we wanted to share with you an exciting classic that we are bringing to town: Patagonia's Mountain of Storms.
On Wednesday, December 5th, at 7 PM at Metro Cinema, we're bringing this ground breaking film of 50 year old footage to Edmonton. Borrowed graciously from Adam Ruggiero at GearJunkie.com:
Before they were magnates of the outdoors, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and The North Face’s co-founder Doug Tompkins were true dirtbags.
And in 1968, they and three friends — now-famous rock climber Chris Jones, U.S. ski/snowboard Hall of Famer Dick Dorworth, and Mountainfilm founder Lito Tejada-Flores — set off on what became a legendary road trip.
The fated quintet set off from San Francisco in an old van with a then-obscure destination: the eponymous Patagonia region.
Along the way, these five friends stopped only to eat, sleep, ski, climb, and surf. To cap off the journey, the men put up a first ascent on Argentina’s Cerro Fitz Roy Southwest Buttress. Today, climbers know it as the “California Route.”
Best of all, they chronicled the entire adventure on a 16mm Bolex camera. “Mountain of Storms” has inspired and maintained a faithful fan base in the decades since.
You can check out the trailer to the film here.
Given the time of season, we are donating ALL profits to the Hope Mission: No Child Hungry program. If that isn't incentive enough, there will be some great prizes on hand from Track N Trail and Patagonia. We hope you'll join us for this little mountain film appetizer before the Banff World Tour hits in mid January.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.