OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Total Running Time - 112 minutes
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 12 PM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATER
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 10 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 1
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 9:30 PM - CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Brecht Vanthof (USA, 2014, 4 mins)
A documentary on one of the most dangerous waves in the world, The Wedge. Located in Newport Beach, The Wedge has served as a proving ground for watermen of all crafts ranging from surfing to body boarding to body surfing.
EL SENDERO LUMINOSO (THE SHINING PATH)
Renan Ozturk (USA/Mexico, 2014, 6 mins)
On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb rises 2,500 feet to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less climb in history.
THE QUESTIONS WE ASK
Kalum Ko (Canada, 2013, 4 mins)
In the spring of 2013, Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. In this award-winning short film, he contemplates the true meaning of adventure. "Very thought provoking. The film says more in a few minutes than most ever say in an hour" - Rob Beedle, Global Surf Network
Mike Douglas, Wendy Fisher (in person) (Canada, 2013, 10 mins)
Between 1996 and 2004, Crested Butte resident Wendy Fisher was the most dominant female big mountain freeskier in the world - then she had kids. Nearly a decade later, we revisit Wendy to see if she's still got 'it'. She does.
Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen (USA, 2013, 24 mins)
The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding dangerous routes and a competitive machismo among the driven young climbers. It's the last place you'd expect to find a nice blonde girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9 (super hard, super sketchy), Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Having mastered the scrappy sea cliffs at home she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed big walls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco.
DUBAI: A SKIER'S JOURNEY
Jordan Manley, Daniel Irvine (Canada, 2012, 10 mins)
In 104 degree heat, in the largest sand desert on the planet, two ski-travelers go looking for the one of the world's strangest ski environments: Ski Dubai. In the midst of a city of dizzying ambition, this 'local hill' climbs 60 vertical meters out of a luxury shopping mall. Inside the frigid, air conditioned space, they find a dedicated ski community of desert-dwellers, growing in the unlikeliest of places.
BEYOND THE DROP
Mark Anders, Rush Sturges (Mexico, 2013, 7 mins)
Six pro kayakers from around the world meet up in the rainforests of Southern Mexico to run the Rio Tulijá. Also known as the Agua Azul, the river features impossibly blue water and a series of five large waterfalls - showing us that when it comes to running waterfalls there's a lot more to it than just the drop.
Skip Armstrong (CBFF 2012) (USA, 2014, 6 mins)
I wonder if...one day...when I get really good...
When a newbie kayaker goes paddling, he discovers a posse of pros on the river and wonders whether someday he could be that cool. A daydream in the eddy transforms the purple-helmeted rookie into a whitewater Adonis. Join kayaker Ben Marr as he takes us to a world where a paddler's wildest fantasies come true.
Guido Perrini, Renan Ozturk CBFF (2011-2013) (FRA, 2013, 39 mins)
One year in the making, Mission Antarctica is a story of snowboard exploration. Xavier de le Rue and Lucas DeBari set sail from the Falkland Islands, through the Drake Passage and around the fjords of the Antarctic peninsula in search of the best lines to ride. This documentary mixes sailing, mountaineering, snowboarding, and the unexpected.