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2007 Inviited Guests


SIR CHRIS BONINGTON
Few names in the mountaineering world conjure more recognition and respect than that of Sir Chris Bonington. One of the first "professional" climbers, Bonington capitalized on his exceptional climbing skill to forge a career as a writer and photographer of the mountain milieu. His leadership skills formed as an army officer served him well as leader of some of the last great Himalayan expeditions, most notably the South West face of Everest. His exploits, adventures and close calls are legendary, and now, in his seventies, he still prefers to climb, rather than watch films.


JON BOWERMASTER
In keeping with Taos Mountainfilm's interest in the literary side of mountaineering and adventure, the festival has invited an expert in this field, Jon Bowermaster. With over twenty years of adventure writing, fifteen for National Geographic, eight books and countless international publications, plus many documentary films of his expeditions including the 2004 success, "A Slow Boat to Nowhere," Bowermaster will return to Taos to present his newest docudramas, from places as diverse as the Altiplano, Gabon, Tasmania and French Polynesia. Bowermaster will also show selections from his Oceans 8 series of films.


DOUG PEACOCK
Being the unwitting model for one of the great eco-activists of modern fiction, George Hayduke, from Ed Abbey's Monkey Wrench Gang has been both a curse and a blessing for Doug Peacock. His books "Grizzly Years" chronicling the many years he spent studying grizzly bears and "Walking it Off", the story of a journey into the Southwest backcountry to assuage the loss of his friend Ed Abbey have established him as a fine writer in his own right. He is an impassioned, if not ferocious advocate for the protection of the American West, just like Hayduke! Peacock will also participate in a slide show of the location scouting done for a movie of the Monkey Wrench Gang by TMFF executive director Jonathan Slator.


STEPH DAVIS
Npw recognized as one of the leading female climbers of the modern era, Steph Davis will show film of her recent free climb of the Salathe Wall on El Capitan. She will give a slide show of her climbing career and sign copies of her recently published book, High Infatuation.


SETH WARREN
Seth has spent the majority of his life chasing summer around the world kayaking. For nearly a decade, his exploits have been caught on film paddling some of the planet's most obscure rivers. He has hosted expeditions on National Geographic and appeared in such films as Nurpu, Val Halla and One World. In 2004 he started the Biofuels Education Coalition to promote the use of alternative energy through action sports. Last year, Seth Warren paired up with Tyler Bradt for a mission dubbed "The Oil and Water Project." Equipped with two high definition cameras and a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck named "Baby", they successfully documented a 34,000 kilometer expedition from Alaska to Argentina. Driving the entire distance without a single drop of petroleum, using canola, soy, palm, fish, pig and chicken oils to fuel the vehicle.
















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