Last night we bumped into David Holbrooke, mastermind behind Mountainfilm, the world-class film festival that explores adventure, exploration, the environment, and world issues each Memorial Day Weekend in Telluride, Colorado. He gave us the skinny on what to do this weekend in New York City: Check out the incredible films and adventurers who have arrived in Gotham for the very first Mountainfilm in New York.
Here's our short list of film picks:
Kadoma - A tribute to Hendri Coetzee and a must see. The legendary expedition kayaker was killed by a 15-foot croc in the Congo last year. A film by Ben Stookesberry, kayaker and former Adventurer of the Year—who will be there in person.
Spoil - A new film by NG explorers Trip Jennings and Andy Maser about the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, home to the spirit bear and teeming with wildlife. Also potentially the site of new oil pipeline....
Cold - Photographer/mountaineer Cory Richards shows what's it's like to climb an 8,000-meter peak in winter. And get caught in an avalanche.
Alone on the Wall - Our favorite free soloist Alex Honnold on climbing without ropes. A true adventure classic. Alex was also an Adventurer of the Year.
Towers of Ennedi - The North Face climbing team—Renan, Alex, James, Jimmy—takes on the sandstone wonderland of Chad. We first covered this expedition in our Extreme Photo of the Week.
Learn more about Mountainfilm. See the New York schedule here.