Wilkinson Public Library - May 27, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Date: May 27, 2018
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
with Q&A


Film Screening — Duration: 21 mins

40th Anniversary Retrospective: From the Vault Program
Polish mountaineers are mostly known for their hard-headed drive, grit and refusal to turn around — even when it costs them their lives. Which why this black-and-white 1968 film is both surprising and compelling. Odworot means “retreat” in Polish, and that’s what this film chronicles — one climber’s desperate and harrowing search for help after his partner’s accident forces him to come back down the mountain.

Fitz Roy - First Ascent of the South-West Buttress

Fitz Roy: Ascent of the South-West Buttress

Film Screening — Duration: 29 mins

40th Anniversary Retrospective: From the Vault Program
The film that started it all. Lito Tejades-Flores’ documentary on the 1968 Funhog expedition to Patagonia chronicles the third ascent of Mount Fitz Roy via a southwest ridge route by a then unknown group of young Americans — and was the marquee film at Mountainfilm’s first festival.

I Made It

Film Screening — Duration: 46 mins

When a Swedish athlete hatches an impossible-sounding plan — to ride his bicycle across Europe and Asia before climbing Mt. Everest alone, unsupported and without oxygen — it sounds insane. This disarming film proves that human determination can overcome the largest hurdles.