Chris Davenport Fourteener Movie – on its way


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | September 14, 2006      

Don’t know when premier or release is scheduled for the Chris Davenport fourteeners flick, but check out the trailer on film maker Ben Galland’s website. I was hoping for a modern ski film that told a story, mixed with dynamic modern style extreme skiing. Looks like that’s what we might be getting.

(For those of you who’ve been living on Jupiter: This movie covers the attempt by Chris Davenport to ski all 54 Colorado 14,000 foot peaks in one winter season. Chris didn’t quite make his goal, but along the way he created an emotional and highly actualized experience, and his numbers goal has faded in the light of what appears to be one of the most spirited and publicly accessible events in modern ski alpinism.)

I’m incredibly excited about this film. Skiing the fourteeners has become what I always thought it could be: A powerful and enriching form of alpinism that can produce immense value for ski mountaineers. As far as I know Galland’s film honors that. I’ll share premier info here as soon as I hear it.



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2 Responses to “Chris Davenport Fourteener Movie – on its way”

  1. Derek September 14th, 2006 3:24 pm

    I too am looking forward to this film. I just watched “The Line” by Rattle Can Films, and that was an amazing story about Mark Newcomb on Shishapangma and other life stories. And this film about Dav’s project looks amazing as well.

    It’s about time.

  2. Mark September 14th, 2006 7:57 pm

    While the TGR-type huckfest films will likely continue to dominate ski film genre, and I’m a fan of them just as much as the next guy, Davenport’s film is more of what I would like to see: ski alpinism.

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