I’m grateful to be alive on this pretty cool planet and excited to keep reaching out to countries and cultures across the earth to support a healthy and happy playground for our future generations! #happythanksgiving world!!! . @hisarahlee
It was incredible to walk to the green carpet at the @kissthegroundbook launch. It’s an important read to discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us! Honored to be included in this star studded evening where celebrities, scientists, and non profits came together to motivate the movement behind one cause - keeping this world around for our future generations to enjoy! #alisonsadventures#kissthegroundbook
NEW FILM - MY ENCOUNTER WITH GRIZZLY BEARS! LINK IN PROFILE!
I braved the dark, chilly, Pacific Northwest waters of British Columbia to team up with local wild woman and bear whisperer @nikkivanschyndel, who spent 18 months surviving on the coast of BC in a row boat with little but a feral cat! Together we embarked on a new adventure for me – becoming one with the great GRIZZLY BEAR!
This has been two years in the making and I'm excited to hear your thoughts! I produce, direct, write, and edit all my films with volunteer help all over the world and release them free for everyone to enjoy!
If you know a school or event that would like to screen them let me know! #alisonsadventures cinematography by @marktipple
It was incredible to meet Kate Winslet and finally get a chance to giggle over how Titanic saved my life.
Growing up global I never got to watch TV - even though movies were my favorite things in the world - and after about a decade on this planet my parents decided it was time for me to climb to up Mt. Everest with them. Despite my desire to live a “normal life” I found myself trekking up to 20 miles a day in the Himalayas in - 40° temperatures, cooking dinners on yak poop fires and dreaming of having a friend my age to play with.
One day a massive blizzard hit and with the white out conditions we were lucky to find a warm welcoming tiny tea house before we froze to death. In the musty lantern light of the small kitchen I made out a mini TV set propped on firewood in the corner attached to an archaic VHS player. As if in answer to my prayers, a young Sherpa girl about my age shuffled over to a magical looking chest, opened it, and gently removed - like a crown jewel - a VHS video tape. She carefully popped in it in the TV and a very blurry version of Titanic flickered on the screen. It was in Thai with Chinese subtitles. We didn’t care. Snuggled under our yak blankets, sipping steamy chai, we watched it over and over - neither of us understanding each other’s language or the film - but it didn’t matter because STORY and SURVIVAL are universal.
@jeronimoavilesolguin, who works at the Instituto De La Prehistoria De America, is famous for having extracted 8 of the 9 prehistoric humans found in the Cenotes including Señora De Las Palmas, a woman dating back to over 10,000 years ago, deemed to be the oldest women in the Americas - and after cave diving with him, (in my recent posts) I got to go to his lab and meet her! .
Jeronimo shared how they have determined climate changed killed her! The prehistoric people journeyed into these caves in search of water. Often shelter and water could only be secured by living in the caves. As glaciers and polar ice caps melted, the caves were flooded, trapping and killing many and leaving their remains hidden. #actnow#climatechange
Growing up global with National Geographic photographer parents most people assume I had the dream life - but like any little girl I was over sleeping in tents, eating guinea pigs, and wearing the same smelly clothes every day out of the same backpack - my dream was to be a princess, specifically Belle because she never really fit in AND she had a pretty yellow dress. My dreams of being a princess faded over time until last year when I discovered that Beauty and the Beast is a REAL story with an incredible message and I’ve spent the last year making my next #alisonsadventures film on it to inspire kids world wide not to judge a beast by its cover! This is one of the scenes from the film where I actually got to be Belle at the real castle where Beauty and her Beast lived! It was an honor working with French photographer @fredericamaduphotos and makeup artist @karenvmua to recreate a tale as old as time! I’m editing away and excited to share the film with you in November! If you know any schools that would like to have me come share it please message me!!! #happyhalloween#beautyandthebeast
Evidence of Climate Change in Prehistoric Skulls Found In Mexican Waters!!!
I teamed professional Cave Diver and Researcher @jeronimoavilesolguin on a cave dive in the Yucatan Peninsula to explore the effect that climate change has had on fresh water by examining prehistoric human skeletons deep in fresh water caves.
Jeronimo, who works at the Instituto de la Prehistoria de América, is famous for having extracted 8 of the 9 prehistoric humans found in the Cenotes.
Jeronimo shared how climate change has wiped entire civilizations off the planet multiple times and our current human species is under the same serious threat of going extinct due to climate change. The prehistoric people most likely journeyed into these caves in search of water. Often shelter and water could only be secured by living in the caves. As glaciers and polar ice caps melted, the caves were flooded, trapping and killing many and leaving their remains hidden.
I feel that it is my quest to bring awareness on the escalating threat of the 6th extinction currently happening on earth and what we can learn from previous mass extinctions that happened due to climate change. The Quintana Roo aquifer in Mexico is one of the last pristine water sources in the world. It is part of an elaborate system of prehistoric underwater caverns called Cenotes, that hold many sacred Mayan historical artifacts and by looking to the past we can better understand how to ensure our future survival on earth.
Cinematography by @marktipple dive lights by @pelican_life
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I was an honored to team up with professional cave diver @jeronimoavilesolguin on a deep and incredibly claustrophobic/dangerous cave dive to learn how he discovers and extracts the oldest human skeletons in the Americas. Jeronimo is famous for having extracted 8 of the 9 prehistoric humans found in the Mexico Cenotes including Señora De Las Palmas, a woman dating back to over 10,000 years ago, deemed to be the oldest women in the Americas. Video to come in a few hours on our dive and how they discovered Climate Change caused their death!
As we move into honoring the day of the dead tomorrow, let’s not loose sight that we are not exempt from going extinct! Plastic candy wrappers are deadly to our oceans which provide over 50 percent of our oxygen! Please reduce you waste! #alisonsadventures@hisarahlee mahalo @pelican_life#pelicanlife dive lights!
Summer is fading into fall and I’m excited to spend the weekend in San Diego! I’ll be at the surf competition at WindanSea tomorrow (Sunday) if anyone wants to share a party wave or come say aloha! @hisarahlee
It’s over 100 degrees in Los Angeles today and I’m excited to be having board meetings to make more movies to change the world! The Wizard of Oz was the first film I ever saw and I often always feel like Dorothy wondering through strange lands on a quest to smile at anything evil until it laughs, share stories, and make friends along the way. But today, the words of the Wicked Witch Of The West: “I’m meellllttttiiinnnggg!” And I’m not sure what will happen if I click my flip flops three times? #alisonsadventures#climatechange#protectwhatyoulove@hisarahlee
While surfing in the Canary Islands a sand storm blew in from the Sahara Desert turning the air golden brown with fine grains of African earth. The ocean turned to gorgeous glassy and the sun set behind the the volcanic island of Lanzarote. #alisonsadventures@oasissurfhouse@bom_photography
Au revoir Pairs and gracias Spain! The past month has been action packed with surfing the Seine in support of Climate Change and filming the true story of Beauty and the Beast to share an important message in this current world: we must not judge others based upon appearance and always come from love not hate and separatism!
Lanzarote, off the coast of west Africa, is know as the island of 1,000 volcanoes. At their base, is the largest wine growing area in Europe! Yep these wild half moon lava wall structures protect each green grape plant from the wind.
Thanks @jacquesvaphotography for capturing this drone view of me on my way to a board meeting through Canary island wine country ♀️ Come taste some at @oasissurfhouse! #alisonsadventures