Coming August 26: MountainSummit in Aspen

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What do you get when you toss award-winning documentaries, artists, activists and adventurers all into Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House? The second annual MountainSummit in Aspen, a four-day celebration of film, adventure and advocacy.

A slightly downsized version of Mountainfilm in Telluride, the festival co-sponsored by Outside, the Aspen event kicks off next Thursday with Gasland, director Josh Fox's investigation into the impact of drilling for natural gas, and Eastern Rises, a fly-fishing misadventure on Russia's grizzly- and salmon-choked Kamchatka peninsula.

Speakers include John Vaillant, author of the The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival and Tom Shadyac, director of the autobiographical film I AM, about Shadyac's search for happiness and meaning among the glamour and glitz of Hollywood.

Tickets cost $99 for an all-event pass, $36 for a four-punch pass, and $12 for a single ticket. Buy them here.

Check out the forthcoming September issue of Outside for our first-ever documentary canon, guest-edited by MountainFilm festival director David Holbrooke.

–Erin Beresini

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