Leave the ground beneath your feet,
Rise up, your inner legend greet.
A body in motion –
Twisting, turning, churning, yearning –
Apex found, heaven bound.
But remember, what goes up must come down.
Director Bryan Smith of Reel Water Productions explores the concept of catching air across a variety of sports. Words by Fitz Cahall.
Time - for the Whiteroom Ski & Snowboard Film
Whiteroom: a room that is free of bacteria used for assembling precisous equipment or for laboratory work.
In Freeriding: disappering in a huge dust cloud of fresh powder snow, where you can only see white white and white.
What time is it?
During the record breaking winter in Tyrol the freeridepros Björn Heregger, Flo Orley, Johannes Hoffmann, Max Zipser, Daniel Regensburger, Roman Rohmoser, Fabian Lentsch & many more tried to get to the bottom of this question. Their adventure led them not only to the European Alps, but also to the unexplored mountains of Kyrgyzstan and even to the freeride eldorado Alaska!
This freeride movie offers through its astonishing nature pictures, adrenaline-filled big mountain lines and endless deep powder scenes an exciting mix that will stir every freerider's blood!
Simon Platzer, director, cameraman and editor, wants to give an insight to the freerideseason of 2011/12 and answers this question with his 35 minutes motion picture:
IT'S TIME FOR THE WHITEROOM!
Producer: Johannes Hoffmann/Daniel Regensburger
Director: Simon Platzer
Camera: Simon Platzer, Jakob Schweighofer
2nd Camera: Felix Schwarz, Johannes Rief, Johannes Hoffmann
Duration: ~35 minutes
Further information, pics and Tour dates on: facebook.com/Time.for.the.Whiteroom
we are based in: Innsbruck, Austria.
The Equation is a journey that follows french botanist Dr. Julian Desvaux in his pursuit for the rumored but undiscovered la respiration dʼorchidee ́s (The Breathing Orchid). It is rumored to have “fountain of Youth” qualities, regenerating cells and reviving deceased matter.
Armed with recording, mapping, and scientific devices, he shoulders an immense pack and heads into the jungles, mountains, and wild places to find this elusive flower. Along the way he finds his pursuit of beauty comes at a cost.
Slowly but surely his devices not only fail his pursuit, but become a hindrance.Eventually he is stranded in the wilderness with nothing more than his five senses where the story blooms much like the Breathing Orchid itself. Facing death, the thing he seeks may be the only thing that can save him.
“We are all going to make mistakes. It’s truly learning from them that makes life really sweet,” says skier, climber and parent Roger Strong. On April 6th, 2011, the veteran backcountry skier was skinning up his favorite backcountry run when he triggered an avalanche that swept him and two friends hundreds of feet through steep trees. When the snow settled, he was badly injured, but alive along with his friends. In the months that followed, Strong, confined to a wheelchair, was left to sort through his decision-making. Had he failed as father and a husband? What would he take away from the experience? And if his body would allow, would he still want to ski?
“Sunrise to Sunset” by Amy Stolzenbach
“Oh Canyon” by Fenster from the album Bones Morr Music
A Duct Tape Then Beer production
Directed by Fitz Cahall
Filmed by Bryan Smith, Nasa Koski, Dave Burdick and Austin Siadak
Written by Jen Altschul and Fitz Cahall
Edited by Austin Siadak
Sound and color by Nasa Koski
In Iceland's rough and remote Westfjords region, Chad Sayers, Forrest Coots, and Chad Manley step back in time to revisit a way of life that lasted 1000 years. With the guidance of local friends Siggi Jonsson and Runar Karlsson, they traverse the storied landscape via sailboat, kayak, and ski, exploring what it would have been like to survive there for so many generations. Each ski run begins and ends with seaweed underfoot, while waterfalls, lichen-clad couloirs, and stories of humans past make up the in-between.
Presented by Arcteryx.com & The GORE-TEX® Brand
Director/Producer: Jordan Manley
Story editors: Chad Manley & Daniel Irvine
Translator: Asi Bjornsson
Narrator: Chad Sayers
Many, many thanks to:
Runar Karlsson & Sigurður Jónsson / boreaadventures.com/
Gústaf Gústafsson / Westfjords Tourism
Líney Arnórsdóttir / Visit Iceland
Anna Kristin Asbjornsdottir
Gunnar Karl Gudmundsson
"Dresden Girls" & "Fell Through Mirrors" by Sonogram
"Scathe" by Reid Willis
"Aurau" by Rob Bridgett
"Here Before" by Fever Ray
Voices: "Ferskeytlan" by Margret Hjalmarsdottir/Raddir
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