XShot is extremely proud to be part of this amazing and epic adventure! Congratulations for your first summit together, Steve and Toby.
Next spring, Steve Obbayi, a 39-year-old climber from Nairobi, hopes to become the first Kenyan man to summit Mount Everest, with Expedition Everest Founder Toby Storie-Pugh.
Earlier this summer, Storie-Pugh and Obbayi summited Mount Kilimanjaro, which at 19,341 feet is the continent’s tallest mountain. They took the XShot camera extender with them to film their summit and brought it to the top of Africa.
Thanks for sending this XShot postcard guys! We are so proud of you and we are looking forward to your next summit.
Toby and Steve are leaving soon for Nepal, to start their next training climb on Baruntse (23,517 feet) before making the trek to Everest base camp in March 2014.
They will put the XShot Pro camera extender to the test in those extreme conditions.
The XShot Pro is made for tough with its new aluminum GoPro and tripod adapters, new metal ball-head, heavy-duty grip and ultra-secure lanyard. Ready to capture the action on the top of the world.
“I knew I wanted to climb Everest and do it in a way that would make a difference,” Storie-Pugh said. “Not only will my teammate Steve set an outstanding example for Kenyans, but also together we’ll call attention to one of the biggest problems facing the world. Poor sanitation is insidious. It kills children; keeps them from going to school; and hinders economic growth.”
To bring awareness to an international high-profile expedition, the two climbers will summit Mount Everest in the name of global sanitation. They will lead a campaign for a New York City-based nonprofit group called “Toilet Hackers,” which aims to provide sanitation to the 2.5 billion people who currently live without it, most of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Arnette aka Round The World Girl traveled to 19 countries in 19 months and it is a delight to read her blog, where she shares her adventures. Lots of humor and good times!
Check out her Whistler stunts and fun self-portraits with her XShot camera extender and GoPro at Superfly Ziplines!
More about her : http://www.rtwgirl.com
Awesome wake boarding self-photography by Anthony Goto
October 7th, 2013
Anthony Goto is an engineer, musician and photography enthusiast from Silicon Valley who loves to capture life through photography.
Check out his stunning selfie with his XShot camera extender and the very sleek GoPro Hero3- Black Edition.
"I have to say I really love the XShot. I recommend it to people all the time. I think it's the best tool available to come up with interesting compositions when the GoPro is involved. I always get something unique when I bring it out.
" Anthony Goto
Thanks Anthony and keep the adventures and stunning photography going!
Shark Diving Photography with XShot and GoPro : XShot September Picture of the Month
September 27th, 2013
Wow Cormac, this is epic! We usually watch you paragliding up high above Santa Barbara, but this is something else!
It was hard to choose between the stunning shark diving pictures that Cormac O'Brien made with his camera extender and GoPro at Guadalupe Island, so we combined 3!
What's next on your bucket list, Cormac?
Photo by Cormac O'Brien
Don’t try this at home guys …
The Guadalupe Island is located in Baja California, off the Mexican west coast. It is a volcanic island and Guadalupe is considered one of the best spots in the world for sightings of the scary great white shark, possibly thanks to its large population of pinnipeds.
This awesome self-portrait on top of the Wakely Mt. Fire Tower by our dear friend Evan from Pure Adirondacks, was featured in The Post-Star!
Way to go guys!
"Evan Williams, left, shoots a photograph from a camera attached to a telescope pole (the XShot ) last week-end as he and Matt Strickland take in the view from the Wakely Mountain Fire tower in Lake Pleasant.
The 70-foot steel-frame tower was built in 1916 and can be reached via a 3-mile trail."
Source The Post-Star
Fantastic to see the XShot and GoPro powerful combo working in such a gorgeous background…
Keep up the adventures Pure ADK!
Mike’s Bikes Col Du Pantoll winning video with a GoPro and XShot by Gary Cruz
September 12th, 2013
Congratulations to Mike Cruz for his outstanding performance in the race and for winning Mike's Bike video contest with Andy W.
Every last Wednesdays of the month, Mike's Bike, the California road and mountain bike store, organizes an epic and friendly ride out to the coast and up Mt. Talpais via the Col du Pantoll.
We are very proud of our friend Gary, a great photographer and filmmaker, who won second place with his XShot – GoPro fabulous cycling self-video. He mastered the camera extender long ago while snowboarding, tubing, sliding and more, and it is always a bliss to watch his videos, beautifully edited.
Source : Gary Cruz on YouTube
Edited by Gary Cruz GoPro footage by Gary Cruz, Chris Diaz, and Archie Sebastian - Music by Sound of Guns: Sometimes
Gary is ripe for the XShot Pro and the ultimate XShot-GoPro combo! Almost there…
Complimenti Giufo! Congratulations and thank you for your fabulous self-portrait in the rocks. Great angle with your GoPro and stunning effects.
Did you notice that Giufo's signature shots always show the pole of the camera extender when some hide it. Interesting…
We loved it Giufo and we are looking forward to seeing the next ones!
Freediving Barton Springs Pool video with a GoPro HD and XShot 2.0
August 7th, 2013
Thank you Sealoving for the beautiful Freediving video at Barton Springs Pool, Austin TX. Check out the natural "swimming pool" fed by natural spring water, about 68F all year around, with plenty of things to look at underwater. The maximum depth is about 17ft (5m) and allows the light to come in the clear water.
Filmed at various angles with a Gopro HD Hero camera, the Eye of Mine flat lens housing, and an XShot 2.0 Camera Extender. The perfect combo… The shots from under with a view of the sky above the water are splendid!
Source : Youtube video by Sealoving
Source : Youtube video by Sealoving
Don't forget to rinse and dry your XShot after use in the water.
Background music: Tardiss – "the Intermission" and "Missing Lincoln"
Congratulations Cormac O'Brien for that epic selfie up in the air!
The GoPro and XShot camera extender combo still works like a charm above the CA coast
What a gorgeous self-portrait by Ederm Varer in Turkey! Beautiful scenery and broad smiles high up in the air.
Shot taken with the XShot 2.0 camera extender with a fisheye lens and a 3ft extension.
Love it Ederm!