Ross Donihue and Marty Schnure set out to create the first map of the future Patagonia National Park on a National Geographic Young Explorers grant. Their goal was to create an interactive map to give people an on-the-ground perspective of what it’s like to stand in one of the most ecologically critical areas of Patagonia, […]
For my second aerial film, entitled ‘Wild Scotland’, I wanted to showcase some of the wilderness this magnificent country has to offer. From the Highlands and Islands on the west coast to John O’Groats and North Berwick on the east I’ve captured just a fraction of the stunning wilderness which Scotland has to offer. I’ve […]
Adventurer. Entrepreneur. Conservationist. Philanthropist. North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins was all these things. Until he died in a kayaking accident on December 8, Tompkins devoted his life to celebrating and protecting the great outdoors. He fell in love with the Patagonia wilderness and used his wealth to establish five national parks and fund other conservation […]
Over the course of ten years, polar explorer and National Geographic grantee Børge Ousland and his expedition partner, Vincent Colliard, are crossing the world’s 20 largest glaciers. As the accompanying video attests, pushing themselves to their physical limits amid some of the harshest landscapes on Earth won’t keep these two adventurers from having a good […]
Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders—all in the hope that enough would get by four dams to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future. It’s not working: It’s time to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed.
It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favor […]
In this preview to the upcoming feature film, we travel deep into the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia where the land is wild and backcountry skiing is a way of life. For the Ktunaxa Nation, it is an area known as Qat’muk, the sacred home of the grizzly bear spirit. Conservation group Wildsight echoes its […]
Like most kids, Chris Sharma grew up climbing trees. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Sharma’s earliest climbing experiences involved scaling the limbs of trees in his parents’ backyard. In 1992, a 12-year-old Sharma traded trees for both indoor and outdoor rock climbing when he discovered the sport in one of the earliest indoor […]