April 12, 2014 / Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Whistler Conference Centre

The Mountain Multiplicity Show

Presented by Mountain Life Media – A fundraiser for the Spearhead Huts Committee

mul·ti·plic·i·ty noun \ˌməl-tə-ˈpli-sə-tē\
1a : the quality or state of being multiple or various.

Eclectic and passionate, MULTIPLICITY takes its inspiration from the mountains that surround us — with an added dose of adrenaline and an extra scoop of comedy. Featuring eight unique presentations by a some of the greatest storytellers and adventurers in the mountain kingdom, MULTIPLICITY is a multimedia extravaganza designed to resonate as much as it entertains. A special flagship fundraiser for the Spearhead Huts Project, the event premiered in 2013 and was immediately pegged "the most underrated event at WSSF."

Last year's, 8-presenter line-up wowed the mountain crowd with an incredible range of content including world record freediving, Wade Davis' Haitian Voodoo and tales that took the audience from cliffs of Squamish to the vodka-drenched mountains of Siberia and the typhoon-ravaged islands of the Philippines. Presenters used a mix of photography slideshows and short films to bring the audience into their world.

Mountain Multiplicity is entertaining, visually stunning, and highly educational.

Hosted by Mountain Life editor Feet Banks, THE MOUNTAIN MULTIPLICITY SHOW is a must-see celebration of true mountain and adventure culture. We've even got gorillas.

Please note, the Mountain Multiplicity Show is open to all ages.




2014 presenters:

JF Plouffe — Fjords and Boards
JF is a personal training guru, über-motivator and life-lover. He will be presenting fresh material from his recent 'Fjords and Boards' ski and sail epic in BC's spectacular Jervis Inlet.

Mandy-Rae Cruikshank — Into the Deep
Since learning to freedive in 2000, Mandy-Rae has attained an impressive 12 Canadian National records, finished first place with her Canadian women’s team in the last two AIDA World Championships, and has gone on to hold seven World Records. Her presentation will focus on how her and her husband Kirk Crack’s involvement in the Academy-Award-winning documentary The Cove, helped to expose the world to the horrors of the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.

Andy Dittrich — Biggest & Baddest
Whistler photographer Andy Dittrich will be a presenting a narrative wildlife photo slideshow from his work as Key Grip and Stills Photographer for the Discovery Channel series 'Biggest & Baddest'. His presentation will feature exotic locations from Africa, to South America, to Asia, and will include photos and stories of massive anacondas, elephants, giant hogs, ferocious crocs, and silverback gorillas.

Will Stanhope — Rocking On
Young Squamish talent Will Stanhope is fast-becoming one of the world's top trad climbers — and for good reason. His presentation will focus on his most recent exploit into a remote region of Argentinian Patagonia, where he attempted to locate a mythical rock wall named Mariposa. His tale involves river-rafting, Argentine gauchos, spooky seracs, sketchy tyrolian traverses and days of bush-whacking burdened with heavy packs to reach the untouched Patagonian granite.

Ace Mackay-Smith — From Russia, with Love (and Vodka of course)
Ace will be presenting the best and the scariest parts of her recent trip to the remote mountains of Siberia. Her presentation will include one of the best extreme skiers of our time (Scot Schmidt), one legendary snowboarder (Craig Kelly), an outhouse, two translators, three avalanches, and many gold-toothed Russians. Despite the vodka, she promises she remembers most of the details.

Todd Lawson — When a Typhoon Rips Through Your Village
Travel photographer and Mountain Life publisher, Todd Lawson, will be telling the story of how just two weeks after Typhoon Yolanda touched down, he was on a plane to the Philippines with his family. His up-close-and-personal short film and slideshow depict how serendipity led them to a group of volunteers working on a relief project on a tiny island that fell victim to the biggest storm the world has ever seen.

Wade Davis — Mountain Culture NOT As We Know It
Wade Davis recounts his vast and various experiences with indigenous mountain cultures on three different continents throughout the past 30 years— from Everest to the Andés and right here in British Columbia. Through intimate photographs and an immaculate way with words, Davis shows us inside the lives of unique mountain tribes and the sacred ground they live upon. Perhaps the most articulate and influential western advocate for the world's indigenous cultures, Wade Davis is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and soon-to-be UBC Anthropology professor who travels the globe to live alongside indigenous people and document their cultural practices in books, photographs, and film.