Adventure Film Festival Reviews 2

As I stated in my earlier post, I went to night 2 of the AFF solo, Morgan was working. Thankfully these 2 couples had left the critical spacing seat in between them, and a loner like me was able to slide right in. Also, it was $3 pint night, winner! So, without further commentary, here were the films.

I apologize that I have not reviewed them yet, it’s been a crazy week getting ready for Haiti and I haven’t had time. Promise to do so the week after Christmas, if anyone still cares then.


The HECTOMETER freedive from william trubridge on Vimeo.

I missed it, talking to my brother about life and college. Here is the film, I’ll watch it myself soon.

Return of the Champions

Return of The Champions Trailer from 614 Films (Rod Murphy) on Vimeo.

A good short film documenting local Asheville ultrarunner Will Harlan, and his race at the 2009 Copper Canyon Ultra. Born to Run fans will recognize this race as the scene of the thrilling climax to the end of the book, with Tarahumara champ Arnulfo beating out Scott Jurek. Will was able to best even Arnulfo at the 2009, but he said what was most important about his time in Mexico was seeing the simplicity that the Tarahumara lived in, and it inspired him to live a simpler life when he got back home. Will is currently training for the 2012 Copper Canyon.

Playgrounds Re-imagined

On Thin Sea Ice

One Beach


Down, Out, and Under: The only film I couldn’t find any video on, not even a trailer!


PONG from California is a place. on Vimeo.


COLD – TRAILER from Forge Motion Pictures on Vimeo.


Living the Dream 2

Living The Dream 2 from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.

Chasing Water

CHASING WATER TRAILER from Forge Motion Pictures on Vimeo.

Loved this film, very sad the state of the mighty Colorado.

View entire film courtesy of Patagonia (couldn’t embed here).

Point of No Return

Point of No Return – First Ascent from Mountainfilm in Telluride on Vimeo.


Writing and Rambling through Creation: An e-book release

I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, and I have enjoyed thinking about writing just as much! In September 2010, my wife Morgan and I took a trip to Yosemite National Park, and I did some serious writing there. When you get in the tent at 8:00 pm for the night, it leaves a couple hours for reflection and writing. I thought about how often I would like to write and end up watching TV, because it demands less of me. So I made a commitment to write more, and also to let others see it. In March, I read Seth Godin’s Poke the Box, and it inspired me to actually set a date and “ship”. I’m a day late for the shipping, but I did finish yesterday and am ready to release. It’s a short book, with essays, poems, and photographs from the past couple of years. I have some more ideas to write on, but I wasn’t going to let that push me back from what I said I was going to do. So here’s the first book, enjoy it!

Writing and Rambling through Creation (full version 51 mb)

Writing and Rambling through Creation (lo-res 1.5 mb)

Thanks to: My wife Morgan, my family, Camp Rockmont, National Parks Service, Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear (apparel), Gregory Packs (backpack), Vibram Five Fingers and Chaco (footwear), Seth Godin, John Muir, CS Lewis, and God.