Stories

Girl Rising, the ground breaking new feature film by 10x10, documents extraordinary girls and the power of education to change the world. You've probably heard of Malala Yousafzai's story, the 15 year old Pakistani girl was shot in the head because she dared to defy the Taliban's ban on girls going to school, but who continued to fight for girls' rights to education from her hospital bed. Girl Rising tells the inspiring stories of 9 extraordinary young girls from 9 different countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses.  It tells of the...
In June 2012 Michi Wohlleben, Arne Bergau and Hannes Jähn tried to climb the east face of mount Jirishanca. It is a beautiful 6094 meters high peak and is located in the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. Since the first ascent by Toni Egger and Siegfried Jungmeir in 1957 there has only been one other successful expedition along the east side. Watch the teaser for the documentary here: JIRISHANCA - TEASER from Hans Hornberger on Vimeo.
A page from my charity climb journal from Friday, January 29, 2010. A reflection of this adventure climb up the fourth highest of the seven summits: Mt. Kilimanjaro. I wanted to share this with the Climb for Change campfire. I hope it inspires your next adventure challenge for charity!  20 days ago on the rooftop of Africa I had the most beautiful moment of my life. Mt Kilimanjaro served me a piece of humble pie and provided me with a view from the top that made it easy to swallow. White. Baby clouds white. Dollie White. Fluffy White Kitten White. White white white. The sun shone on...
  In the spirit of International Mountain Day 2011 Climb For Change is proud to present the 15th Annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Mountain Photography Competition. The competition runs until January 15th and the winners will be announced at VIMFF in February 2012. This is a great opportunity for all photographers to present their mountain photography to the public and win some great prizes. It is a forum for the sharing of imagery and the exchange of ideas between photographers, mountaineers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. This year, we are running the...
It is a commonly held belief that we in the west often think too short-term.  We deal with the immediate issues and problems on which we can quickly slap on a band-aid solution, often passing on the real cost to future generations. I recently discovered this video describing how a mountain community in Meghalaya, northern India,  has traditionally solved the problem of building strong, sustainable and durable bridges in a mountainous environment.  Their region receives anything up to 25m of rain, that's nearly 1000 inches, over the summer monsoon.  Building...
Hi to everybody at Campfire. Many thanks to Chantal for helping me out with this. I am compiling a book of motivational short stories on adventure sports/climbing in the Indian Himalayas. I am keen on getting in touch with people who have climbed in this part of the world, and would like to contribute their real life experiences towards this book. My email id is ranachawla@gmail.com. The details of the kind of short stories needed and a sample short story can be made available if someone is interested.  Best wishes.
This kid is awesome!  If you're looking for inspiration for anything you're trying to do in your life, here it is. Thumbs up everybody, and Rock 'n' Roll.
The camp at Barafu appeared over the ridge of a group of large boulders.  He was going to get there first.  I had been chasing my brother-in-law up the trail since lunch atop the Barranco wall.  The Barranco wall is a 250 m (800 ft) shear wall masterpiece that at dawn that morning had looked quite unclimbable.  Our ever buoyant guide, Michele Cohen, had led us to the foot of the wall and pointed out a path up the face using natural ledges and rock holds.  It had been a blast of a way to start the day.  Now at midafternoon, with that adrenaline rush subsided and...
Years ago, Mallory famously responded to the question "Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?" with "Because it is there."  Interestingly, he is also quoted as saying "The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?', and my answer must at once be, 'It is no use'.".  He followed this by saying "What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy." Now I know charity climbing was not Mallory's thing, but for many people these days, "just sheer joy...
To say that climbing wasn't on my radar would be a falsity. I grew up with a brother who would climb anything that was even a little bit taller than he was. Later in life, I would marvel at how naturally agile he was as he masterfully ascended what seemed like the impossible. Climbing was on my radar, it was just something that I told myself I wasn't too hot at. In the fall of 2009, I learned that imagine1day, an organization that I had been working with in Vancouver, Canada, was planning a trip for 17 participants to travel to Ethiopia and experience its land, culture, people,...
Syndicate content