CHANGED!!! SKI SHOW WITH JOHN BALDWIN AND FILMS
Tuesday November 13, 7:30 pm (doors 6:30)
19+ Adults Only
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Join BC's legendary West Coast backcountry and alpine skier John Baldwin in a show about skiing in the wildest ranges of British Columbia, followed by screening of Tempting Fear, a new ski release by Mike Douglas.
JOHN BALDWIN: BACKCOUNTRY WINTER / BOTH SIDES OF THE STIKINE
Part 1: Backcountry Winter. A short presentation of photos to music sharing the essence of winter ski touring on the coast to get everyone stoked for the upcoming season.
Part 2: Both Sides of the Stikine. A talk and photos about ski mountaineering in the vast Stikine Wilderness area of northwestern BC and Alaska. John will highlight this incredible region by contrasting two different trips to the west and east sides of the mighty Stikine River.
John Baldwin has been ski mountaineering throughout the Coast Mountains for the past 35 years. Always curious about what lies over the next ridge, he has completed numerous first ascents and pioneered many long ski traverses, often to remote areas that have rarely been seen or photographed. He has written about his backcountry skiing and mountaineering adventures in Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, Mountains of the Coast and Backcountry Whistler Map. The motivation for his writing and photography is to inspire others to discover and connect with the intense beauty of our mountain wilderness. He lives in Vancouver and for many years worked as a research engineer at UBC.
Check more on John Baldwin at www.johnbaldwin.ca.
TEMPTING FEAR (2012)
Directed by: Mike Douglas
Running time: 26 minutes
Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation. Over the past 3 years he has logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme – Chamonix, France.
What makes Andreas most intriguing, however, are his thoughtful musings on meaning from a life on the edge - a willingness to enter mental spaces that few have ever experienced. In Tempting Fear Sweden’s soft-spoken Adventurer of the Year explores a place in which fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux where death lies just one misstep away.
A SKIERS JOURNEY (2012)
Directed by: Jordan Manley
Running time: 35 minutes
Jordan Manley and Arc’teryx present their latest ski journey – follow some of the worlds best skiers as they travel around the globe visiting Japan, Dubai and Iceland.
SKIING THE VOID (2012)
Directed by: Nick Waggoner
Running time: 7 minutes
The latest installment from Sweetgrass Productions “On the Road With Solitaire” series. Deep in the South American backcountry, a group of skiers attempt carving a steep Peruvian peak they have dreamed about for a decade. A ﬁlm of deep introspection and poetic narration, the skiers mourn the loss of two dear friends who died on previous expeditions. They acclimatize, train and labor through the rigors of preparation under stunning whitewashed peaks. Honest reﬂections of a dangerous life lived chasing mysterious salvation under the shadow of death are mirrored by the ramiﬁcations of voluntary risk. Loved ones, memories, responsibilities, ego and fulﬁllment are a few of the underlying conditions brewing beyond the unpredictable weather. A philosophical journey through the minds of ski mountaineers facing their most difﬁcult of lifeʼs questions: “To ski or not to ski?”
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2012)
Directed by: Nick Waggoner
Running time: 4 minutes
“After nearly ﬁve years of making ﬁlms on the road, we have become connoisseurs of the weird.” [director Nick Waggoner]
in this Episode VII of their “On the Road With Solitaire” series, the Sweetgrass fam heads deep into the Peruvian Amazon with Ptor Spricenieks and Trevor Hunt, where naked cannibals and bear-sized ants threaten to steal their cameras and their lunch money. In a small, leaky boat the crew makes their way up the remote Rio Abiseo en route to the headwaters of the Cordillera Huayhuash, the mountains they hope to ski. Highlighting the hazards and trivialities of jungle life, the inexperienced men lament on the slow torture of bodies, minds and boats in the tropical twilight zone.