XOTV VIDEO: The Adventure Gap With James Edward Mills

An American Ascent Film. Credit: Ascent Media

In this XOTV episode, James Edward Mills talks about connections to nature and his new book, “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors” on New Normal Big LifeTV.

Meet adventure journalist James Edward Mills

First, James Edward Mills is a freelance journalist and contributing writer for outdoor-focused print and online publications. He contributes to “National Geographic Adventure,” “Rock and Ice magazine,” “Alpinist magazine,” “Standup Paddle Magazine,” “Elevation Outdoors magazine,” “Women’s Adventure,” “The Clymb,” “Park Advocate,” “High Country News,” the “Appalachia Journal,” “The Guardian,” “Outside Magazine” and “Land & People.”

And Mills is a 2014 Fellow of the Mountain & Wilderness Writing Program of the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.

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Poster from the film “An American Ascent.” Credit: Ascent Media

Mills is a 2016 recipient of the Paul K. Petzoldt Award For Environmental Education. And he is the co-writer/co-producer of the documentary film “An American Ascent.”

In 2020 “The Adventure Gap” was named one of the 10 “Outdoor Books that Shaped the Last Decade.”

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The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors Book Cover. Author: James Edward Mills. Credit: The Mountaineers Books
Author James Edward Mills
Author James Edward Mills. Credit: Nick Berbard

Mills was named a Yosemite National Park Centennial Ambassador in 2016. This award is in recognition of his work in sharing the Buffalo Soldiers’ important history and legacy. And for Mills’ portrayal of their efforts in creating the National Park Service.

He is currently a faculty assistant at the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Mills teaches a summer course for undergraduate students on diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation and public land management titled “Outdoors For All.”

You can catch James Edward Mills speak about connections to nature and his new book,“The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors” on New Normal Big LifeTV for Culturs Global Multicultural TV.

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New Normal Big LifeTV is Produced by Culturs Contributing Writer –Antoinette Lee Toscano.


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