A Baffin Vacation
A Film by: Rush Sturges, Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry
Most summer holidays don’t involve skiing hundreds of kilometres over a frozen fjord in the Arctic Circle, but adventurers Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry are not most people. On a romantic getaway with a difference, the duo set off on a 45-day expedition through the remote landscape of Baffin Island in Canada, in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to white-water kayak.
Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition (tour edit)
20 minutes (this film contains subtitles)
A film by: Andrzej Bargiel & Jakub Gzela
Two friends, two peaks, two epic ski descents. Polish athletes Andrzej Bargiel and Jedrek Baranowski head to the wildest corner of Pakistan’s Karakorum mountain range to tackle two rarely summited 6,000m peaks: isolated Yawar Shar II and the dagger-like Laila Peak.
Reel Rock: Cenote
A Film by: Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr
Deep blue water and mystical charm. The cenotes on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula are known for their unique ambiance. The underground caves are popular for swimming and diving yet have even more to offer.
‘Cenote’ tells the story of young papaya farmer, who accidentally discovered his passion for climbing.
Banff Mountain Film Competition: Best Film: Snow Sports
40 minutes (this film contains subtitles)
A Film by: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Muller, Philipp Becker
Mountaineers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle book a one-way train ticket from Munich to Thessaloniki – and start their 2500-kilometre journey back home by bike and ski. They explore the mountains of the Balkans, looking for the most beautiful ski runs and sharing good times with locals along the way.
Lapporten Skyline (tour edit)
18 minutes (this film contains some subtitles)
A film by: Emil Sergel
Described as the gateway to Lapland, the Lapporten Gap is one of the most photographed natural landforms in Sweden… but some of the world’s top highliners have grander ambitions. They plan to put up a two-kilometre long highline across this iconic gap between snow-capped mountains and walk across, 600m above the ground. If they succeed, it will be a new world record.
Sinner Fields (tour edit)
14 minutes (this film contains some subtitles)
A Film by: Bernhard Braun
Professional skier Bernhard Braun hilariously chronicles his season from inside his camper van. The skiing, scenery and cinematography are all good, but nothing beats Bernhard’s van monologues!