Win Tickets to The Telluride Mountain Film Tour
Courtesy of Mountainfilm on Tour of Australia and New Zealand presented by Aspire Outdoor
Need some more inspiration to get out and adventure? Our friends at Aspire Outdoor are bringing the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival on its first national tour of Australia and New Zealand in February-April 2017 and we are giving away a double pass to your local screening.
Held every year since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues in Telluride, Colorado, USA. Mountainfilm aims to educate, inspire and motivate audiences.
The inaugural tour will focus on the best outdoor adventure films from the annual festival in Telluride including some inspiring stores about female adventurers.
In The Mysteries, follow Australia’s own Krystle Wright as she goes on a tenacious, and perhaps crazy, quest to chase down an elusive BASE jump shot and provides a glimpse into the kind of singular passion that drives people to reach their goals, regardless of what stands in the way.
Angel Collinson will show the audience why she won the award for the Best Female Freeride Performance at the International Freeskiing Film Festival in Angel Annihilates Alaska. While in the Great Siberian Traverse Ingrid Backstrom will travel via the Trans-Siberian railway for a ski trip that is as much about trans-continental travel as it is about shredding in all its forms: backcountry skiing, resort skiing, powder skiing and so much more.
The tour will launch on 10 February 2017 at St.George OpenAir Cinema, situated on Mrs Macquaries Point against a backdrop spanning the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney city skyline.
The Mountainfilm World Tour will then reach 15 locations across Australia and New Zealand throughout February-April 2017. The experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm will leave you buzzing with excitement, energy and anticipation.
Tickets are on sale now or for the one-off launch event via St.George OpenAir, click here!
She Went Wild is working with Aspire Outdoor to explore the possibility of putting on a dedicated female focused cut of Mountainfilm following completion of this year’s tour.
The winner will be supplied with tickets to the screenings at Randwick Ritz or Cremorne Orpheum in Sydney or otherwise to your nearest screening.
Please feel free to share this with your friends and I look forward to seeing you at a screening of Mountainfilm on Tour!
Standing on the beach with the sun shining and the wind blowing her hair across her face. We catch up with Olivia. She is out of breath and dripping sea water, but grinning from ear to ear. The typical scene after a kite-surfing session at Rosebud beach, Melbourne, Australia. At first glance you might think that this is a kite-surfer who has always been gifted at the sport. A natural from her first time on the water. That couldn't be further from the truth. Olivia tells us her story about how she comes to be standing here, glowing.
Meet Emma Erwin. Emma started her running endeavors whilst at college. As a car-less student, Emma ran mostly out of convenience, and to escape dorms in to the outdoor fresh air. By senior year, Emma was regularly running 20 miles roundtrip to catch the sunrise on one of her favourite mountain spots near her college.
At 21 she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. At 22, Emma ran her first ultra-marathon and got hooked to pacing long miles. Read her Q&A in the blog if you're a curious long distance wanderer too!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
It is tough for anybody to commit the time and money to an adventure of a lifetime but, for some reason, women in particular find it far harder to throw off the bowlines – why is this? Clipper Race Adventurer Della shares her story on the challenges of adventure as a women
Slow travel is an offshoot of the slow food movement, which began in Italy in the 1980s as a protest against the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome. The slow food movement aims to preserve regional cuisine, local farming, communal meals and traditional food preparation methods. This cultural initiative has since burgeoned into a whole way of life known as the Slow Movement, which emphasizes connection — connection to food, connection to families and, in the case of travel, connection to local peoples and cultures. Lexi Connors headed to Europe to commence her 800km walk along the Camino de Santiago route. Read about her adventure on the blog
The SS Yongala is an incredible tale in Australian history. A tragic story that has become one of Australia’s most renowned dives. Immerse yourself in the dive experience with She Went Wild Ambassador Sara Piper as she takes a dive down into the mystery of Yongala with Adrenalin Dive, in Townsville with Adrenaline Dive. Read on!
Dulkara Martig is a 29 year old woman from New Zealand who has built a life around her love for adventure. She’s a passionate hiker, packrafter, sea and whitewater kayaker, mountain biker and light mountaineer. She has spent the last few years working all around the world as an expedition leader and a teacher in the outdoors. Most of her spare time has been spent embarking on long personal trips into some of the world’s most remote places.
She is currently on a month-long traverse of the Southern Alps in New Zealand with three other kiwi women, Anna Loomes, Inga Booiman and Tara Mulvany. The team of women are all aged between 27 and 29 years old and they have all spent the last decade working within the outdoor industry in New Zealand and overseas.
Dulkara is using this trip as an opportunity to share stories of kiwi women in the outdoors with the hope of inspiring other people, especially women, to pursue careers - and lifestyles - in the outdoor world. We managed to catch up with her a few days before they set out.
Zion Lights, author of the book The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting , is passionate about science communication and her mission is to bring research to life, put the magic back in to science education and give younger generations the best chance at fighting (and adapting to) climate change whilst enjoying and embracing the great outdoors. She shares some of her top tips to get the whole family out enjoying nature with us
If your idea of a dream job involves living in a backcountry cabin and working amidst a stunning alpine landscape, then get your stoke on with the quirky short film Tanya the Hut Warden produced by Olivia Whitney. Tanya Rinehart is an avid mountain biker, trail runner, and rock climber, her experience in outdoor education and her craving to explore have led her from the mountains of her hometown in Colorado to living on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, working in a small Fijian village, and taking the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way from London to Beijing-- having plenty of fun and adventures along the way, of course. Check out 'A Day In The Life Of a Hut Warden' short film produced by Whitney Olivia within her blogpost
This recipe is bought to you courtesy of Sam Quinn, Co-Founder of Woodfired Canteen – a Cornwall-based experience dining company. Hosting memorable meals in special locations, the team serve up creative, colourful food cooked over wood fire. Plates loaded with local produce are delivered to the centre of communal tables, where guests - elbow-to-elbow and deep in conversation - pause to devour wholesome seasonal menus.
Woodfired Canteen is based at Wheal Kitty Workshops in St Agnes, an old mine-works and engine house perched on Cornish clifftops; they share the site with awesome adventure brand Finisterre, environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage and Walters surfboard shapers.
This recipe is perfect for an alfresco feast after a Cornish surfing session.
Fell Running, also known as hill running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty.
You may start off cold, get hot whilst challenging vertical heights running up hill, and its likely to cool down up top... so what do you wear?! Rachel, a keen fell runner, has us covered!