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Adventure Film Festival Director / Red Bull

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“Hi, my name’s Kyle. It’s seven o’clock in the morning, and I’m naked in Kyrgyzstan!”

That’s the opening line from The Road To Karakol, which screened at Matt Heason’s annual Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) in 2014.

This month for Red Bull I interviewed the man behind the choices behind the cameras at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

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Tribal Trails / Trail Runner magazine USA

The indigenous Rapa Nui people of Easter Island believed for 500 years they were the only people left on Earth. In the USA this September you can read about the barefoot, banana carrying trail race that is the product of such isolation and sporting heritage.

The article was a collaborative effort with Los Angeles photographer and friend James Kao who I met on the island in February 2016. The article was published in the print edition of Trail Runner magazine. You can now read the full article online

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Vertical Rush / Become a skyscraper running champion

[:en]The first of the World Skyscraper Running Series was held at Tower 42 in London. With dizzying insights and training tips from the top athletes, I put together a round up of the Capital’s stairwell race to the sky.

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Race Director Interview / Red Bull, Jobs in Adventure

[:en]There’s one man behind the UK’s wildest running races. This month for Red Bull adventure I interviewed Shane Ohly for their Jobs In Adventure series. The article is supported by Ian Corless’ photography. 

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Ride the Divide – Cover Feature, Get Out There magazine

[:en]Did you know there are 429km of backcountry MTB magic to be ridden in Canada? The lion’s share of the Great Divide MTB route is in the USA, but everyone who’s ridden it knows the best bit is really in Canada! 

This Spring and Summer if you are at a race anywhere in the East of Canada, it’s likely you will receive a copy of Get Out There magazine. You can read about riding through the only uninhabited valley in Southern Canada, see my shots of when it gets snowy and get a feel for riding the sanctuary for misbehaving bears! Alternatively you can read online right now…here’s a link straight to the article. Happy trip planning!

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Work out Like A Polynesian Warrior / Red Bull

Living 2,000km from the nearest inhabited island, the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island must be jacks of all trades. Using photography from my three week trip to the island for the BBC, this light-hearted article for Red Bull Adventure gives a break down of the different skills that “Polynesian Warriors” practise during their most important festival of Tapati. 

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