EOFT 12/13



Alaska is the mekka of Big Mountain Snowboarding. Every season it is an absolute must for snowboard pros Xavier de Le Rue and Ethan Morgan. Join them on their next big mountain snowboard adventure in Standard Films "2112"!

Film information

Length: 8 min
Direction: Travis Robb
With: Xavier de le Rue, Ethan Morgan
Production: Standard Films, USA, 2012

A New Perspective

For many years Austrian David Lama has dominated the field of international climbing. But now it's time he raises the level once again. In July 2012 he set out with climbing partner Peter Ortner to face the Nameless Tower/Trango Tower, part of the Trango Towers in the Karakoram mountain range, in a remote region of Pakistan.

Together they attempt a free climb of the Eternal Flame route, one of the most notoriously challenging routes in the climbing world, made famous in 2009 by renowned German climbers The Huber brothers. At 6000 metres conditions are extreme, it's bitterly cold, even in the height of summer the snow doesn't melt. With minimal gear they begin their summit bid accompanied by climber and cameraman Corey Rich who captures an insight into the Lama's climbing progression. With additional sweeping shots from Davide Tiraboschi piloting a radio control Dedicam results in unique panoramic views from the huge Pakastani mountain range.

Film information

Length: 8 min
Direction: Corey Rich
With: David Lama & Peter Ortner
Production: Corey Rich Productions USA, special edited E.O.F.T. Version by Niko Jaeger & Max Fey, USA, 2012


Two seconds of silence, a gust of wind... and then it's all downhill at 250km/h. Wingsuit Proximity Flying is a sport for those who have a lot of trust in their aerodynamic capabilities like wingsuit base jumpers Ellen Brennan, Matt Gerdes and Mike Steen. They try to fly as close as possible to the natural terrain with no room for error. But in case of emergency there is no crash zone, only a parachute to slow down on the last meters.

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Length: 12 min
Direction: Matt Sheridan, Team Thirteen
With: Ellen Brennan, Matt Gerdes, Mike Steen
Production: Proximity Productions, USA, 2012

Je veux

French singer ZAZ was singing on a street corner in Montmartre, a cabaret ensemble, was even in a Latin rock band. Ever since her breakthrough two years ago she has given dozens of concerts in front of thousands of fans. But she's never sung at an altitude of 4800 meters. Her dream is a concert on Mont Blanc. Unplugged of course, only accompanied by her guitarist Benoît and Mathieu on the contrabass. But before they can play on the top of Europe all three musicians must ascend the mountain. Being quite green alpinists this is not an easy feat, not to mention the contrabass which has to be carried all the way up as well...

Film information

Length: 13 min
Direction: Joachim Hellinger
With: ZAZ, Benoît Simon, Mathieu Lucas, Dani Arnold
Production: Moving Adventures Medien / Helliventures Filmproduktion, Germany, 2012

Sketchy Andy

Mr. Slackline is the name, slacklining the game. For seven years now Andy Lewis is balancing (himself) through life. Seventy percent of his waking time is devoted to his favourite sport. Inventor of the squirrel backflip, fearless base jumper, holder of the longest highline record, free solos (-that’s no safety line) and naked highlines are accolades that have all contributed to him being dubbed the ‘Father of modern slacklining’ at only 26 years old. Although that’s not to say he’s a good role model. Some of his activities should be X-rated!

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Length: 20 min
Direction: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
With: Andy Lewis
Production: Sender Films, USA, 2011

The Crossing

Chris Bray and Clark Carter want to cross Victoria Island in the far Northern part of Canada. For this adventure trip both Australiens need more than good hiking shoes and a big backpack. They carefully designed a special cart which can carry the whole 200 kg of expedition luggage across 1000 kilometers of sharp rock, ice and snow and even through knee deep mud fields. At the beginning it looks like nothing could ever stop the PAC (=Paddleable Amphibious Cart) but the further they go the more problems appear:

They had to cut off the rear section of the PAC very early on the trip. (Of course they organized a plane to pick up their scrap metal later!) They discovered that the bulletproof Kevlar wheel covers were not as durable as they should be... and that was just the beginning.

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Length: 20 min
Direction: Julian Harvey
With: Chris Bray, Clark Carter
Production: Distracted Media, Australia, 2012

The Shapeshifter

On the quest for the river god, also know as the perfect whitewater, kaykers have been travelling the whole world. Now it seems Ben Marr has found him right at his doorstep in Quebec. And he tamed him: with fire and light.

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Length: 5 min
Direction: Skip Armstrong
Production: Forge Motion Pictures, USA, 2012

The Shark’s Fin

The Shark's Fin on the peak of Meru Central in India, an elusive technically challenging route for the most accomplished climbers, has been a life long mission for Conrad Anker and the climb of their life for his team mates Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk.

For Renan it is the second ascent of the over 9000 metre granite wall and a journey back to his climbing life after a serious skiing accident only 6 months before. Despite disbelief from his doctor that he can climb so soon after a backbone and skull injury Renan perseveres with disciplined rehabilitation. He can count on the absolute support of Conrad and Jimmy on the mountain but his biggest opposition will be his own body.

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Length: 22 min
Direction: Jimmy Chin & Renan Ozturk
With: Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk
Production: Camp 4 Collective, USA, 2012

Where the Trail Ends

For more than ten years Utah has been a mountainbiker’s dream. With the best terrain on the planet, endless possibilities and countless demanding lines Big Mountain Freeriding in Utah was meant to be freedom in first place. But then something changed: riding started to feel familiar.

As unique as Utah is, could terrain exist somewhere else? Could anything come close, could it be better? And if so: where? Three years ago Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink and Kurtis Sorge set off to find new terrain all around the world. Their search led them deep into the Gobi Desert in China and brought back a feeling that they had been missing for so long; the feeling of being totally out of control...

Film information

Length: 12 min (EOFT edit)
Direction: Jeremy Grant
With: Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurtis Sorge
Production: Freeride Entertainment / Red Bull Media House, USA, 2012