Events

Introducing MT’s First Online Hiking Guide

Who: Montana Wilderness Association
What: Hike Wild Montana Guide Launch
Where: Hikewildmontana.org
When: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

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Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Billings!

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival
Where: Lincoln Center, Billings, Montana
When: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

THE 2015/2016 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Sponsored by The Base Camp for the 21st consecutive year in Billings and Helena.

BILLING’S SHOWING 

Friday, April 29, 2016

7pm in the Lincoln Center, downtown Billings

Tickets Available at The Base Camp :  Adults $12 / Students $10
At The Door Ticket Prices : Adults $15 / Students $12
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THE FILMS: First Half

55 Hours in Mexico – 2015, USA, 9 min
▪ Filmmakers: Joey Schusler, Karl Thompson, Thomas Woodson
▪ Classification: Parental Guidance;
▪ Focus: Adventure Travel, Climbing, Skiing
Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

Important Places – 2015, USA, 9 min – Best Short Mountain Film – sponsored by The North Face
▪ Filmmakers: Gnarly Bay, Forest Woodward
▪ Classification: General
▪ Focus: Human Interest
Using a mix of old 16mm footage and new visuals, a son rediscovers the necessity of returning to and protecting “the important place” in our lives.

Long Rivers – Surf – 2015, USA, 3 min
▪ Filmmakers: Max Lowe
▪ Classification: General, no advisory
▪ Focus: River Surfing
Kevin Benhardt has forged the new and emerging river surfing scene in Montana. He speaks briefly to the awe of the sport, and to his connection to the river and then the visual show of what makes river surfing such a unique story ensues.

Unbranded (special edit) – 2015, USA, 46 min – People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Osprey
▪ Filmmakers: Dennis Aig, Phillip Baribeau
▪ Classification: Parental Guidance
Four men and 16 wild mustangs set off on a 5000 kilometre journey across the American West from Mexico to Canada. In the spirit of true adventure, whiskey is drunk, tempers fly, tragedy strikes, and the bonds of friendship hold fast. But can the journey help save the plight of the wild horses roaming on public lands? Only time will tell.

FIRST HALF TIME TOTAL: 67 MIN

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THE FILMS: Second Half

Pretty Faces- 2014, USA, 11 min
▪ Filmmakers: Lynsey Dyer
▪ Classification: General, no advisory
▪ Focus: Skiing
Celebrate women who thrive in the snow! Follow her as she chases snow, from the time she needs to be lifted onto the chairlift to her first Alaskan dream line and beyond.

Project Mina (special edit) – 2014, UK, 17 min

▪ Filmmakers: Jen Randall
▪ Classification: General, no advisory
▪ Focus: Climbing
A rare, intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the life of pro climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk during a season on the world cup bouldering circuit.

Denali – 2015, USA, 8 min
▪ Filmmakers: Ben Moon, Ben Knight
▪ Classification: General, no advisory
▪ Focus: Environment, Friendship, Human Interest
There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.

The Last Dragons – 2014, USA, 10 min)
▪ Filmmakers: Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk
▪ Classification: General, no advisory
▪ Focus: Environment
An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander as mythical as it is real. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.

Builder (special edit) – 2015, Canada, 9 min)
▪ Filmmakers: Julian Coffey, Scott Secco
▪ Classification: General
▪ Focus: Mountain Biking
Some people grow up and leave childish things behind. Others just take their childhood dreams and turn them up to 11 as they age. Building trails and tricks for your mountain bike never gets old, no matter your age.

Nature Rx – 2015, USA, 1 min
▪ Filmmakers: Ben Justin Bogardus
▪ Classification: General, no advisory
▪ Focus: Humor
Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.

SECOND HALF TIME TOTAL: 56 MIN

Reservations: Tickets available at The Base Camp

Don’t Fence Me In Trail Race–PPLT

Who: Prickly Pear Land Trust
What: Don't Fence Me In Trail Race
Where: Downtown Helena/South Hills
When: Sat, May 07, 2016

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REGISTRATION FOR DON’T FENCE ME IN 2016 IS NOW OPEN!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 7TH AND VISIT THE RACE SITE TO REGISTER NOW. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FABULOUS SMALL EVENTS ALONGSIDE DON’T FENCE ME IN THIS YEAR, SO BE SURE TO KEEP CHECKING BACK TO SCHEDULE YOUR WHOLE WEEKEND!
BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY TO GET SPECIAL, PRE-RACE PRICING, AND REMEMBER, 30K REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY!

More details here

30K – $60
12K- $30
5K – $30
5K DOG WALK – $35 + $5 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL DOG.
THE 17 AND UNDER *FREE* REGISTRATION FORM WILL BE LINKED SOON!

Spring Art Walk–The Base Camp welcomes the Archie Bray

Who: Archie Bray
What: Downtown Helena Spring Art Walk
Where: The Base Camp Helena
When: Fri, May 13, 2016

The Base Camp welcomes the Archie Bray Foundation to the Spring Art Walk.

Featuring pottery and small-scale sculptures by the Archie Bray Foundation resident artists. The Bray is a nonprofit educational institution located just west of downtown Helena.

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Reservations: Open to everyone!

Ales for Trails

What: Helena Ales for Trails
Where: Pioneer Park/Downtown Helena
When: Fri, May 13, 2016

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Reservations: Proceeds benefit Centennial Trail