Adventurer of the Year: David Lama

When I first read Nat Geo’s profile on David Lama, I might have easily been steered into believe this guy was a one hit wonder. To look at the Cerro Torre, one of the most notorious peaks in Patagonia, you don’t have to be a climber to grasp its difficulty. And you can understand why…

Adventurer of the Year: Felix Baumgartner

It’s always fun to write about Felix Baumgartner.  Probably because I get into so many arguments about him.  People call him a daredevil, a nut, an adrenalin junkie, the Red Bull dude.  Anything but a serious explorer.  I wrote about him in October, just prior to his historic skydive from 128,000 feet (39,014m) on Oct….

Adventurer of the Year: Renan Ozturk

We begin our look at National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year with Renan Ozturk.  I have not met Renan, other than to shake his hand at his movie premiere in Telluride last year, but I am a big fan. Not only does he climb with the best, but his filmmaking skills rock. Haunting, evocative, intensely…

adventurers of the year

Every November, National Geographic unveils their Top Ten list of candidates for their Adventurer of the Year Award. Anyone can vote online and you have until Jan. 16th to do it. This is not an easy choice. You don’t get on this list for doing anything mediocre. Or halfway. You get there for “remarkable achievements…

Dean Potter

Dean Potter is an easy guy to write about, for all the wrong reasons. Not ‘wrong’ because they’re uninteresting. Far from it. Just wrong because they only scratch the surface of the man. When you do things as extraordinarily as Dean does them, it’s easy to get pigeonholed: Dare devil. Adrenalin junkie. Wild man. None…

Felix Baumgartner

In about 12 hours – by the time many of you read this – Felix Baumgartner will dive from a platform at the edge of space.  His challenge is to become the first human to break the sound barrier in free fall. It is difficult to overstate the dangers of this challenge.  At that altitude…

instagram gallery

We thought we’d open this instagram gallery for Xpedition.TV Think of it as a real time news feed from our favorite adventure-photographers, like Becca Skinner & Shannon Switzer (National Geographic Young Explorers) or legendary climbers Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Emily Harrington. This gallery changes almost hourly, so check back often. You’re bound to find…

A Journey Across Bhutan

“The Happiest Place: A Journey Across Bhutan” is an upcoming documentary by Ben Henretig that we found on Kickstarter this morning.  If you don’t already know about Kickstarter, it’s a place that filmmakers and other artists can find micro-backers to fund some really awesome projects.  You’d be amazed by the kinds of things you find…

Adventure Journalism

One of my favorite sites for adventure journalism is James Mills’ “Joy Trip Project.” I met James last May, when he was covering Mountain Film in Telluride, and he’s a great guy.  Easy to talk to.  Yeah sure, there are lots of blogs out there, and they’ll tell you who’s doing what and why it’s…

Xpedition.TV Logo

One of the challenges of launching a new company is creating a single image that conveys all of your hopes and dreams for the project.  The Xpedition.tv logo. Wow!  Waaaaaay more challenging than we thought!  After weeks of reaching out to a very generous and suuuuper design community across the country, we have narrowed things…