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8 things to do at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

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DH Calgary Staff Nov 02, 2015 11:55 am

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary at The Banff Centre this month.

With dozens of events spread over the course of nine days, there’s almost too much to choose from. But to help you decide how to spend your time, here’s our guide to eight things to see and do at this year’s festival:

The Snow Show

What: This annual night of snow films will get you psyched up for winter.

Where: Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Alex Honnold, Hadwin’s Judgement and Book Awards

What: In Alex Honnold’s new memoir Alone on the Wall, which will be presented for the first time in Banff, Honnold teamed up with veteran climbing writer David Roberts to tell the stories behind his most mind-boggling climbs. Followed by the highly-anticipated film Hadwin’s Judgement and the Banff Mountain Book Competition awards.

Where: Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $35

Image: Alex Honnold reenacting his rope-less free climb of the 2,500 ft. Northwest Face of Half Dome (5.12), Yosemite National Park, California, USA.  Alex's ascent is arguably the hardest free solo done to date in Yosemite.

Image: Alex Honnold

 Circling the Midnight Sun

What: In Canadian writer James Raffan’s new book Circling the Midnight Sun, Raffan introduces us to characters facing a warming planet, all eager to share their frustrations and hopes.

Where: Max Bell Auditorium – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Thursday, November 5 at 10 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

Lydia Bradey with Greg Child – and Films

What: Lydia Bradey, the first woman in the world to climb Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen, is on-stage in conversation with celebrated Australian-born climber and award-winning writer, Greg Child.

Where: Max Bell Auditorium – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Friday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $35

Mountain Gallery Hop

What: Meander between galleries, enjoy artwork, indulge in some refreshments and engage with artists in attendance, all for free.

Where: Various venues

When: Saturday, November 7 at 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Next 40 Years, The Citadel and Films

What: Clim,bing has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past 40 years. So what’s next? That’s exactly the question being asked at this special panel featuring some of the world’s top climbers featuring Tommy Caldwell, Simone Moro, Majka Burhardt, Raphael Slawinski, Sonnie Trotter, and Sarah Hueniken.

Where: Eric Harvie Theatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $35

Hot Topics Seminars

What: From the crisis in Nepal to the role of media in expeditions, athletes, media experts and mountain guides will gather for a series of seminars debating some of climbing’s hottest topics.

Where: Max Bell Auditorium – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: November 7 and November 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Best of the Fest

What: A rescreening of most of the winning films from this year’s Banff Mountain Film Competition.

Where: Max Bell Auditorium – 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff

When: Sunday, November 8 at 8 p.m

Cost: $25

 

For further information or to buy tickets visit https://www.banffcentre.ca/festival-schedule


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