Reaching New Heights - Short Films

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A female athlete is climbing on the coast.

Image from the film Makatea Vertical Adventure by Guillaume Vallot

Reaching New Heights – Short Films

61 minutes – 3 films – Mountain Sports, Climbing, Snow Sports
Oct 31 – Nov 8 - $10 CAD

Meet a group of athletic Indian women who are changing perceptions – as they adventure and climb in the South Pacific island of Makatea. And  join the journey of an adaptive skier as he relearns his craft.  This program is sure to inspire!
 

Program subject to change

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