What: “180° South: Conquerors of the Useless” film – (trailer)
When: Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: NIC Student Union outdoor amphitheater (behind building). The film will be moved inside in case of poor weather.
How: Open to the public. Cost: $7 (General) Free for NIC students, seniors and children under 12.
Grab your blankets and join North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits along with Finan McDonald Clothing Company for an evening of adventure with the film “180° South: Conquerors of the Useless” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Edminster Student Union outdoor amphitheater.
Chris Malloy’s film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness we come to feel at home there. “180° South: Conquerors of the Useless” follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life, and faces a bitter setback steps away from the summit of Cerro Corcovado.
Jeff’s life takes a turn when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature – and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.