The cat’s hydraulic reservoir was frozen solid so the truck took it to Exshaw where it spent the night in a garage to thaw out. It was driven into Calgary yesterday to begin its overhaul. Next spring we will be flying it back in for another long, frozen decade on the Haig glacier.
The past two nights I have headed into Banff for the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Tuesday night was Radical Reels, there were some great adventure films, unfortunately I couldn’t find any trailers for my favorites (Reel Rock: Ice Revolution, Reel Rock: Race for the Nose and Sketchy Andy) but the trailer below for the Reel Rock Festival shows clips from each. If you have an opportunity to watch any of the films, please do. They will blow you mind!!
Last night was the Snow Show at the Film Rest. It was a full evening of ski movies that left everyone in the audience amped for the season to begin!
Below is the trailer for All. I. Can., definitely one of the best ski movies I have ever seen! If you ever get a chance to watch it, the Trail BC segment with JP Auclair is phenomenal and has an important underlying tone. The whole video is packed with wicked skiing, incredible slow motion and time lapse shots as well as some unique opinions on how our world is changing.
The Freedom Chair, another favorite for the night is a must see. One of the most inspiring ski video’s I have seen for sure.
With Halloween, flying groomers and the Film Fest, life has been pretty exciting in Canmore. I have done a few hundred loops of Frozen Thunder now, and am starting to pray for cold weather so they can make some snow and open up our training options a bit. The AWCA has decided to send a small group of athletes down to West Yellowstone for the last week in November to race the USSA Super Tour races. I will head down and race the two distance races before coming back to Canmore for the Alberta Cup the first weekend in December. Drew, Nish, Kevin and Alysson will head to Scandinavia later this week as part of the convergence group to get an early start to the racing season, and hopefully pull of some stellar results in some World Cups! (More Info Here)
That’s all for now! Hope you enjoying the pics and trailers!