3 November 2013

The Beauty of the Irrational

The African Attachment short film featuring Suunto athlete Ryan Sandes

“Beauty of the Irrational,” a short film about South African Suunto athlete Ryan Sandes, was filmed in 2012 when Sandes ran Namibia’s Fish River Canyon. The nearly 50-mile route, which takes most hikers five days to complete, took Sandes only 6 hours 57 minutes.

The short film follows Sandes through the journey with a blend of sweeping helicopter shots, up close foot-fall and running shots, moving music and Sandes’ own inspirational dialogue about his canyon journey that also serves as an I-learned-it-from-running philosophy on life.

Perhaps the most standout line of the whole film is near the end, when Sandes says: “Which set of footprints do you take? Or do you make your own path? I think that’s the same as life. If you always follow the same path, you’re always going to make the same mistakes as the person in front of you.”

Watch “The Beauty of the Irrational” (six minutes), here: http://theafricanattachment.com




About Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, and Mavic.

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