Martina and Tania Halik: Coast Mountain Epic
Coast Mountain Epic is a live premiere multi-media presentation detailing a five and half month long ski traverse of the Coast Mountains of BC and Alaska. Undertaken from January to June of 2017 by a mother and daughter team from BC, this presentation features their challenges, close-calls, failures and successes throughout the â€œEpicâ€.
Tania and Martina Halik are part of a unique family. At 60 years old, Tania Halik, a paramedic from Invermere, BC undertook the biggest expedition of her life. Martina, quietly put her job as a professional photographer and avalanche technician on hold, also deciding to take on the greatest challenge sheâ€™d ever faced. Their story inspired thousands of people throughout their journey. The expedition was not about woman vs. nature or conquering a remote mountain range. Instead, it was a journey into the self. Conquering personal fears, and discomforts like hunger and significantly adverse weather. Their definitions of â€œchallengeâ€, â€œsufferingâ€ and â€œimpossibleâ€ were redefined along the way. It was about teamwork, family bonds, chasing your dreams, and never, ever, giving up.