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Adventurers Anonymous

There are too many people having too many adventures for you to be sitting at home.

Here are some individuals who should help inspire. They are doing amazing things outside: climbing, paddling, building, jumping. They are a veritable Dream Team of Feats when put together. So check out their big adventures and see what new ones you can create. It doesn't have to be huge, no X Games-style tricks or steroids required, but training and experience will help. Start small, dream big. That's what they did!

6 videos for your "Adventurers Anonymous" playlist (feel free to watch on or off the mountain):

On Assignment
On assignment?? This doesn't seem like work. Camp 4 Collective films as Jimmy Chin documents the climbing community of Yosemite, capturing amazing views of the park and amazing climbs. They even make dangling off a cliff face in your tent look fun.

Carving the Mountains
The Madrid-based Longboard Girls Crew take their carving from the streets to the mountains. Beautifully shot by Juan Rayos, we get close to these ladies as they pick up speed down the curving roads of the Madrid peaks. Keep your eyes on these women, as they are moving fast and building up a global crew of passionate longboarders.

Experience Zero Gravity
These guys are leaping from serious heights and Base Jumping has never felt so zen. The wind gently blowing in your hair, the pillowy clouds catch your fall...shhhh just jump.

Alone in the Wilderness
Dick Proenneke retired in 1967 and started a grand adventure: decades of solo living in the remote Twin Lakes region of Alaska. He constructed his own cabin, and life, in the wilderness. Lucky for us, Dick had a camera and thoughtfully narrates here.

MOVE
Alternate title: "Guys with Cameras + Wandering Feet." A visual travel journal spanning 11 countries, sharing the color and light and sounds of an epic trip. Make you want to travel? Yup.

The Edge of the Earth
Eric and Justin Dennis film this documentary of their journey through the Gates of the Arctic, one of the most remote parks in the US system. On the way, they use some creative logistics to deal with the numerous travel hurdles, all with a ton of film equipment. Oh and did I mention they did it all with solar power? An amazing feat of outdoor adventuring, starring a rarely-seen Alaskan landscape and brought to you by the sun!

10/27/2011
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Take Me to the River

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Take Me to the River

1/30/2012

The Chance to Relax

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The Chance to Relax

1/26/2012

Yosemite, Then and Now

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Yosemite, Then and Now

1/24/2012

We Were Wanderers

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We Were Wanderers

1/20/2012

Connecting to Climb

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Connecting to Climb

1/16/2012

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Up and Away

1/5/2012

To Warmer Climates

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To Warmer Climates

1/4/2012

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Resolutions, Simplified

12/29/2011

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Archiving the Fresh Coast

12/26/2011

A Holiday Wilderness

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A Holiday Wilderness

12/23/2011