For the 2020 season, Kerikeri Adventure Film Festival are screening five adventure films from the following selection. We’ll take you by kayak, foot, skis and paraglider to some of the remotest places on earth.
The River’s Call
(8 minutes) Director: Hugo Clouzeau, France
Follow seven kayakers through the deep canyons and challenging whitewater of the Rio Apurimac the farthest source of the Amazon in the heart of the Andes.
(11 minutes) Director: Franz Walter, Germany
Follow a climber out to Greenland for a solo expedition. He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads he reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face, solo.
(20 minutes) Director: Jakob Schweighofer, Austria, subtitles.
A professional mountaineer from Germany has set the bar high. He wants to cross the entire
Wetterstein Ridge non-stop without a break. 70 kilometers and 7,000 meters altitude difference of exposed and brittle ridge climbing lie before him. Mistakes are not allowed.
(29 minutes), Director: Richard Sidey, NZ
Join five local pilots on a paragliding adventure in Tanzania, with the ultimate aim to fly from the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. No training, no sponsors, no worries!
Breathtaking: K2 – The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain
(47 minutes), Director: Adrian Ballinger, USA
K2 is known as a savage mountain that tries to kill you. But Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez aim to summit the 8611m peak without the use of supplemental oxygen. Every step of the way the team faces hazardous conditions, terrifying setbacks, and crushing misfortunes.
(23 minutes), Director: Dutch Simpson, USA
It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 8,516m Mt Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world.
TOTAL VIEWING TIME: 2 hours