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Hanmer Springs

Trail Festival 

Adventure Film Festival


Event Info

12 September 2020

Join us for an evening of adventure in Hanmer Springs! We are delighted to be screening an outstanding collection of unique adventure films from NZ’s only home-grown Mountain Film Festival. This screening will include the "Best of Wanaka" which features an award-winning selection of international short adventure films from the 2020 film tour. Sit back, relax and prepare to be inspired!



Memorial Hall, 1 Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334


7:30pm - Doors Open

8:00pm - Films Start


On the Day

Best of Wanaka

The River's Call, 8 minutes, Director: Hugo Clouzeau, France.

Follow seven kayakers through the deep canyons and challenging whitewater of the Rio Apurimac the farthest source of the Amazon in the heart of the Andes.

Allein, 11 minutes, Director: Franz Walter, Germany.

Follow a climber out to Greenland for a solo expedition. He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads he reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face, solo.

Wetterstein Ridge, 20 minutes, Director: Jakob Schweighofer, Austria, subtitles.

A professional mountaineer from Germany has set the bar high. He wants to cross the entire Wetterstein Ridge non-stop without a break. 70 kilometers and 7,000 meters altitude difference of exposed and brittle ridge climbing lie before him. Mistakes are not allowed.

The KFC, 29 minutes, Director: Richard Sidey, NZ.

Join five local pilots on a paragliding adventure in Tanzania, with the ultimate aim to fly from the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. No training, no sponsors, no worries!

Breathtaking: K2 - The World's Most Dangerous Mountain, 47 minutes, Director: Adrian Ballinger, USA.

K2 is known as a savage mountain that tries to kill you. But Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez aim to summit the 8611m peak without the use of supplemental oxygen. Every step of the way the team faces hazardous conditions, terrifying setbacks, and crushing misfortunes.

Lhotse, 23 minutes, Director: Dutch Simpson, USA.

It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 8,516m Mt Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world.



Registrations are OPEN for 2020

Adventure Film Festival
$15 Adult
* Under 18s free, must be
accompanied by paying adult

Online Registrations close on the 10th of September 2020, after this date you will need to register at the event. Please contact us to make sure there are spaces available. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00. On the Day registrations will only be possible if the race does not sell out. 

Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 5th of September. No refunds will be given after 15 August 2020. 

Race packs are to be collected prior to each event. We will send you details for race pack pick up 2 weeks prior to your race/s.

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