Weekly trekking tales #20 - Outdoor inspiration (videos)

Weekly trekking tales #20 - Outdoor inspiration (videos)

Time flies over us but leaves its shadow behind
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Watch Greg Tuscher and Nicolas Vuignier as they ski and snowboard at night in Wallis, Switzerland, with lit rescue flares attached to the back of their equipment. The sparks illuminate the mountainside and cast ephemeral shadows of the riders.
While on the road in the Northern Scotland, Patagonia climbing ambassador, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll reflects on the garments that have accompanied him on expeditions all around the world. "A piece that is full of patches and repairs has a spirit. It has a story attached to it!" says Sean.
this is the summit video of Annapurna-I summit on 24-03-2015
In the third and final episode of Singletrack Switzerland, a new Teton Gravity Research mountain bike project produced in partnership with Swiss International Air Lines, Switzerland Tourism, and BMC Switzerland, two American mountain bikers - pro rider Brice Shirbach, and pro skier Carston Oliver - join up with Enduro World Series destroyer Francois Baily-Maître to venture to the Jungfrau Region Switzerland, where they explore the little-known but incredible trails in a region rich with mountaineering and outdoor sport history with the help of Epic Europe.

TEMPUS FUGIT 2 , the sequel of my first timelapse movie „Tempus Fugit“ (https://vimeo.com/69844748) took me three years to shoot. I was visiting a lot of popular and well known places around the world but quite remote and deserted spots, too, in the last three years. Sometimes I had to hike for hours with heavy equipment to come to the spots. You will find locations in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and USA (California, Utah, Washington, Oregon). The final movie consists of roughly 6.500 frames and had been cut out of 100 timelapse sequences with more than 30.000 frames altogether.

From the tangled sheep paths of the tussock grasslands to purpose-built trails snaking through the sharp mountain peaks, New Zealand ’s varied topography makes for an awe-inspiring mountain bike playground. We traveled throughout the South Island testing the SB5.5c on the fast, ragged conditions in Queenstown and Mount Cook to the mud and gnarled roots of the beech forests of Craigieburn.

Tale: 1/12. Location: West Bengal & Sikkim, India. Mission: Hike, light bodyweight exercises during the trek and mental relaxation. This is a story of two friends, who go on a hike on the beautiful Himalayan mountains and inspire each other. It’s about putting yourself in unfamiliar position in order to learn, grow and be able to teach these lessons to others. As my future stories will also show you, this is about showing versatility and giving you guys ideas how to approach your personal wellbeing and being able to reduce stress instead of increasing it. I picked this location (Kanchenjunga region) because I wanted to start my journey slow and smoothly as the beginning of the year seems to be very hectic in the industry. I flew all the way from Finland and my friend Antti drove his motorcycle almost 2500 kms from Chennai where he had just finished filming a Tamil horror movie. Our base was with the beautiful Agarwal family in Kalimpong who I’d like to thank publicly from the bottom of my heart for their hospitality and love. Our main goal was to do everything we would normally do, just in a bit different surroundings to be modest. Hiking was to be the main thing and then we would throw all kinds of other exercises in the mix. Yoga and meditation are never things to me, so I wanted to incorporate and learn about those things also. In India it may take a little while to get things organized, but at the end everything worked out well. I met very open minded people who taught me essential lessons that I can reflect to as a trainer and a coach. What I learned is that still at the age of 35 I have a lot to improve, mainly from a flexibility point of view as you will see on the video. My background is mainly from explosive sports and in the past flexibility was not the main area of focus. I’ve done just about every sport there is, played over 500 hockey games, ran 60m and 100m dash, hiked to many mountains, lifted a lot of weight and been through many other tough challenges, but I can tell you that hiking approximately 60 kms in that altitude and conditions was definitely the toughest challenge I’ve ever faced. At 92 kg bodyweight I wondered many times what’s the point of carrying all this weight and muscle around. For our sherpas everything seemed so easy, I have really deep respect for them, they are a tough bunch of guys! During the whole trek we ate basically all carbohydrates which made our bodies act really strange. I didn’t change anything in my diet before the trip as it consists mainly of fats and protein (=eating everything and without being picky). But the thing is not to stress about it even if the circumstances are different and you only get to eat three meals a day. When you live an active lifestyle, your body will adapt to any upcoming changes guite easily. 

The collection of photos of the Garhwal Himalayas, taken during the trek along the Bhagirathi River in October 2012. Bhagirathi is one of the two rivers that unite in Devprayag (Devaprayag) and form Ganges or Ganga - the most secret river of Hinduism. Bhagirathi sources in a place called Gaumukh at the terminus of Gangotri Glacier, some 15 km up the valley beyond Gangotri village. Gaumukh being the source of Bhagirathi is regarded the main source of the Ganges and is a secret place for Hindus. There is a trekking-pilgrimage route from Gangotri to Gaumukh along the Bhagirathi valley with the scenic surroundings of the Garhwal Himalayas. The area is protected in the Gangotri National Park.

My First Time-lapse Movie whilst trekking Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna base camp and Tilicho lake. Over 35 days we trekked this amazing region taking is all the incredible sights. i would highly recommend visiting Nepal even if not for trekking, the country so beautiful and inspiring Technical - The footage was shot on a 5D MKII with 17-40 and 70-200 lenses tripod, cable release, lee filters. All pans were done in After effects software. All flicker was treated with LR Time-lapse amazing software.

A 15-second time-lapse video of a blue hour in Shivalik Himalayas. The blue hour is the period of twilight during dawn each morning and dusk each evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue.

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Weekly trekking tales #21

Weekly trekking tales #21

Don’t turn a difficult situation into a survival situation

Don’t turn a difficult situation into a survival situation