Peaks and Valleys - Mixed Films | Live
Set yourself on a course for setting new records, changing old mindsets and reconciling the past and on the way you’ll have time to pause and reflect on the beauty that surrounds you. Peaks and Valleys takes us to Scotland, the forests of the American Midwest, the Alps, the Canadian Rockies and the mighty Himalaya.
Attending in Person
Rockies Repeat: Caroline Hedin, Jamie Wensley
Sonder: Jay Macmillan, Laura Beth Ward
Breaking Trail: Jesse Roesler, Emily Ford
Program subject to change
West Highland Way: Rab Wardell's Record Attempt
Stretching from just outside the hustle of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, to the iconic highland town of Fort William, the 153km West Highland Way is a world-famous, multi-day traverse loved by walkers from around the world. What is less well known, is that a hardy band of mountain bikers have been vying for record times along the way for the last 10 years.
As Covid-19 surges amidst ongoing civil unrest, Emily Ford sets out with a borrowed sled dog named Diggins to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1900 km Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers.
This is the story of Romana, who is an Austrian biologist. Insects are her passion and she takes us on a trip to discover the home of the many endemic and endangered species that live in Gesäuse National Park.
A team of Indigenous and settler artists race to capture a disappearing landscape as climate change threatens the future of glacial environments in the Canadian Rockies.
During Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, Canadians Kathy and Bruce Macmillan perished in a landslide that devastated a small village in the remote Langtang Valley. Three years later, their son Jay Macmillan travels to Langtang to reconcile his trauma, by retracing his parents' footsteps, their relationship and by exploring the land where they passed.