EUROPEAN OUTDOOR FILM TOUR
The European Outdoor Film Tour 13/14
Hot on the heels of the sell out first UK shows The European Outdoor Film Tour will return to the UK this Autumn.
In association with Mammut & GORE-TEX, Ellis Brigham are once again partnering with the EOFT team to bring to the UK the two hour, high-octane programme featuring the most exciting adventure films of the year.
The tour kicks off with its UK premiere in Edinburgh at the Portobello Town Hall on Friday 15th November. Returning to Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and London, this year there will also be stops in Leeds and Liverpool as well as an extra afternoon matinee at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
This year's collection of films will once again offer something for everyone from off-width climbing to surfing, ski and snowboard freeriding to kayaking and cycling to canyoning.
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Highlights include the award-winning, surf/environmental documentary North of the Sun.
Picture a small hut, sheltered under the rocks on a lonely beach in the Arctic Circle that's not seen sunlight for more than two months. Built entirely from flotsam and jetsam, it's home to Norwegian surfers Inge Wegge and Jørn Nyseth Ranum.
In search of the North Atlantic’s best waves, the pair spend nine months cut off from civilisation - no internet, no commitments, no stress. Accessible only on foot, the bay's location remains a secret - "Everyone should find their own paradise." But nowhere's perfect. It's so cold even their olive oil freezes and they have to boil water to defrost their surf boots. Winter becomes an endless quest to collect, saw and chop driftwood to stoke their recycled oildrum stove. But that's not all the ocean washes up on the shore - and so begins their campaign to clean up their beach and stop paradise turning into a rubbish dump.
The American alpinist Kyle Dempster has chosen a far less secret but almost as isolated location for his road trip adventure, The Road from Karakol.
Starting from Karakol in Kirgysistan with only a camera as a companion, he sets out on bike to climb the country's last unconquered peaks. Those are the facts. As for the rest? Only uncut memories - abandoned roads, ghost towns and an obligatory boozy session with the Kyrgyz military police. Between roaring rivers and huge mountain vistas, he comes to the conclusion that every adventure has its light and dark moments - and that we use the word "suffering" too frivolously.
The Wide Boyz Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker would agree. The two British climbers are self-taught experts in strange sub-culture of offwidth-climbing - the most brutal form of crack climbing ("the size where nothing fits"). To the great astonishment of U.S. locals, they claim the first ascent of the world's toughest offwidth route in Moab (Utah). Their secret weapon? Two years spent training on a perfect replica of Century Crack, built in Tom's basement.
Supervention: Freeriding on the next level with the stars of the international skiing and snowboarding scene. Filmed in Norway, Alaska, New Zealand, and Баренцбург — a name you should remember! (The EOFT will screen an exclusive short 10 minute edited version of Supervention.)
The Beginning: Water always finds its way - and the Deep canyoning team shows us how. The group plunges head-first into numerous mountain streams and pools and proves that this wet and cold torrential fun can be taken to entirely new acrobatic levels. High diving is a thing of the past: canyoning is a must for all adrenaline junkies who love mountain and water sports - even if your trousers sometimes look worse for wear afterwards.
Cascada: No kayaker can resist the magic of the Mexican jungle with its torrential white-water canyons and waterfalls - even if the continuous rain and voracious mosquitoes turn the trip into an endurance test for the whole crew and their equipment.
Sound of the Void: Sébastien de Sainte Marie feels safer in the mountains than in a car or on a plane, even though the Swiss steep skier picks the lines hardly anyone else dares risk. On slopes like the 55-degree north face of the Gspaltenhorn one wrong move could prove fatal.
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