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FMC to launch Remarkable Outdoors campaign

Federated Mountain Clubs will be launching our ‘Remarkable Outdoors’ Campaign on Friday the 16th of June in Wellington. The campaign is designed to increase the prominence of outdoor issues […]

Routeburn shelter challenged

FMC has submitted against the proposed location of a lakeside lunch shelter for the exclusive use of guided walkers on the Routeburn track. While seeing the need for a […]

Wellington CMS Submission

FMC is concerned that Conservation Management Strategies are becoming all blurb and no backbone. There is a growing tendency to use the strategies  as  a place to declare that […]

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New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, doing great things for adventure film in NZ ... See MoreSee Less

Our Adventure Film School has been running since 2011 and has an impressive reputation. It’s a unique opportunity to learn how to improve your skills (or start from scratch) making adventure films, tutored by Hugh Barnard and Ross MacKay. It covers developing a storyline and filming, as well as finally pulling it all together and editing the footage. This intense two-day course offers a hands-on introduction to filmmaking in a small group. Ask about our youth scholarship programme for 16- and 17-year-olds. No experience or gear required, but bring it if you have some. Running in Wanaka on 8 and 9 July, book at mountainfilm.nz

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Many thanks for your beautiful work here Brendan Gilchrist. You're dead right, time lapse photography does help us see nature in a new way, a way that once seen can't easily be forgotten.Nature and time are so relentless! ... See MoreSee Less

'Earth Whispers' TURN THE SOUND UP SHARE AROUND THE WORLD READ THE STORY This is a story of what a Whisper is, an emotion of time through what we can't see happening around us, to see time move we must speed it up to understand what is happening around us, We live in a broken world of people and the earth, the Earth is changing, it is evolving, it is adapting to something new. I am always inspired by nature, I always get asked how I find these amazing locations and the simple answer is a topographical map, once you learn to read one and understand what it says then your feet might have to start walking to some crazy locations to get to the places I like to camp at. For me I see fear is in most places we live in a world where fear is driven into us on a daily basis, from former friends, from the media, from yourself as well, but I know to be afraid is normal, but to craft your vision into a spectacle is a gift we all have, we are all given gifts, but Fear drives us away from using these gifts and I don't understand why more people don't take 5 steps out and show your friends, show your family, show the WORLD your gift, who cares if you fail, I know personally I have failed more then I have been successful and I hate failing, it makes me keep trying till I am better then everyone else (excluding my photography) In life we are given so many opportunities but most of the times the one's that could change us, we most of the time turn them down and why? FEAR we don't know what going happen, what if it didn't work out? well you tried, But then what if it worked out, then what? you gained acknowledgment of something great, you learnt from your mistakes while correcting them, you captivated an audience for a moment in time, It was your moment to shine, sooooo go do it again. but you didn't accept the offer. Or are you willing to step out and accept a challenge? My photography and time lapse movies are a story of life it is a documentation of places I go to inspire others and show people the beauty that is there if we look, I do my own thing I don't follow trends or what is an over saturated world of fake images claiming it is real, what you see is what I saw if you don't believe me I'm happy to take you some where of the beaten track, it is stunning and I am Addicted to searching for new locations. I have many Fears, fear of falling... I climb mountains. I fear of failing but I love the risk of doing what other people struggle to do I know my abilities and I risk failing, I fear being alone yet I am. Here my challenge to you, find your gift, use it, abuse it, keep crafting it, nurture it, look after it, but be humble and respect others for there choices and actions, it speaks so much more then the people around you who chose to be negative. Listen to the Whispers in your life, treasure your gifts, treasure your moments, remember people, respect others but look after what is around you which includes the earth, they say Climate Change, I say evolution of time, climate change existed from day one of this earth. If we don't look after our health we get sick, if we don't look after the Earth it will get sick. I hope this story draws you in to think about a few things.

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