Europe’s biggest outdoor film festival has begun, starting its journey to more than 500 events in 20 countries – with two last-minute additions.
To round out the programme, two more films have just been added to this year’s EOFT line-up. The programme now includes Lhotse: a spectacular first ski decent from fourth-highest mountain in the world, and Freedom to Roam: an inspiring portrait of polar expert Sarah McNair-Landry.
Lhotse follows athletes Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison as they bond over mountains and life. Together, the pair takes on an 8000-metre-high dream and a world’s first. Nelson and Morrison have a dream: to ski down the face of Lhotse, the fourth-highest peak on the planet. The preparations for this once-in-a-lifetime expedition take three years but, in the end, the trip is down to luck and circumstance: the weather conditions, the athletes’ state of mind and physical condition. With minimal equipment and maximal effort, Nelson and Morrison attempt to make their long-standing dream a reality.
Freedom to Roam gives an insight into the life of Sarah McNair-Landry, winner of the 21st Century Adventurer Award. Daughter to two polar guides, McNair-Landry grew up surrounded by Inuit culture and endless winters, forming a woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Not just the youngest person to reach the North and South pole, she is also the first female Master polar guide in the world. As an adventurer she challenges herself to learn new skills every day, forging new routes to a life well lived in the great outdoors.
The programme is comprised of nine films with a total running time of 120 minutes, along with a prize draw and exciting guest interviews.
The other EOFT films at a glance:
- Nina Williams: Highly Illogical – Highball bouldering with Nina Williams
- Contradiction – Thoughtful tribute to snowboarding with Elias Elhardt
- Return to Earth – Mountain bike action on the most beautiful trails in the world
- Le Minimaliste – An Himalayan Adventure – Eliott Schoenfeld brings the least amount of equipment possible to cross Himalayas
- Africa Riding: Karim – Skating through the streets of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city
- The Longest Hole – Golfing across the Mongolian plains
- Zeppelin Skiing – Accessing backcountry freeriding with a Zeppelin
Tickets, dates and information about the films can be found on the EOFT website.
Words by Riana Dixon