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Hunting Hallucinogenic Honey In The Himalayas

In a career in adventure journalism, one can often find themselves in some of the most interesting yet dangerous situations in their lives. This is something professional climber and journalist Renan Ozturk knows a little something about, from his time joining Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker documenting their summit of the famed Meru peak. But this time Renan took along Mark Synott to a lesser known region of Nepal where they found themselves along with their heavy film gear scaling a sheer cliff amidst clouds of thick fog only to be greeted by the largest honeybees in the world with only thin mesh protection. 

This is Renan, Mark Synott and Ben Ayers latest project documenting what could be the final days of a dangerous and well-respected tradition hunting a special honey believed to hold hallucinogenic and medicinal properties. For the last ten or so years, Renan has gotten to know Mauli Dhan Rai, a 58 year old Nepali who has been deemed "the last honey hunter" 

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Throwback: U.S. Veterans Ski The Mountains of Iraq to Heal Shadows of War
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Throwback: U.S. Veterans Ski The Mountains of Iraq to Heal Shadows of War

Throwback: U.S. Veterans Ski The Mountains of Iraq to Heal Shadows of War

The North Face's 'Adventure Not War' tells the story of three U.S. veterans who traveled back into the mountains of Iraq to heal the wounds and trauma of the Iraq War. U.S. Army Captain Stacy Bare took along Captain Robin Brown and Captain Matt Griffin on a mission to rewrite a different ending of his experience with Iraq. Stacy, Robin and Matt set out to Erbil Iraq to put up a first ski ascent-descent on Mt. Halgurd, the tallest mountain in Iraq.  Following his time in Iraq Stacy struggled

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Beautiful, Poetic, and meditative—that's the essence of Dylan Wineland’s short film, . The former racer and now cinematographer, Wineland has long felt the motocross industry was missing the bigger picture. Finding that the prevailing narrative is often limited to entertainment—as seen in big hits or half-naked Monster girls—he sought to create something that mirrored his love for the sport. Drawing on his background within action sports media—and with immense help from friends at WZRD Media

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Watch: Death Valley Comes in Alive in Stunning 8k
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Watch: Death Valley Comes in Alive in Stunning 8k

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Notorious for being one of the hottest and remote places on the planet, don't let Death Valley’s reputation dissuade you from visiting this alluring and ever-changing landscape. As the More Than Just Parks crew shows us in captivating 8k, the largest national park in the U.S. is mesmerizing. RELATED: What it takes to film all 59 national parks As an expansive of a desert it might be—it’s also teeming with life. Watch as the endless space is bathed in morning light, highlighting every