Feel Good Friday: A dose of inspiration from the mountains
Today, we highlight a story of great adventure. Deep in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the Sweetgrass Productions crew makes its way up the remote Rio Abiseo en route to the Cordillera Huayhuash—the vast mountains they hope to eventually summit. But for Sweetgrass, arriving at the final destination is barely a concern. As quoted in the video, "After almost five years of making films on the road, we've become connoisseurs of the weird, looking forward to the moments when the caca hits the fan and things get fun. On a trip like this… it's less about where you're headed so much as how you get there."
Cliché, perhaps, but also a reminder that there's much to be seen out there. Get after it. Happy Friday.
On the Road with Solitaire is a 12-part web series following Sweetgrass Productions in the making of their 2-year project, the South American backcountry ski and snowboarding film SOLITAIRE. For the summer of 2012, new episodes will be released every Thursday until July 26th.
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Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.