This unique island’s offerings leave nothing to be desired. Never far from the mountains, nor far from the sea, from the rivers, the forest, civilization or… from getting lost. Follow the journey from the high reaches of New Zealand’s Southern Alps to the cold water surf breaks that pound the intricate coastlines. Featuring: Mike Henitiuk, Joe Schuster, Matt Margetts and Riley Leboe.
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SEEKING NIRVANA PART 1: HOME
This is the mountain village of Whistler, 675m above sea level. Forested with old growth fir and cedar. An important black bear habitat. Criss-crossed by deep valleys making way to endless glaciers. There are few paved roads but instead many miles of intersecting logging roads and dirt trails. It is an El Nino year. We are on the far edge of the Howe Sound, famous for fierce storms, which will make landfall from the west, come December… Watch video
SEEKING NIRVANA PART 2: CABIN FEVER
Childhood friends embark on a journey past roads-end. Far from civilization, deep in the wilds of British Columbia, time slows as they align with their surroundings. Battling blizzards they quest towards untracked landscapes of powder glory. Through trial and triumph they tirelessly press on. The snow falls, the angst builds. Fever has set in… Watch video