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The Lost Sierra

The Lost Sierra

The Lost Sierra

Filmmaker: Colby Elliot

Duration: 7 min 5 sec

The U.S. Forest Service is currently planning for the future of winter use on public lands across the country. The process has begun on five forests in northern California, including the Plumas. The Lost Sierra gives us a snapshot of the history and of the current day culture of skiing in the Sierras.

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The Forecaster

Forecaster

The Forecaster

Director: Greg Hackett

Duration: 3 min 45 sec

Finalist

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Shifting Ice

Shifting Ice Changing Tides

Shifting Ice Changing Tides

Filmmaker: Kt Miller

Duration: 30 min 10 sec

Shifting Ice and Changing Tides is a human and wind powered, female led, ski and sail expedition to the west coast of Greenland. In this remote, fascinating and beautiful region, we will explore and ski first descents while limiting our environmental footprint by sailing and climbing. The expedition will serve as a platform for raising awareness about climate change and environmental issues as well as for inspiring and promoting female participation in snow sports adventures.

Finalist

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Always Above Us

Always Above Us

Sherpas Cinema

Duration: 12 min 48 sec

A tale of life, loss, achievement and perseverance, told by climbing legends Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson as they swing leads up Montana’s most famous mixed climb, adding new pitches along the way.

Finalist

 

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55 Hours in Mexico

55 Hours in Mexico

Filmmaker: Joey Schusler

Duration: 9 min 10 sec

For those with 9 to 5 office jobs, the weekend is a source of freedom and balance. How adventurous can one get in a single weekend and 55 hours away from home? We headed to Mexico with our favorite working stiff Karl Thompson to explore the limits of the weekend warrior.