For Leighan Falley, Alaska is more than home — it’s a calling. Leighan spent years as a ski guide and climber on the Alaskan range, focusing much of her energy on Denali. But after becoming a mother, she found herself unwilling to pursue guiding (and the dangers that come with it), instead taking to the skies as mountain pilot.  Follow Leighan on the Alaskan adventures that enrich her life and legacy in ‘Denali’s Raven’.

Lia Plankenhorn, a backcountry ski guide in Steamboat Springs, CO, will be answering questions about life as a ski guide after the film.

‘Denali’s Raven’ will show in Conference Room D.

Friday, April 26 – 4:30pm

Jamis athlete and mega-endurance rider, Thomas Turner takes on The Tushar Crusher. The race challenges riders as they pedal 70 miles of mixed terrain in the Utah backcountry while accumulating over 10,000 feet of elevation gain.

Join Thomas after the screening as he provides insight into his training regime as well as hosts a Q&A session.

‘Thomas Turner Takes on The Crusher’ will show in Conference Room D.

Friday, April 26 – 5:30pm

Frontier of Firsts follows the experiences of a whitewater kayaker and an Alaskan bush pilot during a kayaking expedition in Southern Alaska. Similarities in their respective passions emerge as the two work together to explore three previously unrun rivers.

View the film followed by a Q&A from featured kayaker, Cooper Lambla.

‘Frontier of Firsts’ will show in Conference Room D.

Friday, April 26 – 6:30pm

She’s been trad climbing for only three years, but The North Face & Petzl Athlete Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan’s ‘Golden Gate’ (5.13 VI). 6 days and 40 pitches later, she stood on the summit with broken skin, aching muscles and a smile that stretched across Yosemite Valley. In this film, Emily shows us that it’s just as much about the journey as it is the destination.

Join Emily after the film to hear more about her experience climbing Golden Gate and a Q&A session.

‘Golden Gate’ will show in Conference Room D.

Saturday, April 27 – 10:00am

With a month in the Fins ahead of her, Paige Claassen set her sights on “Algorithm,” a project she put down surprisingly fast. First climbed by fellow La Sportiva athlete Jonathan Siegrist in 2012, Claassen’s send marks the first repeat of the route, proposed as 5.14d/9a by Siegrist.

Stick around after the screening as Paige goes into greater detail on the route and hosts a Q&A.

‘Algorithm’ will show in Conference Room D.

Saturday, April 27 – 11:00am

President Jimmy Carter grew up in awe of nature’s wonder. But it wasn’t until he first paddled the Chattooga River that he understood the power and majesty of a wild, free-flowing stream. The Wild President tells the story of Carter’s pioneering tandem-canoe descent of Bull Sluice Rapid and how the experience transformed his life and politics. In 1974, Carter successfully pushed to designate 57 miles of the Chattooga as Wild & Scenic, permanently protecting it from development and dams.

As our nation grapples with the question of what we value and what we’ll leave behind for future generations, NRS joins American Rivers and other leading industry brands to fight for free-flowing rivers. We’re collecting river stories to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. President Carter’s story urges all Americans to protect more wild rivers.

‘The Wild President’ will show in Conference Room D.

Saturday, April 27 – 12:00pm

In January 2017, the USA Rafting Team set their sights breaking the speed record on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon on a 48-foot custom boat they built themselves. The Time Travelers follows a few ordinary guys trying to do something extraordinary – rowing 280 miles in less than 40 hours – on one of the world’s most breathtaking and unique stages.

‘Time Travelers’ will show in Conference Room D.

Saturday, April 27 – 2:15pm

With over 70 laps under his belt, there is something about circumnavigating Manhattan by sea kayak that keeps drawing Kenny Unser back.

View the film followed by a Q&A from featured kayaker, Megan Somloi.

‘King of the Manhattan Lap’ will show in Conference Room D.

Sunday, April 28 – 10:00am

It all started in the gym for BD Athlete Carlo Traversi. Now, 15 years later, he’s come full circle, tracing his roots back to where it began, only this time, as the owner of Sacramento’s new premier bouldering gym. But Carlo’s motivation is not only to provide quality plastic pulling, but also to create what he experienced growing up—a communal place for climbers to train and hang out, but also be mentored and taught the valuable ethics needed for the crag. Check out this film documenting Carlo’s journey from the gym to the crag and back again.

After the film, hear more from Carlo on his journey and ask him questions in a Q&A session.

‘Gym. Crag. Repeat.’ will show in Conference Room D.

Sunday, April 28 – 1:30pm

Six kayakers. 400 kilometers. A 17-day self-supported trip down the Apurimac River.

In 1975, Calvin Giddings led a group of paddlers down the first descent of Peru’s Abismo de Apurimac. Thanks to their commitment to complete the first descent of the Apurimac’s main whitewater section, the We Are Hungry (WAH) crew can confidently enter this box canyon. Always on the hunt for stout whitewater in remote reaches of the world, this group of French kayakers is known for asking Why. Why are we out here? What are we doing here?

Considered the farthest source of the Amazon, the Apurimac River flows from the Andes, through deep boxed canyons, to the calm waters of the Peruvian jungle. Guided by their passion for the river and their desire for adventure, this trip questions the possibility of living with little, together, in an environment remained untouched by man, a place where only kayakers can go.

‘The River’s Call’ will show in Conference Room D.

Sunday, April 28 – 2:30pm

For thousands of years, outrigger canoes have connected diverse cultures and people around the world. People of water follows the story of Rob Prechtl, a member of the US Men’s Raft team, as they embark on a journey to learn the craft of outrigger paddling.

‘People of Water’ will show in Conference Room D.

Sunday, April 28 – 3:30pm