Q Martin

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Photographer|Filmmaker|Conservationist|Nat Geo Adventure Contributor|Nikon Ambassador | Voketab Fellow|
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Peter Croft calls the West Ridge of Mount Conness the best 5.6 in the world and @fitzcahall & I both agreed with him....

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@timmyoneill leading up the "crux" pitch of Sedona's classic desert tower, The Mace. It was a good day out with, "Big Brother TO". I always enjoy spending time with Timmy as he leads by example and his time is used efficiently and effectively - like the year he hand wrote a letter everyday to friends and loved ones or another year when he read a book a week. Here is some video and stills from our climb. leadbyexample inspiration rockclimbing iphoneonly Big shout out to TO & I shared OI family - @patagonia @clifbar @zealoptics @lasportivana

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Sit down • hang on and scream for joy as you take a ride through one of the wildest places on earth - the Grand Canyon.

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Adventure musicians on the edge of the Black Rock desert, over looking the Burning Man playa. Even though it's been a few years I can still hear the music from these dusty backcountry musicos @timmyoneill @journalizard & our motlëy crëw of music making friends walked to the festival creating our own story.... which are being shared this weekend at the @flagmountainfilm flagstaff

7 Days ago
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Throw Back Thursday tbt When I shot and wrote a cover story about how the power & grace of female climbers - 📸 @dawnglanc on an Indian classic

8 Days ago
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Happy ♥️ Day Here is an excerpt from Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets for all you lovers out there - I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, bed or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself, and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose from the earth lives dimly in my body. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you directly without problems or pride: I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love, except in this form in which I am not nor are you, so close that your hand upon my chest is mine, so close that your eyes close with my dreams. Cien Sonetos de Amor - No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego: te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma. Te amo como la planta que no florece y lleva dentro de sí, escondida, la luz de aquellas flores, y gracias a tu amor vive oscuro en mi cuerpo el apretado aroma que ascendió de la tierra. Te amo sin saber como, ni cuándo, ni de donde, te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo: así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera, sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres, tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía, tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.

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No Mans Land

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Jason Nelson shows his smoove rock climbing skills as he moves fast through the next desperate move in the Black Velvet of Nevada's Red Rocks Canyon @visualadventures

10 Days ago
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There are places in the world that hold your imagination captive - for me that place was/is the Patagonia region.... 5 epic trips later I still can't wait for 6! 📸 taken in @parquepatagonia Chile newest National Park created by a partnership with @tompkins_conservation & the an Government.

11 Days ago
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This picture reminds me of a birthday cake - each layer deliciously different and the moon that's the candle.... on that note - happy birthday to my younger brother Phillip Martin @ptp_pmartin who's coming to Flagstaff next week and we are most def going to have a be-lated party while exploring in the GrandCanyon - maybe he will be inspired and actually post a photo on his @Instagram account 😜

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If there is one thing I've learned over the years of adventure chasing - it is good to scare the crap out of yourself on a regular basis. Here @river.dad (Chris Drew) gets some proper therapy.

15 Days ago
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Morning training run with @stephaniemarieviolett just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona - yep Arizona. My home and headquarters of @kahtoola - makers of amazing products like microspikes - which allow you to train in conditions like this.... notsponsored post - just wanted to give a shout out to @danny_gi0 and my other friends who make amazing products and support awesome athletes like Stephanie Howe & others.

16 Days ago
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Horses are magical creatures - there smart, hard working, and at times totally wild! I didn't grow up with horses or as an animal person, but over the last three years I've been learning to work with horses, the lessons continue..... Shot on the Dugout Ranch a @nature_org property in Southern Utah.

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I hope your weekend included a moment like this with friends and a place you love.... what did y'all get into this weekend?!

19 Days ago
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Years back @majkaburhardt & @julia.niles traveled to South Africa to climb walls vs boulders and oh' man did we find them! Thank you to all our SA friends who open their doors, houses and routes to us @trystanfirman @juliawakeling @vanderningo Gosia Lipinski - thinking of y'all as "Day Zero" approaches - sending love friends & hope for a solution as the world faces the realities of a fresh water deficit.

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Today is the last day to make a public comment to the BLM @mypubliclands. The call to action is now - please follow the link in my profile 👆🏼♥️ to let your opinions on the proposed Road to Ambler be heard. Below is a tour of photos from my 7 week experience in this roadless area. An inspiring team and I traveled by @alpacka_raft thru this region spending intimate time with the vast landscape and the people who have lived on the land from time in immemorial.

23 Days ago
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10 MILLION ACRES OF NEW NATIONAL PARKS CREATED IN CHILE! Thank you @presidencia_cl for your commitments to these New National Parks! I am so honored to have directed this film and to work hand in hand with @kristine_tompkins + @tompkins_conservation and their partners on producing timely media for this major announcement. Big shout out & thanks to @chriscresci for editing and producing and to @abkelman for line producing this piece and for her guidance during the entire media gathering process. When we face the largest attacks on our public lands in American history here in the USA by the admin of @realdonaldtrump & @repryanzinke, for me it is refreshing to see a WIN for public lands!

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How would you feel about seeing a road from this vista? Ya I didn't think so - let's make some noise and let the @mypubliclands know we want public lands in public hands and not in corporations! Follow the link 👆🏼 to make a public comment. @milesforbreakfast hiking the above Walker Lake in Gates of the Arctic National Park - the crown jewel of the NP. wild publiclands

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Our public lands need your help - follow the link in my profile 👆🏼 THANK YOU!

27 Days ago
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👆🏼please go to my profile link 🙏🏽 "Once you've been in the Brooks Range it gets under your skin in a way that doesn't easily let go" @arcticjohnny Friends we need your help - we have one week to make comments directly to the Bureau of Land Management - please stand in solidarity with the Brooks Range Council and make a public comment - link in profile 👆🏼🙏🏽 huge props to the production team of @jaymedittmar @lanebrownmedia @tom_attwater_media

28 Days ago
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Like walking on top of the largest order of French firs ever - a super fun clip that @uavantage shot during our time in Patagonia - in the clip you see myself @andresbozzolo @renan_ozturk @chrisburkard getting ready to film climbing on the beautiful & unique geological feature CerroColorado

30 Days ago
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On my last trip to @parquepatagonia I was lucky enough to work with @chrisburkard & @renan_ozturk plus many others as we tested a new drone for @djiglobal * mavicair - I was blown away by the capabilities and realities of shooting with drones - even in some of the most epic wind conditions. Big thank you to @tompkins_conservation @kristine_tompkins for working with us on this exciting project and for all the work rewinding and protecting millions of acres. Huge props to @uavantage @andresbozzolo @_ryanhill_ for all the support during one of the most epic production schedules ever! *This is not a paid add - I am proud of the team's efforts & blown away at what you can do with this technology.

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/// Words by climber/artist @jercollins_com /// The bush pilot looked at our luggage and bailed. "Too heavy" he said. We sat on the tarmac and put together a new plan. We packed up a 1967 Land Rover and drove across Venezuela instead. A two day trek brought us to the base of the vertical jungle full of snakes and howler monkeys leading to the tower. The route we chose was hard- climbing next to a powerful waterfall. Slowly we picked our way up the most logical line. After three days of work, two out of three of our team had injuries that sent us home. A year later we started all over again, back across Venezuela, then the Gran Sabana, then up the enormous Acopan Tepui. This picture high on our route "In Gold Blood" reminds me to never give up. After summiting at sunset, our team of four rappelled down to our wall camp seen below (zoom in). We curled up in a ball inside and celebrated with whiskey, sausage and chocolate. Photo by: me. Music inspiration by: @rodrigoygabriela

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When I look at this photo all I can think about is how cold we were - but when I think of the trip as a whole all I can remember is how much fun we had and how beautiful the journey was.... well after the clouds finally lifted and we were able to see more than 2 meters in any one direction. alaska tequilahelps shorttermmemory @patagonia

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@westernresourceadvocates works to keep our air clean, our rivers healthy, and our landscapes protected! I was honored to direct this short piece, work with @meredinkus_minkus co-produced + edited & with producer @chris_steinkamp of baselayergroup - The piece highlights the places that WRA works tiredly to protect - The footage was all donated by some of the industries best who all believe in WRA's work - big thanks to: @ladzinski @andy_mann @andymaser @calstrin @ben_knight @travisrummel @alynicklas @jaymedittmar @laurakottlowski @erichansontv @mountainsrivers yep it takes a village! protectthewest

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The arc of life is steep and consistent - try hard! Climber @jeremy_schlick giving it his all on one of his all time classic FFA

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Art by @jetsonorama "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" Martin Luther King, Jr remembering mlk justice blacklivesmatter now

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When I was younger I climbed nearly full time - giving everything I had to the sport.... now life offers other challenges and rewards - but I sure miss climbing 250+ days a year - looking thru my archives I stumbled onto this pic of @madaleinesorkin finishing up one of Red Rock's all time classic lines, "The Original Route" on the beautiful Rainbow Wall.... man it makes me long for time on the rock and the lessons it brings.

39 Days ago
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@_chadbrown_ is man of passion & influence, he works his ass off using fly fishing as conduit for social and environmental change. I was honored to work with him and others to create a short film, "A Wild Owyhee" which was a collaboration between @ekay_adventures & @dan.holz - along with @ibexwool @ospreypacks @keen - it's was awesome to see the film on the big screen at @wildandscenicfilmfestival this weekend - all photos were taken by my filmmaking partners - @ekay_adventures & @dan.holz - to learn more about the importance of the Owyhee go to - @theoregondesert - to see the film (s) go to the sponsor's video channels.

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