ACM NEWSLETTER 62
READ: ADIDAS TERREX X BLACK TRAIL RUNNERS CHÉ LINGO ANNOUNCEMENT
“Over two or three generations, people of colour, in this country anyway, have lost an emotional connection to the outdoors,” says Phil Young, friend of ACM and co-founder of Black Trail Runners (BTR). Since its 2020 inception, BTR has built a community and safe space in which people of colour who enjoy trail running can unite, explore, and get out there, together. Their latest collaboration in a long-standing relationship with adidas TERREX enlists the talents of south London grime artist Ché Lingo to launch a co-branded apparel collection, while continuing to help with access to adidas trail running events. Get ready to add Che’s original soundtrack from the launch edit to your running playlist, too.
READ: SIX THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT LANDING THAT DREAM CREATIVE JOB
There’s no official handbook for landing your dream creative job, but we think our Head Of Creative & Strategy’s new ACM blog post gets pretty close. Being paid to do something you love while working with a crew of like-minded people is as good as it gets for our Mark Rosenberg. Here, he gives up his advice for bagging a creative gig you love, learned from a career spanning surf and snowboard publishing, skateboarding brands, campaigns for action sports giants, and helming all of our creative output here at ACM. Including this newsletter. Work for you, Mark? No edits at all? Lovely stuff.
WATCH: NEVIA | A SAM ANTHAMATTEN STORY
A Sam Anthamatten biopic isn’t just a ‘story’. It’s more of an entire radical library of skiing, mountaineering, paragliding, and ice and rock climbing pornography. So to boil down the Zermatt-born mountain goat’s life to just one 30-minute edit would be a ridiculous task - not least because we’d have too many questions about his 50-plus ascents of the Matterhorn before we’d even get to his hyperspeed skiing. But ‘Nevia’ does a pretty good job by centering its narrative on his mission to paraglide from Zermatt to the 4,000m Obergabelhorn, hike to its summit, ski down, and fly back home. Casual.
WATCH: RAPHA FILMS PRESENTS DESCENT (TRAILER)
Coming to Kendal? Of course you are. The down jacket is packed, the mental preparation for a morning Windemere dip has begun, and the train tickets are… hopefully going to get us all there without strikes leaving us stranded in tropical Wigan. Between essential viewings such as our own Lyndsay McLaren’s ‘A Land For Everyone’ and a UK premiere of Timothy Olson’s running epic ‘The Mirage’, you might also want to add Rapha’s ‘Descent’ to your Kendal Mountain Festival film itinerary. Telling the story of Ana Orenz, and a rehabilitation that follows her back to the cycling race that almost killed her, it’ll be a big talking point over a few Basecamp brews, we reckon.
READ: HARRIET BURBIDGE-SMITH ON A MISSION TO GET MORE WOMEN MOUNTAIN BIKING
Remove the anonymity of full-face helmets and goggles, and you’ll find that an eye-rollingly disproportionate 80% of all mountain bikers are - you guessed it - male. Surprised? Doubt it. Okay with it? Absolutely not. Neither is Harriet Burbidge-Smith. Here, interviewer Kieran Pender gives the Aussie MTB pro a platform to discuss her mission to create a more welcoming space in which women can explore the community of freeride mountain biking - yet another outdoor culture that suffers from a disappointing gender imbalance.