NZ Mountain Film Festival @ Sunderland Lounge

Saturday 1 August, 6.45-9.15pm.

PRE-TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! – very limited may be available at the door. First in first served.

The Wanaka Mountain Film Festival is coming to Hobsonville, Auckland on Sat 1 August at the beautifully renovated Sunderland Lounge.

Special price of $5pp for all pre-registrations. Children under 5yrs free. $10pp at the door on the night (if there is still availability).

Doors open 6.30pm. There will be an inter-mission. We will be showing well over 2 hours of award winning short-film content!

We’re doing a special price this year as we want to help support Buzz and his local House of Travel team who have really struggled during Covid-19 but that have been such great supporters of our community. So come and have an amazing time and see what amazing holidays they have available before the films commence and during the interval.

Feel free to bring your own comfy chair or beanbag or there are solid plastic chairs provided.

This session will feature the “Best of Wanaka: The most popular package of award winning films.”

The River’s Call, 8 minutes, Director: Hugo Clouzeau, France. Follow seven kayakers through the deep canyons and challenging whitewater of the Rio Apurimac the farthest source of the Amazon in the heart of the Andes.

Allein, 11 minutes, Director: Franz Walter, Germany. Follow a climber out to Greenland for a solo expedition. He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads he reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face, solo.

Wetterstein Ridge, 20 minutes, Director: Jakob Schweighofer, Austria, subtitles. A professional mountaineer from Germany has set the bar high. He wants to cross the entire Wetterstein Ridge non-stop without a break. 70 kilometers and 7,000 meters altitude difference of exposed and brittle ridge climbing lie before him. Mistakes are not allowed.

The KFC, 29 minutes, Director: Richard Sidey, NZ. Join five local pilots on a paragliding adventure in Tanzania, with the ultimate aim to fly from the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. No training, no sponsors, no worries!

Breathtaking: K2 – The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain, 47 minutes, Director: Adrian Ballinger, USA. K2 is known as a savage mountain that tries to kill you. But Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez aim to summit the 8611m peak without the use of supplemental oxygen. Every step of the way the team faces hazardous conditions, terrifying setbacks, and crushing misfortunes.

Lhotse, 23 minutes, Director: Dutch Simpson, USA. It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 8,516m Mt Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world.

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