Going To The Mountain Is Going Home

Reddit user alittlestranger created this original content using a famous quote by John Muir. I just love this piece.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity” – John Muir

going home to moauntains

Splitter Choss Apparel Launch

Adayak is proud to announce the launch of a new partner – Splitter Choss.

Splitter Choss is one of the top climbing blogs out there. Based in Colorado, BJ Sbarra does an excellent job bringing up everything in the world of climbing.

Check out the great selection we have – including tees for men & women, plus hooded sweatshirts for the winter.

Creatures of the Deep – Short Film

I came across this video in my Vimeo feed and loved it. Had to share it with all the Adayak fans out there.

To those who keep trying; those who carry on, who don’t stop when they want to give up, who test boundaries and fight fear with heart. To those who weather the storm, who choose character over comfort; those who enter the thicket of the wild, who persist, who get back up, wipe the sweat, and march forward, despite the uncertainty: the possibility of failure. To those: the few, the daring, who endure, who press on past the last gasp, who turn and face their obstacles and discouragement. To those who raise their hand when the weight seems too much; those who define courage, who separate the strong from the weak, who haunt a brand of passion set aside for such a breed.

To those who have the heart, here’s to you: the creatures of the deep.

Director / Camera / Edit: Josh Brine (joshbrine.com)
Co Creative Directors: Jacob Cowdin (jacobcowdin.squarespace.com) and Luke Leasure (lukeandmalloryphotography.com)
Music: “Byegone” by Volcano Choir
Words: Josh Brine

Bear Island – Chasing The Dream – Trailer

Wow – what an incredible adventure this looks like. ┬áThree brothers explore the Bear Island for waves. They live in a tent, and carry all their stuff on sledges. The bring tons of gear for fishing, climbing, snowboarding, kite surfing, etc. Any adventure you can think of, they did it there on Bear Island — thousands of miles from home with the threat of polar bears around every corner.

Check out the trailer.

The Van Life – A Mountain Biking Film

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a van, traveling across the country to compete in mountain biking races? Well, Ryan Gardner is living that life and it’s been documented in this short 4 minute film called “The Van Life 2”

This video features Knapps Castle trail in the backcountry of Santa Barbara, California.

For The Love of Mountains – 2 Minute Video

This is a really cool illustrated video showing great information about some of the world’s greatest peaks.

Nature lovers will enjoy this video, which walks you through the world’s most interesting mountains – from the highest in altitude to the hardest to climb, the most dangerous or highest unclimbed; from Everest to Kilimanjaro – all in under two minutes.