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The 2016 Reel Rock 11 Film Tour Includes Will Stanhope and Brette Harrington

It’s hard to believe film season is just around the corner. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will be kicking off in just over two months and a number of the Reel Rock Films will be featured. Below are the four anticipated films that will premiere on the Reel Rock 11 film tour.

Young Guns will focus on Ashima Shiraishi, 15, and Kai Lightner, 16, as they lead American climbing into the next generation. From Norway to Japan, the two young crusher push themselves on steep rock up to 5.15 and V15.

Brette will feature American (but seems like Canadian because she lives in Squamish) Brette Harrington, who has become one of the world’s leading crack and alpine climbers. The film follows her up hard routes in Patagonia, Yosemite and Squamish.

Boys in the Bugs was filmed in the Bugaboos and is based on Will Stanhope and Matt Segal’s attempt to free the Tom Egan Memorial Route 5.14. In 2015, Stanhope made the first free ascent and Segal returned in 2016 for his send.

Rad Dad is about big wall climber Mike Libecki, who is known for his solo trips to remote locations. The film examines his approach to balancing expedition rock climbing with being a father.

The #expedition #equation sometimes feels like #infinite #constants and #variables until finally, somehow, cold beers are being cracked on a plane pointed home while magically floating over an ocean. The constant suffering is especially intense ( #doesnthavetobefuntobefun )when #solo and in the deep #jungle of #guyana. I will take subzero mayhem over intense heat+humidity any day, it is the most suffering I know of. Here, I am 15 pounds lighter, alone, and drying out everything after daily rain for several weeks. Two Cessna planes, a few dozen miles in dugout canoes, 16 miles of jungle bush whacking, 2000 feet of climbing, and it was the second expedition to finally complete the goal. #expaddiction #expediction #obsession #addiction. When you find a lifestyle that works, well, why fix what isn't broken?

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