"Adventures in Real Time" Story telling as it happens, shot and edited in the field with solar energy & sent via satellite modem from the ridge-top basecamp. Power and satellite connectivity were the major cruxes of the whole production.
This is the last installation, the summit success of an expedition to the highest peak in Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu. The North Face team climbers Mark Synnott, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold and Kevin Thaw establish a first ascent on a 2,500ft big-wall.
One of the other highlight dispatches: vimeo.com/4304488
Panasonic HVX 200, HMC 150
BGAN explorer satellite modem
Large Brunton Solar Panels
Thanks for checking these out, its been a cool learning process trying to pull this off remotely. Vimeo has been an awesome way to share these adventures.
Greenpeace activists have unfurled a protest banner from the Sydney Opera House calling for action by world leaders at the Copenhagen climate summit.
Police were called to the Sydney Opera House at 8.15am (AEDT) on Tuesday, following reports that five people had climbed a sail of the building.
Five Greenpeace activists successfully unfurled the 100 square metre banner, which read "Stop The Politics, Climate Treaty Now", from the top of the eastern sail of the Opera House at 9.20am.
The banner, which was taken down shortly afterwards, is calling for world leaders to deliver a legally binding climate treaty at the climate summit in Copenhagen.
Greenpeace chief executive Linda Selvey said the activists, two men and three women, were highly trained and had practised the stunt beforehand.
She said one Greenpeace activist had been arrested, but police could not confirm the arrest.
"The most important thing, from our perspective, is that we get the message across, rather than the fact that some activists get arrested because it’s such a critical time in the process at Copenhagen," Ms Selvey said.
"Basically, (Prime Minister) Kevin Rudd and other world leaders seem to be focusing more on politics than they are on getting the outcome which is what we need for the planet.
"The fossil fuel industry is very cashed up and has been spending a lot of money to get the ear of politicians. We feel it’s very important to use whatever tactics we can to get our message across on behalf of Australians."
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Cave to Corcovado Acrylic by Allen Vandever
She became so worn down from the unrelenting struggle; she could no longer fight against her tormentors. She finally succumbed to their hundreds of tugging and clasping hands, though she still had the weight of the living. It seemed almost a relief when they took her away. But though her lids expressed serenity, her vacant eyes revealed only a shell, a vessel empty of its purpose. Her soul was taken to a multitude of directions, and I was left, lost to their route.
Images of my ex-wife’s breakdown still haunt me to this day. This is the first, of a series of three, about this time period of our lives, which I began about 8 years ago. Shedding One’s Skin, is the third, and is the subject of the last posting.