There are two primary questions currently being asked about Greg Mortenson: the veracity of his book, Three Cups of Tea, and the allegations of financial propriety at his non-profit, the Central Asia Institute. Mountainfilm Executive Director Peter Kenworthy discusses the many aspects of this difficult story with anthropologist Ted Callahan (who was interviewed by 60 Minutes in its story on Mortenson), National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis, and Outside Editor Chris Keyes.
In Person: Peter KenworthyWade DavisTed CallahanChris Keyes
Can Bikes Save the World?
Dan Austin of 88 Bikes, Jacey Depriest who started Telluride Townies - our local bike borrow program, former Mountain bike racer Shannon Galpin (Mountain2Mountain), and Jacob Seigel-Boettner who directed With My Own Two Wheels all believe in the power of two wheels. What role can and should bikes play in this world?
In Person: Dan AustinJacey DepriestJacob Seigel-BoettnerShannon Galpin
We are witnessing some fundamental shifts in the way the world eats, but the more some things change, the more they stay the same. Dennis Dimick of National Geographic sits down with Curt Ellis (King Corn, Truck Farm, and Symposium Speaker for Food Corps), Dave James of James Family Ranch in Durango, and author Bill McKibben to try and figure out how the food movement keeps its momentum.
In Person: Dennis DimickIan Cheney and Curt EllisDave JamesBill McKibben
Making Movies in the Mountains
Photographer Jimmy Chin (On Assignment), pro skier Lynsey Dyer, pro climber Alex Honnold (subject, Alone on the Wall), Renan Ozturk (director, Towers of Ennedi) and Nick Rosen (Sender Films) discuss the tricks of their trade.
In Person: Jimmy ChinLynsey DyerRenan OzturkAlex HonnoldNick Rosen
Remembering Tim Hetherington
War photographer Tim Hetherington (Mountainfilm 2010, director, Restrepo) was killed in Libya on April 20 by an RPG attack. Photographer Aaron Huey (Pine Ridge exhibit) discusses the kind of danger war reporters face with two writers for the New York Times: Roger Cohen who was recently in Libya for the paper; and David Rohde who was held hostage in Serbia and Afghanistan and wrote about those experiences in his book, A Rope and a Prayer.
In Person: Aaron HueyRoger CohenDavid Rohde
Authors Freddie Wilkinson (One Thousand Summits) and Jennifer Jordan (The Last Man on the Mountain) join mountaineers Jake Norton and Geoff Tabin to talk about the second biggest, and arguably the baddest, mountain in the world.
In Person: Freddie WilkinsonJennifer JordanJake NortonGeoff Tabin