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Frederic Wood Theatre

FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE – 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Speakers

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Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson is a professional mountaineer known internationally for his climbing, guiding and backcountry skiing, as well as his poetic writings about the mountains and why we climb them. Closely identified with California’s High Sierra, Doug has been called “the modern John Muir". Doug’s long-awaited new book, The Alchemy of Action, offers a fresh—even shocking—explanation of why people climb mountains, by delving into the brain chemistry behind climber’s euphoria. 

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Matt Gunn

Is your favourite alpine lake a zoo? Have the hoards found your secret powder stash? Wilderness recreation is exploding in the South Coast and people are struggling to adapt. Matt will share an optimistic view of this reality. It’s not that hard to escape the crowds and find adventure if you know where to look, and that person who just scooped your ski line probably has more in common with you than not. How can we, as individuals and a community, evolve to thrive in this new context?

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Dean Leslie

South African filmmaker Dean Leslie might not be a household name, but chances are you’ve seen his work. He is probably most well-known for establishing the online short film series, Salomon Running TV (now Salomon TV), with French outdoor brand, Salomon. His work has taken him to every continent, chasing down the world’s foremost endurance athletes and documenting the ways in which we interact with some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

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Films

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Blood Moon

The film follows Robbie Phillips, Calum Cunningham and Alan Carne as they attempt to open a new climb, ground up, on a 700m Big Wall called Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.

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Entre Les Lignes / Between The Lines

Between the lines explores the vision of Vivian Bruchez as he finds new ski descents to be opened in the Mont Blanc range.

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Children Of The Columbia

Join big mountain skiers Dane Tudor and Christina Lustenberger as they travel up the waterway that shaped them, the mighty Columbia, home to some of the best skiing in the world.

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For The Love Of Mary

At 97, George Etzweiler competes every year in the 7.6-mile race up the Northeast US' highest peak, always wearing his lucky green running shorts. He carries something else special with him: the memory of his wife of 68 years, Mary.

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Hood To Trail

15 crew runners from London, Rotterdam and Copenhagen came together in the French Alps to try trail running for the first time.

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Lessons From The Edge

South African ultra-runners, Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel push themselves right the very edge to run Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail in the fastest known time.

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Ramsay’s Round

US based ultra-marathon runner Alicia Hudelson embarks upon one of Scotland’s toughest long-distance challenges - 24 Scottish mountains including the UK’s highest peak, 28000 feet of ascent, all in under 24 hours.

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Ski Photographer

Drawn to the mountains in search of the ski bum lifestyle, Oskar Enander had no intention of ever becoming a photographer. Today, Oskar's iconic and unique perspective is highly sought after in the ski world.

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Women Are Mountains

Women are Mountains is a short documentary film that portrays the lives of climbers Mônica Filipini and Danielle Pinto in the quiet city of São Bento do Sapucai, in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil. At the same time as they are responsible for their children and domestic affairs, they are able to enjoy their great passion: the mountains.

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