Seven years ago, in a small tent in the midst of a snowstorm in the Himalayas, climber and photographer Jonny Copp drafted the idea for the Adventure Film Festival on a handful of scratch paper. Since then, the idea has grown into an itnernational festival of independent films addressing everything from environmental activism to extreme sports.
“Adventure films are fun, both to watch and to make,” said photographer Vance Howard. “I think of it as being similar to our ancestral elders returning to the campfire from an ancient hunt for game and sharing stories of the journey. It’s the same idea now, only we have the glow of HDTVs replacing the sparks and embers of the campfire.”
Read the rest of my article on the Adventure Film Festival here.