The 5Point Film Festival will be in Aspen, Colorado this weekend on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Wheeler Opera House. It’ll be an evening full of adventure films, special guests, food and a good dose of 5Point inspiration.
The mission behind the 5Point Film Festival is to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film. 5Point Film is based on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. It is believed that these principles form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect those who share an elemental passion to explore and expand their boundaries.
Attendees will be graced with the presence of free solo climber Alex Honnold, who will be screening his latest film “Honnold 3.0,” where he successfully climbed the Triple Crown (Mount Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome) in Yosemite in under 19 hours. He free soloed 95 percent of the climb. Watching Honnold as he climbs these gargantuan peaks without a rope is nerve wracking, but the calm in his face is evident, and you can tell he’s solely focused on the climb and completing it.
Michael and Hayden Kennedy will also be in attendance at the 5Point Film Festival. The father and son leading alpinists will discuss risk and reward above 20,000 feet. Michael pulled off some of the most daring first ascents in Alaska, Pakistan, Nepal and India from the late 1970s through the 1990s. Michael’s son, Hayden, took on his father’s passion of mountaineering, and at the young of age of 22, he climbed two new routes in the Karakoram last summer.
It’s going to be a great film festival along with the inspiring adventurers that will certainly get the adventurer in you awake and ready to take on that next outdoor expedition. Tickets are available here, and the event begins at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit the 5Point Film Festival Web site.