19th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival – New Paltz, NYSUNY at New Paltz
Studley Theater (Next to Old Main) 7:30 PM: Saturday, October 7, 2017 TUPENDEO Directed by Robert SteinerSwitzerland, 2016, 26 minutes
British climber Jonathan Bamber almost lost his life during an attempt to make the first ascent of a mountain in India. 23 years later a Swiss team did climb Tupendeo and started to research the story of their forerunners.
THE TRIPLE 14
Directed by Chris Alstrin
USA, 2017, 11 minutes
This film follows American climber Carlo Traversi through the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado as he attempts something never done before, The Triple 14.
SONNIE TROTTER & THE TOTEM POLE
Directed by Cameron Maier
USA, 2016 – 8 minutes
Sonnie Trotter climbs the First Free Ascent of the historic Ewbank Route on the Totem Pole in Tasmania.
A SONG FOR TOMORROW
Directed by Franz Walter
Germany, 2016 – 26 minutes
‘A Song for Tomorrow’ explores the Qingfeng Valley, China’s first and largest national park. It’s a place where no one has managed to climb before. Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ting Xiao, Liu Yongbang and Ben Rueck were the first to be granted permission to set foot on these vertical giants.
CONQUERING GHOST ICE
Directed by Craig Hall
Canada, 2016 – 7 minutes
2016 is a year of mixed emotions for Ice Climbing Champion Sarah Hueniken. In this intimate portrait Hueniken bravely shares how her love of climbing has been tested by personal tragedy.
Directed by Jochen Schmoll
Germany, 2016 – 10 minutes
A 3200m vertical climb to the 4156m summit of Jungfrau – combining three different routes, this is the ‘Jungfrau Marathon’.
THE POMISH INVASION: THE CANDLESTICK
Directed by Jonathan Doyle
UK, 2016 – 6 minutes
Three climbers take on the most serious and committing challenge of their lives, climbing The Candlestick. It is a 110m sea-stack next the the world famous Totem-Pole, at Cape Hauy, Tasmania.