The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit

The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit

Ian Shive, Jon-Paul Harrison, Susan Alkaitis

Language: English

Pages: 55


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Author note: Forward by Ian Shive, Forward by Susan Alkaitis

The fastest growing form of recreation today, outdoor adventure sports compel countless individuals to push the boundaries, challenge the elements, and seek out the world's most beautiful and remote regions. Rock climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, free diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, surfing a reef pass in the South Pacific, and skiing an untouched alpine chute are among the many lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping pursuits chronicled in this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive volume.

Through firsthand accounts by photographers and explorers, breathtaking photography, and contributions by leading commentators—including Keri Bascetta (SKI and Skiing), Amy Silverman (Outside), Julie Ellison (Climbing), Genny Fullerton (Backpacker), Aaron Schmidt (Canoe & Kayak), among others—The Art of Adventure reveals the culture, inspiration, and drive behind those dedicated to living an adventurous life.

Complete with insights from behind the lens and far afield, this riveting collection captures the spirit of outdoor recreation like never before. Filled with wisdom and colored by both epic and quiet moments, The Art of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the vast playground awaiting those willing to live on the edge.

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There, creating images in an attempt to share the deep emotional the world opening up to me? The warm sunlight, the sweat on experiences they’ve had with the broader public. Outdoor my skin, the buzz of working hard to that point and knowing I adventure photographers invite their viewers to climb, paddle, still have so much more to go. . . . swim, hike, and camp in the wild lands of the world. They That’s the challenge photographers take on when they invite viewers to come and enjoy the.

To far-flung places. We recently discover new waves in a well-charted world. The more assigned stories in Mali and Albania, and it’s thrilling to see people pursue and share their adventures, the more others what comes out of these trips. are compelled to follow, even up the ante. This is one of the One of the greatest perks of my position at Outside is biggest motivating factors behind the stories we put together getting to travel and witness the events we cover firsthand. at Outside.

Creating National Geographic–worthy images, I believe in the power of photography and its ability to and getting paid to do it. That was it for me. What else could offer a window into worlds other than our own. A single frame you possibly want? or a body of work can focus on a particular subject, grab the We’d driven more than twelve hours and then hiked in viewer’s attention, and plant seeds of interest and wonder. I over storm-felled trees and through knee-deep snow at the try to.

Andes; they were soaking it all in—all the powder, all the ones. Many of my favorite times spent with friends involve O P P O S I T E : Sven Brunso skiing under the midnight sun at Lyngen Lodge, Lyngen Alps, Norway skiing, not just because we’re doing something we love, but Not all ski photography will trigger memories in this way. because when they come to a stop at the bottom of the run, Many great photographers travel with professional guides, their smiles are the most honest and.

The moisture of the air— experiencing the unknown and facing uncertainty. countless minutiae that work to tip those tuned to them. The longer and less visibly tangible answer to the question Anticipating the potential opportunity, I persuaded my ski about my motivation is the creative process. A tremendous partner/model to dip out of work and race to “the spot.” It amount of creativity is required to be successful, to realize was all over in a matter of minutes, one lap, one chance to get.

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