2018 FILMS

NOATAK: Return to the Arctic

United States / 2015 / 14 minutes

The Best Is Yet To Come

Sun / June 10 / 10:30am

Presented By

Calgary Seniors Resource Society

NOATAK: Return to the Arctic


An object in motion stays in motion, and Jim Slinger and Andrew "Tip" Taylor are living proof of that. Each in their seventies, the two friends have been adventuring together for the past forty years and have no intentions of stopping.

With more than thirty arctic river trips under their belts, this journey marks Jim & Tip's return to the Noatak River; 35 years after their first visit. The Noatak River in Northern Alaska is the largest undisturbed watershed in the United States. It runs 425 miles through some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery in the Gates Of The Arctic National Park and the Noatak National Preserve. While running the river and exploring its surroundings, the two adventurers reflect on a lifetime of outdoor experiences and what still awaits them.

The filmmakers from Mile... Mile & A Half, created Noatak:Return to the Arctic to share the inspiring story of adventure, two friends, their genuine connection with nature, and the adventure that continues to enrich their lives.


Banff Mountain Film Festival (World Premiere)


Director: Jason Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Serena, Ric Serena
Producers: Jason Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Serena, Ric Serena, Durand Trench
Key Cast: Jim Slinger, Andrew "Tip" Taylor