Events

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Helena!

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain Film Tour
Where: Helena Middle School, Helena, Montana
When: Wed, May 02, 2018
Audience: Tickets available at The Base Camp

The Banff Mountain Would Tour Film Line Up

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Helena Middle School Auditorium

Helena, Montana

Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm

Tickets available now at The Base Camp!

SURF THE LINE (2016, France, 3 minutes)

Filmmaker: Hello Emotion

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice –it’s a way of life


JOHANNA (2016, UK, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries


PEDAL (2017, USA,8 minutes)

Filmmaker: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, full self supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.


SKY MIGRATIONS (2016, USA, 16 minutes)

Filmmaker: Max Lowe

Classification: PG -Coarse language

Film Synopsis: Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.


PLANET EARTH II–MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT)(2016, UK, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world’s highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where only the most adventurous animals can hope to survive.


STUMPED (2017, USA, 25 minutes)

Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating

Classification: 14A-Coarse language& Violence

Film Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber…she just wants to be a plain good climber.

First Half Show Duration = 63 minutes

 INTERMISSION & Prize Drawing

IMAGINATION:TOM WALLISCH (2017, Canada, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your

parents’ car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well, what if your imagination came to life?


LOVED BY ALL:THE STORY OF APA SHERPA (2017, Canada, 14 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.


INTERSECTION:MICAYLA GATTO(2017, USA, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colors come to life and reality blends with art.


EDGES (2016, USA, 9 minutes)

Filmmaker: Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.


THE FROZEN ROAD (2017, UK, 24 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ben Page

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of traveling in such a formidable environment were a long a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

 Second Half Show Duration = 57 minutes

Spring Art Walk with #FINDJOY

Who: The Base Camp
What: Spring Art Walk
Where: 5 W. Broadway
When: Fri, May 04, 2018

The Base Camp Welcomes #FINDJOY!

The #FINDJOY movement was born when an amazing family inspired us to seek JOY in all circumstances. Our brand was designed by an incredible 9 year old. Her handwriting encourages us to #FINDJOY every day.

At #FINDJOY we support children, and their families, who are dealing with cancer and other childhood illnesses. Fifty percent of our profits goes directly toward bringing JOY to these families.

Come #FINDJOY with us as we share our story through photos, conversation, and apparel.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Billings!

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain World Film Tour
Where: Lincon Center, Billings, MT
When: Fri, May 04, 2018


The Banff Mountain Would Tour Film Line Up

Friday, May 4, 2018

Lincoln Center Auditorium

Billings, Montana

Doors 6:00pm/Show 7:00pm

Tickets available now at The Base Camp!

SURF THE LINE (2016, France, 3 minutes)

Filmmaker: Hello Emotion

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice –it’s a way of life


JOHANNA (2016, UK, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries


PEDAL (2017, USA,8 minutes)

Filmmaker: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, full self supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.


SKY MIGRATIONS (2016, USA, 16 minutes)

Filmmaker: Max Lowe

Classification: PG -Coarse language

Film Synopsis: Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.


PLANET EARTH II–MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT)(2016, UK, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world’s highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where only the most adventurous animals can hope to survive.


STUMPED (2017, USA, 25 minutes)

Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating

Classification: 14A-Coarse language& Violence

Film Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber…she just wants to be a plain good climber.

First Half Show Duration = 63 minutes

 INTERMISSION & Prize Drawing

IMAGINATION:TOM WALLISCH (2017, Canada, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your

parents’ car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well, what if your imagination came to life?


LOVED BY ALL:THE STORY OF APA SHERPA (2017, Canada, 14 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.


INTERSECTION:MICAYLA GATTO(2017, USA, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colors come to life and reality blends with art.


EDGES (2016, USA, 9 minutes)

Filmmaker: Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.


THE FROZEN ROAD (2017, UK, 24 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ben Page

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of traveling in such a formidable environment were a long a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

 Second Half Show Duration = 57 minutes

Reservations: Tickets available at The Base Camp

Don’t Fence Me In Trail Race

Who: Prickly Pear Land Trust
What: Don't Fence Me In Trail Race
Where: Helena South Hills
When: Sat, May 12, 2018

Race Day Details

Start and Finish Location

Each May, the trail running season kicks off with Prickly Pear Land Trust’s Don’t Fence Me In. The race features 30k, 12k and 5k distances as well as a non-competitive 5k dog walk — all taking place on Helena’s fabulous South Hills trails system.

Event Location

Pioneer-Heritage Park (aka Anchor Park) located at the south end of the Downtown Helena Walking Mall, next to the Lewis & Clark County Library. See Courses for descriptions and maps of the events. Please note that there is no race-day registration for the 30k!

  • 6:30 a.m. – 30k packet pickup begins
  • 7:30 a.m. – 30k run begins
  • 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Packet pick-up and late registration for 12k, 5k, and 5k dog walk
  • 10 a.m. – 12k run and walk begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – 5k run and walk begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – Open Space Fair begins
  • 10:45 a.m. – 5k dog walk begins
  • An awards ceremony will take place around noon
  • 12:30 p.m. – DFMI after-party at the Blackfoot (see below)

5K Course Preview

12K Course Preview

30K Course Preview

Race registration

 

How to Lightweight Backpack – Osprey Packs

Who: The Base Camp
What: How to Lightweight Backpack - Osprey Packs
Where: 5 W. Broadway, Helena, MT
When: Wed, May 16, 2018

Ultralight backpacking isn’t just for the most hardcore thru-hikers. It can also be advantageous for weekend warriors or section hikers. To help with the planning process, The Base Camp is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to provide some insight on how to lighten your backpacking load without compromising comfort or safety.

 

 

Topics to be covered:

-How to plan out your backpacking gear list
-Picking and sizing the proper bag for your trip
-Packing tips and pack maintenance

All participants will go home with a free Osprey Ultralight stuff sack, a key part to a dialed in packing system.

There will also be a silent auction benefiting the Helena High Outdoors Club . It’s a great chance to bid on some sweet outdoor gear from brands like SCARPA, MSR and Therm-A-Rest.

Event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Doors open: 6:00 PM
Presentation starts: 6:15 PM