Born out of a desire to showcase the strong, inspirational, adventurous women of the outdoor world, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of short films that will entertain, enthrall and enlighten.
The 2018 tour brings you 7 awe-inspiring films...
Explores the world of mountains through the strength of women. Through the lens of French climbers and Alpinists Marion Poitevin, Liv Sansoz and Martina Cufar-Potard discover the grit and tenacity these mountain women bring to their love of the mountains and the joy they derive from it.
Meet three inspiring Nepali women who have dedicated themselves to spreading the joy that mountain biking can give to women across the Himalayas. Follow these young women as they compete in mountain bike races across the Asian continent, claim titles as the first female MBLA certified mountain bike guides in Nepal. Most importantly witness the impact these women have as role models for a new generation of Nepali women and girls.
At sixteen Caroline Gleich stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being.
Slacklining in Lebanon
With more than 65 million people worldwide being displaced by violence the Slacklinging project aims to provide a respite in war torn regions and skills that span beyond just balance. Over 11 million people have been displaced by the Syrian civil war alone. Lebanon is a small country that shares a border with Syria. Since the Syrian civil war began, more than 1.5 million refugees have fled into Lebanon, accounting for 25% of the total population. Crossing Lines is working in Lebanon to teach slacklining in schools, refugee settlements, and other community locations, primarily in Bekaa Valley.
In Perpetual Motion
Understanding the motives of an artist is complicated and layered as every artist is motivated differently. The audience is given an insight to Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright and in particular how different fears are interwoven with her life and ultimately her work as a photographer. A photographer is not defined by a singular shot, it is the process of photography that is a wild ride as it passionately consumes the lifestyle as so often it is the driving force in how a photographer engages with the world that surrounds them.
The Honey and Bears
The all-black senior synchronized swim team has been around since 1979. Today, the 24 active members range in age from 58 to 95 and compete in city and state competitions every year. No matter their age, disability or challenge, coach and choreographer Oliver Footé makes sure there is a formation each member can participate in.
Life Beyond the Walls: Golden Days
Smith athletes Rachael Burks, Amie Engerbretson, and Hadley Hammer joined up with big-mountain guide, women’s-skiing pioneer and longtime Smith ambassador, Jess Baker. Jess, who normally guides out of Jackson Hole and Alaska, had wanted to put a trip together with some of the best women’s skiers in the industry to explore a zone deep in Golden, British Columbia. So in March of 2016, they heli’d into the zone and spent the trip skinning out of their cabin. Days were spent checking the snow pack, chasing powder lines and sending it off pillow drops. Nights were spent melting snow for drinking water, cooking provisions, drinking it blue, sharing stories and playing campfire games. Stoke levels were high, as these women found the goods.
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