HAPPINESS – 99 YEAR OLD SKIER GEORGE JEDENOFF
Directed by Timothy Roberts | 4 mins
99.5 year old skier, George Jedenoff is back at Alta and Snowbird for his 57th consecutive year of skiing in Utah. George reflects on the happiness skiing has given him throughout his life.
Directed by Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, & Peter Mortimer | 28 mins
Jump on board a madcap sailing adventure to the biggest rock walls in the Arctic Circle with a team of elite climbers as zany as they are talented. Sean Villanueva, Nico Favresse, Olivier Favresse and Ben Ditto have made cutting edge first ascents in remote mountain ranges around the world -- climbing hard, making music and goofing off thousands of feet in the air. Now they embark on their greatest expedition yet, voyaging to the massive walls of Greenland and Baffin Island on the good ship Dodo’s Delight, skippered by the spry 79-year old Captain Bob Shepton. Amongst rough seas, falling rocks and freezing temperatures, this hilarious and badass gang of adventurers forge bold new routes and have the time of their lives
Directed by George Wilson | 5 mins
Climber, Molly Mitchell, searches for first ascents in the Utah Desert with Pamela Shanti Pack. She ends up putting up two hard sketchy routes.
Directed by Matt Pycroft | 5 mins
Libby Peter is one of the UK’s most respected climbers, with years of experience in expeditions, instructing, coaching and guiding around the world. In “Devotion” Libby reflects on how - quite unintentionally - climbing has shaped her life.
Scenes From The Green
Directed by Celin Serbo | 5 mins
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the first person to walk up to a wall with no established climbing routes anywhere in site? That sense of curiosity and a desire for solitude and adventure are what spurred myself and other three like-minded friends to take a chance and float a forty-five-mile roadless stretch of the Green River in southeastern Utah to see what we could find. Inspired by the desert climbing pioneers that came before us and eager to make our own small contributions to our sport, we quickly realized that the experience would have lasting impressions that went well beyond the climbing.
The Time Is Now
Directed by Margret King | 9min
Mike Libecki has been seeking out the most remote first ascents on the planet for years. When he finally has a chance at a climb he's been chasing for over a decade, the Polar Bear Fang, he and his brother Andy head to Greenland to meet the challenge. The only problem is, Andy's not a climber. With their trust in their connection as brothers, positivity, and determination, Mike and Andy take on an adventure that will change their lives forever.
Directed by Fitz Cahall | 38 mins
M’Lynn’s husband, Paul, passed away in July 2015. He left behind polished hiking boots and a backpack for his dream hike: the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail. “How good would it be,” M'Lynn asked, “for his boots to make the journey even if Paul couldn't?” Her plea launched an incredible journey. Paul’s Boots follows the boots and the people who carried them
Wisdom Of The Mountains
Directed by Daan Jongbloed | 38 mins
The Pamiri people of Afghanistan and Tajikistan are among the most isolated communities in the world. They live according to centuries-old traditions. Slowly but surely Western influences enter this remote mountain region. In this documentary film we travel through the Pamir Mountains with Frederik van Oudenhoven. He is the author of ‘With our own hands’, a book about the traditional dishes and the food and farming culture of the Pamiri people. It is the first written source about their culture that is accessible in their own language. Frederik brings his book back to its source. He speaks with farmers about the struggles they are facing: can the Pamiri people stay true to their old traditions while adapting to a new world?
POVERTY OF PERCEPTION
Directed by Stefan Huynt | 11 mins
In 2011, Norwegian Model Aleksandra Orbek-Nilssen was living in New York City full-time when she began to strongly desire a life with more substance and purpose. With the turn of a globe she sought adventure in Namibia, Africa. Throughout her two week trip, she was exposed to new cultures, environments, wildlife and what she described as poverty. Instead of returning home to continue her career, she extended her stay with the hope to learn more about an indigenous tribe called the Ju/'Hoan San and see how she can help them out of their impoverished life. It didn't take long for Aleks to gain the knowledge that these people were not living in poverty, but that it was her own poverty of perception that needed help.
THE LAPPNOR PROJECT
Directed by Ville Kurru & Tommy Vänskä | 34 mins
In 2013 Nalle Hukkataival was introduced to a boulder project that came to occupy him for the following seven seasons. In late October 2016, he finally managed the first ascent, naming it "Burden of Dreams" and suggesting the unprecedented grade of 9A. The film follows Nalle's efforts over the seasons as the original physical challenge of climbing the world's hardest route becomes more and more of a mental battle against himself and uncontrollable variables.
TOM SEIPP: A MOUNTAIN JOURNAL SHORT
Directed by Dom Bush | 8 mins
Tom is 11 and just loves riding his bikes with his dad, no matter what the terrain, no matter what the weather. Having completed 2 Strathpuffer 24hr races he has racked up the miles over the last few years. Driven to just enjoy being out, he has big plans as he looks to drag his dad along the 2,700+ miles of the Great Divide route later in the year.
Never Melting Story
Directed by Guillaume Bertocchi | 23 mins
They had never met before, but they shared the exact same dream. So the two young Frenchmen Guillaume and Manu left together for an island far from home, covered in snow, ice and white isolation: Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic. Their ski expedition was as demanding as it was magical, after a false start that almost made the whole expedition fail from the very beginning…
The Bothy Project
Directed by Jen Randall | 10 mins
The Bothy Project is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style. Artists Tessa Lyons, Natasha Brooks and writer Claire Carter take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unravel. A run, a hike, a swim; a painting, a poem, an animation. Each woman’s experience is woven into this beautiful short film by Jen Randall of Light Shed Pictures.
Holy (UN)Holy River
Directed by Jake Norton & Pete McBride | 60 mins
Holy (un)Holy River follows the world’s most revered and reviled rivers, the great Ganges River of India. The film’s directors, Jake Norton and Pete McBride, followed the river source-to-sea in 2013, documenting its intense beauty and struggles. The film tells the story of the River and all its dichotomies and complexities; a river that is revered by a billion people, depended upon by 500 million, and is at once a source of life and inspiration as well as death, pollution, and tragedy.
Directed by Rob Aseltine | 7 mins
Driven by a pursuit of adventure and a quest to explore new terrain. Two friends escape to the north in a small plane to chase winter and deep powder.
Directed by Jon Glassberg | 20 mins
China Doll is a provocative exploration of gender stereotypes, romance, and rock climbing. Witness Heather Weidner battle personal demons in the world of hard traditional climbing. With her ascent of China Doll, a 5.14- R traditional route in Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A., Heather Weidner nabs the first female ascent, and becomes the fourth woman in the world to climb a 5.14 traditional route. In the process, she discovers that loving herself is the ultimate project.
Under An Arctic Sky
Directed by Chris Burkard | 45 mins
A group of surfers along with photographer Chris Burkard, journey to Iceland’s north coast in search of perfect waves during the largest storm to make landfall in 25 years.
Directed by Jenny Nichols | 28 mins
Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and filmmaker Jenny Nichols join forces in this documentary that captures the migration of elk in the Yellowstone area through a multidisciplinary lens. For many of the elk herds that summer in Yellowstone National Park, home is outside the protected park boundaries the rest of the year, as far as 70 miles away. Mirroring a similar expedition undertaken in 1871 that fused science and the arts, this modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s rangeland through snowy mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk and other migratory species that call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home.
JOHN SHOCKLEE: A FAIRY TALE
Directed by Grayson Schaffer | 9 mins
Refusing to act his age has worked out well for John Shocklee. The 51-year-old has devoted his life to doing what he loves, skiing. Powered by old school hip hop and a passion for fresh powder, Shocklee makes turns down untamed slopes with the vigor and freedom of a man half his age. He’s found the fountain of youth and has no plans to grow up anytime soon.
Snowbird Ski Patrol
Directed by Tim Roberts | 5 mins
Take a look behind the scenes with the men and women who make our powder days a possibility. In this episode of Powder People, Ski Utah teams up with Snowbird Ski Patrol to show you what really goes into safely managing a resort like Snowbird. From avalanche control to responding to injuries, Ski Patrollers work hard so we can have fun. Ski Utah says thanks to all of Utah's ski patrollers for keeping us safe on The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Directed by Amy Marquis & Dana Romanoff | 14 mins
A Navajo family balances modern life with the traditional "Navajo Way," teaching their children their language, culture, and ceremony within the sacred walls of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. This is the second film in the National Park Experience film series.
Joyful In The Night
Directed by Matt Pycroft | 5 mins
What is it that draws climbers from the warmth of their beds to the dark and foreboding mountains of Scotland and Alaska? Why do they endure hardship, misery and fear? Is it masochism, is it intrigue, or is it something else entirely? Written by poet Ben Silvestre and directed by Matt Pycroft, Joyful in the Night is a gloomy love letter to the darker mountains.
When We Were Knights
Directed by Anson Fogel | 12 mins
How can you express everything that you want to somebody you love, knowing that if you don't, that might be the last opportunity that you have? That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected - love. This is the real story of a pure love between two friends in the face of risk and tragedy.
Directed by Stéphanie & Jérémie Gicquel | 30 mins
2045 km, 74 days, -50°C. From November 14, 2014 to January 27, 2015, Stéphanie Gicquel (French woman) skied across Antarctica through the South Pole, with two other polar explorers, including her husband Jérémie. An expedition she had imagined, planned and prepared for three years. This is notably the longest ski expedition for a woman in Antarctica without kiting (Sources: Guinness World Records, ExplorersWeb, AdventureStats, Adventure Network International). The film is an invitation to discover Antarctica through the eyes and feelings of Stéphanie. It highlights some of the moments she experienced during this long expedition - when she waited at Union Glacier base camp, started the expedition on the coast at the same place where the mountaineer Reinhold Messner began his own kite-ski expedition across Antarctica in 1989, when she skied up and reached the South Pole on Christmas eve and arrived on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf floating on the Weddell Sea after 74 days of extreme effort.
PEDAL 2 PEAKS 2: NORWAY
Directed by Brody Leven | 9 mins
A small team of skiers strapped an obnoxious amount of gear to bicycles and rode through arctic Norway. Connecting craggy islands by underwater tunnels, they climbed and skied mountains along the length of the Lofoten archipelago. Gear failed, partners bailed, and spirits wavered. But after camping on snow-covered beaches, what they found at the end of the peninsula made them look deeper inside themselves and their motives.
Surviving The Fundy Footpath
Directed by Craig Norris | 41 mins
Surviving the Fundy Footpath follows first-time hiker, Bruce Persaud, as he attempts to complete one of Canada's toughest multi-day hikes. Follow along as Bruce and his team of guides climb in and out of nineteen steep ravines, traverse stunning Bay of Fundy mega tidal zones, and navigate their way through 65 kilometers of dense old growth Arcadian fog forest.
3000 Cups Of Tea
Directed by Jennifer Jordan | 60 mins
This is the story of bringing education and peace to a corner of the world largely without either. It is also the story of Greg Mortenson (author, 'Three Cups of Tea') and of the difference his work is making in some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world, his meteoric rise, and the scandal that brought him to his knees and nearly destroyed his mission.
Wild And Wonderful
Directed by Mike Call | 13 mins
That wild and wonderful West Virginia. The first deep-water-solo climbing competition ever held on real stone in America. The Catch? Deep water soloing on Summersville lake is illegal and these bold solos over warm lake water have never been attempted. Watch a community of volunteers, athletes, sponsors, spectators, representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers, rescue divers, medical personnel, and a whole film production team converge in a once in a lifetime event, where the impossible becomes possible for just one day.
Directed by Wojtek Kozakiewicz | 3 mins
G4G Project is a collaboration between 4 slacklining and highlining females from 4 countries, who all share similar passions and hope to encourage and promote more women to participate in the sport of slackline and the lifestyle it entails. Their project is not meant so much as a separation between men and women, but more as a focus on females and their limitless possibilities, even in male dominated extreme sports such as slacklining and climbing. They hope this project will become a global movement connecting girls everywhere in the knowledge that they can do everything they want, and nothing should or can stop them.
Directed by Josh Lowell & Nick Rosen | 17 mins
24-year old Brette Harrington is a rising young talent in the climbing world. From overhanging free climbs to long alpine solos, she excels at all disciplines of the sport, while forging a life path defined by adventure. Join Brette on a global journey from the frozen waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies, to the big wall free climbing proving ground of Yosemite’s El Capitan, and onto a landmark solo of Chiara di Luna in the alpine mecca of Patagonia’s Cerro Torre Range.
Directed by Otávio Lima & Mickael Couturier | 9 mins
Agora is a poetic Docufiction about the physical and mental journey of climber Lucas Lima who tests his determination on a difficult ascent. A story of discovery and awakening through a communion with nature
A To B Rollerski
Directed by Arnis Aspers | 100 mins
“A to B Rollerski” is a feature documentary film that tells the story of Raimonds Dombrovskis' epic rollerski journey from Arctic to Baja back in 1988, covering 4200 miles in 90 days. Raimonds is a Latvia-born US Olympic biathlete whose sudden life-threatening health condition forces him out of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Instead of giving up on his dreams, Raimonds recovers and embarks on a 90-day rollerski trip from Inuvik, Canada, to Baja, Mexico. Fast forward 26 years, and Raimonds, now an experienced adventure traveler in his 50's, is back to Inuvik to relive the trip, try find the same people, and reflect on how his life turned out after A to B.
Directed by Cedar Wright | 18 mins
As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep and live the sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable and at the top of their game. Then they get into paragliding, and what starts as a toe dip turns quickly into a consuming addiction, as well as a lesson in what it’s like to be bumbling, naïve, gung-ho beginners. Tree landings, sketchy moments and junkshow launches become part of the new normal. With only six months of flying under their belts, and professional flier Matt Henzi as a sensei, Wright and Segal embark on an audacious objective: to climb and fly off Orizaba, the third-highest peak in the America’s and the highest in Mexico. What ensues is disaster-style climbing, iffy weather, broken gear and a lesson in jumping into the deep end and being forced to swim.
Directed by Lindsay Daniels | 9 mins
When opportunity knocks, a middle-aged man told he should never run again defies doctors’ orders and ends up finding himself doing 100-mile mountain races. More importantly, he finds a holy awe in the Wasatch mountains and through thoughtful poetic writing shares what he sees and feels as he runs with his dog Echo.
Directed by Matt Pycroft | 39 mins
The need for adventure and a changing horizon is a natural instinct for many people. In the case of renowned adventurer Leo Houlding, this has manifested itself in the form of completing world class expeditions with tight-knit teams to unclimbed peaks around the world. Following the death of his long term climbing partner Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary and birth of his daughter Freya - ‘Mirror Wall’ finds Leo approaching his latest expedition with a reconsidered mentality and a completely new team.
Boys In The Bugs
Directed by Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen | 18 mins
Matt Segal and Will Stanhope have spent a decade climbing the world's hardest cracks. Crack climbing is a bold, traditionalist discipline in which climbers “jam” their hands, feet and even entire bodies into cracks, while skillfully protecting themselves from a fall by placing their own removable gear in the rock. In an age of elite athletes, fad diets and training regimes, Matt and Will harken back to the old school of climbing, where guts and spirit make up for their lack of planning and healthy lifestyle. Now they travel deep into the Canadian wilderness to the infamous Bugaboo Mountains where they are looking for the ultimate next-level crack climb – following a long, thin break in the rock so narrow that only the tips of their fingers fit inside. It’s the beginning of an epic, multi-year quest that will change their lives.
Good As Ever
Directed by Nate Gunn | 6 mins
Nate Leavitt and Spencer Higa take their fishing passion to new regions in hopes to explore a bit of the unknown. We present a film that explores modern fishing, while staying true to anglers and their craft.
Directed by Max Lowe | 9 mins
Slacklining to many is a mystery, a line where impossible and possible collide. For Terry Acomb it’s simply a way of life. This Fruita based geologist has pioneered the sport in North America and is doing everything it takes to spread the passion nationwide. “Slacker” takes you inside Terry’s life uncovering his fundamental role in the slackline community and the work he’s put into the progression and accessibility of this sport.
THE EYES OF GOD: A KAYAKING ADVENTURE TO KYRGYZSTAN
Directed by Olaf Obsommer | 31 mins
Tomass Marnics from Latvia has put together a team of the world’s best extreme kayakers. Together they plan to descend the legendary Saryjaz River in the no-man’s land between Kyrgyzstan and China. The ultimate goal of the expedition is the final gorge before the Chinese border. The Eyes of God are in fact two huge caves in the rock face that look like a pair of eyes.
The Triple 14
Directed by Chris Alstrin | 12 mins
Carlo Traversi is no stranger to difficult bouldering. He has ticked some of the most difficult boulder problems in the world. He spends much of his time traveling and searching out new routes to climb. The summer of 2016 he opted to stay in Colorado and climb a goal he and many other professional climbers have talked about but such a featl nobody has accomplished or even tried. This film showcases Carlo's longtime dream to climb the Triple 14 in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Our Hero Brother
Directed by Yonatan Nir | 80 mins
A group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heart-warming and special closeness develops among the siblings as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. The difficult trials and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families.
SANTIAGUITO: THE LABORATORY