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WSSF 2015 — Multiplicity is Like TEDActive on Adrenaline

WSSF 2015 Multiplicity

When: Sunday, April 12 @ 7:00

Be there. It's been dubbed TEDActive on adrenaline and the most underrated event at WSSF in its inaugural year, 2013. Multiplicity is inspirational, moving and "adventurous storytelling at its finest" according to organizers. 

What is Multiplicity?

It's truly multi-media with presenters using photography, film, anecdotes and slideshows to bring you right smack dab into their world. And that world might be ice climbing, the wild mid-Atlantic ocean, war-ravaged Afghanistan, BASE jumping and world record/worldwide exploits in mountain biking. Presenters include two National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Playground Builders and Eye-Openers, The Ace of BASE, A Master of Rock and Ice, and a rowboat enthusiast.

Rowing Across the Atlantic Ocean, That is.

Just a taste of the kind of adventure we're talking about, Julie Angus is the first woman to have successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. She shows the beauty of our fragile environment through her gripping but gorgeous narrative of being on a row boat in a hurricane, as well as her exploits cycling across continents.

Other presenters regale with stories of ice climbing, the brilliance of the northern lights and the Milky Way. Of building playgrounds in Afghanistan and filming mountain biking in Mongolia and music videos in Georgia (the one near Russia, that is...).

List of Presenters: 

  • Will Gadd: Man on a Mission — National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Will takes us behind the scenes of extreme sports.
  • Kirby Brown: Lobbing Rocks at Land Mines — As a board member for Playground Builders, a Whistler-based charity, Kirby Brown has traveled the world to incorporate play into the lives of children born into war-torn countries. Now back from Afghanistan, he challenges us to see our interconnectedness. 
  • Sue Graham: Ace of BASE — One of the most accomplished freeskiers and BASE jumpers in the world, Sue talks of the need for goals setting and taking that leap of faith...in her case, literally.
  • Chris Winter: Searching the World for Singletrack — Chris answers the eternal question of "Why we ride" as he takes us on a worldwide tour of singletrack heaven.
  • Tim Emmett: Master of Rock and Ice — His fiery zest for life and contagious passion creates the perfect platform to hear his inspiring stories from. You'll hear about some of the wildest ice climbing ever attempted, plus so much more.
  • Dave McColm: Deep Passion for the Deep Sky — Through long dark and cold nights in the Yukon, Iceland, and Whistler's own mountains, Dave McColm has learned 7 lessons about how to capture a perfect night sky.
  • Darcy Turenne: Behind the Lens, In Front of the World — You'll go from music videos in the Republic of Georgia to mountain biking on Mongolian tundra, as Darcy Turenne takes you on a tour of her life as adventuring filmmaker.
  • Julie Angus: Rowboat in a Hurricane — What do you do when caught in a hurricane, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in a row boat? Julie Angus will give you tips on row boat hurricane survival, and other tales from rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. 2007 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Multiplicity Happens During the World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Which happens very, very soon. April 10 - 19, 2015. The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is a non-stop, 10 days and nights of fun, including the largest free concert series in North America, competitions, cultural extravaganzas, fashion, photography, and film. It's enough to keep you wide awake for ten days straight, which is why organizers say "Party in April, You Can Sleep in May."

The Multiplicity Event happens on the first Sunday of the WSSF, so it's right in the middle of the mayhem. Make time for this one, and you won't be disappointed. Prepare to be blown away and reinvigorated with a new zest for life after this evening of presentations.

Posted by on Tuesday, March 24, 2015