The Nissan Outdoor Games is always an event to watch out for, with its unique blend of athletic performance, creativity and artistic filming, it really is one of a kind. The eagerly-anticipated event is a huge fixture in the action sports calendar and this year its set to be held in Chamonix, Mont-Blanc, from February 20-21, 2009.
Every year the event attracts the world’s best from the disciplines of mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, paragliding, BASE jumping and wingsuit flying. To be in with a chance of winning, the athletes have to partner up with professional cameramen and photographers from all over Europe and North America. They then have just seven days to film and edit a 5-minute film: a definite challenge.
The Mont Blanc mountain range has been selected as the playground and will play a big role in shaping the direction of the films. The demanding terrain will force the teams out of their comfort zones and is certain to create some spectacular.
Once the week’s up, the jury – made up of professional movie makers, photographers and athletes – will select the winner of the ‘Golden Peak’ award. After viewing the films on a massive screen the trophy is awarded to the best, along with additional awards including the Jury’s Special Award, Best Sports Sequence and Best Photographer.
If you’re there solely to spectate, you won’t be bored as activities on offer include ice climbing, mountain security workshops, slackline balance games, aerial shows with some seriously acrobatic paragliding and wingsuit flying, live concerts, autograph signing sessions and plenty stands for you to splash some cash.
If you fancy rubbing shoulders with some top athletes and seeing some unique cinema in the making, what are you waiting for?