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Backcountry film festival celebrates winter adventures

Feb 2, 2018

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Wilderness Workshop and Colorado Mountain Club are hosting a backcountry film festival tonight in Carbondale.

 

This year’s program explores winter adventures and experiences, including an Iraq war veteran’s mission to ski the highest peak in Iraq, an animated film about the meaning of nature and several other ski films.

 

Justin Patrick with Wilderness Workshop said the festival is about adventure, but also considers our role in the environment.

 

“I think some of the driving philosophy is about looking at our public lands today and understanding that there are a lot of user groups that are interested in experiencing those lands in a lot of different ways, and I think the films are about politely compromising,” Patrick said.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by the national nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, which aims to protect and care for winter landscapes.

The festival is Friday at 7 p.m. at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.