Videos

Hokkaido – ACTION CULTURE at AdventureWeek Japan

ACTION CULTURE was invited to join the ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association), in Hokkaido, Japan for their AdventureWeek Japan. This was a perfect opportunity for us to test-run many great adventure activities that could be part of our activity holidays and to find adventure holidays to add to our growing list of the best adventure travel opportunities in Asia. Basically, we joined local adventure tour operators in Hokkaido as they…

Why Life Should be an Adventure

I can listen to Alan Watts for hours. His musings on life and why it should be an adventure are truly thought-provoking and powerful. In this short film published by adventure.com, we get his insight into why we naturally value adventure. How we can comprehend living life differently or even living an entire life every day. What would you do? What would your fears and desires be? If you could…

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The First Ski Descent of K2

OK, I get annoyed carrying my skis and boots to the carpark. So, it's with great respect that I note that last July, the first ski descent of K2. This incredible feat was achieved by Polish climber and skier Andrzej Bargiel. Congratulations from all of us at ACTION CULTURE, a truly extraordinary effort. It's such a dangerous mountain and one that climbers take extremely seriously, for good reason. It's always…

The Process

Mountain Adventure Inspiration Why do we go on expeditions or mountain adventures? There are reasons that reach beyond the climb, past the descent, and are far more important than the summit. Regardless of the grade, the elevation, or the name of any peak, we go to the mountains seeking a feeling; and no matter where or who we are, the feeling is the same. Whether you’re on the highest mountain…

ICELAND DIVIDE – Bikepacking Expedition

Cruel, heartbreaking, exhausting and so rewarding it's addictive...Bikepacking. This is a great self-filmed video from Montanus of their Iceland traverse. Be careful, it might just inspire you to get out and punish yourself with an epic bikepacking trip. I know it's got me planning one for as soon as possible. Iceland Divide is a short film that chronicles a self-supported bikepacking expedition from north to south of Iceland, through one…

Bungy Jumping – When Fear is Actually Fun

ACTION CULTURE founder Glenn talks to COOP Magazine Switzerland about Bungy Jumping and Fear. COOP Magazine recently caught up with Glenn in the mountains of Engelberg, Switzerland to film first-time bungy jumpers as they prepared to bungy jump from a gondola 140M above the ground below. The article examines fear; it's effects and rewards. After more than a decade of experience on the jump-deck helping nervous first-time bungy jumpers break…

The Dawn Wall – Trailer

The Story In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the…

IN THE STARLIGHT – Official Movie Trailer

Sometimes just looking up is all we need to feel awestruck. To appreciate the wonders of the universe and her beauty. To be inspired. Enjoy this short trailer and when you're ready to get under an amazing sky check out our suggested tours below. During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search…

Surfer Profile – Yago Dora

Bringing the fluid motion and freedom of free surfing to the world surfing tour, Brazilian Yago Dora is a pleasure to watch. His turns are so fluid, throwing huge rooster tails into the air while seeming to keep speed and flow along the wave. It's an absolute pleasure to watch him surf. It's very hard to believe he wasn't simply winning everything from the beginning, but he's had to work…

A Love Letter to Winter

Skiing & Snowboarding A Love Letter to Winter, North Face's 2018 Snow Team Edit, is stunning. It's really refreshing to see people doing amazing things, absolutely extreme and pushing the boundaries of what is extreme even further, but set to mellow music. This helps you appreciate the beauty of the lines taken, the natural flow of the movement from somebody doing what they love, and what they spend all their…