Gear Review: Thule Guidepost 85L Men’s Backpack

Description Usage Extended Trip 
Material 210 nylon, 420 Robic ripstop nylon Volume 85 L Dimensions 14.2 x 12.6 x 35.4 in Weight 5.9 lb 
Model number 222000 A large backpack for extended trips. At 85L this backpack is about as big as you'll ever need and is a good choice for family camping trips or extended backpacking journeys.   The Test We put the Guidepost 85L to the ultimate test;…

Why I Started an Adventure Company, Not for Adventurers

It all started by jumping off high things... Then helping others jump off high things…. Growing up on the east coast of Australia, I couldn’t wait to get out of high school & start travelling. I was hungry for adventure. I hitch hiked, backpacked, & travelled the world exploring & trying as many new experiences as I could. Ultimately, I settled on the job of Bungy Jump Master. It was…

Sustainable Travel – Reducing Plastic Waste

At ACTION CULTURE we're committed to sustainable travel. That's why we're proud to announce our partnership with GRAYL to help eliminate single use plastic bottles. You may have already started to use your own re-usable bottle at home, on the go & in the office. But we all know that it's more difficult when you travel to remote areas where you can't easily refill your bottle with fresh, clean drinking…

IN THE STARLIGHT – Official Movie Trailer

Sometimes just looking up is all we need to feel awe struck. To appreciate the wonders of the universe and her beauty. To be inspired. Enjoy this short trailer and when you're ready to get under an amazing sky check out our suggested tours below. During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in…

Surfer Profile: Yago Dora

Bringing the fluid motion and freedom of free surfing to the world surfing tour, Brazilian Yago Dora is a pleasure to watch. His turns are so fluid, throwing huge rooster tails into the air while seeming to keep speed and flow along the wave. He's an absolute pleasure to watch. It's very hard to believe he wasn't simply winning everything from the beginning, but he's had to work hard to…

A Love Letter To Winter

Skiing & Snowboarding The North Face's 2018 Snow Team Edit is stunning. It's really refreshing to see people doing amazing things, absolutely extreme and pushing the boundaries of what is extreme even further, but set to mellow music. This helps you appreciate the beauty of the lines taken, the natural flow of the movement from somebody doing what they love and what they spend all the time they can refining.…

The Frozen Road

Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long…

Middle of Somewhere – Snowboard

Snowboard Austin Smith, Blake Paul, and Jake Blauvelt travel to a well known and rarely visited backcountry freestyle snowboard playground in BC where Jake Blauvelt started his filming career. Full of pillow lines and shoots, Jake, Austin, and Blake will define the next generation of backcountry freestyle. From: The North Face Check Out Our Ski & Snowboard Tours

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2018 Mont Blanc Course & Ascent Dates

Get excited! If you were considering giving yourself a challenge in 2018, or doing something inspiring, here it is. We've just loaded the dates for the 2018 Mont Blanc Course & Ascent, your chance to spend one week in beautiful Chamonix receiving professional training and getting prepared for your own summit of this iconic peak. You'll definitely have a story to tell about 2018 and an epic experience to treasure.…

Snowflake

Back in 2015 DPS Skis Cinematic, in association with Gore-Tex and Outdoor Research released The Shadow Campaign: Volume II That's when I first saw this interview with Snowflake. And it still brings a smile to my face every time I watch it. Listening to Snowflake trying to describe just what the mountains and skiing mean to him is so much fun. This is a person that fell in love with nature…

Frank and the Tower

This great personal insight which was co-produced by Duct Tape Then Beer, Semi-Rad, and REI, profiles long-time climbing guide Frank Sanders. Sanders, recounts how he was drawn to climbing the Devil's Tower National Monument in the early 70's, his 45+ years of climbing and how he ended up back at that tower. Frank is anything but ordinary, however his story has lessons for us all and his energy is addictive. After climbing it over 200…

Feeling Insignificant

Insignificant - Travel Inspiration from ACTION CULTURE Just a very short film to try and express the joy you can get from feeling insignificant. We're often so busy and so important to each other, our family and friends that even though we understand that we are in the very center of our universe, we can forget just how big and incredible that universe is. If your world starts to get…

Weightless, Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

Don't try this at home. But, then again when it's this much fun how can you not want to have a little go at it? In this edit Jean-Baptiste Chandelier makes flying look effortless, smoothly gliding across anything with ease and keeping it smooth. It's surely an inspiration for anybody that has ever considered trying this sport, which has been growing in popularity in the past few years as the equipment…

TED Talks – Chris Burkard: The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water

Even if you haven't heard of him, you've probably seen some of his great photos. Often focused on cold climate destinations above the Arctic Circle and believe it or not, surfing in ice-cold water at these amazing places. "Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit," says surf photographer Chris Burkard, as he explains his obsession with the coldest, choppiest, most isolated…

Reel Rock 12 – Trailer

"I don't want to be good for a girl, I don't want to be good for having just one hand, I just want to be a good climber." - Maureen Beck     There's some real inspiration in these short films. Climbers are achieving amazing feats lately, breaking records, doing things that have never been done before and reaching new heights. It's great to see and it's really inspiring to get…

HABIT Trailer

HABIT Oh yes, it's time to start getting excited about the coming winter season... Here is a trailer for the latest film from Level 1, it's got young skiers doing what young skiers do but with some thick funky music. So, sit back and spend 2 minutes getting ready for the ski season. There are as many paths as there are people. Some choose to be carpet salesman, others choose…

Proximity Trailer

I'm really looking forward to catching this one in the cinema very soon.... It is a film that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele, produced in conjunction with Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Garage Productions. Proximity will explore the delicate relationship between time and place, showcasing surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world.…

Micayla Gatto, Artist & Mountain Biker

Micayla Gatto Just watched this with my morning coffee and it's got me in a great mood.   We should all try many different things and follow where we find a passion. Usually we find that not only CAN we manage more than one passion, they fuel each other and make us better at the other.   Here's the blurb from the video: "Mountain biker and artist Micayla Gatto rides in…