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@thenorthface climber // @natgeo @sonyalpha photojournalist // @camp4collective commercial director // landscape painter at heart 😊

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Matt Redd isn’t your average cowboy and the 350,000 acres of Indian Creek and the surrounding #bearsearsnationalmonument aren’t your average ranching grounds.  It was such a privilege taking him up The North Six Shooter tower with @jamesqmartin after he had already worked for 8 hours rounding up and branding cattle that morning.  I’m not sure if there are many other humans alive who have a deeper mental map and respect for this land than Matt.  Besides running the Dugout Ranch he works with The Nature Conservancy managing many ongoing scientific studies ranging from sustainable grazing, native grass research and advanced technology for surveying wilderness areas.  If you get him going he’ll talk passionately about his knowledge of the deep geologic and cultural layers of this space.  On the summit I shot a few photos as he placed a cow skull up there with his bloody swollen hands. [Desert tower summits often have historic relics as ‘registers’ and this was his cowboy contribution]. Meanwhile @shotsfromabove did one more pass with our cine-trike and we began our nighttime descent through the ripping wind.  I wanted to ask him and his family more about the best way to help Bears Ears, to tell the story from all sides.  We didn’t have enough time that day. The journey back to the ranch was a euphoric dehydrated stumble filled with banter just like a lot of good climbs end.  And there is a certain hope in experiencing the universality if that. The common ground of the experiences here in Bears Ears that will drive these conversations forward.

@thenorthface_climb @jonas_marcinko @taylorfreesolo #protectbearsears #theclimberandthecowboy
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Matt Redd isn’t your average cowboy and the 350,000 acres of Indian Creek and the surrounding #bearsearsnationalmonument aren’t your average ranching grounds. It was such a privilege taking him up The North Six Shooter tower with @jamesqmartin after he had already worked for 8 hours rounding up and branding cattle that morning. I’m not sure if there are many other humans alive who have a deeper mental map and respect for this land than Matt. Besides running the Dugout Ranch he works with The Nature Conservancy managing many ongoing scientific studies ranging from sustainable grazing, native grass research and advanced technology for surveying wilderness areas. If you get him going he’ll talk passionately about his knowledge of the deep geologic and cultural layers of this space. On the summit I shot a few photos as he placed a cow skull up there with his bloody swollen hands. [Desert tower summits often have historic relics as ‘registers’ and this was his cowboy contribution]. Meanwhile @shotsfromabove did one more pass with our cine-trike and we began our nighttime descent through the ripping wind. I wanted to ask him and his family more about the best way to help Bears Ears, to tell the story from all sides. We didn’t have enough time that day. The journey back to the ranch was a euphoric dehydrated stumble filled with banter just like a lot of good climbs end. And there is a certain hope in experiencing the universality if that. The common ground of the experiences here in Bears Ears that will drive these conversations forward. @thenorthface_climb @jonas_marcinko @taylorfreesolo #protectbearsears #theclimberandthecowboy

Bears Ears National Monument
The indomitable spirits of @mountainfilm festival are with us this weekend.  Those who have opened up there lives to our cameras, our peers, mentors, audiences, all feeding the collective inspiration.  And the landscape itself, the fresh fluorescent green of the budding aspens is all around us, another reminder of the cycles and spirits coming alive again. ~

Lots of love to all!!
@taylorfreesolo @jetbutterflies @ben_knight @sadiequarrier @davidholbrooke @conrad_anker @_aaronhuey_ @jamesqmartin @climber.abiral @mitchellgscott @max.lowe @anandavarma @florianschulzvisuals @coryrichards @hilareenelson @emilyaharrington @adrianballinger @sturgegram @alexandriajb @elliotstudio @james_balog @timmyoneill @argonautphoto @baloointhewild @katuddenham @joeyschusler @irish_goodbye @go.alpine @jimaikman @aidanhaley @bencmasters @bcolective @pedromcbride @roam @carolinegleich @jenpeedom @jenniloweanker and many many more!
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The indomitable spirits of @mountainfilm festival are with us this weekend. Those who have opened up there lives to our cameras, our peers, mentors, audiences, all feeding the collective inspiration. And the landscape itself, the fresh fluorescent green of the budding aspens is all around us, another reminder of the cycles and spirits coming alive again. ~ Lots of love to all!! @taylorfreesolo @jetbutterflies @ben_knight @sadiequarrier @davidholbrooke @conrad_anker @_aaronhuey_ @jamesqmartin @climber.abiral @mitchellgscott @max.lowe @anandavarma @florianschulzvisuals @coryrichards @hilareenelson @emilyaharrington @adrianballinger @sturgegram @alexandriajb @elliotstudio @james_balog @timmyoneill @argonautphoto @baloointhewild @katuddenham @joeyschusler @irish_goodbye @go.alpine @jimaikman @aidanhaley @bencmasters @bcolective @pedromcbride @roam @carolinegleich @jenpeedom @jenniloweanker and many many more!

Telluride, Collorado
Summit of North Six Shooter with Matt Redd who family has run the Indian Creek “Dugout” ranch for generations and @jamesqmartin last night! This was a long time dream come true to be in this spot while @shotsfromabove captured images with a custom @jonas_marcinko @reddigitalcinema gimbal in his ultralight trike and his @sonyalpha still camera.  See y’all soon at  @mountainfilm!! ~

Part of an ongoing study of #bearsearsnationalmonument. Stay tuned... ~

@taylorfreesolo @chrisburkard @thenorthface
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Summit of North Six Shooter with Matt Redd who family has run the Indian Creek “Dugout” ranch for generations and @jamesqmartin last night! This was a long time dream come true to be in this spot while @shotsfromabove captured images with a custom @jonas_marcinko @reddigitalcinema gimbal in his ultralight trike and his @sonyalpha still camera. See y’all soon at @mountainfilm!! ~ Part of an ongoing study of #bearsearsnationalmonument. Stay tuned... ~ @taylorfreesolo @chrisburkard @thenorthface

Bears Ears National Monument
Elements of earth. Swirling, clinging, falling, evaporating, thriving. 
Vision of #newzealand with @taylorfreesolo
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Elements of earth. Swirling, clinging, falling, evaporating, thriving. Vision of #newzealand with @taylorfreesolo

Fjordland National Park
Work in progress: The ongoing metal map of what was formerly Bears Ears National Monument. 
@shotsfromabove @taylorfreesolo @joeraven74 @baloointhewild #bearsearsnationalmonument
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Work in progress: The ongoing metal map of what was formerly Bears Ears National Monument. @shotsfromabove @taylorfreesolo @joeraven74 @baloointhewild #bearsearsnationalmonument

Bears Ears National Monument
#planetoverplastic. Photos by @taylorfreesolo. Last year my wife Taylor photographed a project on communities in Haiti who are turning plastic trash into sustainable livelihoods given the growing economy for collecting and recycling bottles to be made into yarn and fabrics through organizations @threadintl and @doworkorg .

The option to reduce plastic use still remains a privilege. Some of us have the option of buying a metal straw or glass water bottles to refill, but in many parts of the world, single use plastics remain the only option for even having clean water. Here in Haiti, there are entrepreneurs turning recycled bottles into better lives for their families and improved community stability but this industry is often unregulated. Without insight and community programs invested into these supply chains, the hard working people actually doing the collecting are under valued. With the right partners and authentic transparency, plastic can provide self-sufficiency, a good job, and beautiful products. It’s all a part of the larger story of how we, as a planet, can help keep plastics out of the ocean and affecting the health of all living things.
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#planetoverplastic . Photos by @taylorfreesolo. Last year my wife Taylor photographed a project on communities in Haiti who are turning plastic trash into sustainable livelihoods given the growing economy for collecting and recycling bottles to be made into yarn and fabrics through organizations @threadintl and @doworkorg . The option to reduce plastic use still remains a privilege. Some of us have the option of buying a metal straw or glass water bottles to refill, but in many parts of the world, single use plastics remain the only option for even having clean water. Here in Haiti, there are entrepreneurs turning recycled bottles into better lives for their families and improved community stability but this industry is often unregulated. Without insight and community programs invested into these supply chains, the hard working people actually doing the collecting are under valued. With the right partners and authentic transparency, plastic can provide self-sufficiency, a good job, and beautiful products. It’s all a part of the larger story of how we, as a planet, can help keep plastics out of the ocean and affecting the health of all living things.

Haiti
Props to @natgeo @randyolson @zooeydeschanel for launching the #planetorplastic multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis this week!  See the @natgeo feed for more startling images that will hopefully lead towards positive change. ~~ Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet?
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Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project (@farmproject), is guest curating the @natgeo feed today as we launch Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. Check back throughout the day to see Zooey’s selection of powerful images related to ocean plastics and the threat they pose to the environment.
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Props to @natgeo @randyolson @zooeydeschanel for launching the #planetorplastic multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis this week! See the @natgeo feed for more startling images that will hopefully lead towards positive change. ~~ Photo and words by @justinhofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet? ____________ Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project (@farmproject ), is guest curating the @natgeo feed today as we launch Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. Check back throughout the day to see Zooey’s selection of powerful images related to ocean plastics and the threat they pose to the environment.

Planet Earth
“Alaska-Stan” the name @cedarwright and I coined for our back to back Alaska to Pakistan mountain experience back in 2007.  A total of 3 months waiting out storms for a few moments of blissful alpine rock climbing first ascents in the Ruth Gorge of Alaska and the Trango Towers of Pakistan’s Karakoram Himalaya.  Turns out the ‘losing the plot’ moments stuck in the tent drawing on the walls and creating ‘bernie’ the snowman that had a personality of his own and art of the towers as monster cartoon characters were just as memorable as the summits.  @cedarwright- let’s see that snowman video! ~

@thenorthface_climb
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“Alaska-Stan” the name @cedarwright and I coined for our back to back Alaska to Pakistan mountain experience back in 2007. A total of 3 months waiting out storms for a few moments of blissful alpine rock climbing first ascents in the Ruth Gorge of Alaska and the Trango Towers of Pakistan’s Karakoram Himalaya. Turns out the ‘losing the plot’ moments stuck in the tent drawing on the walls and creating ‘bernie’ the snowman that had a personality of his own and art of the towers as monster cartoon characters were just as memorable as the summits. @cedarwright- let’s see that snowman video! ~ @thenorthface_climb

Trango Towers
I grew up on the ocean but was quickly pulled to the mountains and never looked back. .

Getting the chance to fly over Big Sur with @chrisburkard @timbuz during the #sonykandotrip might have sparked something. ~

@taylorfreesolo - is it time to move back?  #horizons
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I grew up on the ocean but was quickly pulled to the mountains and never looked back. . Getting the chance to fly over Big Sur with @chrisburkard @timbuz during the #sonykandotrip might have sparked something. ~ @taylorfreesolo - is it time to move back? #horizons

Big Sur, California
”LOVED BY ALL” - the Apa Sherpa story 
New work by my friends @sherpascinema coming FREE @vimeo soon! [Link to full trailer in bio]
He climbed Mount Everest 21 times. But he wouldn't wish this for anyone. As a child, growing up in Nepal's remote Khumbu Valley, Apa Sherpa had to walk three hours to school...one way. He dreamt of being a doctor. But at the age of 12, after his father passed away, he took a job as a porter to support his family. Despite the risks of one of the world's most dangerous jobs, he would become a Himalayan legend.
Follow us as we document the present day struggles of Pemba Sherpa, a young boy who's life path mirrors Apa when he was a child, and the work of the Apa Sherpa Foundation, as it aims to give the children of rural Nepal new opportunities. According to Apa, without education you have no choice. #LovedByAll @eric_crosland @leohoorn @_claymitchell_ @apasherpafoundation #nepaliloveyou ~

Full film drops on may 28th on @vimeo !!
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”LOVED BY ALL” - the Apa Sherpa story New work by my friends @sherpascinema coming FREE @vimeo soon! [Link to full trailer in bio] He climbed Mount Everest 21 times. But he wouldn't wish this for anyone. As a child, growing up in Nepal's remote Khumbu Valley, Apa Sherpa had to walk three hours to school...one way. He dreamt of being a doctor. But at the age of 12, after his father passed away, he took a job as a porter to support his family. Despite the risks of one of the world's most dangerous jobs, he would become a Himalayan legend. Follow us as we document the present day struggles of Pemba Sherpa, a young boy who's life path mirrors Apa when he was a child, and the work of the Apa Sherpa Foundation, as it aims to give the children of rural Nepal new opportunities. According to Apa, "without education you have no choice." #lovedbyall @eric_crosland @leohoorn @_claymitchell_ @apasherpafoundation #nepaliloveyou ~ Full film drops on may 28th on @vimeo !!

Mount Everest Base Camp
Let all the wild things howl! #HappyMotherDay

@taylorfreesolo @aidanle @rudy.le @baloointhewild @zuluinflight @parkcitynorm @jshushansky
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Let all the wild things howl! #happymotherday @taylorfreesolo @aidanle @rudy.le @baloointhewild @zuluinflight @parkcitynorm @jshushansky

Mother's Day 2018
Very excited to see this multi-year collaboration on the feature documentary MOUNTAIN come to fruition as it launches in theaters across the US this summer! It’s an exploration of humanities deep and complicated relationship with mountains over time. The pull of the high peaks is something that has also been a force in my own life yet so hard to describe in a conversation. We hope this film will do it justice in an emotional way combining the best from the disciplines of music, writing and visuals! ~

Directed by @jenpeedom, narrated by Willem Dafoe, music selected/composed by Richard Tognetti and the @austchamberorchestra, script adapted by Robert McFarlane’s MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND book and footage shot/curated by myself and @camp4collective @sherpascinema. Quite the collaboration indeed! ~

See MountainTheFilm.com for screening times around the US! (Link also in profile)~ And for more mountain inspiration follow the characters/shooters of these majestic images: @sanctityofspace @davemossop @eric_crosland @kvnbnntt @ansonfogel @joeyschusler @cedarwright @davidlama_official @jongriffithphotography @conrad_anker @jimmy_chin @mikeylikesrocks @alexhonnold @freddiewilkinson @hilareenelson @kilianjornet @coryrichards @timkemple @leohoorn and so many more!! #mountain #mountainmovie #filmmakingisateamsport #collaboration
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Very excited to see this multi-year collaboration on the feature documentary MOUNTAIN come to fruition as it launches in theaters across the US this summer! It’s an exploration of humanities deep and complicated relationship with mountains over time. The pull of the high peaks is something that has also been a force in my own life yet so hard to describe in a conversation. We hope this film will do it justice in an emotional way combining the best from the disciplines of music, writing and visuals! ~ Directed by @jenpeedom, narrated by Willem Dafoe, music selected/composed by Richard Tognetti and the @austchamberorchestra , script adapted by Robert McFarlane’s MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND book and footage shot/curated by myself and @camp4collective @sherpascinema. Quite the collaboration indeed! ~ See MountainTheFilm.com for screening times around the US! (Link also in profile)~ And for more mountain inspiration follow the characters/shooters of these majestic images: @sanctityofspace @davemossop @eric_crosland @kvnbnntt @ansonfogel @joeyschusler @cedarwright @davidlama_official @jongriffithphotography @conrad_anker @jimmy_chin @mikeylikesrocks @alexhonnold @freddiewilkinson @hilareenelson @kilianjornet @coryrichards @timkemple @leohoorn and so many more!! #mountain #mountainmovie #filmmakingisateamsport #collaboration

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