DJI Mavic Air – The Last Wild Place on Earth

n 1968, The North Face founder Doug Tompkins and three friends took a legendary road trip to Patagonia, South America. Captivated by Patagonia’s natural beauty, Doug and his wife Kris moved to Chile and created Tompkins Conservation. Over the past 25 years, they have purchased and developed more than 13 million acres of protected national parks. Following Doug’s legacy, world-renowned outdoor photographer Chris Burkard ventures to Chilean Patagonia with the Mavic Air on an assignment to uncover the region’s majestic wilderness from an aerial perspective.

Shots From Above – Camp 4 Collective

As much we admire the explorers traveling to the ends of the Earth on large scale Expeditons it’s the everyday man (or women) exploring their own backyard that often inspire the most. Guys like Chris Dahl-Bredine, who built an experimental aircraft in his garage in order to bring a new perspective to his life & creative vision. There isn’t much glamour in this type of exploration. No sponsors footing the bill. Just hard work, cold mornings & sometimes a bit of duct tape. Part cowboy, part photographer, part mechanic, Chris’ work blends a blue collar work ethic with a special eye for landscapes and the interconnectedness of it all.

 

THE WHY | Running 100 Miles – Billy Yang

Why do we run 100 miles?

It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And in the lower moments during these ultramarathon events if I’m honest, a question I direct inward too. Sure, on the surface you can cite self-improvement, challenging yourself, so on and so forth. But the longer I do this, the more I started to explore answers beyond the surface. How we relate to discomfort, uncertainty and pain. Do we have it too easy and thus, we’re drawn to the opposite end of the spectrum where we’re reduced to “survival” mode and drinking/eating/moving forward? Are we in our more natural state when this is what our world is reduced down to? Read more…