/ SOUND ON / See @5pointfilm for full 2018 festival teaser. Powerful words from legendary Alpinist Micheal Kennedy in a letter to his son Hayden who tragically died this year. Huge respect to Hayden’s mother Julie for starting this intimate adventure festival. Can you tell it’s the most soulful of them all? ~ “How can I express all the thoughts and emotions that swirl in my head, Hayden, when you are halfway around the world on a big route? I remember my own days up high, the feeling of lightness as the earth drops away, the moments of pure grace when nothing matters except the next move—setting a foot just so, feeling the solid thunk of an axe, the calmness of my heart and mind. Everything I needed was right before me.
I know that's what you're searching for, but it's not always what you get. For I also recall the deafening fatigue of climbing too many hours without stopping, the dry throat and the aching belly, the paralyzing fear of a long runout. The bad anchors. The close calls with storms, rockfall and avalanches. The anxiety of being days away from safety, wondering whether the next pitch will go, searching for a bivy site or just a place to sit for a few hours, knowing that the only way out is over the summit and down an unfamiliar ridge.
You've gotten all that and more since you left home.” ~
Trailer edit by @aidanhaley ~
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