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.

Hiking to Marmot Pass

Coleman Smith recently uploaded a short video of his hike on Marmot Pass with a couple of friends. If you’re ever looking to give this trail a shot, the video will give you an idea of the parking situation, trailhead and vertical climb to expect.

Marmot Pass, at 6,000 feet-high, provides a trail corridor through the Buckhorn Wilderness in the Olympic Mountains of Washington state. The pass is situated near Buckhorn Mountain and Iron Mountain.

The Road From Karakol – Full Film

The Road From Karakol is arguably one of the greatest outdoor films in the past few years. It took home the Best In Fest award at this year’s 5Point Film Festival. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance.

In summer 2011, Outdoor Research athlete Kyle Dempster took off on his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a couple mostly-accurate maps, a trailer full of climbing gear, and a vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words. He spent two months pedaling and pushing the bike more than 1200 km on roads of variable states of neglect, wading through wild rivers, dealing with corrupt military checkpoint staff, and soloing a handful of unclimbed alpine rock and mixed routes. He recorded the journey, his camera his only partner, friend, and sometimes the only receiving end of his conversations for days at a time.

In 2013, Kyle’s self-shot footage of his journey in Kyrgyzstan made it to the desk of filmmakers Fitz Cahall and Austin Siadak, who were asked to look at the footage and see if there might be enough to chop together a 4-minute climbing film. They saw a lot more potential in it, and turned it into the 25-minute “The Road From Karakol,” which debuted at the 5Point Film Festival and took home the Best In Fest award.