If it is a thrill-seeking real life adventure movie you are looking for, then you can’t go wrong with watching Subterranean. Based on Vancouver Island and in Fernie, B.C. this documentary follows two teams of adventurous cavers who attempt to find the longest and the deepest caves in Canada – and break records in the process.
Frank Tuot leads Team Argo on Vancouver Island in an attempt to link up two tunnels to make one, and Katie Graham—an accountant by day, and an obsessed caver any other time—dives fearlessly into deep waterous caverns for Team Baso in Fernie.
The filming is exceptional, and you do get a sense of being in the caves with the teams as they experience highs and lows. Discovering the ‘wedding cake’ was a high for the Argo team and the moment Katie fell day three into their journey was a definite ‘oh my God’ moment. (You will have to watch to see what happens next!)
You can call the cavers brave, gritty or just plain nuts but amateur cavers, and anyone who enjoys exploration and has a sense of adventure will enjoy the movie.
Subterranean screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival on November 4 and had a broadcast premiere on Knowledge Network on November 7. Stream for free online on www.knowledge.ca/subterranean across Canada.
Read This Story in Our 2023 Fall Fitness & Food Issue
Featuring this year’s winners of the Amazing Race Canada, Ty Smith and Kat Kastner on our cover. Inside our latest issue, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to carry you through the autumn season. From delicious high-protein recipes and how to resist the crunch of potato chips to running through the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies and the latest in nutrition and fitness, these pages are packed with expert knowledge and advice.