On Saturday 30th March, Olaf Obsommer, internationally renowned kayaker and adventure film maker is coming to Edinburgh to present his latest film creation.
‘After having travelled the world with our kayaks leaving huge ecological footprints, we began to ask ourselves if it would be possible to do such a project by more sustainable means. But could we make it without a car? Would our legs carry us to put-ins and take outs, and up and over the passes from river to river? Would we have the patience to travel at such a slow pace with so much whitewater on hand? We wanted to find out. We wanted to know what it would feel like to earn the rivers we’d paddle and we looked forward to escaping the rush of every day life. As compensation for traveling slowly, we knew we would be better able to soak up scenery and experiences along the way.
On July 1st in the city of Bergen, with high hopes and fresh legs, we load our kayaks on bike trailers instead of a roof rack. Tent, sleeping bag, stove, food and equipment was stuffed in panniers, the kayaking gear in the boats on the trailers. Ahead of us lies a 700 kilometer route up hill and down dale, past glaciers and coves, through valleys and fjords, from river to river.’
This is a film that will capture the imagination of paddlers and non-paddlers alike, and anyone with a thirst for adventure is sure to be inspired by the experiences of Olaf and his team.
£7 students, £8 non-students. Tickets can be bought online atwww.bike2boat.co.uk
For a video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h89Gyv9NRMw