Infinite Storm
Hop Film Event

Infinite Storm

with author Ty Gagne
May 13, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Film Event season. This is an archived view.

Naomi Watts headlines this true-life thriller about an experienced climber trying to rescue a stranded man during a blizzard on Mt. Washington.

21/22 Hop Film Event

INFINITE STORM Trailer (2022) Naomi Watts, Thriller Movie

Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska (Never Gonna Snow Again) adapts the true story of a daring rescue on Mt. Washington to the big screen. Mother, nurse and mountain guide Pam Bales (Naomi Watts) is on a solitary trek up Washington when the infamous weather takes a turn for the worst. Heading down, she encounters a stranded man and takes it upon herself to get them to safety before nightfall arrives and they succumb to the storm. Beginning as one woman's journey for self-discovery, this remarkable story turns into a harrowing tale of survival. D: Malgorzata Szumowska, UK, 2022

Max Teszler '23 hosts a post-film Zoom conversation/Q&A with author and wilderness first responder Ty Gagne. Gagne's 2018 essay "Emotional Rescue" in Appalachia inspired this film.

Presented in partnership with the Dartmouth Outing Club and Science on Screen®

Ty Gagne, Chief Executive Officer of Primex3, has held executive positions in the municipal, non-profit, and healthcare sectors. Ty holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science from Granite State College. He is a member of the Leadership NH Class of 2013, and is a member of the Mount Washington Observatory Board of Trustees. Ty completed the program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and holds the Associate in Risk Pool Management (ARPM) and the Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) designations. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder and the author of the book The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites and Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova. Two of his essays, "Emotional Rescue," and "Weakness in Numbers: How a Hiking Companion can be Dangerous" were published in Appalachia journal. Emotional Rescue is also the basis for the motion picture Infinite Storm (released March, 2022).

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