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Movie Monday 7 May 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 7 May 2018 at Unsponsored HQ. Plenty of whitewater to keep you going for a little while.

Movie Monday 7 May 2018

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Risk

The Stikine river is perhaps the one river that burns in my heart as the bracket of experience. This is, for me, the place where all my passion lay bare and raw for all to see. It is more than the river alone. It is more than the memories it gave. For many this river, which has been put on a pedestal, holds no clues-no passion. Instead, others do, these are the places that prepare you to challenge. Implicit in these situations is the notion of personal risk. How we, as thinking organisms, perceive these risk situations is key.

It is not simply a question of can we do this?

But is the question, should we do this?

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Movie Monday 6 March 2017

Movie Monday 6 March 2017 is brought to you by the letters H, O and the number 2.

Movie Monday 6 March 2017

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Movie Monday 14 November 2016

Movie Monday 14 November 2016 at Unsponsored HQ has landed. We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 14 November 2016

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Site Zed Rapids – Stikine

The Stikine for years has been considered the pinnacle of big volume expedition kayaking, however for years the Site Zed rapids remained un-run. Now years later after Ben Marr broke the spell, finally taking on the beast, the worlds best paddlers have had it in their sights.

Site Zed Rapids

I had been lucky enough to witness 6 descents of the beast. It looked real good at these flows but still not been my time! one day!

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The Hole That Ate Chicago

The Hole That Ate Chicago

Kayaking The Hole That Ate Chicago on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine in Northern BC.

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GoPro Kayaking The Stikine With Rafa Ortiz

GoPro Kayaking The Stikine With Rafa Ortiz

GoPro Athlete Rafa Ortiz and Isaac Levinson tackle one of the most challenging big water runs on the planet, the Stikine. Join these two in remote British Columbia where they confront harsh wilderness and multiple days of class five whitewater.

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Stikine

Stikine

Awesome trip to the Stikine river in September 2014, with footage from Nick Bennet and Ash Bullivant.

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Part Two: Journey To The Stikine And The Sacred Headwaters

Part Two: Journey To The Stikine And The Sacred Headwaters from the Mountain Mid Collective.

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Journey To The Stikine And The Sacred Headwaters

Part two of the Journey to the Stikine and the Sacred Headwaters tells the story of the team’s decision to run the notorious Site Zed rapid. Site Zed has only been run a handful of times since the first descent by Ben Marr in 2012. The rapid begins at the same place that BC Hydro planned to build one of two mega-dams on the Stikine that would have flood the entire canyon above. After their portagless descent of the Stikine, the crew returns to learn more about the fight to save the Stikine and Sacred Headwaters from a massive mine that poses extreme environmental risks to the surrounding environment and rivers.

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Journey To The Stikine And The Sacred Headwaters

Another great edit from the guys at the Mountain Mind Collective.

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The Stikine is a world renowned river in the northwest corner of British Columbia. It is known for its big-volume class V whitewater in one of the most committing canyons in the world. Kayakers travel from afar every year to navigate the depths of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, but few know of the fight to protect its vast watershed from industrial development. From mega-dams, to massive open-pit mines, the Stikine and its sister rivers, the Skeena and the Nass, are under threat. This is the story of paddling the Stikine River, and learning about the fight to protect the Sacred Headwaters, the source of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass Rivers.

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Nouria Newman – Site Zed

Nouria Newman – Site Zed, a great edit from the Mountain Mind Collective.

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Follow Nouria Newman as she becomes the first female to complete a portage-less descent of the Stikine River.

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Substantial TV EP. 2 “BC,EH!”

Substantial TV EP. 2 “BC,EH!” from Substantial Media House on Vimeo.

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