Want to travel to exotic landscapes and remote cultures without even leaving Madison?
Well the BANFF Mountain Film Festival does just that! By bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2010/2011 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
From approximately 260 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.Join REI Madison and Wisconsin Hoofers when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to UW-Madison at the Barrymore Theatre on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm.
Want to be extra adventurous? Come join Hoofers Outing Club as they lead a group of BANFF film-goers on a bike ride to the Barrymore Theatre, leaving from Library Mall at 6pm. A free Bike Valet is provided while you enjoy the show!
Tickets are on sale at www.barrymorelive.com OR visit the Hoofers website for more information at www.hoofers.org
- President: Angela Limbach
- Secretary: Erin Umhoefer
- VP Finance: Michael Rugnetta
- VP Programs: Max Olsen
- VP Admin: Synjin Mrkvicka
Platforms are attached to this post as a PDF file.
- Hoofer Council Elections are open any Hoofer!
- Write-ins are allowed.
- Hoofer Council Elections use a Ranking System: please rank 1-2 (1 = first choice) if you include a write-in. This is used if there is a runof.
- You must include your name whether by paper ballot (on the back) or in the email
- Anonymous voting can only happen at the OPO by registering your name and receiving specially marked ballots
- Any unsigned ballots that were not registered with the OPO will be thrown out
- Every Hoofer gets 1 vote no matter how many clubs they belong to
- Elections close at 4pm on Friday 4/15
Where to Vote:
- Vote at your Board or Team Meeting; most meetings will have the candidates speak and answer questions this week
- Vote at the Office; voting will happen any time the OPO is open until 4pm on Friday. This is the only place you can vote anonymously
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The 2011 Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.
With stops planned in about 350 communities and 32 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.
Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2010/2011 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
From approximately 260 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.
Join REI Madison and Wisconsin Hoofers when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to UW-Madison at the Barrymore Theatre on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm.
Tickets are for sale at all Barrymore distributors and REI Madison.
One-Day Advanced $11
Two-Day Advanced $18
Day of Show $13
Madison will feature the following films:
Tuesday, April 19
- Life Cycles: 15min
- The Longest Way: 5 min
- A Life Ascending: 57min
- Fly or Die: 24 min
- Still Motion: 5 min
- Azadi: 30 min
- Dream Result: 17 min
Wednesday, April 20
- Into Darkness: 15 min
- Parking Garage: 4 min
- Last Paradise: 26 min
- Eastern Rises: 38 min
- The Fall Line: 13 min
- Wildwater: 27 min
- The Swiss Machine: 20 min
Following is a short summary of each of these films…
At the cutting edge of extreme climbing, The Asgard Project follows top climbers Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Carlos Suarez’s ambitious expedition to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of the incredible Mt Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic.
In As It Happens, a uniquely creative and cinematically striking film, Renan Ozturk and Corey Richards ‘go rogue’ and file timely video dispatches from their attempt of the first ascent of Nepal's 6,000 meter Tawoche Himal.
AZADI: Freedom takes a look at Kashmir in the wake of the violent militant insurgence of the 90s, and the prospects for young Kashmiri today as they venture into the backcountry on skis. Few would ever guess that the highest skiable gondola sits amid the most militarized region in the world and that skiing is drawing foreigners back to this former Shangri-La.
‘Chimæra’ refers to a mythological fusion of forms or a foolish fantasy. Shot with a unique camera system capable of shooting over 1000 frames per second, Chimæra generates an experience that blurs the borders between the real and the imaginary. By slowing our perception of reality, Chimæra offers an unprecedented look at a skier's life.
Crossing The Ditch tells the story of two young Australian kayakers, who battle ten meter towering waves, massive storms, shark-filled seas, and strong currents to conquer the Tasman Sea – 2200kms of some of the world’s deadliest and most treacherous waters.
Travelling to the world’s snowboarding meccas, Deeper follows the lives of Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts to explore untouched realms. Endless adventures ensue, including all-night hikes, mountain-top bivys, and 10- day storms.
River expeditions into the wilderness of Argentina, cold water paddling in Norway, and a quest for the highest waterfall drop yet, are all on the agenda for a group of top athletes and friends in Dream Result.
The stunning film Eastern Rises poetically represents the enormously wild landscape of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Swarming with bugs and bears and threaded with rivers full of massive mouse-eating trout, fishermen risk life and limb in decommissioned Cold War helicopters to explore rivers that have never been fished before.
After losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq, Heath Calhoun endures a tortuous recovery. In The Fall Line, the 101st Airborne Ranger finds freedom on the ski slopes – where he discovers a talent for racing and earns a chance to represent his country again, carrying the flag for the US team at the Paralympics.
The sport of long boarding attracts all kinds of people. Feel the Hill demonstrates some of the multiple disciplines of long boarding and the sense of freedom that comes with the sport.
A bold new climbing innovation – the Base Free Solo – is the creation of cutting-edge climber Dean Potter. In Fly or Die Potter combines free solo climbing and base jumping, on a quest to master disciplines that will lead to a daring evolution of the sport.
Journey beneath the surface in Into Darkness with a group of cavers who push impossibly small passages to access some of the final frontiers on earth. The images and sounds of spectacular and remote wilderness caves will reveal a fantastic world unlike anything we experience on the surface.
Through the beautifully crafted film Khumbu Climbing School, we learn how one school has contributed to the safety of Nepali climbers, Sherpas, and high-altitude support workers as they learn proper techniques for knot-tying, belaying, and ice climbing from world-class mountaineers.
A coming-of-age mountain bike parody, Kranked-Kids: Just Down the Road is an immersion in sweet comic relief over the span four minutes,
Through 45 years of stunning original footage, The Last Paradise relives the ground-breaking journey of a maverick bunch of kids who became legendary extreme sports pioneers in the remote wilderness of New Zealand.
Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Ruedi Beglinger has built a reputation as one of the top mountaineering guides in the world. A Life Ascending follows his family’s unique life in the mountains and their journey in the years following a massive avalanche that killed seven people.
Filmed in Ultra HD, Life Cycles provides some of the most visually stunning images the mountain sports world has ever seen. With thought-provoking narration, it’s a beautiful celebration of the mountain bike – and a tribute to the culture of mountain biking.
The Longest Way is a highly entertaining time-lapse of a 1-year-walk from Beijing to Urumqi. Time and distance travelled are charmingly demonstrated by the growth of a beard in this five-minute short.
There is no exaggeration in the title of Miracle in the Storm. In 2007, after being sucked into a massive thunderstorm and pulled up to 10,000 meters, German paraglider, Ewa Wisnierska, miraculously manages to navigate her way out of the fierce updraft, creating history when she survives this harrowing encounter with the fury of nature’s power.
Parking Garage: Beyond the Limit is a spoof of the Discovery Channel Show, Everest: Beyond the Limit.
An office worker in Düsseldorf, Germany, falls asleep in the tramway on his way to work and wakes up on a beautiful mountainside to discover that he is carrying a paraglider in his laptop in the delightful short film Rush Hour Dream.
In a remote corner of southern Australia, with the horizon as his only point of reference and his thoughts his only companion, internationally acclaimed photographer Murray Fredericks ventures to the salt flats of Lake Eyre. In Salt, dramatic scenes and intense moments captured by a lens prove that beauty beyond words lies hidden in the midst of this desolate land.
Compiled from the highlights of a whole year of wildlife research, still images from motion-triggered wildlife cameras create an intricately sequenced movie-like production of Alberta’s amazing wildlife. In Still Motion, playful fawns, stalking cougars, and curious elk take centre stage.
A behind-the-scenes look at Greg Mortenson’s inspiring work to build schools in war-torn Afghanistan, Stones into Schools – based on Mortenson’s best-selling book by the same name – depicts some of the history, challenges, and successes of this remarkable project.
Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. Accompanied by stunning aerial footage that captures him racing up 2500-metre alpine faces, The Swiss Machine tells of Steck’s record-breaking ascents in the alps and of his one-man alpine speed game which takes him to some of the largest, highest walls in the world.
Tibet: Murder in the Snow tells the story of an incident that shocked the world – when a teenage Tibetan nun was killed when Chinese border police opened fire on a group of pilgrims as they fled Tibet over the infamous Nangpa Pass.
Treasure of the Lisu paints an intimate portrait of a master musician and one of the last remaining tradition-bearers of the Lisu people, who live in a remote mountain village in southwest China.
A stunning feast for the senses, WildWater is a journey into the mind and soul of white-water and an exploration of places only river-runners can go – places of discovery, solitude, and risk.
As strange as it seems, we're approaching the end of the school year and the end of the Executive board terms. Hoofer Council has five elected positions (titles are linked to position descriptions):
- Vice President of Programs
- Vice President of Finance
- Vice President of Administration
Nominations will be open starting Monday, March 28th and will go through Friday, April 8th at 4pm. Email all nominations to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
The only requirement for any of these positions is becoming a member of any Hoofer Club, since these positions are meant for leadership development. If you have any questions about any of the positions, feel free to email me (Angela, email above) or the respective executive board memeber.
This year, Hoofers will host a Wilderness First Responder class from May 19-26. Successful participants will earn their WFR certification. Questions and registration can be handled by stopping by the Outdoor Programs Office or calling the office during normal business hours (608) 262-1630. People who register for the class before April 22nd will receive a discounted price.