A FINE LINE premiered on December 17th at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona to three packed screenings. With Kilian on hand to present his film, the audience were thrilled to hear him speak about the first year of Summits of My Life.
“Someone said we are our dreams, that if we don’t dream we are no longer alive.
A Fine Line takes us on a breathtaking journey over the spectacular snow covered peaks of the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.
Kilian Jornet is an exceptional sportsman. At only 25, the ski mountaineering racer and ultra trail runner is already a multiple record holder and winner of numerous world titles in ski alpinism and mountain marathons. For him and others born in the mountains, the challenges and dangers of their environment are part of everyday life. The search for happiness can come at a very high price, but the pursuit of their passion remains an overwhelming motivation.
“We can’t be sure we’ll find it, but we’re going in search of happiness.”
Human beings don’t always make rational decisions. But making irrational decisions is precisely what makes us human. These decisions, based on an impulse or a feeling, often lead us to those perfect moments when it feels great to be alive.
"The Beauty of the Irrational" follows Ryan Sandes, a South African Ultra-Runner, as he returns to the Fish River Canyon to run the 5 day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in the fastest time possible.
He completed the run, self-supported, in amazing time of 6h57min!
Directed by Dean Leslie
Produced by Greg Fell
Cinematography by Dean Leslie & Dale Hunt
Edited by Dean Leslie
Original music by Signpost Sound
Supported by Salomon, Suunto and Velocity Sports Lab
Official trailer for the new book, Finding Ultra (amzn.to/JfryeD), by Rich Roll.
The full title is "Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself" (Crown Archetype, a division of Random House).
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta calls it: "...a journey we all take as human beings, when we decide to pursue the impossible and live a life of mission. When I need to dig deeper, push harder, and find a little boost, Rich Roll is the guy who comes to mind. He is inspiration embodied."
Created by the bad-ass team at Dirty Robber -- Chris Uettwiller (CEO), Charles Haine (director), Kimberly Culotta (dp), Max Feldman (AD & GoPro DP), Aditya Nair (editor), Colin Kohler (motion graphics), Asheley Hu & Matt Roe (producers), Jeff Lowridge & Shoeba Hassan (pa's). dirtyrobber.com
“Our steps follow our instinct and take us into the unknown.
We no longer see the obstacles behind us, but look forward to the ones ahead.”
Kilian is about to embark on some colossal personal challenges that will test his fitness, resolve and skills far beyond the reaches of his career so far. Combining his tremendous capacities for physical endurance with the mountain environment he is so passionate about, Kilian will undertake a number of feats throughout the coming years that stand to change our perception of human capabilities.
The multiple record holder and 3-time winner of the Mont Blanc ultra trail will bring together the sports of ski alpinsim and ultra running as he attempts a series of mountain routes in ground-breaking style - several of them never attempted previously. This spectacular journey will redefine the idea of ‘travelling light’ with technical equipment and back up kept to a bare minimum. The powerful force of nature will provide a rich backdrop for encounters with the natural world and humanity as Kilian attempts the ‘Summits of My Life’.
The project begins this summer in the Mont Blanc massif, where Kilian will set out on two incredible mountain trips, traversing the massif from east to west (Champex to les Contamines) on skis, and then from south to north (Courmayeur to Chamonix) climbing and running. Neither of these routes have been attempted in previously. The project will continue into the coming years, with record attempts planned on Mount Elbrus, the Matterhorn, a speed attempt of Mont Blanc, Mount Mckinley, Aconcagua, and all culminating in an exciting expedition to the roof of the world, Mount Everest.
Montaz-Rosset film are delighted to be part of this incredible project - follow the action on theproject website and join us on facebook.
“It’s not about being the fastest, the strongest or the biggest.
It’s about being ourselves.”
by KILIAN JORNET
We had the privilege once again to shoot and produce the Otter African Trail Run, the most epic trail run out there!
The Otter Run & Challenge presented by Hi-Tec has been dubbed “the Grail of Trails”. At 42km it is a full trail marathon that traverses South Africa’s most iconic hiking trail; the Otter Trail, arguably one of the most beautiful trails on the planet. The Otter Run & Challenge are the only times when trail running is permitted on the Otter Trail.