The first turn is always the hardest. And much like that jump turn, making change in our lives takes commitment. @_greghill_ has spent the last two years exploring how to adventure in a more sustainable way, buying a small electric car with a limited range and taking it all the places where adventure beckons as he climbs 100 peaks to prove EVs are not a gimmick. No helicopters, snowmobiles or flights to the exotic ranges of the world. Just electric powered approach he’s in his own backyard. After spending the last week with Greg skiing, chatting while waiting for a charge and documenting what it looks like to make a change, the hassle of charging and packing 2 guys and gear into a hatchback paid off when we got to ski a Rockies Classic, the Skyladder on Andromeda. Like the changes Greg is making, it wasn’t easy, but once we dropped in it wasn’t so bad and man was it worth it.
Look for the film this Fall.
The @spearheadhuts has almost completed the Kees and Claire Hut at Russet Lake and are selling limited edition schwag to help finish it. Pick yours up before it closes at the link in my profile.
@livsansoz climbed all 82 peaks over 4000m in the Alps. She will be speaking and sharing some stories and insights from her project that didn’t make the film at the @thevimff festival in Vancouver tonight. Check out her presentation and the program for a week of great films, speakers and events.
As part of the film from our ski expedition to Tibet last April, I shot a series of behind the scenes VR180 films. We went into the Potala Palace, discovered Buddhist Caves and skies from 6500m. It was a co-production with @google using their new “Walle” camera which shoots stereoscopic VR in 180 degrees. You can watch the short films at the link in my bio.
My first trip to the mighty Himalaya on the Tibetan side was a humbling experience. Myself, @codytownsend nor @chrisrubens assumed it would be easy, and it wasn’t. Putting this film together over the summer was a process, one where the humility and practice of the many Tibetan Buddhists that we witnessed performing their kora became a good reminder that we have to enjoy that process more than any successes that may come our way.
In addition to the film, there is also 7 BTS videos in VR180 that I produced in partnership with #GoogleVR available on the tv.salomon website.