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Wed, Oct 17, 2018 | 7:30 | Centennial Theatre

This Mountain Life

Frank Wolf presents on his most recent adventures, followed by a screening of the highly anticipated film, This Mountain Life.

Date, Time & Location:

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 | Centennial Theatre
Doors 6:30pm – Show 7:30pm

The Speaker

VIMFF Fall 2018 This Mountain Life Frank Wolf

Arctic Spring – A Tale of Two Ski Traverses

In this visually stunning presentation Frank Wolf shares the experience of his recent Arctic ski traverses across Baffin Island and Bylot Island.  Through images and stories, we’re given an intimate glimpse into this rarely travelled world of rock and ice. Interweaving adventure, Inuit culture, and humour, this show will get you stoked for the upcoming season and the amazing places your skis can take you.

You’ll also have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Frank’s brand new book Lines on a Map. This collection of new and previously published work will take you along for a ride with Frank on twenty four of his self-propelled wilderness expeditions through North America, Asia, and Scandinavia.  Included in the book are detailed maps of each journey and 77 full-colour photographs.”

Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf is a Canadian adventurer, filmmaker, writer and environmentalist. He is known for books, films, and feature magazine articles that document wilderness expeditions around the world, with a focus on the Canadian North. His expeditions include being the first to canoe across Canada in one season and cycling 2,000 km in winter on the Yukon River from Dawson to Nome. In 2012 he was named one of Canada’s Top Ten Adventurers by Explore Magazine, and in 2015 he was named One of Canada’s Top 100 Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine.

The Film

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This Mountain Life

Director – Grant Baldwin
Producer – Jenny Rustemeyer
Year of Production – 2018
Length – 77min
Country of Origin – Canada

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few of us ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.

Martina Halik and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300km journey to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness; a group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years.

What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything – comfort, family, personal safety – for a life in the mountains? Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.



VIMFF Fall 2018 This Mountain Life Director Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin, Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Grant is a Leo award-winning director, cinematographer, editor and music composer based in Vancouver, Canada. He has a varied background working with documentaries, sports films and narratives. His work can be seen and heard on Knowledge Network, F/X, TNT, CBC, National Film Board and ESPN. His first documentary The Clean Bin Project won 10 festival awards and has screened around the world. His film Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story premiered at Hot Docs, garnered him the award for emerging Canadian filmmaker of the year, and went on to hit #2 on the US iTunes documentary charts. Most recently, Grant has been filming with BBC’s Planet Earth team.

Venue Map


2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC | (604) 984-4484