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Out the Back Door - Mixed Films + | Virtual

From the film Out the Back Door, photo by Dwayne Wohlgemuth

Leave your passport at home because sometimes the best journeys are those taken right out the back door. Alpine SUP adventures, esker hunting and wolverine chasing close to home, wherever that may be, is what this film program is all about.

 

Program subject to change

 

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Three friends from Canmore Alberta set out to paddle board the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s longest rivers. To get there they will have to bike, hike, ski and snowboard their way across two glaciers and 3300m mountain...all in one epic day.

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Buddha of the Chadar

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+ Special Bonus Presentation – Greg Hill Interviews Chic Scott

Chic Scott is one of Canada’s preeminent skiing pioneers.  He discovered climbing and ski mountaineering in the Rockies in 1962 at age 17 and for more than thirty years, he climbed and skied around the world - in Europe, the Himalaya and across North America. Some of his most notable accomplishments include first the Jasper to Lake Louise high level ski traverse in 1967 with Charlie Locke, Neil Liske and Don Gardner and the first winter ascent of Mount Assiniboine. In the early 1990s Chic began his extensive career as a writer and historian and since then has written about a dozen books;  ski guidebooks, climbing and ski histories and biographies, not to mention hundreds of articles on various topics, in various outdoor publications. 

In this virtual interview, Chic Scott sits down with celebrated Canadian ski mountaineer and record holder Greg Hill for an intimate conversation about life, writing and Chic’s latest book, Mount Assiniboine: The Story.