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Archive for the ‘Greenland 2010 Crossing’ Category

Across The Ice at the Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival!

January 29, 2015 3:56pm

Sebastian’s documentary chronicling his and Eric McNair-Landry’s record setting crossing of Greenland will play at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on February 14th, 2015. This will be the first official screening of the film which was co-produced by Red Bull Media House.  Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March (2015) will be released later this year on DVD.

The expedition, covering 2300 km of the Greenland’s south to north axis on skis and kites, lasted 42 days. The team faced a ferocious storm which had them pinned down in their tents for seven consecutive days and nights! On June 5, 2010, the team completed a 24 hour run which netted them a new Guinness Book World Record for the longest distance traveled in 24 hours, with 595km. The riveting blog from the expedition can be read on this very site, here!

You can view a trailer of the film by visiting the festival’s webpage here.Across The Ice (temp)

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Sebastian’s Art presented at Art Geneva Jan 29-Feb 1st 2015

January 27, 2015 4:06pm

If you are in Geneva this week, consider stopping by the art fair Art Geneve where Sebastian’s work will be on display at the Bernheimer Gallery booth, along side Irvin Penn, Host P. Horst and Annie Leibovitz.

Below is one of Sebastian’s photographs, presented at the fair, depicting a night on the Greenland ice sheet. This image  N71°28 W62°20 — Greenland Sky Two  is edition 1/10 in size 63X44 inches.

 

Greenland Ice Sheet Night Time Sky

Greenland Ice Sheet Night Time Sky

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Sebastian featured in this month’s C Magazine

December 5, 2014 7:33pm

Sebastian’s film Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March (2015) has a nice feature in this month’s California Magazine.

The film chronicles Sebastian and Eric’s record setting crossing of Greenland on skis and kites.

Check it out: http://magazinec.com/culture/breaking-the-ice

Sebastian and Eric after confirmation that they now hold the world record for longest distance kite skied over 24 hours on Greenland.

Sebastian and Eric after confirmation that they now hold the world record for longest distance kite skied over 24 hours on Greenland.

 

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Sebastian Profiled in the LA Review of Books

April 10, 2014 7:03pm

Michael Kurcfeld profiled Sebastian for the latest LA Review of Books (March 2014). The interview was conducted during Sebastian’s solo Antarctica: A Million Faces Of Ice at the Munich Bernheimer Gallery last year. The profile also features a filmed segment which can be seen here.

“Following in the footsteps of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, Sebastian Copeland ventures into the blinding white expanses of both poles, often for weeks at a time, to seek out the wild sculpted beauty of places no human has seen before.” Michael Kurcfeld — LA Review of Books

 

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Sebastian Appears on Servus TV to Promote Across The Ice

March 6, 2014 6:21pm

Sebastian Appears on Red Bull’s Servus TV

On March 5th, 2014 Sebastian appeared on Servus TV’s Sport&Talk to promote his new film Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March which premiered March 5. Joining him in the studios in Salzburg, Austria was F1 racing legend Nicky Lauda.  Sebastian also appeared on the morning show Servus Morgen on March 6th. The film will play again on Servus AM TV Sunday March 9th at 3PM before rolling out to international distribution later in the year.

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RedBull’s Servus TV premieres Across The Ice

March 5, 2014 5:59pm

Servus TV to premiere Sebastian Copeland’s new film for German Speaking countries

Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March premiered on Servus TV on March 5th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film chronicles Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair Landry’s record setting kite skiing mission across the south-north axis of the Greenland ice sheet. The film marks Sebastian’s second directorial effort and his first collaboration with Red Bull Media House. Set mostly on Greenland, the film follows training sessions in Iqualuit, and the 2300 kilometer unassisted journey which includes getting pinned down by hurricane strength winds; a tour of the cold war relic DYE II; and setting the new world record for the longest distance travelled in 24 hours by kites with 595 km. Across The Ice will be presented at Cannes’s 2014 MipDoc for international distribution in early April. You see watch the trailer here. Stay tuned for other international releases.

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Sebastian in the March 2014 Issue of Red Bulletin

March 1, 2014 7:02pm

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Sebastian Wins Gold Medal from the Photographic Society of America

January 21, 2014 3:09pm

The jury of the 2013 Arctic Award awarded Sebastian a gold medal on behalf of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). The Arctic Award specializes in Polar photography. This is Sebastian’s second win: in 2012, the FIAP (Federation International de l’Art Photographic) had awarded him a medal for the same competition. The winning image below depicts a storm on the Greenland ice cap, with winds reaching 80 miles per hour, during Sebastian and Eric’s record setting south to north crossing on skis and kites.Storm on the Greenland Ice

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Shell postpones its drilling plans in the Arctic one more year!

March 1, 2013 4:21pm

The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are temporarily saved from devastating drilling as Shell Oil is postponing its plans again for another year, making this the second consecutive postponement for drilling in the region. This after the coast guard found multiple and potentially disastrous violations of safety protocols, and after one of Shell’s platforms run aground. The decision confirms what scientists and environmentalists alike have been arguing for decades: drilling in the Arctic is unsafe, and too hazardous to risk long term devastation for short term gain. This issue has not gone away, but it is a breath into an ongoing battle for life. The solutions to our problems do not lie at the bottom of the Arctic ocean in its stored reserve of greenhouse creating fossil fuels; they exist in the air that we breath, the sun that reaches us, the oceans and the currents: it is time we commit to recycling the power of nature into our energy needs, and a market transformation to a sustainable future.

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Sebastian is Awarded Special Medal from the FIAP

January 7, 2013 5:11pm

The Arctic Awards 2012 awarded Sebastian a special medal on behalf of the FIAP (Federation Int’l de l’Art Photographic) for his image Moonrise on the Greenland Ice (below). Sebastian also received a Photography Society of America (PSA) ribbon for another image: Reflections at Otto Fjord.

 

Moonrise on the Greenland Ice

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