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Alpine Club to host NZ’s mountain film festival


Media Release
Tuesday 7 October 12pm

New Zealand Alpine Club to host NZ’s own mountain film festival

Started in Wanaka 6 years ago, the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival is this country’s answer to its hugely successful big brother, the Banff Mountain Film festival.

This year, for the first time, a selection of the best of the NZ Film festival is coming to the following cities and venues, hosted by the New Zealand Alpine Club:

Auckland Auckland University 22 October, 7.30pm
Wellington The Paramount 4 November, 6.30pm
Christchurch Christchurch Girls High 6 November, 7.00pm
Napier Century Cinema 9 November, 6.30pm

The evening programme includes an exhilarating re-enactment of the very first coast to coast. Two adventurous Kiwis drag, lug and paddle heavy wooden canoes from west to east duplicating a journey first made in 1899.

‘First Light’ takes us on a journey around the magical Otago and Catlins’ coastline in search of the best surf at first light.

In Kamchatka, Russia, the grizzly bears are renowned. A Canadian conservationist’s very risky connection with these dangerous animals comes across well in this award winning documentary.

In ‘The Beckoning Silence’, Joe Simpson tells the story of climber Tony Kurz’s heroic battle for survival on Eiger. In this gripping, action-packed adventure film with a difference, Simpson finally confronts his demons on the Eiger’s north face and rediscovers the thrill of the climb.

Tickets for all events are available locally:

For Auckland: tickets are available online from www. or by calling 09 486 2024
For Wellington: tickets are available at The Paramount
For Napier: tickets are available at Century Cinema
For Christchurch: tickets are available at The Roxx, R & R Sport, Bivouac Outdoor


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