Friday afternoon video from despair in Namibia through to camping fashion tips for girls...
Posted: 12 October 2012
To kick things off, this is the new trailer for Driven To Despair, Ian Burton's latest film which is due to premiere, we think, at the Kendal Mountain Festival next month. 'After an epic failure with visas for a trip to Yosemite,' it says here. 'Ian Burton, Andy Cornfield and Ben Talbot travel to Namibia to have the biggest adventure they can on a tiny budget with only a few days preparation.'
More about Ian's Image Impossible film-making project and some ace clips from his work at ianburton.co.uk.
And if you're wondering about Kendal, check out part one of our Insider's Guide by festival director Clive Allen as he runs through the highlights of the ever-expanding speaker programme.
And now for something completely different - how to look 'cute and stylish' on a camping kit courtesy of Lilliana Vazquez of typeF's Survival Guide. It's not quite how some outdoors hardman might play things, but actually the advice is pretty sensible and even includes 'layering' as a fashion rather than a clothing system. We like this... There's a camping hair survival guide too. Hurrah...
Something different again - check out the ace full trailer for new mountain biking epic Where The Trail Ends - 'We're in the middle of the middle of nowhere. If you can find the centre point of nowhere, it's inside the centre point'.
Hmmm... don't know about that, but looks absolutely stunning for the locations as much as the riding. Proper amazing.
And if you like the look of that and are in spitting distance of Buxton, you can catch it at the new Buxton Adventure Festival on 20-21 October when it's showing on the Saturday as part of a mountain biking programme also featuring an interview with current downhill world champion, Danny Hart. More about all that at www.buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk.
And last but not least, again from that Buxton programme, The Epic Tri - showing that you don't need to be 'in the middle of the middle of nowhere' to bite off big chunks of epic, Ant Emmet and Bruce Duncan set out to combine three major endurance challenges into a sort of insane super triathlon. They were the Bob Graham Round, Lands End to John o'Groats on a tandem and, finally, the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.
They aimed to complete all 1064 miles of it back to back and under their own power. Eeek... enjoy.