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3 National Geographic “adventurers of the Year “ embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled. Crossing the Greenland Ice cap by kite ski is epic. Making a first descent of a river draining that ice cap is landmark. But accessing that river by towing a kayak across the ice cap to the river’s headwaters to kayak down to the Arctic Ocean is unprecedented; and that is exactly what National Geographic “adventurers of the year” Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair Landry and Ben Stookesberry want to do. Utilizing Sarah’s extensive polar experience, the team uses snow kites to cross the 1000km ice sheet, before descending through an unknown and dangerous maze of crevasses to access the source of the river. With rapids so big they are visible from satellite images, this spectacular river is a challenge for even Ben and Eric, two of the top paddlers in the world. A ski accident at the beginning of the expedition almost sets an end to the whole endeavor. A little later unexpectedly low temperatures seem to be another reason to stop the adventurers as they find their river almost frozen solid. Only the discovery of a second river that is still raging down to the arctic ocean puts the team right back into the game.

©2016 Jochen Schmoll – Drehxtrem

Awarded at international festivals:

New York Wild Film Festival - Best Exploration Film
White Water Award - Expedition of the year
Festival International du Film des Diablerets - Prix Diable d’Or
BANFF Mountain Festival - Finalist and Special Jury Mention
Maine Outdoor Film Festival - Best Film From Away
DOCLANDS - Selection, Best Of The Fest
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival - Grand Prix
Mezinárodní Horolezecký Film Festival Czech - Grand price
Dijon International Adventure Film Festival - Best Adventure Film
Dijon International Adventure Film Festival - Peoples Choice
Poprad Festival Slovakia - Prize for Cinematography
Bansko Mountain Film Festival - Prize For Complete Realization In Extrem Conditions
Kendal Mountain Film Festival - Best Adventure and Explorer Film
Lockout Wild Film Festival Tennessee - Best Feature Film
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival - Best Spirit Of Adventure Film Silver Award
Waimea Ocean Film Festival - Best Adventure Film
Paddling Film Festival - Best Adventure Travel Film
Barcelona Sports Film Festival - Best Documentary
Water Walker Film Festival Paddle Canada - Best Adventure Film
European Outdoor Film Tour - People’s Choice
NAFF Nordic Adventure Film Festival - Best Action Movie of the Year
Bilbao Mendi Film Festival - Best Sport and Adventure Film

 

Client: Red Bull Media House
Production: 2017

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