Every climbing reward comes at the cost of a potential risk, but when you are a climbing pioneer, driven by the unknown and unexpected, you are willing to risk whatever it takes for the chance to find the perfect first ascent line. This is a story of exploration and discovery, a journey of friendship and solitude, a quest to fuel an obsessive passion. Starring Paul Robinson, Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma and Niky Ceria.
Path to Adventure
Great Escape US
Zach was born in Boston, Adam in New York. They met over a decade ago through a shared love of skateboarding. One summer, they skated from Boston to New York. Using a network of friends, friends of friends, and strangers they skated from town to town and filmed everything along the way in order to rediscover their small part of the world. Backstreet Atlas is part documentary, part skate video, and part modern urban travelogue. Good trips, times, and people aren't hard to come by.
What happens when some extreme sports people enter into a dialogue with some jazz musicians on the face of a rock? Andreas Pichler documents a project from the South Tyrol Jazz Festival, Alto Adige, in which climbers and tightrope walkers find their own unique rhythm. If you are not fully concentrated, if you are not present, you have lost. This rule is valid for both musicians and climbers. In an extraordinary symbiosis, jazz musicians accompany climbers and slack liners on their tours.
This film is the compilation of several of the most epic windsurfing travel adventures ever undertaken by Thomas Miklautsch. Furthermore, this is one of our favorite videos in the New World Spirits line-up. Considered as one of the most free-spirited windsurfers ever, in '5 Elements' Thomas Miklautsch travels to The Amazon, Antarctica, Chile, Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, The Andes, and even...San Francisco, among other places.
In 2009, the Emir of Qatar decided to create a mounted guard on horseback. Training 15 young soldiers in record time, with some of whom never having been near a horse, is a real challenge. Thierry Delavaud, former commander of the French Republican Guard, was entrusted with this mission. A human, equestrian and linguistic adventure.
Things suddenly turn very Russian as SerpentZA & Laowhy86 stop off in the capital of Heilongjiang province, Harbin. From there, they venture into the vast grasslands of Inner Mongolia, herding camels and building their very own Mongolian yurt.
Rabdoulah and Pemba are two ten-year-old boys who live in two of the most inhospitable regions on the planet - the Teneré desert and the Himalaya mountains. And though their lives are separated by thousands of miles, they have something in common which, moreover, will represent a before and an after in their lives. For the first time, they are going to accompany their families, who for generations have worked in the salt trade, on a long and dangerous journey.
Three somewhat skeptical friends take a road trip in a haggard RV reenacting an ancient Biblical pilgrimage. In the gospel of Luke, the resurrected Jesus is said to appear to two travelers walking form Jerusalem to Emmaus in ancient Israel. This is the modern story of three travelers looking for Jesus between Jerusalem, Ohio and Emmaus, PA. What starts as an investigative experiment ends as a poignant story of post-modern pilgrimage and communal awakening.
The Race2Alaska is one of adventure racing's greatest competitions - challenging mariners to navigate 750 miles of BC's most infamous waterways by human or wind power alone. The rules are simple: no motors (no, not even as a safety precaution), no outside help or support, first boat over the line wins... Follow Team Hot Mess, a group of 4 young sailors from BC, as they race the elements, and 46 other teams, to Ketchikan, Alaska.
Man has always strived to see further. After the explorers of the XVIth century, the cosmologists of the XXIst century navigate on the "celestial waves" enriching, in the course of their missions, a vertiginous cartography. These strange travelers, at the forefront of technology, have ever more powerful and spectacular terrestrial or space telescopes for vessels, always pushing the limits of our knowledge further.
SerpentZA and Laowhy86 rack up the miles as they travel across Liaoning and Jilin Provinces. They spend the night in a themed sex hotel, explore one of China’s most famous ghost cities; tread carefully around the North Korean border and learn about a traditional North Korean alcohol.
SerpentZA and Laowhy86 begin their epic adventure in Shandong Province, starting in former German concession, Qingdao. They taste a bizarre, wriggly local speciality; explore hidden war tunnels and head to a sleepy seaside village, famous for its seaweed-roofed cottages.