Gutsy Girls

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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...

Women’s Ways

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.

Mok­sha

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.

Fol­low Through

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.

To find out more in­for­ma­tion go to www.Gut­syGirl­sAd­ven­tureFilmTour.co.nz

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