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Banff Mountain Film Festival in NYC

Had a great time last night attending the NYC leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival with my NOLS Crew, and friends.

@megnut great meeting ya at @BanffMtnFests with rest of our @NOLS crew!

Notable Films:

  • Ski Bums Never Die
    Directed by Eric Crosland
    What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
    My second time seeing this! First time was at Backcountry Film Festival in Driggs, ID 
  • Kadoma
    Directed and produced by Ben Stookesbury
    “Kadoma” is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.
  • Towers of the Ennedi
    Directed and produced by: Renan Ozturk
    The Ennedi Desert of Chad is a hot, sand-scoured and unfriendly place. But from its vast belly rise clusters of breathtakingly lovely spires, towers, and rock formations. Veteran climber Mark Synnott – known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments – brings young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes.
  • Reel Rock: Origins – Obe & Ashima
    Directed and produced by Josh Lowell
    There’s a nine-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.

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