The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival describes its Radical Reels tour as “a selection of the best high-adrenaline films entered into the Banff Mountain Film Festival Banff competition” for 2013.
The films will be shown Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Grand County High School auditorium, 608 South 400 East.
The 2013 Radical Reels Tour features 11 short films from across the world highlighting a wide variety of high-adrenaline sports.
This year’s selections include films about extreme skiing, mountain climbing, white-water kayaking, mountain biking, wingsuit flyers and rock climbing.
One film, “The Rollerman,” is a three-minute clip that highlights daredevil Jean-Yves Blondeau as he flies down mountain roads wearing a futuristic body suit covered with wheels.
“Being There,” a 14-minute reel follows a group of free-skiers who take their sport slope-side and high into the stratosphere, demonstrating “their spectacular athleticism and determination.”
“Where the Trail Ends,” a 13-minute short, follows the adventures of some of the world’s top mountain bikers as they set off for remote new terrain in locations across the globe.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the La Sal Avalanche Center, which provides financial and volunteer support to the U.S. Forest Service’s La Sal Avalanche Center.
The Avalanche Center, in partnership with Grand County, provides Moab residents and visitors with avalanche and weather forecasts, avalanche classes and educational seminars.
Since 1993, volunteers for the Friends of the La Sal Avalanche Center, have “assisted the center financially, with labor, and with community efforts to gain public support for continuation of the center from the Forest Service,” according to the group’s website, moab-avalanche.org.
The group helps maintain weather stations, computers and other equipment, helps with field work and weather observations, and also sponsors avalanche education and community outreach programs.
Tickets to the Radical Reels screening in Moab are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Poison Spider Bikes, Back of Beyond Bookstore, Canyon Voyages and Pagan Mountaineering.
For more information, contact Ed Grote at 435-260-8983, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.