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Little Ski Adventurer I VAUDE

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Mountaineering

Ice Fall Wrecking Ball

The first rule of ice climbing is "do not fall". But if you do fall, make sure to get it on video! Seriously though, the odds are 2:1 that you'll get seriously injured if you break the rule. Learn from this mistake, and have fun on the ice!

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Skate

GoPro: Best of 2016 - A Year in Review

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Climbing

#project360 | Mount Everest

The #project360 is bringing legendary climbing routes as the Matterhorn Hörnligrat, the Mont Blanc and the north face of the Eiger to screens with breathtaking panoramic images. Now, the #project360 is going to the Roof of the world, Mount Everest.   Now, at the beginning of the climbing season 2016, a milestone in another field – in digital cartography – was reached: For the first time, the Southern climbing route, beginning at the Nepalese basecamp up to the “Roof of the World”, is documented by breathtaking 360°-videography and -photography. A small group of four Sherpas attended to the honourable task to bring the Everest into the living rooms of the fans of alpine sports by these three-dimensional recordings. Likewise, it is an homage to the first climbers Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay who have already chosen this route in 1953. A customized backpack with altogether six cameras facilitates the perfect omnidirectional view.

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Ski

#project360 I Patrouille des Glaciers

#project360 is going horizontal. #project360 is no longer just about marveling at traditional alpine tours and classic climbing routes;it now includes perhaps the most famous ski-touring race in the world: the Patrouille des Glaciers – which takes place from tomorrow till Saturday.   Zermatt to Verbier is 53 kilometers as the crow flies. However, if you want to ski this route through the heart of the Alps rather than fly it, it is 110 km of challenging terrain. For many die-hard ski touring fans it is the season’s highlight as a multi-day tour. The valley town of the famous Matterhorn is the starting point for perhaps the most famous ski touring race in the world: the Patrouille des Glaciers. It was first introduced by the Mountain Brigade of the Swiss Armed Forces in 1943 as a way to test soldiers’ fitness. In the following years the competition was banned due to an accident, but started again in 1984. The PDG (as it is known in professional circles) is now open to both military and civilian participants. Thousands of athletes now start this race to complete the grueling distance as quickly as possible. Those who don’t regard ski-touring as a race, but who are still very ambitious skiers, are familiar with the section from Zermatt to Verbier as the first stages of the Haute Route, perhaps the most famous alpine crossing of them all.

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Skydiving

2015: YEAR IN REVIEW (Adventure)

Slowing down some  highlights of 2015. Skydiving, speedriding, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, traveling and good vibes.  All captured trough a gopro lens. Instagram: https://instagram.com/rdhexe/

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Mountaineering

Speed Record Matterhorn 2015

Mammut Pro Team athlete Dani Arnold sets a new record at the North Face. Top mountaineer Dani Arnold from Uri sets a new milestone at the beginning of the season on the Matterhorn, climbing the North Face in 1 hour and 46 minutes, and outperforming Ueli Steck's previous record by 10 minutes.

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Mountaineering

Pushing The Limits On North America's Deadliest Ridge | North America's Fifty Classic Climbs, Ep. 5

With one of their party having already turned back, the three-man team of Mark Smiley, Jed Porter and Reiner Thoni push on in their attempt to make the second ascent of the 'Hummingbird Traverse' on Canada's Mount Logan. After a grueling day of ice climbing on steady terrain, the team encounter the crux of the route; the shovel traverse. So-called because the first ascensionists literally dug their way through the cornices that cap the ridge, the traverse offers both danger and technical climbing. Despite making solid progress, the team soon realise that to continue any further would be to knowingly flirt with disaster. In the tradition of prudent alpinism, they bow to the elements, admit defeat, and return to more solid ground. A failed attempt perhaps, but there's a good reason why this route still awaits its second ascent. Only time will tell if our team will return to claim it.   

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Ski

DEGREES NORTH - Trailer with Xavier de le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten

Xavier de le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten travelled to the middle of the Arctic Ocean, to Svalbard, in Norway, to shoot the new movie of The North Face : Degrees North. In the next episode will be featuring Ralph Backstrom and will take place in Alaska!

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Mountaineering

Spindrift au fil à plomb, face Nord Aiguille du Plan.

Spindrift au Fil à plomb, par Benoit Paris et Luke Wasteland. Face Nord de l'Aiguille du Plan, massif du Mont Blanc.

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Snowboard

SNOWMAN - Official Trailer

From childhood, Kevin Fogolin dreamed of living and working in the mountains. After breaking the shackles of small-town expectations, his dream comes crashing down in a helicopter avalanche bombing mission gone horribly wrong. In the aftermath, Kevin and his childhood friend, freeskiing icon Mike Douglas, are forced to confront the risks and rewards of following their passion for the mountains. Set in British Columbia’s rugged Coast Mountain Range, SNOWMAN is a familiar tale of dreaming big and a life where the greatest risk is not daring to dream at all.

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Mountaineering

The North Face Steep Series

Built for the pursuit. Our Steep Series gear is engineered for the unique demands of big-mountain skiing and riding. Athlete driven designs eliminate distraction and provide durability for long days in the mountains. Team athletes Lucas Debari, Ralph Backstrom, Johnny Collinson, Kaitlyn Farrington, and Hilaree O'Neill put this gear to the test in expeditions to Mica, B.C. backcountry and the fjords of Greenland. Find more @ http://bit.ly/SteepSeries

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Base Jump

adidas Outdoor #openallwinter

Winter season is upon us. Time to get out and have fun in snow and ice. Sign up at adidas.com/openallwinter and post your best winter action snapshot on Instagram or Twitter using the Hashtag #openallwinter. For the next 12 weeks we`re giving out amazing prizes to the best shot each week. And there are even bigger things on the horizon: in February we`ll announce the overall winner, out of the 12 weekly winners, of a winter road trip across Canada for you and four of your friends. Stay tuned! Sign up here: adidas.com/openallwinter

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Trail

Bambou Magique

Clip Trompettes Du Mozambique

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Mountaineering

Sculpted in Time The Innovator

http://skibanffnationalpark.com The Innovator escorts the viewer through the backcountry of Banff National Park to experience stepping into the unknown—told from the point of view of local wheelchair athlete, innovator and backcountry enthusiast Christian Bagg, but also Chris Rubens and Eric ‘Hoji’ Hjorleifson in parallel. We join Christian on his journey to overcome his challenges and achieve his dream of Nordic skiing in the backcountry, joined by his mates Chris and Hoji. The Innovator shows how adventure can push our limits, test our resolve and plot our own ‘unknown’.

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Slack Line

The North Face Your Land

Exploration is not just about the places you haven't been, it's about re-imagining places you have. "Your Land" is a celebration of these wild places that connect us to our environment, and to each other. Head outside, find a new approach, and #SeeForYourself. Explore 50 of our favorite places to play: http://thenorthface.com/seeforyourself

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Ski

This Is Kye Petersen

An honest look into the world of Teva Ambassador, Kye Petersen, a leader of the modern freeski movement, as he shares what inspires and influences his skiing, as well as the pressure he feels to perform and progress. Produced and edited by Sherpa Cinemas.

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Mountaineering

The Calling A Life Rocked by Mountains by Barry Blanchard

Patagonia is proud to announce our latest publication: Barry Blanchard’s memoir, The Calling: http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/t... With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. This is the story of the culture of climbing in the days of punk rock, spurred on by the rhythm of adrenaline and the arrogance of youth. It is also a portrait of the power of the mountains to lift us—physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually—and the depths of relationships based on total trust in the person at the other end of a rope. Includes climbs with renowned alpinists such as Kevin Doyle, Mark Twight, David Cheesmond and Ward Robinson.

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Mountaineering

GoPro HERO4 The Adventure of Life in 4K

All around the world GoPro users are capturing incredible experiences, from the heart-stopping to the heartfelt. Into the caldron of an active volcano, the neon streets of Japan, a refuge for wild mustangs, scaling an iceberg, the world’s biggest dance party, or a whale rescue mission, GoPros have documented every moment. See how GoPro’s new line of our most advanced cameras ever allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life. Shot 100% on the new GoPro HERO4 camera from http://GoPro.com. The HERO4 features ultra high resolution quality of 4K at 30 frames per second + high frames rates at 1080p120. Incredible low light capabilities, including our new nightlapse setting. 2X the high fidelity sound. Faster processing. Protune settings that unlock manual control of many of your GoPro’s features, and so much more. Learn more and be inspired by the most advanced GoPro cameras yet: http://GoPro.com It’s your life. BE A HERO. MUSIC "Run Boy Run" performed by Woodkid Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises FEATURED CHARACTERS TOMORROWLAND (Boom, Belgium) Erin Edenholm Joanna Piotrowska Steve Aoki Krewella - Jahan Yousef and Jasmine Yousef Dimitri Vegas Like Mike LAVA LAKE (Ambrym Island, Vanuatu) Geoff Mackley Brad Ambrose ICEBERG CLIMB (Ilulissat, Greenland) Klemen Premrl Aljaz Anderle Thierry Dubois WILD MUSTANGS (Wells, Nevada) Clay Nannini JAPAN STREETS (Tokyo, Japan) Akira Nakai Shinichi Moroboshi Nanami Tsukamoto ORCA RESCUE (Whangarei, New Zealand) Dr. Ingrid Visser Terry Hardie Dian and her two baby orca SPECIAL THANKS Tomorrowland (http://www.tomorrowland.com) Michael Dujardin Vanuatu Heli (http://www.vanuatuhelicopters.com) Andy Martin Black Diamond (http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com) Madeline Pickens (http://mustangmonument.com) (http://savingamericasmustangs.org) Orca Research Trust (http://orcaresearch.org) Andy Casagrande (http://www.abc4explore.com/) Steve Hathaway Lily Kozman

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Mountaineering

Mammut Making Of Key Visual Matterhorn 2015

With 4,478 meters above sea-level, Matterhorn is one of the highest mountains of the Alps. It has always been a dream of mountaineers to climb this prominent peak. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the dramatic first ascent. On this occasion, Swiss mountain sports outfitters Mammut presents Zermatt with an unforgettable vision: by installing 60 light sources along Hörnligrat, they will illuminate the route up to Matterhorn peak for one evening. A 20-man group of professional athletes, mountain guides and experienced Mammut employees will provide a view of Matterhorn as never seen before!

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Mountaineering

Arc'teryx - Climbing - 2013

"We all try to be busy instead of being alive, busy instead of getting out and breathing, busy sending useless texts instead of walking in the woods with our kids or introducing them to life's joys. We move information instead of simply moving," says Arc'teryx athlete Will Gadd in this ode to action and movement. Acknowledging how hard it is to carve out time for exercise in our daily lives, Gadd's passionate words remind us how important it is to get outside, breathe hard, and create meaning through movement. After all, as Gadd says, "Life's more fun when you move." Music: "So Cold" by The Dodos

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Mountaineering

Outdoor Ice Climbing Norway - Long Edit - 2012

Watch the full journey of Guido Unterwurzacher and Christian Hechenberger's ice climbing trip to Norway. More stories in our FREE iPad® magazine: https://itunes.apple.com/app/adidas-o... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18TDPamhCeI Addidas - http://www.adidas.fr/

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Mountaineering

Life in Focus E04 Christian Pondella

f-stop’s collaborative effort with our team of photographers and filmers is an essential part of who we are and what we do. Working with industry leading professionals to help design and build the ultimate camera packs and bags is an ongoing endeavor that has shaped the brand and company we are today. In an effort to give back to our f-stop Pro Team and photo/film community, we’ve set out to tell the story of our team photographers and filmers. Episode 4 of ‘Life in Focus’ features long time f-stop Pro and action/sports photographer, Christian Pondella. Christian’s unique story and skill set separates him from the rest of the action/sports community. Putting himself in difficult to reach locations and high risk access points are the name of his game; often leading to unique photos and perspectives never seen before. From cliff diving to ice climbing, ski mountaineering to mountain biking, he’s captured it all.

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Mountaineering

Massive Avalanche Sweeps Mt. Everest 2014 April 18

KATHMANDU: At least 12 Nepalese Sherpa guides were killed and seven others missing in an avalanche that struck Mount Everest on Friday morning, making it the single deadliest mountaineering accident on the world's highest peak.A group of about 50 climbers, mostly Sherpas were moving from Camp I to Camp II when a serac fell off the mountain burying them under the snow at an altitude of about 5,900 metres at about 6:30 am. The Sherpas were going up the mountain to fix ropes and set camps higher up the mountain for their fee-paying clients. ​ "The search for the missing will continue Saturday morning," said Dipendra Poudel, a mountaineering official. Another six were injured, two of whom have been brought to Kathmandu for medical treatment. Some foreign climbers were in the group going up the mountain to get acclimatised but they were not among the fatalities. The single deadliest day before this Friday was May 11 1996 when 11 persons, eight on the Nepal side of the mountain and three on the China side in the north were killed in a snow storm at 8,000 metres, an incident made famous in the Jon Krakauer book Into Thin Air. According to Poudel, 334 foreign climbers have been given permission to climb the 8,848 metre world's highest peak in the spring season that lasts till end of May, which is the busiest climb season. About another 400 Sherpa guides accompany these mountaineers. Ethnic Sherpas act as guides for foreign mountaineers.

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