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 studied abroad in Nepal. Unexpectedly, the experience wasn’t some exotic semester climbing the world’s tallest mountains. Instead, he was embedded in the Nepali culture, which fostered a new appreciation for human connection. Learn how this pivotal trip shaped Ozturk into the incredible storyteller he is today.
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
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.
Head down to the arid Peruvian Andes with a team of North Face climbers including Emily Harrington, Nina Williams, Matty Hong, and Jacopo Larcher, and watch as they bolt new routes and complete first ascents. Peru's sparsely-populated Pitumarca District, located nearly two miles above sea level, is far off the beaten path, but it takes more than rocky roads and unseasonable snowstorms to slow down a climbing team of this caliber. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 There's certainly a