The film named Vertical Frontier, which is about the history of climbing in Yosemites, won the mountaneering films category of the International Mountaineering Film Festival (also known as Festak). The event took place last weekend (August 26th-29th) in Teplice nad Metují, the north-eastern Czech town. The visitors trophy was awarded to the Austrian film called The Trip.
The Trip is a story about four young climbers and their three months long trip across Europe.
Besides climbing and bouldering they also tried ice climbing, paragliding and surfing. I enjoyed this film because it offers inspiration on what to do in areas from the North of Europe in Norway to the South of Spain.
The main trophy:
The escape over Himalaya / Flücht uber den Himalaya
Maria Blumencron - Germany
Category C – Man and mountains
Radek Popelka – Czech Republic
In the shadow of K2 / W cieniu K2
Robert Wichrowski – Poland
Extraordinary award of the jury
Pavol Barabáš – Slovakia
Unoficial opinion of the jury
Golden Ice Axe or one for the all, all for .../Zlatý cepín aneb jeden za všechny, všichni za...
Lubomír Slavík – Czech Republic
The visitor award
Armin Buchroithner, Christoph Hoerner a Stefan Ribitsch - Austria
Trophy of the town Teplice nad Metují
Mount Poi – big thing
Jochen Schmoll – Germany&Kenia
One of the projections starts
The bike race
Mr Photographer Petr Pepe Piechowicz in action (he also presented his work in the exhibition of pictures from Mali)
VIP´s: the Chairman of the Czech Mountaineering Association Jiri Novák (left) talking to Jiri Ruzicka, the founder of the Czech climbing magazine Montana
Competitors without competition: Jan Zbranek and Lucie Rajfova and a puppy, which they brought from Bulgaria, where they competed a week ago during the Festival in Veliko Tarnovo. (The Czech Cup competition which should take place during the Festival in Teplice was canceled in the last days because of the lack of money for transportation of the climbing wall.)
Some climbing in the end. Letecká route on Milenci Tower (Lovers Tower, (after some rainy days the weather got better in the end on Saturday/Sunday )