The Soul of Adventure, Wafia Nazreen

Film Review “Wasfia” There is something so refreshing when you find an adventure film as well made as “Wasfia.” Named for its intrepid world explorer Wasfia Nazreen, the film played recently at MountainFilm in Telluride and appeared online last week on Nat Geo’s youtube channel, which recognized her as one of their Emerging Explorers. The…

5Point Film Festival

Okay! We’re going! We’ve only been hearing about 5Point Film Festival for years. Now we’re finally committed. Egged on by our colleague Fitz Cahall, we are super-stoked to make the trip out in April. From what we hear, this is fast becoming THE preferred venue for new adventure films. And has a strong, filmmaker friendly…

Teaser for “Tom Sawyer on the Danube”

This is our official teaser for “Tom Sawyer on the Danube” the first adventure film from Xpedition.TV. Last Summer… While we were running our first adventure film competition, a curious little film came in. It was a short hitchhiking venture from Istanbul, home to the UK. Nothing remarkable, I can hear you saying, people hitch…

Dave Cornthwaite Expedition 1000

One of our favorite explorers Dave Cornthwaite has done it again! Last night, he completed his 9th of the 25 human powered expeditions he has envisioned for his EXPEDITION 1000 PROJECT. Number 9 is now in the books! This one on a new sail-powered recumbent bicycle called a “Whike” (wind + bike). The expedition took…

Lindsey Van

There are winners, and there are champions. And today – the very first day that women ski jumpers have ever competed in the Olympics – seems like the perfect day to single out a champion. “My goal is to make the Olympic team, for girls,” declared ski jumper Lindsey Van in a tv interview back…

Seb Montaz

As if we needed any more reason to love this filmmaker, Seb Montaz delivers this extraordinary vision of possibility. He and his crew of gravity defying “skyliners” decide to try highlining between two hot air balloons. Has anyone else done this? Are you kidding?! Has anyone else even IMAGINED it? Don’t think so. But that’s…

Banff Mountain Festival Preview

The Banff Mountain Festival. Banff. When first heard about its mountain film festival, I had no idea where that was. If it hadn’t been for the winter Olympics a bunch of years back, I wouldn’t know much about Calgary either, but that’s just me being American. Truthfully, it sounded like someplace in Scandinavia. It sounded…

Ray Zahab – Expedition Gobi

I got a phone call from Ray Zahab yesterday. He was at the airport, getting ready to board a plane for Asia and a 2,300km run across the most Gobi Desert. “Expedition Gobi” is just the latest, ambitious expedition from Ray, who has already run the Sahara at its widest point (some 7,500 km) back…

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…