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Video: Climbing on Faroe Island

The North Face: James Pearson, Cedar Wright, and Yuji Hirayama travel to climb the world’s tallest sea cliff, Cape Enniberg on Faroe Island.

Canadian Mario Rigby walked 12,000 km, over more than 2 years, from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt

Donovan Vincent, Toronto Star:

He contracted malaria, dodged bullets with government soldiers in a war zone and was jailed for several days near a small village because police didn’t believe him when he explained who he was.

Adventure traveller Mario Rigby also tested the limits of his physical and emotional stamina when he trekked 12,000 kilometres northward across eight African countries for two years, by foot and kayak. He started in late 2015 and finished in February, taking an eastern route from South Africa to Egypt.

Africa, he says is a place that has been depicted by the West only as dangerous, violent and beset by poverty.

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Road Trip: The Natchez Trace Parkway — A 444-mile drive through 10,000 years of history

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a recreational road and scenic drive through three American states. It roughly follows the “Old Natchez Trace” a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.

Why he kayaked across the Atlantic at 70 years of age, for the third time

Elizabeth Weil, The New York Times:

When Aleksander Doba kayaked into the port in Le Conquet, France, on Sept. 3, 2017, he had just completed his third — and by far most dangerous — solo trans-Atlantic kayak trip. He was a few days shy of his 71st birthday. He was unaccustomed to wearing pants. He’d been at sea 110 days, alone, having last touched land that May at New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. The trip could have easily ended five days earlier, when Doba was just a few hundred feet off the British coast. But he had promised himself, when he left New Jersey, that he would kayak not just to Europe but to the Continent proper. So he stayed on the water nearly another week, in the one-meter-wide boat where he’d endured towering waves, in the coffinlike cabin where he spent almost four months not sleeping more than three hours at a stretch, where he severely tried his loved ones’ patience in order to be lonely, naked and afraid. Then he paddled to the French shore.

Video: Spectacular Venice in under 4 minutes

National Geographic:

The Venetian life resides within the city’s hundreds of canals and diverse architecture. This short documentary by directors Olvier Astrologo and Nils Astrologo immerses us in the historical and hidden places of Venice, Italy, to reveal ancient folk traditions.

Video: A love letter to winter

The North Face

A Namibia Safari

A short marketing film made for Rainer Kriess, a company that offers custom tailored tours through Namibia, highlighting the beauty of the country.

Video: Torres del Paine Nationpark in Chile

Martin Heck | Timestorm Films:

My second visit to the southern tip of South America. My first trip in 2015 was incredible and resulted in some of my most successful videos. Even though this was a work-trip and I just had 4 days to spend in the amazing Torres del Paine Nationpark in Chile is was sight to behold. Early in spring snow, wind and stormy winds were always part of the game. Weather completely flipped from warm and calm into a snow-storm within minutes. But that’s what we expect and makes Patagonia such a special and wild place.

Yvan Bourgnon’s voyage around the world

Yvan Bourgnon of Switzerland sailed his small 6.5 meter (~ 21 foot) catamaran 55,000 kilometers, around the world, in 220 days on the open water. As the the little sport catamaran didn’t have a cabin or on-board accommodation, the adventurer slept exposed to the elements.

Bourgnon documented his voyage and its ups and downs with his camera.

The Blue Heart Campaign: Patagonia’s effort to stop thousands of proposed dam projects in the mountainous Balkan region of Europe.

The feature-length documentary “Blue Heart” launches in April 2018.

Find more information Patagonia’s Blue Heart Campaign page.

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