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Sep 21, 2018

Riding Thrones: A Live Q&A with Lorenz Holder

Regardless of how seriously you take your photography, this is your chance to ask two-time Red Bull Illume-winning photographer, Lorenz Holder, a question.

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The Outdoor Journal

The Outdoor Journal has teamed up with f-stop, to give you the chance to ask internationally acclaimed action photographer Lorenz Holder anything. It might be about his inspiration, or tricks of the trade, so that you can capture that perfect shot.

In his latest project, Lorenz uses some memorable backdrops from Game of Thrones, and his subject Red Bull BMX rider Senad Grosic, to create a stark contrast between the real world action of BMX and the fictional world of Game of Thrones’ Westeros.

HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART

Lorenz will be live on the Outdoor Journal Instagram account from his Riding Thones exhibition, to answer your questions, on Friday 28th September, at 12pm EST / 6pm CET.

  1. Give the Outdoor Journal Instagram account a follow here.
  2. Give yourself the best chance of having your question answered by Lorenz, by dropping an e-mail to us via [email protected]. Lorenz will also take questions in realtime.
  3. Make sure that you join us on Friday, Lorenz might even invite you to join the broadcast in a split screen.

Before then, you will find a some of Lorenz’s amazing shots below, and a little video that introduces Riding Thrones.

The Haunted Forest. Photo: Lorenz Holder

“About three years ago I was watching the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones,” said Holder. “I can still remember how it hit me when I saw that first location – what they call the Haunted Forest. My mind just said, “Wow.” The landscapes and the look of the world of Westeros were amazing to see. I was immediately inspired and I knew I wanted to shoot there.”

The Kingsroad. Photo: Lorenz Holder
Outside Winterfell. Photo: Lorenz Holder
Dorne Dragonstone. Photo: Lorenz Holder
Entering Westeros. Photo: Lorenz Holder

 

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Chamonix

Oct 11, 2018

Registration for Marathon du Mont-Blanc is About to Open.

News from Chamonix: With regards to scenery, there might not be another sporting event like it, with regards to challenges, the same could be said of the 90km race with 6220 meters of vertical.

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The Outdoor Journal

Fortunately, there is a distance to suit every level of runner, with 8 races over 3 days of competition. From the 24 hour race around the valley of Chamonix Mont-Blanc, at an average altitude above the 2000m mark, to shorter distances such as the 42km, 23km, 10km, and even races for children. There’s no excuse to miss out on experiencing this beautiful part of the world.

In 2018 the event saw 10,500 registrations and 300 elite athletes, with 80 countries represented. The race also attracted 47.4 million viewers in France, and over 30,000 people actually attended the event in the valley of Chamonix Mont-Blanc. It’s fair to say that this is a big occasion.

THE RACES

The below information was provided by Marathon du Mont-Blanc

The Mont-Blanc 90km race: One of the most technical ultra trail races and also one of the most demanding in its category with narrow, sometimes exposes paths, snowy sections, and an average altitude above the 2000m mark.

Vertical : 6220 m +/-
Maximum time: 24 hours
Number of runners : 1 000 max

The Mont-Blanc 42km race: A marathon distance at it’s origins, it is a 2730m vertical trail which is rolling in the first part of the course until Vallorcine, but very technical in the second half with the mythical passage of the Aiguillette des Posettes.

Vertical : 2 730m + / 1 700 m –
Maximum time : 9 hours
Number of runners : 2 300 max

The Mont-Blanc 23km race: The course remains practically unchanged since 1979 ! This race is a benchmark for the evolution of trail running in regards to sport performances and the diversity of it’s participants.

Vertical : 1680m + / 870m –
Maximum time : 6 hours
Number of runners : 2 000 max

The Mont-Blanc Duo étoilé 17km race: Discover the unique ambiance of a night race where team spirit and sharing are key.

Vertical : 1300m +/-
Number of teams : 500 max

The Mont-Blanc 10km race:This 10km race, a port of entry for the other Mont-Blanc marathon races, accessible to all. It is the opportunity to run as a family, amongst friends, and for the pure pleasure of participating in a festive race in the forest on the cross-country ski trails without technical difficulties.

Vertical : 325m + / 325m –
Number of runners : 2 000 max

The Mont-Blanc Vertical Kilometer: With it’s 3.8km it is the shortest race format of the weekend, but you still have to climb 1000m along a single track path, craftily placed beneath the Planpraz cable car.

Vertical : 1000m +

Pre-registration for the 3 longer races, 90k, 42k, 23k races from Monday 15th October at 9:00 am to midnight on Sunday 4th November 2018. It’s not first come, first served, but if more people that the maximum quota apply, then a ballot is organized. With the results of that ballot announced on Thursday 8th November.

For more information, visit http://www.montblancmarathon.net

Cover Photo: Gaestan Haugeard

 

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