Friday Inspiration, Vol. 130

You’ll probably never see a more inspiring trip report from a toddler than this one, thanks to our talented friends…

Summit Day

A couple hundred feet from the top of Avalanche Gulch on Mount Shasta last Monday morning, my friend Abi and…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 129

Holy shit, that’s how you work a video camera—and chase thunderstorms for a whole month of your summer (video): “There…

When Crappy Gear Is OK

When Crappy Gear Is OK

In 2004, my friend Nick and I went on a 10-day road trip from Montana to Phoenix, where I was…

Friday Inspiration Vol 125

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 125

The Hanging won the Charlie Fowler Award for best climbing film at Mountainfilm last year, and it’s finally online (video):…

friday inspiration vol 124

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 124

Blue Ridge Outdoors profiles Forest and Canyon Woodward as they run their first 50-mile race (video): Do yourself a favor…

Friday Inspiration Vol 123

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 123

If you’re not familiar with Chip Thomas’s work, here’s your chance (video): (Thanks, Chris) Does Having A Day Job Mean…

friday inspiration vol 122

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 122

Shit yeah, solar system: (video) “Last year, a Miami newspaperman asked what he planned on doing after baseball. ‘I think…

Friday Inspiration Vol 121

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 121

Well, here’s a nifty-as-hell three minutes of Grand Canyon timelapses (video) “The Big Lebowski came out in the days before…

Friday Inspiration vol 120

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 120

“If you’re lucky, the mountains are a forgiving teacher and you learn from your experiences. Art’s the same way—I only…

Friday Inspiration Vol 119

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 119

A super-fun cycling film from Brian Vernor about a 192-mile ride through the California desert (video): Chris Read created a…

Friday Inspiration Vol 118

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 118

Maybe you wouldn’t call Ben Page’s bike trip “fun,” but you might agree with some of the people who thought…

friday inspiration vol 117

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 117

Go to this powder happy place for three minutes: (video) “When you have more information, requests and emails than you…

friday inspiration vol 116

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 116

Nas + the National Symphony Orchestra performing Illmatic (video): “We see creation as magic when, in fact, it’s about work.”…

outdoor adventure complaint chart

Complaining Is Useless

One Sunday last August, maybe halfway through a 22-mile trail run in 85 degrees and full sun, the day after…

friday inspiration vol 113

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 113

Clean your computer screen and watch these amazing overhead visuals of earth (including some mine tailings ponds and neighborhoods) shot…

friday inspiration vol 111

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 111

Steve Ramras’s New Year’s tradition is more fun than yours (video): “Whereas some cyclists are in a constant state of…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 110

I was recently on the jury for the Nanshan International Mountain Film Festival, and we awarded the grand prize to…

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Friday Inspiration, Vol. 109

Oh, the joy of being right. Kind of. (video) A very different, well-told, story about Mt. Everest: bringing two bodies…

Friday Inspiration Vol 108

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 108

I think you might find this film entertaining and/or funny and/or strangely aesthetic, but don’t hate me if you think…

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 106

If only morning commute traffic could flow as well as starling murmurations (video): If you need an artistic license for…