Reinventing adventure storytelling. Exploration from the greatest athletes and creators of our time - in your pocket. This week: #roam #waterweek
For salt water to freeze it needs to be a water temp of 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Conditions like these take dedication.. with ice forming on your wetsuit hood and around your face you know it's cold. The water is really never that bad.. it's the air outside that will get you . -10 with windchill. ⠀⠀
Above all else I learned patience waiting for these perfect conditions. But even in the moment it didn't really feel like a triumph to shoot the photograph I had worked so hard to get because all I could feel was... well .. nothing. My fingers and toes had lost sensitivity & ice was forming around my eyes & mouth. But passion can drive you to do crazy things like wait for a perfect set Under An Arctic Sky. >> Photo and caption by @chrisburkard ⠀⠀
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Taking this photo back in 2013 was absolutely miserable, but completely worth it. We had just finished a three-week climbing expedition in the deep fjords of East Greenland and were on our way back, sailing through the fjords, I captured @mikelibecki pursuing one of his favorite things—iceberg climbing/iceberg deep-water soloing. I threw my dry suit on and jumped into the icy water hastily WITHOUT any neoprene gloves as Mike sank his ice axes and crampons into the side of the floating ice monster. I toughed it out for the better part of 20 minutes, shooting photos frantically until I literally couldn't feel my hands and BARELY made it back into the boat. All good for a laugh looking back and always worth the photo, but I'll never make that mistake again! ⠀#Roam#WaterWeek ⠀
In July, a dream team of @ladzinski,@mikelibecki,@andy_mann, and @ethan_pringle are headed on a @dell expedition to Greenland to do some big-wall climbing, dive with polar bears and narwhals, and see how the Arctic is changing. We'll be covering their expedition live! Stay tuned. #dellrugged@mountainhardwear
#RoamMoment - Emerald pools of the lower Ruth Glacier in mid-summer Alaska conditions. The Ruth has been measured to 4,000 feet in snow depth and is truly one of the great glaciers on Earth. One of the things that really draws me to this place is the fact that the glaciers are still so thick and alive, something you don't get in the Himalaya which has melted out more fully with climate change. But not even these glaciers will last forever if we don't act now. >> Video and caption by @renan_ozturk@freddiewilkinson@sanctityofspace film collection. ⠀⠀
Renan, Freddie, and @alexhonnold are currently back in the Alaska Range and Ruth Gorge to on a @thenorthface expedition to attempt North America's biggest free climb. They are attempting the first free climbing ascent of Wine Bottle Tower on Mount Dickey's East Face, a highly technical route runs 5,250 feet straight up a wall of sheer granite, more than 2,000 feet taller than El Capitan, Yosemite’s iconic big wall. We'll have more on that adventure when they are back!⠀⠀
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In 2014 I set out to capture the incredible humpback whale underwater in the Pacific Ocean. The idea was to capture a whale in a unique way, a position that hadn't been captured before in a under and over camera technique and after swimming with this female humpback for more than three hours she put on a final show and waved goodbye it was exactly the image I imagined weeks before, it's unique and very special to me. The ocean gives us life and I hope my art inspires others to appreciate and protect her. >> Photo and caption by @craigparryphotography ⠀
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When I got in the water and saw the size of the school of jacks I immediately had an image in my mind. I tried and tried several times to capture what I had imagined but without success. Every time I tried to swim away and dive down to get a larger perspective of the school they actually followed me. In one instance I arrived to the bottom, turned and found the ocean growing dark…the school followed me down and engulfed me. The diver in the photo @andreaasunsolo became the decoy and eventually the human subject that lends perspective to the image.⠀
I asked Andrea to dive down and occupy the school of fish so that I could be free to position myself to capture the image I had envisioned.I swam away distancing myself from the school, dove down, raised my camera, framed the shot and took the picture. As I surfaced I brought up the photo on the cameras LCD screen to review it. I thought it was ok but again, not what I had envisioned. I wanted to try again but the school of fish had reorganized themselves less vertically and the moment had passed.⠀
I looked again at the image and for a brief moment I thought about deleting it. Better to wait until I see it on the computer. I am very thankful that I trusted my instincts to avoid deleting until I review my images on the desktop of my computer. With a simple white balance the photo revealed a swirling biomass of fish forming a heart punctuated by a lone diver - @andreaasunsolo. ⠀
The marine protected area within which this photo was taken is a beautiful example of how we CAN get things right and how we can work with mother nature to ensure that our oceans are preserved and protected for the future.⠀>> Photo and caption by @williamwinram#roam#WaterWeek
#RoamMoment - Escaping the norms and spending hours and days of searching, learning, and exploring to find the few moments of seclusion and utter joy are the ones that sink into your memory. Call upon these memories often. >> Video and caption by @roam contributor, surfer, and growth director @christianmcld. Tag your posts #roam#waterweek for the chance to be featured! #internationalsurfingday
My entire life I've lived less than a mile from the ocean. I was just always something I knew and didn't know any different. I remember the first time I met someone who had never seen it... never felt it. It wasn't really until that moment that I felt an overwhelming amount of appreciation for all the sea has given me and the privilege of living near it. Treat it well. >> Photo and caption by @roam contributor @chrisburkard ⠀
Chris's distinctive style of visual storytelling captures the magic and beauty of nature in a way that reaches a wide audience. He made his mark documenting cold water surfing—and the water has just gotten colder. His latest film, Under an Arctic Sun, documents a surfing adventure in remotest Iceland. ⠀
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You have to see it to believe it. While out searching for a new dive site we stumbled upon this amazing wave near Selvagem Pequena Island in the middle of the Atlantic. We decided to have a look under it and found an amazing reef-mount full of life. Always expect the unexpected out there. >> Photo and caption by @andy_mann ⠀
Andy has a deep love of oceans and he shoots them from every angle—above, below, and beside its inhabitants. We love how this iconic wave shot captures the power and majesty of the sea. @natgeopristineseas ⠀
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Today we are kicking off a tribute to the elements! Stay tuned over the next few days for Water, Wind, Fire, and Earth going live on our feed! @JeremyJones snowboarding in the Sierras, @sashadigiulian and @chrisbrinleejr climbing and kayaking in Indonesia, @TravisRice sailing in Tahiti, and @andy_best in the Pacific Northwest. This week our feed is focused on water! Use #Roam#WaterWeek for the chance to get featured!⠀
#RoamMoment - During the winter months the Pacific Ocean sends powerful swells through the northern shores of Oahu, Hawaii. In the evening, the sun sets behind the waves on the horizon shooting the sun rays through the wave creating vivid colors and moody moments. As I panned my Red Epic through the wave and anticipated the explosions from the impact zone and the sun to bounce off the white wash exploding into the sky. It is the moments captured to share with others who can’t be in the moment that make being in the ocean so special. >> Video and caption by @_danielrusso_ ⠀
#RoamMoment - Watching a moonrise from inside the planet is out of control. Grateful for this beautiful place we call home. >> Video and caption by @Roam advisor @andy_best -- who will be taking us on a live adventure on Tuesday! Music by the amazing @sleepingatlast#roam
With a life spent adventuring in the mountains, you are bound to regularly see incredible displays of light. Sometimes the whole sky lights up as if on fire, other times it’s the subtleties that catch your eye, like this thin waning sliver in Colorado’s Elk Mountains. Forty-five seconds later, and this photo would have been a discard. >> Photo and caption by @joeyschusler#ROAM#skiing