Adventure Travel

Tag: Film

Film » Chasing the Sublime

What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to battle with fear, in the name of adventure?

Follow the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, ‘swim twins’ Kate Rew and Kari Furre, in this hauntingly beautiful look at cold water swimming in the UK.

 

(UK, 2018, 6m:40s)
Director and Producer: Amanda Bluglass

Film » Speak to Me Softly

Winner – Best Short Mountain Film,  2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

(Canada, 2019, 6 min)
Director: Henna Taylor
Producer: Matthew Hood

This short film takes an honest and intimate look at the headspace of climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends Moonlight Buttress while fighting self-criticism and doubt.

 

Cycling the Frozen Road into the Canadian Arctic

Ben Page:

Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.

Notable awards for the film:

‘Special Jury Mention’ – Banff Mountain Film Festival
‘Best Director’ – Bilbao Mendi Film Festival
‘Spirit of Adventure’ – 5Point Film Festival
‘Best Adventure Film’ – New York WILD
‘Best Exploration and Adventure Film’ – Fort William Mountain Film Festival

Featuring in the Banff World Tour 2018