2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival – Night 2

Last night's festival was great.  It was long.  It was exciting.  It was long.  It was full of crazy adventure.  But man, it was so long.  The entire show lasted from 7:30 until 11 pm. Thats a little late for me, but it was still worth it.  

In my opinion, the most interesting film was about a middle-aged woman who quit her consulting job and rowed across the Atlantic ocean.  It took her something like three months, and she did it by herself.  She out herself on a regimen to row 12 hours a day. Around day 37 her 4th oar broke.  Then her satellite phone broke. Then her navigational instruments starting messing up, but she still made it.  I couldn't imagine rowing across the ocean by myself.  Something that challenging would take an amazing amount of tenacity and fortitude.

Here is a list of what is on the schedule for tonight:

  • Medeoz (multi-sport, humor)
  • Finding Farley (adventure, culture, expedition)
  • Kranked – Revolve (mountain biking, freeride, downhill)
  • Africa Revolutions Tour (white-water kayaking, Sun Catcher's Project
  • Deep/Shinsetsu (powder skiing in Japan)
  • First Ascent: Alone on the Wall (rock climbing, free solo climbing)

Check out the trailer for Finding Farley, which won the Grand Prize and People's Choice Awards.

I'm looking forward to spending some fun, relaxing time with my sister-in-law today.  The guys went shooting, so we have lots of time to hang out, go shopping, and explore Boone.  

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