The departures of Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins after an avalanche accident in the Montana backcountry just over three weeks ago have left a gaping hole in the mountain community. Both Hayden and Inge influenced so many in the climbing and skiing community through their down-to-earth personalities and pervasive stoke for what they did. Not to mention, they were both incredibly accomplished athletes who constantly took their sport to the next level. Filmmaker Anson Fogel remembers Hayden and Inge with a collection of touching footage showing the side of their lives they was famous for, but that very few actually got to experience.
The rock climbing world has never been immune to influence from outside parties. A few years ago, we saw that infamous Citibank commercial featuring none other than Alex Honnold and Katie Brown. Now, everybody’s second favorite free-soloist, Chris Sharma, gets the Polo Ralph Lauren Fragrance treatment. Not sure what to think of this, but they made sure to get the shot of him taking that shirt off. Either way, Sharma still crushes.
Chris Burkard, the photographer, and van life aficionado shares an in-depth look at his life in this new short film. From his inspiration Ansel Adams to his new van build-out, we learn so much more about this famous storyteller. Like most of us, Chris had his passion for travel and nature instilled in him at a young age. It was largely thanks to his grandfather, who took him on his first road trip. Now Chris is trying to do the same for his family.
Professional Skier Chris Benchetler styled out a 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter Van with all the necessities of an action sports vagabond and invited his good friend Matt Cook (aka @SkiChef ) to document the travels in an upcoming four-part GoPro series titled #ChasingAdVANture. This is the first video of the series and it doesn't disappoint.