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…

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.

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: 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…