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Mountain of Storms: Yvon Chouinard’s 1968 Ascent of Fitz Roy

Fact: Fifty years ago, climbing was much gnarlier than today.

Sure, people are climbing harder routes these days, but in 1968, it was still a guaranteed full-on adventure. That’s exactly what the Fun Hogs – Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Chris Jones, Dick Dorworth, and Lito Tejada-Flores – were in for during their legendary 5,000-mile road trip from California to Patagonia in 1968. Their goal was to summit Cerro Fitz Roy, but they knew the trip would encompass so much more than that.

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Mountain of Storms could be considered the blueprint for the modern adventure flick. Shot entirely on 16mm camera, it documents the trials and tribulations of climbing a big mountain – including lots of gnar like spending weeks bivying in an ice cave waiting for weather to clear. Talk about character building. It’s really no wonder that Chouinard went on to create two of the most prominent companies in the outdoor industry: Patagonia and what is now Black Diamond Equipment.

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Fifty years ago climbing is much complicated and people still used to do the adventures. 1968 the things very much different and tmt bar good for construction it is what the details are here. Mountain of Storms is given all the possibilities and giving a blueprint of the modern adventure flick.

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VIDEO: Kira Brazinski’s Journey Up the Grand Teton
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As a born-and-raised Jackson, WY local, Kira Brazinski has been looking at the Grand Teton nearly every day for years and years. And, like many who have the opportunity to see the Grand, she dreamed of one day summiting the peak. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 Born without a left femur, Kira has made a habit of overcoming unique challenges through hard work, dedication, and creative thinking, and the Grand Teton was no different. Join her on the difficult climb in , a short film

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If you enjoy adventures in the great outdoors, odds are that you're not content staying put in one place for too long. There are simply too many places to go and things to do for an adventurer to remain happy in a single locale. Combined with the ludicrous cost of living in many mountain towns, this desire for mobility and flexibility has led to the rise in "vanlife," a phenomenon in which spend copious amounts of time and money transforming commercial vans into mobile, self-contained homes.

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Change is a constant of life. We can’t control change, but we have autonomy over how we react to it. For folks who thrive in the outdoors, this rings especially true. We’re constantly at the mercy of Mother Nature, coping with changing elements, seasons, conditions, or goals. For someone like filmmaker Renan Ozturk, his life was always dictated by climbing. It was his compass, guiding him from one grand adventure to the next. But Ozturk wouldn’t be the filmmaker he is today had he never