Mt. St. Elias, a film of dangerous beauty

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While Lou is jumping planes to Europe, it’s my chance to hop onto WildSnow and take the reins. And when he’s having a Weiss beer with the Dynafit folks later this week, I’ll be having a margarita and enjoying a film with friends back home. If you’re in the Roaring Fork Valley, come to Carbondale on Wednesday, January 13th for the kickoff of 5 Point Film Festival’s Winter Film Series. It’s free, and better yet, promises to be an awe-inspiring event.

Mount St. Elias by Gerald Salmina will be shown. The gripping film is a documentary following three ski mountaineers to Alaska’s Mt. St. Elias. They attempt a big line: 18,000 vertical feet from the summit of Mt. St. Elias to Icy Bay, the longest ski descent in the world. Watch the trailer, Mount St. Elias — it will convince you to go.

Where and when:
Dos Gringos
588 Hwy. 133
La Fontana Plaza
Carbondale, Colorado
970-704-0788
7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 13th

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5 Responses to “Mt. St. Elias, a film of dangerous beauty”

  1. Nate Keane January 10th, 2010 11:06 am

    Lisa, do you know if the movie will be showing anywhere else? Closer to the Front Range perhaps? Thanks

  2. ScottP January 10th, 2010 12:46 pm

    That trailer gave me goosebumps.

  3. Stuart January 10th, 2010 2:02 pm

    Is this the same film Lou panned in his Dec 21 blog?

  4. Lou January 10th, 2010 2:40 pm

    Stuart, same film. Even though I panned it, I’d still recommend seeing it. The thing definitely has its moments. Just take all the grandiose claims with a (large) grain of salt. For examples, they were not the first to ski the mountain; the “most skied vertical” was done in two parts months apart, much of it gained by aircraft, etc…

    Also, the use of a previous pair’s death on the mountain to blatantly pump the Red Bull heroics is sickening.

    http://www.wildsnow.com/893/mount-st-elias-ski-skiing/

  5. Beda January 11th, 2010 11:17 am

    Nate:
    I am unaware of a showing of Mt. St. Elias in the Front Range. Check out the local adventure festivals that come through there, one of those could be screening it!

    From 5Point’s perspective, we have the same issues with the film that Lou does. But it is our responsibility as a film festival to show films that help enrage our audience as well as inspire us. I think this film has the power to do both. Hope to see you all there!

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