Strathcona Wilderness Institute

‘Best of the Fest’ Line-up

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Strathcona Wilderness Institute directors have selected ten great films for the 2015 ‘Best of the Fest’ VI Mountain Film Fest Tour.
The shows are Friday March 20 at the North Island College Theatre in Courtenay & Friday March 27 at the Timberline Secondary School Theatre in Campbell River.

Here is the list! (films will not necessarily be shown in this order)

500 Miles to Nowhere

500 Miles to Nowhere

500 Miles to Nowhere
A group of paragliding pilots attempt a line that has never been flown, from Hurricane Ridge to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
(Vancouver premiere & an audience favourite at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)

 

 

 

An Education

An Education

An Education: a father/daughter trip
A father & daughter venture across Antarctica, learning lessons along the way. (also: penguins!)

 

 

 

 

Arctic AIR

Arctic AIR

Arctic AIR
Two brothers pack their gear for ski mountaineering, ice climbing and speed flying, in the Caledonian Alps in Greenland.
(North American premiere at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)

 

 

 

Fjord Norway

Fjord Norway

Fjord Norway
For generations explorers have traveled deep into the fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps in Western Norway.
(an audience favourite at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)

 

 

 

Force

Force

Force
A climber’s passion for the jagged skyline of the FitzRoy Massif evolves into creative expression & lifelong relationship with one of our planet’s most powerful landscapes.
(Canadian premiere at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)
(brief coarse language)

 

 

 

Gone Tomorrow

Gone Tomorrow

Gone Tomorrow
A mountain biker experiences “incredible Mustang…It’s very raw and remote, there’s only the mountains and you. Complete deceleration.”

 

 

 

 

River of Eden

River of Eden

River of Eden
In the Fijian Highlands the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.
(Vancouver premiere at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)

 

 

 

The Skater

The Skater

The Skater
In January of 2014 Will Mayo established several of the most difficult mixed climbing routes in North America at The Fang Amphitheater near Vail, CO.
(Canadian premiere at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)

 

 

 

Sounds of Paragliding

Sounds of Paragliding

Sounds of Paragliding
Listen to nature’s harmony while a young pilot rhythms melody with aerobatic paragliding.
(an audience favourite at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)

 

 

 

 

Stikine

Stikine

Stikine
Shrouded in darkness and legend, The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River is the ‘Everest of whitewater’.
(North American premiere & an audience favourite at VIMFF in Feb. 2015)
(brief coarse language)

 

 

 

Total film time is about 2 hrs.

There will be an intermission in the middle. For the Campbell River show, students from Timberline Outdoor Club will be handling the refreshments at intermission.
Hope to see you at the show!

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