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
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