Walking through this slot canyon felt like I was on another planet. It’s amazing how rock formations like this exist here on Earth.⠀
Happy Earth Day Everyone!⠀
>> Photo and caption by @zeekyan#ROAM#earthday
6,8713519 hours ago
Everest Dispatch #1 : Boulder, CO >> Lhasa, Tibet.
Cory Richards, Topo Mena and Keith Ladzinski begin their journey to Everest Base Camp. Follow along as we go behind the scenes with the team.
We have only one planet. There is no planet B. We have to be mindful of our impact and how it affects future generations. While we cherish it as a playground (of sorts) we depend on it for air, water and sustenance. Imagine, if you will, a day where we dedicate our time to giving back to the earth that we so dearly love. This is the idea behind creating a National Holiday in the United States. It’s a way to acknowledge where we come from and what supports us. The potential to do something meaningful would be reason enough. If this makes sense to you, please consider signing the petition. ⠀
>> Photo/ Petition from @thenorthface and friends, caption from @conrad_anker#EarthDayPetition
4,6875522 April, 2019
Even in the harshest environments you can find pristine moments like these. In the stillness of the sea you begin to become apart of the environment .. everything connects.⠀
>> Photo and caption by #ROAM Founding Member @chrisburkard
7,0291921 April, 2019
“Tapout” will surely be on everyone’s tick list once the new guidebook is out. ⠀
>> Climber and caption @coldfear video by @tysonbednarz⠀
9,3549721 April, 2019
A seagull passing by 60m ice walls of Disko Bay. Can‘t wait to share more from my 3 week trip around Greenland!⠀
>> Photo and caption by @hannes_becker#ROAM
7,6931821 April, 2019
Exploring the world below the rim and between the canyon walls. ⠀
>> Photo by @moonmountainman#ROAM ⠀
12,7014420 April, 2019
I managed to meet up with this mountain legend @joe_vallone who took us down couloir La Voûte in Le Grave for some amazing chalky snow considering the conditions this year.⠀
>> Photo and caption by @robert_grew_photography#ROAM
4,6431420 April, 2019
As is now well-known across our community, three larger than life talents, David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer, were struck by an avalanche while attempting to climb M16 on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. They are presumed lost.
In these wild places, in the mountains and at sea, we find our true selves - and forge our deepest relationships. We seek out adventure for the depth of experience and because it is when we feel most alive. @conrad_anker wrote today, "We accept the loss that strikes unaware in return for the bonds of friendship created by experiencing life in the majesty of nature.” It is hard to accept. But we do.
I did not know Hansjörg or Jess personally. But ROAM has featured them, and their world-class efforts, and we feel empathy with the families, friends and community who knew them best. Thanks to an introduction by Conrad, I had the privilege to work ongoing with David on a professional level and meet him in person. While I did not know him well, his broad smile and sparkling eyes struck me as special. Before I understood how truly brilliant he was up high in the mountains, even when he was back down here among us grounded mere mortals, I saw he had a magic and brilliance that was undeniable.
The outpouring of love today has been powerful. And while it is natural to focus on the tragedy of this dark day, the words and photos from our community remind us to celebrate the accomplishments, the passion, kindness, and the light that these young men shared with us in life.
We have tried our best to compile some of the great work from these amazing athletes, along with the outpouring of love and respect, on our website.