19th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival / Events

Winners of the Thom Scheuer Award for Land Stewardship

2016- Jolly Rovers
2015 – Woodcrest Bruderhof School
2014 – Hank Alicandri
2013 – Ron Paproski
2011 – Evan Marks
2010 – Church Communities
2008 – Gunks Climbers’ Coalition
2007 – Rich McNally
2006 – Richard Gottlieb
2005 – Dr. Heinz Meng
2004 – Gardiner Fire and Rescue Department
2003 – The Access Fund
2002 – John Stannard
2001 – Dick Williams
2000 – Dr. Ed Reppert
1999 – Joe Bridges

Climbers Reception and Slide Show

October 8, 1999

Frank Tkac, Mohonk Preserve Ranger, will discuss some of his recent ascents in Asia, Europe, and the United States

October 14, 2000

Hot Rocks (and Ice)~

A slide show tour of the best climbing areas in North America-rock, ice, bouldering, alpine and big wallPresentedby: Tyler Stableford, Photo and Equipment Editor, ClimbingMagazine

October 12, 2001

Bouldering in the Gunks Presentation. A presentation by Ivan Greene and Josh Lowell on bouldering in the Gunks.

October 11, 2002

Local climbers Frank Tkac, Liza Schwartz, Jordan Mills, and Mike Dimitri. The slide show presentation will cover some recent climbing in the Yukon Territories.

October 10, 2003

Climbers Reception and Slide Show at the Mohonk Preserve by local climbing guide Paul Curran on climbing in Thailand

October 8, 2004

Slide Show… Connecticut Everest Expedition –Tibet 2000by Dave Watson and Chuck Boyd …

October 14, 2005

The Last Pioneers, Shongum Climbing 1980-1990, a slide presentation by Tom Andrews.

October 13, 2006

Marty Molitioris of Alpine Endeavors will present a slide show of his recent climb of Karstenz Pyramid

October 5, 2007

Shawangunk PUMP! Roof Climbing in the Gunks.

Sixteen year veteran, Gunks climber, Julie Seyfert Lillis, put down her 35mm in order to capture on video the trials and tribulations of Gunks climbers as they hump, grope and sometimes even style 25 of our most classic roof problems

October 10, 2008

Alaska, “Dude Where’s My Horizontal” by two Gunks climbers, Rob Mecus and Jung Taek Yoon. They describe a recent trip in which they managed to both climb the Moose’s Tooth in Alaska, and drink some beer

October 9, 2009

Photographer and adventurer, Olaf Sööt will give a slide presentation of climbing Mt Waddington (13,180 ft), in the Coast Mountains, the highest peak in British Columbia. He is co-author with Don Mellor of Alpine Americas: An Odyssey Along the Crest of Two Continents. (http://www.osphoto.com/)

October 7, 2010

Overview and Future of the Gunks Climbers Coalition

Learn about the future plans for the Gunks Climbers Coalition, how to minimize your impact on land as a climber, and sign up for a Shawangunk backcountry bouldering trip to be held later in the weekend.

October 8, 2011

Ryan Stefiuk will present: Catskills Ice Climbing … Present and Future

October 5, 2012

“Eiger Dreaming”

A slideshow presented by Jason Beaupre and Frank Tkac on their two very different summits of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. At 13,025 ft the Eiger is not known for its height but
rather for its level of difficulty and reputation as the Mordwand or murder wall.

Frank Tkac climbed the mountain via the north face route in six days while Jason Beaupre did a traverse of the whole mountain via the Mittellegi Ridge and the South Ridge in a continual push of seventeen hours and forty minutes. Come hear Jason and Frank compare and contrast their two summits of the Eiger.

October 13, 2013

Over the Hill-A Birthday Party for Mohonk Preserve, Featuring Lynn Hil

For the past fourteen years Mohonk Preserve has hosted a reception for the film festival. This year in celebration of the Preserve’s 50thanniversary, the Preserve will host a Climbers Reception featuring a presentation by world renowned climber Lynn Hill, entitled Over the Hill-A Birthday Party for Mohonk Preserve.

October 10, 2014

Chris Fracchia presentation: Millbrook- From Past to Present

October 10, 2015

Mikey Schaefer, who has spent 10 seasons climbing in the mountains of Patagonia, has assembled a stellar tick list of ascents of the most significant peaks in the region. In addition to an exciting slideshow, he will offer a screening of his film “Force”.

October 7, 2016

Silas Rossi, IFMGA mountain guide and owner of guiding operation Alpine Logic, will present: Calling the Shots and Making Them Count: Sustainability in the Mountain.

October 6, 2017

“Round the World” with Black Diamond athlete, Sam Elias.

He will show several films of different climbing styles (sport climbing, ice/winter mixed climbing, Mt. Everest) and from different locations worldwide. He’ll offer commentary and take questions between films. The program will feature his documentary Rooted, filmed in Lebanon