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Monday, 30 July 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The best films of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2018 - brought to you by the combined forces of the Vic Uni Tramping Club, Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club, and of course the New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival!
Where the Wild Things Play (4 mins), Director: Krystle Wright, USA.
Friday night at the local watering hole and … where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing backcountry lines and generally just leaving the fellas behind.
RJ Ripper (19 mins), Director: Joey Schusler, USA, Subtitles.
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar.
Liv Along the Way (24 mins), Director: Mike Douglas, Canada.
Since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. She was twice crowned World Champion in sport climbing, and eventually expanded her professional horizons to mixed climbing, ski mountaineering, and base jumping. In 2017 Liv set out in an attempt to climb all 82
4000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.
Foodless Odyssey (11 mins), Director: Anthill Films, Canada.
A longtime dream to bike-pack through hundreds of kilometres of wilderness on a remote Island, living entirely off the land. The rules were simple: carry all the survival tools needed to bike, fish, hunt and camp…. but absolutely no food.
2.5 Million (23 mins), Director: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, USA.
Follow skier Aaron Rice as he sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. To be successful, Aaron will have to ski over 330 days in the calendar year and chase snow around the world.
The Curve of Time (23 mins), Director: Jordan Manley, Canada.
Due to climate change two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfils them. As they peer into the future, they realise there is a more sustainable path ahead, but it won’t be easy.
Nekor – A Bike Pilgrimage in Tibet (14mins) Director: Sebastian Doerk, Switzerland, Subtitles.
Four friends set out to ride the arduous track that surrounds the "Kawa Kharpo", one of the eight holy mountains in Tibet. Tens of thousands have visited the holy sites along the Pilger Route.
Silence (18 mins), Director: Bernardo Giménez, Czech Republic.
What does it take to climb the world’s first grade 39 (9c/5.15d) route? Let’s find out as we watch Adam Ondra, currently one of the best climbers in the world, make a little piece of climbing history when he climbs his project in the spectacular Hanshelleren Cave in Norway.
Total running time 137 minutes + 10 minute intermission.
Also see NZ Mountain Film Festival 2018 - Kiwi Made (Wellington) on Thursday, 2 August 2018 at 6:30 p.m.