nearly three weeks of wandering the back roads of the…

Nobody’s River Project Ready to Go!

I have to confess a certain fondness for long range expeditions, so it was with more than a little excitement that I found myself reading about four women who want to take on the longest, un-dammed river in Mongolia-China-and-Siberia. The Nobody’s River Project launches in May of this year and has all the makings of…

Inspirational Quotes

Cory Richards is that rare individual mixing extreme mountaineering with deeply moving self exploration. His film “COLD” (with Anson Fogel) won multiple awards and is one of our absolute favorites, no matter how many times we go back to it. Cory’s remarkable photos can be found on his website.

Ric Gibbs’ talk at BIL Conference

UPDATE! WE HAVE OUR SLOT! Ric Gibbs’ talk “Risky Business: why jumping off a cliff is safer than your couch” is now scheduled for the MAIN STAGE at the BIL Conference! Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 pm. A million thanks! With a scant 5 day window to organize, we were one of the TOP vote-getters…

Ric Gibbs Needs Your Vote!

The BIL Conference is the little brother to the TED TALKS this month in Long Beach, CA. BIL runs the weekend immediately following TED, March 1-3 and is packed with smart, eclectic, thinkers, innovators and yes… EXPLORERS! XPEDITION.TV needs your help!! We want to introduce ourselves at BIL with an awesome 15 min talk, entitled:…