UKH Walk & Run Playlist

A hand-picked programme of climbing films for UKH Users to enjoy.

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Father and Son trip down the Grand Canyon beautifully shot beautiful documented.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

The important places, we all have them. They’re the places that awed us, that inspired us, that fed our souls. Sometimes we wander far from them, but the memories remain. Sometimes we have to return there to feel whole again. In this film, a father and son return to one of the father’s important places, the Grand Canyon. There they discover more about each other—and the bond they share. This is an important film, about the important places.

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Incredibly beautiful slacklining short

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Sheffield slackliner breaks world highlinging record.

Matt Heason Festival Director

Sheffield girl Serah take the High Line over beautiful sunset.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Space and more space.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Sheffield highliner Sarah Rixham and Quirin Hertrich enjoy the sunrise on a slackline at the top of the Moleson mountain in Switzerland suspended above an incredible sea of clouds. During the Highline Extreme Festival Sarah managed to walk a 122m-Highline which is now the female highline record. She talks about why women should be on an equal footing in the sport.

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One of the USA's most famous races, Hardrock 100, seen through the eyes of the dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic marshals at the most remote checkpoint. Great to have a different angle on this much-covered race.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Great short film

David Hanney

Incredible and inspiring documentary on the Hard Rock 100 Endurance Run, one of ether world's great ultra-running events.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A great backdrop story to adventure running.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hard Rock 100 mile run through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100ft above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people that make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at the Hard Rock 100.

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International take a fell running 'a northern England sport'

David Hanney

Another great Salomon episode tapping into the history of fell running, very insightful.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Get inspired to run in the fells. Salmon do it right again.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

US athlete Rickey Gates' journey to the UK, featuring especially inspirational shots of Scotland. Warning, this film will make you want to pack your life into a camper van and follow his footsteps!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

The term “fell” is an often used Northern England expression for hill or mountain. It is presumed that Shepherds were probably the first ever fell runners with the earliest documented accounts of running in the fells dating back to the 11th Century. By the 19th century organised fell runs began taking place in Cumbria in the United Kingdom. Locals raced each other up and down hills and a sport was born. In “Of Fells and Hills” we travel with American Writer, Photographer and Trail Runner, Rickey Gates, to the UK to explore and discover the history, culture and legends of the ancient practise of Fell Running.

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A new and different angle to covering races again from Salomon, from the point of view of a much-loved retiree who lives his life vicariously through the racers and encourages them through thick and thin.

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Great to see home of ultras like western states, Leadville and hard rock

David Hanney

We would like you to meet Bill Dooper. Hailing from the high-altitude mining town of Leadville Colorado, Bill has a deep love for the sport of Ultra-Trail Running. He has spectated at every Leadville Trail 100 Run since 1988 and every Hardrock 100. And he has never run an Ultra. In this film we go on a once in a lifetime journey with Bill – getting to know who is and where his love for the sport stems from, as we unveil a story of true appreciation and friendship. Bill Dooper is…. The Ultimate Fan.

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Wow! This is a great romp with a strong narrative through the epic Mount Marathon race in Alaska when American Rickey Gates brings his Salomon team mates Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg to the country's most bonkers 5k race - up and down the scree slopes and rocky sides of Mt Marathon. Watch these two world class trail runners whizz nail-bitingly down the scree, and several bare-chested men not faring quite so well... And be inspired by the awesome cinematic shots of vast, wish-you-were-here Alaskan wilderness and wildlife. Definitely watch this film

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Hilarious, terrifying, utterly mad film about the ultimate Alaskan ultra-running event, 5km up and down a mountain. There will be blood. It's great.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A car crash of a fell race....

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race to anyone that would listen. In 2015, in the race’s centenary year, Kilian and Emelie finally did.

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Frankly terrifying yet stunningly beautiful of an expedition that turns out to be very, VERY challenging. Be glad you weren't on this one!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

A really well-crafted expedition film, the team slowly become more and more exposed....

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

This harrowing expedition pushed a group of mountaineers to the mental and physical brink; carving them Down To Nothing. A six-person team from The North Face and National Geographic attempted to summit an obscure peak in Myanmar (Hkakabo Razi) to determine if it is Southeast Asia’s highest point. The expedition members, led by The North Face athlete and Telluride mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill include, videographer Renan Ozturk, climber Emily Harrington, and National Geographic author Mark Jenkins, photographer Cory Richards, and basecamp manager Taylor Rees.

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An unusual, beautifully shot film which takes a different view of adventure. Slow paced, no adrenaline here... just peace, beauty, art, music and inspiration.

Hayley Lever Women in adventure judge

Three female artists and writers reach a far flung bothy. Delightfully entertaining, beautiful and above all real. A singularly well put together short film, you will love it.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

The Bothy Project is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style. Artists Tessa Lyons, Natasha Brooks and writer Claire Carter take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unravel. A run, a hike, a swim; a painting, a poem, an animation. Each woman’s experience is woven into this beautiful short film by Jen Randall, Light Shed Pictures. Commissioned by BMC TV and supported by Lowe Alpine.

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Love this. Adventures of the mind, adventures of the body, Who you calling a lunatic....

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

A brilliant bizarre blend of Burning Man Festival and ultra running leads to the most wonderful feel-good kaleidoscope of colourful fun all ultra marathons should have from now on!

Ruth Farrar

A totally crazy fest for the eyes and senses here, this is an absolute must-watch and an eye opening insight into an insane desert race most people will never have heard of before. Some people do it in tutus, crazy costumes and face paint. Some do it naked. Of course? It's out there! Watch this!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

ultra running at Burning Man festival. Freaky deaky! beautiful men running in pink tutus is the way forward.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Meet the characters running the Burning Man festival’s ultra marathon

Anna Paxton

In a place that has a reputation for decadence and discomfort, a little known ultra marathon is attracting hundreds of runners to experience its one of a kind environment of art, music, and nature.

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An incredible adventure, commitment to exploring the unknown, comradeship, beauty, adrenaline

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Kayaking through glaciers. Absolutely crazy.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Add this to your list of must-see films! A hardcore adventure thats going to look and sound stunning on the big screen.

Anna Paxton

This is a must-see for this year's shaff 🔥💯🎥 an incredible Journey using kites skis and kayaks. Each member of the crew having a unique Talents pushed to the limits with a surprising Twist.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Crossing the Greenland Ice cap by kite ski is epic. Making a first descent of a river draining that ice cap is landmark. But accessing that river by towing a kayak across the ice cap to the river’s headwaters to kayak down to the Arctic Ocean is unprecedented; and that is exactly what National Geographic “adventurers of the year” Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair Landry and Ben Stookesberry want to do. Utilizing Sarah’s extensive polar experience, the team uses snow kites to cross the 1000km ice sheet, before descending through an unknown and dangerous maze of crevasses to access the source of the river. With rapids so big they are visible from satellite images, this spectacular river is a challenge for even Ben and Eric, two of the top paddlers in the world. A ski accident at the beginning of the expedition almost sets an end to the whole endeavor. A little later unexpectedly low temperatures seem to be another reason to stop the adventurers as they find their river almost frozen solid. Only the discovery of a second river that is still raging down to the arctic ocean puts the team right back into the game.

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A heartwarming film about trail running hero Kilian Jornet skiing and running over 7 Norwegian peaks within a day...will he make it? There are important messages here about knowing when to stop in the snowy mountains. Big Kudos to Kilian for some epic GoPro filming, and lovely snippets of commentary while he does so!

Claire Maxted Claire Maxted

Killian Journet is generally known as an ultra runner, but here he takes on a one day skiing challenge in the spectacular mountains of Norway.

Anna Paxton

An honest look into the mountains and kidney's life and motivation, he has such respect for his environment.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn't consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77km route with 9000m of elevation gain.

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Over the course of a year, a commitment to wild swimming changes Hannah Maia’s perspective on loss and self-love. A must-see relatable film celebrating the female body.

Ruth Farrar

Fabulously well-made, witty, amusing, yet heart-rending tale of wild-swimming, personal growth, and recovery from loss in the context of pure adventure. So, so good. Surely the most lovable film in the whole festival.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

One of the stand out films of the festival. Hannah Maia shares her very personal story of learning to love her body again through cold water wild swimming. Uplifting, heartwarming, joyful!

Anna Paxton

What is spirited film with some tough subject put to an audience in a loving and funny way. It's got to be a must watch as a festival.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

"A young(ish) woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year. As she braves the elements throughout the seasons to swim in wild places she also begins to appreciate the quiet heroism of a female life and it’s body. A story about womanhood, miscarriage, healing, loving your own skin & freezing your bum off in cold water. Maybe life is indeed better when you wear a swimsuit."

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I actually found this quite effecting.... And if anyone can make a baby in four minutes after running a marathon on 24 hours.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Dizzyingly hyper-productive and positive. This down-to-earth documentary is a light-hearted invitation daring you to make the most of your day.

Ruth Farrar

Bizarre, immensely entertaining and characterful movie about someone who runs a mile every hour for 24 hours...while doing DIY and household tasks. Odd but hugely watchable. Of course you can do this if you have a huge barn as a playroom, a whole other house for the family, and a big plot of rural land to run around, so lots of unreflected privilege here... but till one of the best movies at SHAFF this year

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

What an awesome idea. Pretty sure anyone watching this will want to follow in Beau's footsteps. A very fun watch.

Elise Wicker

A festival must watch and then re watch. Such a cool film and idea. Like the grate man saidnif your not eating and your not making a baby what's the point of life???

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Amazing stream of consciousness busyness exploring what potential a day can hold. “Half your day should be like this, all of the time” Watch this film. Then go do it!

Anna Paxton

Packing on the pounds after writing a PhD, Beau’s running again. He’s also back in the shed; fixing stuff, making things, tinkering. For most of us, running was once a form of survival, hunting- or being hunted. Now, it can be as meaningful, or meaningless, than any other aspect of life. Running for Beau is practical- it gets him places, yet like a lot of runners, it's deeply embodied. He defines himself by where his feet take him, thinking about his other forms of life as he runs. Combining a need to get rid of the gut, to run again, and spend some quality time in the shed, Beau will run a mile an hour around his perfectly mile-long block. In between he’ll do as much as possible, likely becoming the fullest, meaningful, most trivial day of Beau’s life.

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