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VOC Hosts VIMFF: Best of Backcountry Ski · Tuesday, February 13th
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Start: Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 7:00 pm
VIMFF is excited to partner up with the VOC for a second year to bring you VIMFF films at UBC. Like last year, the two showings at UBC are a fundraiser, with proceeds going to Seach and Rescue (SAR), Avalanche Canada and the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant (NMAG).
Doors open: 7 PM; show starts: 7:30 PM
Remember to check the message board for a discount code for VOC members.
Tickets and details here: https://vimff.org/best-of-backcountry-ski
Program for Best of Back Country Ski:
Tarfala: Far north of the arctic circle, right next to Sweden’s highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely hiking hut. Retreating to the cold arctic winter storms from obligations and everyday routines, he’s set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived. What does a journey to find happiness look like, when life is not shared with friends and loved ones?
2.5 Million: “2.5 Million” follows American 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 challenge is both physical and mental and injuries are not an option.
A Line in the Snow- Greece: “Skiing in Greece? Really?” was the usual response when we said where we were going. With a desperate lack of snow in the Alps we were looking as far away as Morocco and Nepal for inspiration. We had been told that there was good snow in Greece, but we didn’t quite believe it. With just five days planning we headed to Greece to explore the beautiful mountains of the north and meet the people that live and work there.
Follow Through: People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good,” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. ‘Follow Through’ is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?
Sumber: The movie is about Mongolian nomadic culture, nature and mountains. Mongolia is the Chinggis Khaan’s homeland, the country has a great history and beautiful nature. With this movie we have tried to show people how beautiful and how wild Mongolia is and how their respect for the mountains runs deep.