Come and watch special film screening of Langtang, a film by champion ultra-runner Kilian Jornet, on the anniversary of the Nepal earthquake. With our Like the Wind team we’re brining you the opportunity to watch this amazing Langtang film and support this great cause – all proceeds going directly to charity.
Back in 2015 Kilian intended to climb Mount Everest in Nepal with a well-known filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset who was supposed to document the journey. However the expedition didn’t happen as when they were getting ready to depart Europe, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, killed thousands, and left a significant portion of the population without access to basic living supplies.
After having to cancel their Everest expedition following the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country, Kilian Jornet and his team decide to continue with their trip with a change of objective. They will witness first hand how the force of nature can turn executioner for a valley and its inhabitants. Langtang is also an ode to life, a tribute to hope and a search for new horizons.
The 2015 Everest climbing season was over but that didn’t stop Kilian, Seb, and Jordi (Kilian’s friend and adventure partner) from going to Nepal and see if and how they could help.
The team travelled to the Langtang Valley, a remote high Valley which suffered a massive damage. The earthquake and its aftershocks shook the ground so hard that hundreds of structures collapsed and killed people inside of them. Major landslides and rockfalls destroyed many paths connecting villages within the valley and cut the valley off from the outside world.
The Langtang Project
Kilian’s Summits of My Life and SOS Himalaya are collecting funds in order to rebuild 116 houses in Langtang Valley. They want to provide homes for the families left homeless by the earthquake of Nepal. You can support this great cause too – come and watch the film with us.
Langtang Film Premiere in London
The Old Crown Pub, New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BH
April 25th 7-9pm
There will also be a special prize draw, so come for the chance to win some of our fabulous Like the Wind goodies!