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THIS IS REAL!
Since its inception in 2001, the European Outdoor Film Tour has been presenting handpicked documentaries featuring outdoor sports, adventure, and travel. The people, their active endeavors,and the locations change every year, but one thing remains the same:
The great outdoors packed into 120 minutes.
The E.O.F.T. 18/19 makes the hearts of open-air enthusiasts beat faster and is an inviting and exciting distraction from everyday life. Tom Belz, on crutches and with only one leg, ascends the highest mountain in Africa; the exceptional climber Adam Ondra redefines the scale of difficulty in his sport.Spectacular mountain bike action, the finest powder, and a road trip on rollerskis are not to be missed along with humorous moments, an ode to life, and a world record in paragliding.
MBUZI DUME – STRONG GOAT
Mbuzi Dume‘ is Swahili and means "strong goat". It‘s the nickname given to Tom Belz on his Kilimanjaro climb by his African mountain guide. The difference is that this "strong goat" has climbed the mountain not on four but on three legs; more precisely—on one leg and two crutches.
Chamonix, France. Here, steep and challenging descents await Victor de le Rue and Pierre Hourticq. Whether on a snowboard or skis, narrow crevasses, vast icefields, and wind speeds of up to 60km/h might not sound inviting but actually the fun is just getting started!
A TO B ROLLERSKI
In 1988, Raimonds Dombrovskis began the longest training run of his biathlon career. Accompanied by his dog, he set out to cover 6,700 kilometers on rollerskis, from Canada’s far north to the Mexican border.
There are times when a mountaineering expedition turns into an absolute nightmare—even if you reach the summit and sometimes because of it. Viacruxis is a thoughtfully animated stop-motion film about the obstacles one must face on the mountain—big and small
Adam Ondra is one of the most successful and versatile sportclimbers of our time. He successfully climbed the most difficult route in the world, now called Silence and established a new level of difficulty—9c.
In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three week hike-and-fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan—alone.
NORTH OF NIGHTFALL
Axel Heiberg Island is Canada’s seventh largest island and lies north of the Arctic Circle. In winter, it is cloaked in total darkness and completely blanketed by snow and ice. But when the sun rises again, the island flourishes, revealing its rocky landscape criss crossed by mighty glaciers and offering the most spectacular mountain bike terrain
“No problem!” Anyone who hears Jacques Houot’s life story will be surprised at how the 82-year-old has managed to reach this age. No mountain bike trail and no ski slope is safe from the likes of this native Frenchman. Jacques Houot loves life and he lets everyone know it.