2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Program

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Find it Fast 2 . . . . . . . Free Festival Shuttle Information 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Find a Film 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival at a Glance 4 – 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening Weekend 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radical Reels 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Snow Show 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Exhibitions 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . Book Competition Jury 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Book Signings 12 – 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Book Events 15 – 19 . . . . . . . . . . Speakers and Films 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Film Jury 21 . . . . . . . . Summit of Excellence Award 22 – 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Free Events and

Learning Opportunities

23 . . . . . Hot Topics: Noon Hour Seminars 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Higher Learning 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tickets and Packages 27 . . Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Festival Partners

nine days you won’t want to miss!

FOR TICKETS: banffmountainfestival.ca 1.403.762.6301 | 1.800.413.8368 BanffMountainFilmFestival

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Matjaz Wiegele descending Planjava in Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia. © Marko Prezelj


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Welcome An adventurer with a bold new idea meets a filmmaker looking for a unique story to tell. A mountain photographer bumps into a National Geographic editor at the opening of a Festival exhibition. A North Face rep discovers a talented new climber at a Festival seminar. Yes, serendipity can be planned, and it takes many forms here in Banff. We simply provide the inspiration and the venue.

Find a Film Fast

The Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop, Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop, and Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program connect literary and digital storytellers. The resulting new films, books, and images often return to us in the form of award-winning works. Planned serendipity had a hand in this year’s programming. From the moment Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner agreed to share her adventures while summiting K2, other elements started falling into place. Tommy Heinrich confirmed he would exhibit the photographs shot with Gerlinde on K2 during that climb. Some weeks later, we heard from filmmakers who were in the throes of finishing their feature film, K2 Siren of the Himalayas. And who’s featured in that film that will see its World premiere in Banff this year? None other than Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner.

On behalf of a remarkable dream team who never cease to amaze me with all they manage, I thank you, the storytellers. Thank you supporters, partners, and volunteers. And thanks also to you, our audience. Never underestimate the gift of serendipity and don’t question it. Merely accept it and see where it takes you – especially during the nine days of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival!

We courted David Suzuki for over two years. He aims to complete so many critical projects before he hands over the reins that we had all but given up. But thanks to serendipity, we were able to secure Dasho Kinley Dorji of Bhutan – and this time David accepted our invitation. That’s serendipity. And it’s exactly what happens here. The Banff Centre unites writers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, artists, thinkers, leaders, and performers from all over the world into a global, creative community. I invite you to step out of the familiar. Introduce yourself to the person sitting next to you – who you meet may surprise you.

Joni Cooper Programming Director Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Pick Up: 08:00 – 10:00 Drop Off: 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 19:00* Pick Up: 19:00 – 20:00 Drop Off: 22:30 – Close of show*

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The above schedule does not include shuttles from The Banff Centre following the 11:45 p.m. Club events.

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1st Afghan Ski Challenge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 7 Autana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Baffin Island – A Skier’s Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bear 71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Behind the Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Being There. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 BIRDMEN: The Original Dream of Flight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Black Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CONGO – The Grand Inga Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Crossing the Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Darkness in the Tatras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Denali Experiment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Descent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Encordades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Equation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ernest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Further. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Gift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The Gimp Monkeys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 GOat SHEEP GOat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Gone Curling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hell’s Miners of Potosi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Himalayan Gold Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Himalayan High. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Himalayan Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Huber Brothers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Huck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Impossible River Journey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Industrial Revolutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Into Iceland’s Volcano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 K2: Siren of the Himalayas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Kashmir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Kyrgyzstan Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 LACON DE CATALONIA – Andreu Lacondeguy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Last Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Last of the Great Unknown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Life Above the Clouds – A Mountain Farmer in South Tyrol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lily Shreds Trailside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Living Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Long Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Magic Bean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Messner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Moonwalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 NATURE: River of No Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 NDIZOTHEKA – It is Possible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Nomadic Nights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Non Cosí Lontano – Not so far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Nuit Blanche – A Sleepless Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Of Souls+Water – The Shapeshifter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 16 The Old Breed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 On the Road – Skiing the Void. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 On the Road – Welcome to the Jungle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 On Thin Sea Ice 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 One Step Beyond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Petzl RocTrip China. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Plan C-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ready to Fly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 REEL Rock 7: Honnold 3.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 REEL Rock 7: La Dura Dura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 REEL Rock 7: Wide Boyz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Smitten, Lucky Chance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Spearhead Soul Skiing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tempting Fear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Terra Sacra Time Lapses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Trip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Unicorn Sashimi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 17 Untamed Americas: Mountains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Vanishing Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Visions of Mustang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Viva La Vie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 La Voie Bonatti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Voyage au bout de l`hiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Watershed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Way Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Where the Trail Ends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 WHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wild Bill’s Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 WILD SCANDINAVIA – Sweden. . . . . . . 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Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | EHL | Free Page 4, 22

Mountain Exhibitions Various venues | Free | Page 9

Old Style Storytelling Session 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | MBB 252 | Free Page 12, 22

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Charlotte Gill and Carol Shaben 10 – 11:30 a.m. | MBA | $13 | Page 12

Mountain Marketplace 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | LF 222/224 | Free 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | EHL | Free Page 22

EHL . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby, Theatre Complex

Opening Weekend Film Screenings Noon, 3:30 p.m. | EHT | $10 Page 4

Mountain Marketplace 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | EHL | Free 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | LF 222/224 | Free Page 22 National Geographic Exploration and Grants Workshop 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free Page 22, 23

National Geographic Television Story Pitch Workshop 9 – 10 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free Page 22, 23

Daytime Film Screenings – Program A 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. | EHT / RRH | $45 Page 16

Daytime Film Screenings – Program A 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. | MBA / MGT | $45 Page 16

Daytime Film Screenings – Program B 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. | MBA / MGT | $45 Page 17

Daytime Film Screenings – Program B 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. | EHT | $45 Page 17

National Geographic Exploration and Adventure Workshop: Writing and Photography 10 – 11 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free Page 22, 23

National Geographic Pushing the Boundaries of Storytelling: Digital and Social Outreach Workshop 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | KCCI 201 | Free Page 22, 23

Hot Topics Seminar – Chomolungma: Goddess or Gong Show? 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | MBA | Free | Page 23

Hot Topics Seminar – Wilderness: On the Razor’s Edge 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | MBA | Free Page 23

Partner Flow Yoga 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | SBB | $5.50 Page 27

Yoga for Climbers 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | SBB | $5.50 Page 27

Further 7 p.m. | RRH | $10 | Page 19

Mountain Dreams and Global Realities 2 p.m. | RRH | $13 | Page 19

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Purchase Your Tickets Online: banffmountainfestival.ca (online charges apply)

By Phone: Call 1.800.413.8368 or 403.762.6301 In Person: Downtown Ticket Outlet Old Crag Cabin, 211A Bear St Open Noon – 3 / 3:30 – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday

Banff Centre Box Office Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby

Open Noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday

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Oct 27 – 31, open at 10 a.m. daily Nov 1 – 2, open at 9 a.m. daily Nov 3 – 4, open at 8 a.m. daily

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Age Recommendations: Every patron, regardless of age, requires a ticket. If a particular patron, of any age, is disruptive they may be asked to leave the performance. In this instance refunds are not available.this instance refunds are not available.

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Films 8 p.m. | EHT (LIVE) / MGT (SIMULCAST) $32 | Page 15

Best of the Festival 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $25 | Page 19

Dave MacLeod and Films 8 p.m. | MBA | $32 | Page 18

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3. Rolston Recital Hall / Music & Sound Building: Film Screenings 4. Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation: Maclab Bistro, Words and Whisky 5. Sally Borden Building: Recreation facilities including swimming pool, climbing gym, Yoga for Climbers, Vistas Dining Room, Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar, Le Café

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6. Max Bell Building: Tibet: Culture on the Edge Exhibition, Daytime Book Events, Daytime Film Screenings, Evening Film Presentations, Hot Topics Noon Hour Seminars, Food Concession, Summit of Excellence Display 7. Professional Development Centre: Accommodation Check-in, Business Centre, Banff Mountain Photography Competition Grand Prize Retrospective 8. Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building: 2012 Banff Mountain Photography Competition 9. Walter Phillips Gallery / Glyde Hall: Modest Livelihood Screenings


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Saturday, October 27 | Opening Weekend

Films, venues, and times

Noon Program | Eric Harvie Theatre | $10

3:30 p.m. Program | Eric Harvie Theatre | $10

7:30 p.m. Program| Eric Harvie Theatre | $22

The Gift

Life Above the Clouds – A Mountain Farmer in South Tyrol

Conrad Anker: On the Shark’s Fin

Photography on Foot

Located deep in India’s Garhwal Himalaya, Mt. Meru is a definitive and elusive test of high altitude, big-wall mountaineering – more than two dozen attempts failed to reach the top over the past three decades. American alpinist Conrad Anker will share how he and climbing partners Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk became the first to succeed via the Shark’s Fin route (6,309 metres) in October of 2011.

Discover our mountain photography exhibits with a walk through The Banff Centre campus and town venues. The walk concludes downtown with a reception at the Wild Flour Artisan Bakery and Café. 211 Bear St, Bison Courtyard, Downtown Banff

(2012, Canada, 12‘) Director / Producer: Andrew Querner*

One man’s lifetime project aims to bring Canada’s rich collection of modern climbing history to the fore.

The Old Breed

(2011, Germany, 52‘) Director: Andreas Pichler Producer: Heino Deckert

By 2010, only two of the world’s 50 highest peaks remained unclimbed. Veteran climbers Mark Richey and Steve Swenson – both in their 50s – set their sights on one of these, Saser Kangri II in the Karakoram. Their lofty goal challenges both physical and mental limits as they head into thin air with Freddie Wilkinson.

Daily life in the South Tyrolean Alps brings special challenges for this family farming the regions between heaven and earth. Youngsters pilot their own private cable car up and down the mountain to school while their parents produce cheese and tend to endless chores. During harvest, the entire family chips in by scything hay then sliding mounds of it down steep slopes to the barns to use as winter feed. Despite temptations of a simpler life in the village below, this family remains to reap the rewards that contempory life pushes aside.

1:00 p.m. (Break, 15 min)

4:30 p.m. (Break, 15 min)

Vanishing Point

Behind the Mirror

(2012, Canada, 82‘) Director: Stephen A. Smith*, Julia Szucs* Producer: David Christensen, Julia Szucs

(2012, France, 52‘) Director: Christiane Mordelet Producer: Robin Chiuzzi

A dog team pulls an Inughuit family and elder, Navarana, across the vast sea ice of Greenland. But with melting terrain beneath them, the dogs break through the surface, plunging into frigid polar waters. In the 1860s, Navarana’s visionary ancestor from Baffin Island embarked on an epic journey, leading an Inuit migration to Greenland. Over 150 years later, Navarana travels to her ancestor’s homeland while coming to terms with unprecendented changes facing all Arctic peoples.

Have we gone wrong in the west? Bring your notebook and learn from the wise. A group of young Ladakhi teens leave their families behind to visit France during a school-exchange trip and ask some very astute questions. When it comes time to leave France and their new French families – despite the tears – their revealing comments beg the question, who is better off?

(2012, United States, 25‘) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director / Producer: Rufus Lusk*, Freddie Wilkinson

*In person Program subject to change. EXPLORERMEDIA

4:30 p.m. | Free | Meeting Place: ERIC HARVIE THEATRE LOBBY (OUTSIDE)

Anker’s presentation will be followed by films in competition. 8:45 p.m. (Break, 20 min)

Messner (2012, Germany, 108‘) N. AMERICA PREMIERE Director: Andreas Nickel Producer: Andreas Nickel, Hubert von Spreti, Jochen Koelsch, Wilfried Ackermann

Not simply a detailed account of icon Reinhold Messner’s extraordinary exploits, Nickel’s film portrays an acutely human side of this uncompromising and determined mountain hero. Messner and those close to him offer intimate thoughts and memories that provide some understanding of how he became the controversial figure he is. Often referred to as the world’s greatest mountaineer, Messner asserts that his biggest challenge has always been the quest for himself – and this captivating documentary finds him landing back on Earth as a mere mortal.

Photos, left to right: Left: Image courtesy of Andreas Nickel; Top middle: From the film The Old Breed © Freddie Wilkinson; Bottom middle: From the film Life Above the Clouds – A Mountain Farmer in South Tyrol; Right: Conrad Anker © Jimmy Chin

Mountain Art and Craft Sale Saturday, October 27 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 28 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby | Free

Find one-of-a-kind mountain-themed art and handcrafted items. Pottery, jewelry, weavings, handbags, and more! All by local artisans.


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Sunday, October 28 | Opening Weekend Noon Program | Eric Harvie Theatre | $10

3:30 p.m. Program | Eric Harvie Theatre | $10

7:30 p.m. Program | Eric Harvie Theatre | $13

The Huber Brothers

Visions of Mustang

(2011, Germany, 14‘) N. AMERICA PREMIERE Director / Producer: Jens Monath

(2012, USA, 43‘) N.AMERICA THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Daniel Byers* Producer: Joey Brunelle*

Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise

It’s their last big challenge, a route they’ve named Karma. The famous Huber Buam, Alexander and Thomas Huber, are heading out again for the Loferer Alm near Berchtesgaden. With Thomas having overcome severe illness, they are both on their way to make what might become their “final statement”.

Last of the Great Unknown (2012, USA, 23‘) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Dan Ransom* Producer: John Harlin III, Rich Rudow*

The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale, and one of the last places in the American West to be explored. Deep within this vast wilderness are concealed tributaries, hiding some of the Canyon’s most remarkable features – enchanting slot canyons and the secrets deep within their walls. 1:00 p.m. (Break, 15 min)

Ready to Fly (2012, USA, 76‘) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director: William A. Kerig Producer: Scott Zeller, William A. Kerig

This is a triumphant story of a woman who battles massive obstacles to not only achieve her dream, but to help change the world for other women. Lindsey Van and her women’s ski jumping family take us along on their 15-year battle to achieve gender equality in the Olympic Winter Games. It’s an emotional story with more ups and downs than a ski jumping competition itself – full of pluck and determination, Ready To Fly will have you cheering wildly.

Following the first expedition to enter Upper Mustang in its mission to provide surgical clinics and restore sight to the people who suffer one of the highest rates of cataract blindness in the world, we’re taken to the last refuge for traditional Tibetan Buddhist and nomadic culture. With a lively team of 18 monks, 33 ponies, and a small team of international doctors, the amazingly efficient traveling expedition brings huge smiles and tears of joy as bandages come off the hundreds they’ve traveled to help. 4:25 p.m. (Break, 15 min)

Wild Bill’s Run (2012, USA, 60‘) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director / Producer: Mike Scholtz*

An Arctic crime caper about a true American folk hero. In 1972, Wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew of adventurers on a snowmobile expedition over the top of the world. Their goal was to reach Moscow. Wild Bill’s Run is an unexpected delight that takes an unexpected turn. And delivers fully when it comes to the true spirit of adventure and exploration.

Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art Exhibition and Book Event 3 p.m. | Whyte Museum | BY DONATION (see page 22 for details)

(2012, USA, 48‘) WORLD PREMIERE Director / Producer: Molly Hermann* Director of Photography: Rob Lyall*

Films, venues, and times

7:30 p.m. Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre | $22

Himalaya Song – Live Music and Film Event

The Holy Grail of wildlife photography was found deep within the mountains of New Guinea, after a ten-year search for all 39 known species of the elusive birds of paradise. National Geographic photographer, Tim Laman and ornithologist, Edwin Scholes will join us on-stage to introduce their film.

The Canadian premiere of Himalaya Song merges film, live music, and narration in a critically acclaimed multimedia presentation by a trio of internationally renowned artists – virtuoso singer and composer Gingger Shankar, filmmaker Mridu Chandra, and music producer David Liang. At Sundance 2012, Rolling Stone named it one of the “Top Ten Music Films”.

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8:40 p.m. (Break, 20 min)

The Trip

Nomadic Nights

(2012, USA, 1‘) Director / Producer: Dale Baskin*

(2012, France, 90‘) Director / Producer: Marianne Chaud

Sometimes it’s just best to unplug!

This could be Tundrup’s last migration, the end of his nomadic life on the high plateau of the Himalaya. He and his family will have to decide whether to sell their herd and abandon their lands as so many others have done before them, or stay in Karnak. Where will they be happiest? Director Marianne Chaud lived for months amongst these nomads, capturing their words and gestures to create unusually intimate portraits. The film’s magic builds slowly as their individual musings become universal questions.

BIRDMEN: The Original Dream of Flight (2012, USA, 42‘) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Matt Sheridan* Producer: Team Thirteen Executive Producer: Proximity Productions

Of Icarus and men, of folly and fancy, of daring and disaster. Birdmen follows the dream of human flight through its hundred-year history of attempts to slip the surly bonds of earth. From the first wingsuits by ancestral birdmen with inspiring yet tragic histories, to modern-day proximity flying, this film provides surprising historical as well as individual perspectives on the desire to fly – and sheds light on possibilities to come. Photos, left to right: Top left: From the film Visions of Mustang; Bottom left: From the film Last of the Great Unknown; From the film Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight; Top right: From the film Wild Bill’s Run © George Hudson; Birds of Paradise © Tim Laman; Himalaya Song, image courtesy of Daniel Byers


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Tuesday, October 30 | Radical Reels

7:30 | Eric Harvie Theatre / Margaret Greenham theatre (simulcast) | $22

Grab your tickets, hang on to your seats, and get ready for a full-throttle evening as we present a selection of the world’s best adrenaline films! With paralympic silver medalist, sit-skier Josh Dueck as MC! 7:30 P.M.

Industrial Revolutions (2011, UK, 5‘) Director: Stu Thomson Producer: Mike Christie

World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again – only this time he uses an abandoned ironworks as his playground!

Reel Rock 7: La Dura Dura (2012, USA, 28‘) Director / Producer: Josh Lowell, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Alex Lowther, Nick Rosen

Chris Sharma vs. Adam Ondra. This is a tale of two rock climbing superstars each using their own methods in a gentlemen’s battle for the first ascent of Catalunya’s La Dura Dura, one of the world’s only 5.15c’s.

Smitten, Lucky Chance

Saturday, November 3 5:30 - 7:30pm Dancing Sasquatch 120 Banff Avenue Tickets $10

We invite you to the MEC Mountain Mixer, a chance to celebrate everything that inspires us to keep space for adventure. Tickets are limited and are only available at the MEC festival booth.

Jon Walsh

Lucky Chance is a young Australian rock climber, free soloist, gymnast, slack liner, and circus enthusiast who takes B.A.S.E. jumping to a new level – and is not afraid to walk the plank to do so.

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(2011, Australia, 12‘) Director/Producer: Ed Thornhill

Lacon de Catalonia – Andreu Lacondeguy (2012, Norway, 5‘) Director: Niels Windfeldt Producer: Andreas Braaten

When Andreu Lacondeguy purchased a new bike training compound outside the city of Barcelona, little did he know that so much big air was possible on such a small piece of land.

Reel Rock 7: Wide Boyz (2012, USA, 13‘) From the feature film directed and produced by Paul Diffley & Chris Alstrin Director / Producer: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

Meet UK offwidth crack climbing specialists Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall who train hard and play harder. Wide Boyz is about suffering in a dodgy Sheffield basement, the ethics of style, and big payoffs in the Southwestern US.

Of Souls+Water – The Shapeshifter (2012, USA, 6‘) Director: Skip Armstrong Producer: Anson Fogel

The supernatural…does it exist? Featured in artful cinematography, legendary whitewater kayaker Ben Marr shreds waves in some of northern Quebec’s most notorious rapids. The 2012 Mountain Idol finalist will be introduced and the winner will be announced. 9:20 p.m. (Break, 20 min)

Lily Shreds Trailside (2011, USA, 4‘) Director / Producer: Ross Downard

Just try to keep up with Lily, go ahead we dare ya!

Where the Trail Ends (2012, Canada, 82‘) Director: Jeremy Grant Producer: Derek Westerlund, Scott Bradfield, Ben Bryan

When the big lines and landscape of the US are not enough for some of the world’s top freeride mountain bikers, they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe. Not only do they experience new cultures along the way, they ultimately shape the future of big mountain freeriding one steep slope at a time. One of the year’s hottest mountain biking films illustrates – in excruciatingly brilliant high-definition detail – how far a little passion can take you. .....

The British Columbians – Live Music! 11:45 p.m., Doors open at 11 p.m. | The Club, Theatre Complex | $15

Vancouver-based quartet The British Columbians bring an eclectic, old school blues-influenced brand of rock ‘n roll to a high-energy show – the perfect nightcap after Radical Reels. The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older.

Mountain Idol Award The sixth annual Mountain Idol Award program recognizes and celebrates the Bow Valley’s young mountain sports enthusiasts and role models. Through Mountain Idol, we endeavor to inspire more youth to adopt a healthy, supportive, active outdoor lifestyle. The 2012 Mountain Idol will receive a $1000 cash award, great gear, and prizes from Festival sponsors. The 2012 Mountain Idol award finalists will be introduced, and the winner will be announced on stage at Radical Reels.

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Wednesday, October 31 | The Snow Show Steeper, Higher, Deeper! Feel the rush, ignite your passion, and get stoked for the ski season. Bring on the blue sky and powder with a selection of steepand-deep films. This event is supported by

7:30 | Eric Harvie Theatre | $22

Unicorn Sashimi (2012, USA, 6‘) Director: Ben Knight Producer: Travis Rummel

This sweet piece of visual and auditory poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelop you! 9:35 p.m. (Break, 20 min)

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On the Road – Skiing the Void (2012, USA, 7‘) Director: Nick Waggoner* Producer: Zac Ramras*

Add top notch camera work and captivating narration to an expedition in South America – and you’re in for a sweet treat!.

Baffin Island – A Skier’s Journey (2011, Canada, 16‘) Director / Producer: Jordan Manley

For these five adventurers, the fjords high in the Canadian Arctic are nothing short of a dream. Their passage through magical spaces is allowed by endless hallways of snow and ice that head in every direction between colossal granite cliffs.

On Thin Sea Ice 2 (2011, Norway, 2‘) Director Producer: Tor Eckhoff

Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing, and a little vodka!

Tempting Fear (2012, Canada, 25‘) Director: Michael Douglas Producer: Michael Douglas, Bjarne Sahlen Executive Producer: Bruno Bertrand

Sweden’s boldest extreme skier, soft-spoken Andreas Fransson, explores a place where fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux in which death lies just one misstep away. From his life on the edge, he shares thoughtful musings while logging first ascents around the world.

The Black Line

Being There

(2011, Japan, 3‘) Director / Producer: Masaki Sekiguchi*

(2011, Norway, 55‘) Director: Filip Christensen, Even Sigstad Producer: Filip Christensen

Snowflakes float like petals from a cherry blossom tree while a black line is engraved upon a slope that shimmers in the day’s final light

Be there. In the moment. Focused and committed. That’s what it takes for this gang of fun-loving urban freeskiers to take their sport from the street to slopeside – and high into the stratosphere with their spectacular athleticism and determination.

The Denali Experiment (2011, USA, 16‘) Director: Jimmy Chin Producer: Shannon Ethridge

Freeride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements while heading toward their most ambitious goal: to descend Mount Denali. But first they must put everything they have into making it to the summit!

The Dirtbag Café with Fred Beckey 7:30 p.m. | The Club, Theatre Complex | $13

The original dirtbag climber joins us in Banff! Fred Beckey, the legendary hardcore American alpinist, has more first ascents than any other North American climber. At 89, he continues to inspire generations to put integrity first and to turn their climbing into a lifestyle. Fred Beckey’s new book, 100 Favorite North American Climbs is, like Beckey, larger than life. Buy Fred a beer in celebration of his accomplishments! The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older.

1st Afghan Ski Challenge (2011, Switzerland, 17‘) Director: Hans-Urs Bachmann* Producer: Alec Wohlgroth

In a quiet corner of this conflicted country, gutsy firsttime skiers learn to ski through trial by fire! Racing with a true spirit of camaraderie, they take part in the first ever alpine racing competition in Afghanistan. Photos, this page: Top left: From the film 1st Afghan Ski Challenge; Top right: From the film Tempting Fear © Mike Douglas; Middle: From the film Baffin Island – A Skier’s Journey; Below: Fred Beckey Collection Photos, opposite page: Top: From the film Where the Trail Ends; Bottom left: From the film Of Souls+Water – The Shapeshifter; Bottom right: From the film Reel Rock 7: Wide Boyz © Alex Ekins

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Mountain Exhibitions 2012 Banff Mountain Photography Competition Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

The competition’s emphasis on storytelling through still images was rewarded this year with a number of stunning photographs that explore the play of light in dark places. In his series Night Climbing, the winning photographer Neal Grundy of Brighton, UK, documents the difficulty of tackling relatively simple climbs with only the light of a headlamp to guide the climber. Italian photographer Sandro Sedran won a Jury Special Mention for his series Lights in the Dark.

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Alpine Aperture – The Mountains of Western Canada | Pierre Lemire (CA) Wild Flour Artisan Bakery and Café – 211 Bear St, Downtown Banff (Bison Courtyard)

As an internationally accredited guide, Pierre Lemire lives and works in the mountains that have captivated his eye and his imagination. His lifelong passion for photography and for the process of capturing these elusive moments has resulted in this unique collection of images.

We extend our thanks to 2012 jury members, photographers Dianne Bos, Donald Lee, and Craig Richards for their excellent evaluation of the competition entries.

Shining Spirit: Faces of Tibet Mark Unrau (CA) Banff Public Library – Downtown

Mark Unrau’s photographs capture the stark beauty of daily life amongst a nomadic family living in a remote valley in Amdo, Tibet. These images were taken over the course of a month that Mark spent as part of a film/recording crew for the documentary, Shining Spirit: The Musical Journey of Jamyang Yeshi, which was a finalist in the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Competition.

Tibet: Culture on the Edge | Phil Borges (US) Max Bell Building Husky Energy Foyer

For over twenty five years, photographer and award-winning writer Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. In his exhibit, Tibet: Culture on the Edge, Borges uses stunning full color portraits to bring us face to face with some of the people who live in one of the most fragile environments on earth and face a rapid induction into the twenty-first century while trying to retain their Tibetan Buddhist practice and culture.

Presenting Partners

Yellowstone to Yukon Dwayne Harty (CA) Willock & Sax Gallery –210 Bear Street, Downtown Banff

Birds of Paradise Tim Laman (US) Grand Prize Retrospective Professional Development Centre Lobby

Revisit old favourites and ‘the best of the best’ with outstanding Grand Prize winners of past Banff Mountain Photography Competitions. For competition details and a complete archive of winning images visit banffmountainfestival.ca/competitions/photo

Various outdoor locations – The Banff Centre grounds

In 2004, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of 15 targeted expeditions to New Guinea to document the Birds of Paradise. Ten years later, they have completed the first comprehensive study of all 39 known species. Sponsored in part by National Geographic

K2 | Tommy Heinrich (AR) Laszlo Funtek Building outside, Theatre Complex

While on assignment with National Geographic on K2 in August 2011, Argentine climber and artistic photographer Tommy Heinrich accompanied Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner on her successful summit, making her the first woman to conquer all fourteen 8,000 metre peaks without supplemental oxygen. Heinrich captures the essence of the beauty of the climb and the striking forces of nature. Sponsored in part by National Geographic Photos: Clockwise, starting bottom left: Winter’s Fury, Iron Mountain, Oregon, USA © Marc Adamus; Boulder Chimney, Eridge Green.UK © Neal Grundy; Alpine Aperture, Pierre Lemire; © Mark Unrau; Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, Modest Livelihood 2012. Courtesy the artists; Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner © Tommy Heinrich; Dwayne Harty, Yukon Moose – Mount Sheldon, oil/canvas.

Willock & Sax Gallery partners with the Festival this year to present a gallery talk and book signing with acclaimed artist Dwayne Harty. Banff National Park’s inaugural artist-in-residence, Harty spent the last three summers painting in some of the most remote regions of the Y2Y corridor, capturing landscapes that few, if any, have sketched firsthand.

Modest Livelihood Walter Phillips Gallery, Glyde Hall

Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater’s film Modest Livelihood (2012) enacts self-determination and the use of native land as its central concerns. Jungen, DaneZaa is recognized internationally primarily as a sculptor; while Linklater, Omaskêko Cree, works with moving image and performance. Presented in collaboration with dOCUMENTA (13) Screening Times: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 12:40, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40; Thursday: add 4:40, 5:40, 7:00* *With Exhibition Tour


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Book Competition and International Jury The 19th annual Banff Mountain Book Competition received 125 entries from 10 countries. With little more than two months to read, over 40 volunteer readers took on the difficult task of whittling down the list to 18 finalists. Once the finalist shortlist in each category is established, it falls to our international jury to debate the merits of each book and decide award winners. We are indebted to our jury members, Barbara Brownell-Grogan (USA), Bruce Kirkby (Canada), and Jim Perrin (UK) for endless hours spent reading – and for their expertise in the world of mountain literature.

2012 Jury Members Barbara Brownell-Grogan (USA) Barbara Brownell-Grogan’s 35-year publishing career began at Time-Life Books as picture researcher and editor and continued at National Geographic, first at the Kids’ magazine as editor; then as director of product development, executive editor, and editor-in-chief for National Geographic Books. She has published New York Times bestselling authors Stephen Ambrose, Rick Atkinson, and Dan Buettner. She is currently president of Rivanna Publishing Ventures, which establishes partnerships for conservation, humanitarian, and education-focused publications, balancing paper and growing digital products.

Bruce Kirkby (Canada) Bruce is a writer, photographer, traveler and adventurer. As a columnist for the Globe and Mail, a regular contributor to Explore Magazine and Canadian Geographic, and author of two bestselling books (Sand Dance and Dolphin’s Tooth), Bruce’s journeys have taken him across Arabia by camel, down the Blue Nile on raft, and across Iceland by foot.

Jim Perrin (UK) Having completed many first ascents and difficult solo climbs, Jim Perrin was one of the U.K.’s leading rock climbers in his youth. He is also a prolific author having penned fourteen books. He has won the Boardman Tasker prize twice as well as awards at the Banff Mountain Book Festival in 2005 and 2006. He has just completed a new book due to be published next spring on the friendship between mountaineers Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman. Perrin is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University.

Photos, left to right: Barbara Brownell-Grogan; Bruce Kirkby; Jim Perrin

Book Competition and Awards Grand Prize | $2000 The Don & Phyllis Munday Award – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada

Best Book – Mountain & Wilderness Literature | $1000 The Jon Whyte Award – Sponsored by The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Best Book – Adventure Travel | $1000 Sponsored by The Juniper Hotel and Bistro and the Wild Flour Artisan Bakery and Café

Best Book – Mountain Image | $1000 Sponsored by Rab

Best Guide Book | $1000 Sponsored by Sole

Best Book – Mountaineering History | $750 The James Monroe Thorington Award – Sponsored by UIAA and William Putman

Book Signings Fred Beckey Oct. 31 | CLB | 7:30 p.m.

David Suzuki Nov. 1 | EHL | 9 p.m.

Charlotte Gill Nov.1 | MBF | 11:30 a.m.

Stephen Venables Nov.2 | MBF | 11:30 a.m.

Carol Shaben Nov. 1 | MBF | 11:30 a.m.

Andy Kirkpatrick Nov.2 | MBF | 1:45 p.m.

Colin Thubron Nov. 1 | MBF | 3:30 p.m.

Pat Deavoll Nov. 2 | MBF | 3:30 p.m.

Phil Borges Nov. 1 | MBF | 3:30 p.m.

Simon Yates Nov. 2 | MBF | 3:30 p.m.

Wade Davis Nov. 3 | EHT West Lobby 9 p.m. Award winning authors, finalists, writers in attendance: Saturday 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Laszlo Funtek Wing, Room 223 See Reading Room schedule posted in Laszlo Funtek, Room 223


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Thursday, November 1 | Stories Old Style Storytelling Session 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.| Max Bell Building Room 252 | Free

This popular morning event is back! Leave your smartphone at home and listen to a host of mountain stories, old and new, as told in real time by Rockies locals Cori Brewster, Will Gadd, Cliff White, Glen Boles and Fran Drummond. Hosted by Chic Scott.

Eating Dirt | Charlotte Gill Into the Abyss | Carol Shaben 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

Eating Dirt

Canadian writer Charlotte Gill’s intimate and lyrical tree-planting memoir, Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-planting Tribe, journeys through vast northern landscapes into the heart of our national dependence on the resource economy. Eating Dirt has won numerous prizes, including two B.C. Book Prizes.

Into the Abyss

A rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a young constable, and a criminal. These were the only survivors of a 1984 plane crash in the remote and frozen wilderness of northern Alberta. Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben is a powerful narrative that combines in-depth reporting with an exploration of how a tragic event can become a catalyst for transformation. Book signing to follow.

The Best Mountain Book Ever Written 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

Mountain literature experts Harry Vandervlist, Jon Popowich, Bernadette McDonald, Stephen Venables, and Geoff Powter battle it out over the best mountain book of all time! Will it be Herzog or Harrer? Simpson or Krakauer? Twight or Terray? Join us for this sure-to-be-lively discussion celebrating the best of mountain writing through the ages. Moderated by Katie Ives.

To a Mountain in Tibet Colin Thubron Tibet: Culture on the Edge Phil Borges 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

To a Mountain in Tibet

Colin Thubron is a master of British travel writing. The author of 21 books, his writing spans 45 years and has taken readers to some of the most threatened places in the world. Thubron’s latest work, To A Mountain in Tibet, is about his recent pilgrimage to the sacred Mt. Kailash – and is his most personal and confessional title to date.

Tibet: Culture on the Edge

An internationally acclaimed photographer, author, and human rights advocate, Phil Borges has spent the past two decades documenting indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. Bringing attention to the enormous challenges faced by children and women, his most recent book, Tibet: Culture on the Edge, brings us face-to-face with the people living on the fragile Tibetan Plateau. Book signing to follow.

Photos: Counter clockwise, starting bottom left: Image courtesy of Charlotte Gill; Image courtesy of Carol Shaben; Image courtesy of Joanna Croston; Image courtesy of Colin Thubron; © Phil Borges, Tibet, Rizzoli New York, 2011

Book Awards and Reception 5 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

The 2012 Banff Mountain Book awards are presented with readings from prize-winning books – followed by a meet-the-authors reception. Light refreshments will be served. Your ticket includes one complimentary glass of beer or wine.

VARIOUS VENUES AND TIMES


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Thursday, November 1 | Evening Program | Film David Suzuki and Dasho Kinley Dorji in Conversation Bringing Happiness to New Heights: From Bhutan to Banff 7:30 p.m. | Eric Harvie Theatre and Margaret Greenham Theatre (simulcast) | $32

Two of the world’s luminaries on sustainability will join forces in Banff this year to discuss a different way of measuring growth, development – and happiness. Canadian conservationist, writer, and broadcaster David Suzuki will be joined onstage by Dasho Kinley Dorji, journalist and Secretary of Information and Communications for the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Their subject? Gross National Happiness, and how the concept might benefit the world at large. Book signing to follow. Supported by The Juniper Hotel and Bistro, the Wild Flour Artisan Bakery and Café and the Alpine Club of Canada. ......

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Watershed

8:50 p.m. (MGT Break, 30 min)

(2012, USA, 57‘) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Mark Decena Executive Producer: Robert Redford, Teri Heyman Production Company: Forrest Pound*, Kontent Films

after the break Margaret Greenham Theatre

GOat SHEEP GOat (2012, Canada, 6‘) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Laurie Schwartz* Producer: Ray Schmidt*

Was that a sheep or a goat? You’ll never forget who’s who with the hooves after this little ditty hits you!

The Equation (2012, USA, 20‘) Director: Jeremy Collins Producer: Fitz Cahall*, Julie Kennedy

Darkness in the Tatras

after the break Eric Harvie Theatre

(2010, Poland, 6‘) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Bartek Solik Producer: Tatra National Park

(2011, Argentina, 20‘) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Nicolas Mu Producer: Mariano Melega

In the desert highlands of the Argentine Andes, two industrious 70-year-old friends adapt their bicycles to fit the unused C14 railway and embark on a unique journey to the 4475m high Polvorilla viaduct. After an arduous effort, they jubilantly tick one more adventure off their bucket list!

Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting is a well-worn saying when it comes to water politics. But in the Colorado River Basin, where the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to flow, some think fighting may be the only way left to reclaim this valuable resource. Robert Redford’s voice hones the narrative of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River, but Watershed is not all doom and gloom. It renders light moments that illuminate how letting go of the ways of old can lead to a convincing new water ethic – where, again, there can be enough for all.

The unique story of “adventure botanist” Dr. Julian Desvaux and his search for beauty in the form of a flower – the Breathing Orchid. Desvaux searches land, sea, and air for his muse, and discovers beauty in an unexpected place.

8:45 p.m. (EHT Break, 30 min)

Plan C-14

7:30 | various venues

Experience the Tatras of the past through the eyes of the last highlander living without electricity in the highest mountain range in the Carpathians. Photos: Counter clockwise, starting bottom left: Image courtesy of Dasho Kinley Dorji; Image courtesy of David Suzuki; From the film Watershed; From the film The Impossible River Journey © AMEHN production - www.amehn.no

The Impossible River Journey (2010, Norway, 90‘) N.AMERICA PREMIERE Director / Producer: Arild Mehn-Andersern*

Helge Hjelland* set out to cross the African continent by canoe. Along the river he meets Joseph, a refugee without identity papers. Together they become partners in a journey through the shadows of apartheid where diverse meetings portray the best and worst of humankind.

DATE:

Sunday November 4th

TIME:

10:00-10:45am

LOCATION:

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Friday, November 2 | Stories e-books, e-readers, e-gads! 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Max Bell Building, Room 252 | Free

With two billion dollars in e-book revenue last year, it seems that the e-publishing industry is here to stay. How will this affect mountain and wilderness literature? Moderated by Marni Jackson, with Susan Hitchcock, Pat Morrow, David Roberts, Mitchell Scott, and Margaret Sullivan.

Voices of Adventure: An interview with Stephen Venables 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

Illustrious British mountaineer Stephen Venables is the subject of this year’s Voices of Adventure interview with climber, writer, and psychologist Geoff Powter. Venables has pioneered many new routes around the world – including a new route up the Kangshung Face of Everest without supplemental oxygen. He wrote the screenplay for the IMAX film The Alps, and has published 12 books, including Himalaya Alpine Style which was translated into four languages and won the Grand Prize in the 1996 Banff Mountain Book Competition. Book signing to follow.

Cold Wars | Andy Kirkpatrick 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

Big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick’s latest book, Cold Wars, digs deep into the habitually sombre but frequently hysterical business of being a fulltime climber. It’s got sketchy mid-winter bivouacs, suffering, failures, and terrifying close calls. But it also contains a subtle and often comical exploration of what it means to be a family man. Book signing to follow.

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Wind from a Distant Summit Pat Deavoll The Wild Within Simon Yates 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | $13

Wind from a Distant Summit

One of New Zealand’s top mountaineers, Pat Deavoll has climbed at an elite level for more than three decades – including first ascents in Tibet, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Her recent autobiography, Wind from a Distant Summit, is a rich and compelling adventure story that delves into the more personal aspects of elite mountaineering and chronicles her life-long struggle with clinical depression.

The Wild Within

Britain’s Simon Yates is one of the world’s most prolific and accomplished exploratory alpinists. With a climbing and writing career spanning over 25 years, he may be best known as Joe Simpson’s climbing partner in Touching the Void. Yates’ third and latest book, The Wild Within recounts the past 10 years of his career, which have taken him to Tierra del Fuego, Alaska, the Yukon, and Greenland. Book signing to follow.

Words and Whisky: A Mountain Reading 4 p.m. | Kinnear Centre Room 303 | Free

Back by popular demand, relax and enjoy readings of poetry and prose inspired by the mountain environment. Indulge in a nip of whisky and listen to tangy works as read by Steven Ross Smith, Paulette Dubé and Margot Talbot – with Mt. Bourgeau as the inspiring backdrop. Book signing to follow.

Photos: Counter clockwise, starting bottom left: Image courtesy of Pat Deavoll; Image courtesy of Simon Yates; Image courtesy of Andy Kirkpatrick; Image courtesy of Steve Venables

VARIOUS VENUES AND TIMES


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Friday, November 2 | Evening Programs | Film Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: Queen of the 8,000-ers

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8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE (SIMULCAST) | $32

after the break Margaret Greenham Theatre

Sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op with support from Deuter.

Himalayan High

Of the handful of alpinists who have climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre peaks without supplemental oxygen, Austria’s Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is the lone female. Voted National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year in 2012, Kaltenbrunner reached the summit of K2 (8,611m) in August 2011, via the North Pillar – securing a place in history as one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Kaltenbrunner’s presentation will be followed by films in competition. ...... 9:10 p.m. (EHT Break, 20 min) after the break Eric Harvie Theatre

The Descent (2012, USA, 1‘) Director / Producer: Dale Baskin*

Sometimes it’s just best to unplug!

K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012, USA, 75‘) WORLD PREMIERE Director: David Ohlson* Producer: David Ohlson*, Jason Reid*, Andrew McDonough*

Follow world-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a breathtaking high-altitude mountaineering experience. Director Dave Ohlson joins the group’s epic K2 journey on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark expedition in 1909. Ohlson’s revealing film uses Abruzzi’s personal diaries and grainy black and white footage to explore the history and geography of the Karakorum mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map.

9:15 p.m. (MGT Break, 20 min)

(2012, Nepal, 5‘) N.AMERICA PREMIERE Director/ Producer: Mandil Pradhan, Gaurav Man Sherchan

Mandil Pradhan explores his local terrain while biking in the shadows of the world’s highest mountains.

WHY (2011, USA, 7‘) Director: Corey Rich Producer: Blaine Deutsch

Why do those who push the envelope do what they do? What drives them? This charming visual portrait captures some of the beauty and intensity to help us understand!

Himalayan Gold Rush (2011, France, 52‘) N.AMERICA PREMIERE Director: Eric Valli Producer: Benjamin Ternynck

Every spring, tens of thousands of men, women, and children leave their homes for a dangerous trek to the high Himalaya to collect Yarsagumbu, an amazing creature worth up to $60,000 a kilo, much more expensive than gold. Neither plant nor insect, but a unique blend of the two, it takes a well-trained eye to spot and has sparked an intense fervour for riches . Director Eric Valli delivers wholly on what audiences have come to expect of his films – fine camera work, compelling characters, and an engaging story.

Photos: Counter clockwise, starting bottom left: From the film K2: Siren of the Himalayas; Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner © Tommy Heinrich; Lynsey Dyer image courtesy of Eddie Bauer LLC; From the film Himalayan Gold Rush © Eric Valli; From the film Encordades

Lynsey Dyer: Ski Like a Girl 8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $32

Lynsey’s appearance is supported by Eddie Bauer First Ascent. This girl was born with skis on her feet! The progeny of a former US Ski Team dad and a bump-ripping mom, Lynsey Dyer won every contest she entered during her first year on the Freeski World Tour. With a calendar full of travel, work with SheJumps.org, and filming for ski movies, Dyer is committed to helping women of all ages reach their potential, and is one of the most in-demand professional skiers on the planet. Dyer’s presentation will be followed by films in competition.

Kashmir (2011, USA, 9‘) Director: Max Bervy Producer: Josh Haskins

While searching for deep snow, Lynsey Dyer and ski guide Lel Tone find themselves in Kashmir, an intense, highly contested part of the world where big guns are as prevalent as big powder. 9:15 p.m. (Break, 20 min)

Petzl RocTrip China (2012, France, 23‘) Director: Vladimir Cellier, Julien Nadiras, Guillaume Broust

Being stuck in traffic has never seemed so enchanting! A superb soundtrack of traditional music takes us to a remarkable spot where climbers from all over the world are offered no fewer than 250 pitches on delicious limestone walls.

8 P.M. | VARIOUS VENUES

Encordades (2011, Spain, 53‘) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Gerard Montero Producer: Carlos Bría

Through generations of Catalonian climbers, women have been fascinated by the mountains while struggling to realize their personal climbing goals and dreams. These are the women who have broken barriers and overturned stereotypes to push the sport – from bouldering to big walls – within their own circles and communities, while their perseverance and determination play a huge role in encouraging women the world over.

The Deep Dark Woods – Live Music! Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 | 11:45 p.m., Doors open at 11 p.m. The Club, Theatre Complex | $15

The Deep Dark Woods illuminates folk traditions without stripping away the shadows of roots music. They’ve been nominated for Roots and Traditional Group Album of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards and Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards. The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older.

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Saturday Daytime Schedule – November 3

Saturday, November 3 | 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. (EHT/RRH) Sunday, November 4 | 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. (MGT/MBA) | $45/day

Mountains in Motion

Ernest

(2012, USA, 15’) Canadian Premiere Director / Producer: Paul Zizka*, Doug Urquhart*

(2012, USA, 5‘) Director: Samuel Bricker* Producer: Nathan Ward

This 100% human-powered film uses striking timelapse photography and an original story to bring the landscape centre-stage and offers a thrilling new perspective that re-establishes the Canadian Rockies among the finest mountains in the world.

Untamed Americas: Mountains (2011, USA, 48‘) Producer: Karen Bass, James Byrne, Erin Reuss Executive Producer: Jonathan Halperin

Magnificent cinematography delivers an epic view of the geography and wildlife along the longest mountain chain on earth – from Alaska through the Rockies, and on to the Andes. Yet, it’s so intimate that we see individual hairs on the ears of the bighorn sheep and might even feel their breath as they prepare to do battle during rutting season. More spectacular wildlife footage you may never see!

Of Souls+Water – The Shapeshifter (2012, USA, 6‘) Director: Skip Armstrong* Producer: Anson Fogel

The supernatural… does it exist? Featured in artful cinematography, legendary whitewater kayaker Ben Marr shreds waves in some of Quebec’s most notorious rapids.

Non Cosí Lontano – Not That Far (2012, Italy, 38‘) Director / Producer: Hervé Barmasse

Hervé Barmasse grew up at the foot of Matterhorn, and has climbed mountains all over the world. After such a vast amount of travel, he realized that the value of the experience does not depend on the mountain itself but rather in the eyes of the mountaineer – and that adventure can be found right out his front door.

Gone Curling (2011, New Zealand, 25‘) N. America Premiere Director/Producer: Rachael Patching, Roland Kahurangi

In the highlands of New Zealand this zealous cast of disparate – and completely charming – characters bound together by their love of outdoor curling attempt to uphold the sport. But a changing climate may mean that outdoor rinks may soon become a thing of the past.

Film Programs

Eric Harvie Theatre and Rolston Recital Hall

PROGRAM A

9 a.m.

You’ll fall in love with Ernest Wilkinson, one of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men as he explains what your best survival tool is!

Untamed Americas: Mountains 9:30 A.M.

Crossing the Ice BREAK 10:20 A.M.

(2012, Australia, 44‘) Director: Justin Jones Producer: Justin Jones, Greg Quail, Doug Howard

Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted – just two men dragging their food and shelter across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried; all have failed. After much planning and preparation, Cas and Jonesy arrive to tackle one of the last great Antarctic odysseys, but discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott’s race to the South Pole: there’s a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he’s tackling the same record, and he has a head start.

Of Souls+Water – The Shapeshifter 10:42 A.M. Non Cosí Lontano – Not so far 10:53 A.M.

Gone Curling 11:34 A.M.

PROGRAM B Last Light 9:00 A.M.

WILD SCANDINAVIA – Sweden 9:20 A.M.

Moonwalk 10:12 A.M. The Way Home 10:18 A.M. BREAK 10:32 A.M.

Autana 10:52 A.M. Nuit Blanche – A Sleepless Night 11:54 A.M.

12 p.m.

12:30 p.m. Hot Topics Noon Hour Seminar – Chomolungma: Goddess or Gong Show? MBA | Free | Page 23 Partner Flow Yoga | SBB | $5.50 | Page 27

La Voie Bonatti (2011, France, 54‘) Director: Bruno Peyronnet Producer: Christophe Salomon

A dynamic young French duo pay tribute to Italian mountaineering icon Walter Bonatti by climbing – in succession – three routes he opened up in the Mont Blanc region. Christophe Dumarest and Yann Borgnet are a joy to follow as they banter back and forth and marvel at Bonatti’s feats while following in his inspiring footsteps.

Bear (2011, Poland, 2‘) N. America Premiere Director: Krzysztof Kokoryn, Wojciech Kliczka Producer: Tatra National Park

Beware – we are only guests in terrain ruled by wildlife!

One Step Beyond

From the film Crossing the Ice © Justin Jones and James Castrission

2 p.m.

(2012, France, 57‘) Director / Producer: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset

Ernest 2:00 P.M.

Living Wild 2:00 P.M.

Crossing the Ice 2:10 P.M.

World-renowned snowboarder and base jumper Géraldine Fasnacht tells a poignant and extremely personal story of friendship, loss, achievement, and angst mixed with incredible moments of euphoria. Living life in a whirlwind of adrenaline can take an enormous toll though – and causes Fasnacht to reconsider her chosen path.

La Voie Bonatti 3:00 P.M.

Spearhead Soul Skiing 2:56 P.M. REEL Rock 7: Honnold 3.0 3:06 P.M. BREAK 3:44 P.M.

Magic Bean (2011, France, 11‘) Director / Producer: Bertrand Delapierre

Arnaud Petit climbs Black Bean on natural protection, a 70-metre long 8b route in Ceüse. An ultimate experience and new outlook on this historical cliff where he’s been coming to regularly over the last 20 years reveals a route full of challenging – but fun – features!

From the film Mountains in Motion © Paul Zizka

Mountains in Motion 9:00 A.M.

Margaret Greenham Theatre and Max Bell Auditorium

BREAK 3:57 P.M.

Terra Sacra Time Lapses 4:04 P.M.

Bear 4:17 P.M.

NATURE: River of No Return 4:17 P.M.

One Step Beyond 4:23 P.M. Magic Bean 5:23 P.M. 5:40 p.m.

Unicorn Sashimi 5:17 P.M. The Gimp Monkeys 5:25 P.M.

Purchase tickets online at banffmountainfestival.ca


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Sunday Daytime Schedule – November 4

Saturday, November 3 | 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. (MGT/MBA) Sunday, November 4 | 9 a.m. – 5:40 p.m. (EHT) | $45/day

Film Programs

Eric Harvie Theatre

PROGRAM B Last Light 9:00 A.M. WILD SCANDINAVIA – Sweden 9:20 A.M.

Moonwalk 10:12 A.M. The Way Home 10:18 A.M. BREAK 10:32 A.M.

Autana 10:52 A.M. Nuit Blanche – A Sleepless Night 11:54 A.M.

Margaret Greenham Theatre and Max Bell Auditorium

PROGRAM A

Mountains in Motion 9:00 A.M.

9 a.m.

Untamed Americas: Mountains 9:30 A.M.

Living Wild

(2012, USA, 6‘) Director: Ben Sturgulewski* Producer: Nick Waggoner*

(2012, France, 52‘) N. America Premiere Director: Eric Valli Producer: Benjamin TERNYNCK

There is an undeniable magic in alpenglow – the final seconds of a day’s light that give mountains impossible texture and life before falling into shadow.

Join outdoorswoman Lynx, as she guides a group of like-minded individuals in the art and skill of living simply – and fending for themselves in the wilderness. They’ve made a choice to disconnect from modern society – at least for a short while – as they no longer want to be part of the problem. Beautifully shot and through thorough character development, Living Wild both entertains and challenges.

WILD SCANDINAVIA – Sweden

BREAK 10:20 A.M.

Of Souls+Water – The Shapeshifter 10:42 A.M.

(2011, Germany, 49‘) N. American Premiere Director: Oliver Goetzl Producer: Susanne Lummer

Non Cosí Lontano – Not so far 10:53 A.M.

Gone Curling 11:34 A.M.

12:30 p.m. Hot Topics Noon Hour Seminar – Wilderness: On the Razor’s Edge MBA | Free | Page 23 Yoga for Climbers | SBB | $5.50 | Page 27

Last Light

12 p.m.

The seasons come and go high on the plateaux of Sarek National Park without humankind to referee, so wildlife flourishes! The Great Grey owl swoops down to collect prey it has detected beneath the snow; Black Grouse males abide by strict rules during courtship – and with the help of a highspeed camera, rituals and habits are unraveled in exquisite splendour.

Moonwalk (2012, USA, 4‘) Director/Producer: Mikey Schaefer

A full moon like no other!

The Way Home (2011, USA, 9‘) Director/Producer: Amy Marquis Cinematographer: Sarah Menzies*

Although our national parks belong to all citizens, too few people of color ever visit them. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with those looking to reverse that trend.

Autana (2012, UK, 55‘) N. America Premiere Director/Producer: Alastair Lee From the film Autana © Alastair Lee

Living Wild 2:00 P.M.

Ernest 2:00 P.M.

2 p.m.

Crossing the Ice 2:10 P.M. Spearhead Soul Skiing 2:56 P.M. REEL Rock 7: Honnold 3.0 3:06 P.M.

La Voie Bonatti 3:00 P.M.

BREAK 3:44 P.M.

Terra Sacra Time Lapses 4:04 P.M.

BREAK 3:57 P.M.

NATURE: River of No Return 4:17 P.M.

Bear 4:17 P.M.

Nuit Blanche – A Sleepless Night (2010, Belgium, 20‘) Director: Samuel Tilman Producer: Marie Bessons

One Step Beyond 4:23 P.M. Unicorn Sashimi 5:17 P.M. The Gimp Monkeys 5:25 P.M.

Magic Bean 5:23 P.M.

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Adventure films are never better than when we don’t know what’s coming next! Add to that a filmmaker whose skills have been honed to provide stunning visuals, a sometimes uncomfortable edge, and a distinctive score – and you’ve got a thoroughly enthralling cinematic treat. Adventurer Leo Houlding and filmmaker Alastair Lee, along with climbers Sean Leary and Jason Pickles head deep into the Amazon in an attempt to make the first ascent of the remote Cerro Autana in Venezuela. The team uncovers ultra steep jungleinfested rock along with a surprisingly luxurious wall camp just below the summit of the highest elevated cave system in the world.

5:40 p.m.

A group of mountaineers are benighted in a storm. They make radio contact with Serge, a lone policeman who dispatches a rescue patrol. As the night progresses, the storm refuses to subside and Serge realizes the mountaineers may not make it through the night.

Spearhead Soul Skiing (2012, Canada, 4‘) Director/Producer: Adam Greenberg*

A five-day ski touring trip perfectly captures the solace and freedom that weekend warriors seek.

REEL Rock 7: Honnold 3.0 (2012, USA, 33‘) Director/Producer: Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Nick Rosen

Alex Honnold is a bit of an enigma. He’s become known as the boldest soloist of his generation, but how does he balance pure ambition with selfpreservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple.

Terra Sacra Time Lapses (2012, Canada, 6‘) Alberta Theatrical Premiere Director/Producer: Sean White*

Photographed over six years, in 24 countries, and on seven continents, this stunning non-narrative time lapse journey travels through time.

NATURE: River of No Return (2012, USA, 53‘) Director: Isaac Babcock* Producer: Isaac and Bjornen Babcock*, Janet Hess

The River of No Return Wilderness, a protected area in Idaho, is the perfect environment for an adventurous couple who choose to spend their honeymoon there. The human element added to a story of wildlife and wilderness – and treated with cherished awareness – makes for a very compelling account.

Unicorn Sashimi (2012, USA, 6‘) Director: Ben Knight Producer: Travis Rummel

This sweet piece of visual and auditory poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelop you!

The Gimp Monkeys (2012, USA, 8‘) Director: Mikey Schaefer Producer: Fitz Cahall*

What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Last June, three friends completed the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan.


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Saturday, November 3 | Evening Programs | Film Wade Davis: Into the Silence

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8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE (SIMULCAST) | $32

Supported by Mountain Equipment Co-op Recently nominated for a Governor General’s Award, Wade Davis’ best-seller, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, is a meticulous, 12-year labour of love, blending history and adventure. It examines the global race to conquer the “Third Pole” in the years following the First World War. An ethnobotanist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Davis is a scientist, scholar, poet and defender of nature.

Dave MacLeod: The Long Hope

On the Road – Welcome to the Jungle

after the break Margaret Greenham Theatre

8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $32

NDIZOTHEKA – It is Possible

(2012, USA, 5‘) Director: Nick Waggoner* Producer: Zac Ramras*

Dave MacLeod, arguably the best rock climber in Britain, is one of Scotland’s top athletes, period. It took him six years to complete the Longhope Route (E10/11), which has been described as “the most impressive rock climb ever done in Britain.” He has been featured in films and on live BBC TV specials.

9:10 p.m. (MGT Break, 30 min)

(2012, Canada, 61‘) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Benjamin Jordan* Producer: Benjamin Jordan, Godfrey Masauli

9:05 p.m. (EHT Break, 30 min)

From opposite corners of the earth, two men are united by a common dream; to be the first to paraglide from Mount Mulanje, Malawi’s highest peak. Things go well until they discover that one has taken on a little more than he has bargained for – and the other has never learned to paraglide. In the end, their commitment to each other and to ideas not yet realized dissolves borders and creates opportunities neither anticipated. This delightful adventure will have you dancing out the door to the pulse of possibilities!

after the break Eric Harvie Theatre

Viva La Vie

Davis’ presentation will be followed by a book signing and films in competition. ......

Bear 71 Producer: National Film Board of Canada Created by Jeremy Mendes & Leanne Allison*

A special live presentation of Bear 71, an interactive multi-user online experience told from the point-ofview of an omniscient female grizzly bear, dubbed “Bear 71” by the park rangers who track her. This poignant story speaks to how we coexist with wildlife in the age of networks, surveillance, and digital information en masse. www.nfb.ca/bear71

Into Iceland’s Volcano (2011, USA, 50‘) Director: Bo Landin*, Johann Sigfússon Producer: Bo Landin, Marianne Landin*, Anna Dis Olafsdottir

Chasing the after effects of the 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökul, this crew was on site immediately. Following their work there, they take a unique journey into a volcano’s magma chamber to attempt to uncover the full explanation as to why Iceland has seen so many violent eruptions. Through their discoveries they hope to better understand how to cope with the havoc that these volcanos wreak around the world.

8 P.M. | VARIOUS VENUES

(2012, United States, 24‘) Director / Producer: Andrew Mann*

American climber Jonathan Siegrist, visits France to pay tribute to the roots of modern sport climbing. After teaming up with Swiss superstar Nina Caprez, the two stumble upon a greater meaning of climbing while venturing up the hardest routes the Verdon Gorge has to offer.

Dave’s appearance is supported by Dr. John McCall.

MacLeod’s presentation will be followed by films in competition. 9:05 p.m. (Break, 20 min)

The Long Hope (2011, UK, 57‘) Director / Producer: Paul Diffley*

In 1970, climber/poet Ed Drummond and climbing partner Oliver Hill, spent 7 days making their way to the top of a wild and remote 1150’ sea cliff at St John’s Head on the Island of Hoy. Forty years later, Scottish climber Dave MacLeod, sets out to climb the cliff in a single day. Director Paul Diffley captures MacLeod’s historic climb in great style, contrasting it with the challenges of Drummond’s first ascent – then achingly returns to the route with Drummond.

Photos: Counter clockwise, starting bottom left: From the book Into the Silence © John Noel; From the film Into Iceland’s Volcano; Dave MacLeod © Claire MacLeod; From the film Viva La Vie; From Bear 71, image courtesy of NFB

Searching for adventure in all the wrong places, a group of ragtag adventurers find themselves up the river, but are in good hands with Tarzan, Gilligan, and the Skipper.

The Kyrgyzstan Project (2012, USA, 20‘) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Matt Segal* Producer: Matt Segal, Jim Aikman*

Three elite climbers on a restorative journey to the granite big walls of Kyrgyzstan each have a personal struggle to resolve. Through each other’s hardships and understanding, they discover the meaning of friendship and the healing power of climbing adventures shared.


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Saturday, November 3 | Evening Film Programs Further – a new film from Teton Gravity Research

Saturday Night Splash-Down!

7 P.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $10

Huck

(2012, USA, 80‘) Director: Jeremy Jones Producer: Jon Klaczkiewicz

Here comes Jeremy Jones – in the second installment of Teton Gravity Research’s trilogy Deeper, Further, Higher. Further explores some of the world’s most remote terrain while following Jones on his mission to camp deep in the backcountry and reach summits under his own steam. His hard work pays off when it leads to clean lines down near-vertical spines and into epic powder bowls. One of the top snowboarders in the world today, Jones is leading the way in terms of self-propelled access to some of the most superb snow on earth. Dive in as the TGR crew takes us along for the ride with Jeremy and his fellow converts in their usual stunning cinematographic style.

9:15 P.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $10

Remember your clocks

to turn back!

(2012, United States, 6‘) Director / Producer: Andy Maser*

Evan Garcia considers both the risks and rewards of a life driven by big waterfalls.

CONGO – The Grand Inga Project

Photos: Counter clockwise, starting bottom left: From the film Further © Jeremy Jones; From the film Congo – The Grand Inga Project; From the film Hell’s Miners of Potosi

(2012, USA, 81‘) Director / Producer: Steve Fisher

7 P.M. / 9:15 P.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL

Film Competition and Awards The 37th annual Banff Mountain Film Competition received 370 films from 34 countries. The 2012 Festival Jury includes Kathryn Bonnici (France), David E. Brenner (USA), Tommy Heinrich (Argentina), Dale Templar (UK) and Cindy Witten (Canada). The following awards will be announced on Sunday evening, November 4, in the Eric Harvie Theatre. The winners will be listed at banffmountainfestival.ca.

Grand Prize | $4000

They are the world’s biggest rapids, thundering down the final pitch of the mighty Congo. Legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles in an attempt to survive the Inga Rapids. Intertwined with the stories of explorers who have attempted to travel the Congo before them, Congo – The Grand Inga Project illustrates in roaring detail what these modern day river-runners are up against.

Sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op

Best Film – Exploration and Adventure | $2000 Sponsored by Nemo

Best Film – Mountain Culture $2000 Sponsored Bow Valley Power

Best Film – Mountain Environment $2000 Sponsored by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Best Film – Climbing | $2000

Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada

Best Film – Mountain Sports $2000 Sponsored by Live Out There

Best Short Mountain Film $2000 Sponsored by The North Face

Sunday, November 4

2 P.M. / 7:30 P.M. | VARIOUS VENUES

Mountain Dreams and Global Realities

Best of the Festival

2 P.M. | Rolston Recital Hall | $10

7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $25

Voyage au bout de l`hiver

Hell’s Miners of Potosi

(2010, France, 78‘) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director / Producer: Anne Lapied, Erik Lapied

(2010, France, 52‘) N.AMERICA PREMIERE Director: Jean Queyrat Producer: Manuel Catteau, Jean Queyrat, Jérôme Segur

Following an idyllic autumn, December brings a record snowfall in Gran Paradiso National Park where Anne and Erik Lapied must literally shovel a passage from their chalet doorway daily. While the snow continues to fall and avalanches slide down the steep mountain faces above them, they are left alone to document the hardships that animals wandering the alpine terrain must endure. As they trudge out into the deep snow with their cameras and microphones to capture the drama – and surprises – that the most ruthless winter in thirty years brings, the storm binds them and the wildlife they admire closer together. 3:25 p.m. (Break, 15 min)

Located in the Potosi Mountains of Bolivia, Cerro Rico is known as the highest and most dangerous silver mines in the world. Rumour has it that the mines have killed eight million men, either by accident or illness, over the past 500 years. Proud of his miner’s destiny, 22-year-old Eduardo, is ready to embrace the risky life of a Potosi worker, but also dreams of a better life with his girlfriend, far from his daily reality. A gripping story of fear and despair, we’re asked to consider a different view of mountain life, not one of the joys of ascent, but one where the horrors of burrowing down into the belly of a mountain come to light. Hell’s Miners of Potosi will send shivers down your spine but have you cheering for a young man’s dreams.

Wrap up your Festival by taking in the very best films of the Banff Mountain Film Competition, as awarded by our international film jury. A selection of the winning films are re-screened, and the 2012 Summit of Excellence Award will be presented to Geoff Powter for his outstanding contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies.

Summit of Excellence Award 2012 Recipient: Geoff Powter Sponsored by Canadian Mountain Holidays

Film Awards

Best Feature Length Mountain Film $2000 Sponsored by the Town of Banff

Best Film – Wildlife and Natural History | $2000 Sponsored by ExOfficio

People’s Choice Award | $2000 Sponsored by Buff

People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels | $2000 Sponsored by Bergans of Norway

Dolby Audio Scholarship l in-kind value $10,000 Sponsored by Dolby

The Banff Centre Award for Creative Excellence | in-kind value $10,000 Sponsored by The Banff Centre

Introduction of the international jury and announcement of the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Competition awards. 8:30 p.m.

Screening of a selection of awardwinning films.

Banff’s beautiful fused glass awards are hand-crafted by Twin Vision Glass twinvision.fuseglassartists.com


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Film Jury One of the most difficult jobs at any competitive festival is choosing the winners. This process starts with our pre-screening committee, who this year viewed 370 films from 34 countries. From these,79 finalists were selected. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to: Patch Bennett, Jamie Carpenter, Trevor Carter, Glen Crawford, Katie Daniel, Sarah Fuller, Amy Fullerton, Stéfanie Gignac, Nathalie Gosselin, Adam Greenberg, , May Guan, Julia Hutchings, Tracy Jacobson, Jerry Kobalenko, Amy Krause, Meghan Krauss, , Josée Larochelle, Art Laurenson, Mark Louie, Kenny Lozowski, Nadege Luquet, Patrick McCloskey, Stormy Monod, Pat Morrow, Jim Murphy, Carole Orr, Ray Schmidt, Steve Smith, Brian Smythe, Julia Szucs, Alex Taylor, Laura Trethewey, Holly Vandermeer, Scott Walker, and Anne Walton. During the Festival, our international jury – selected to represent a range of knowledge and experience in film production, distribution, film criticism, and mountaineering – screens each finalist and determines the award winners. A sincere thank you goes to each of them for helping us ensure that fine filmmaking is recognized and rewarded, and that our Festival programming continues to be of the finest quality.

Kathryn Bonnici

Tommy Heinrich

Kathryn Bonnici has been working in program distribution for the past ten years. At Java, her responsibilities include developing and sourcing documentaries from independent directors, handling pre-sales and co-productions and overseeing sales to America, Iberia, Germany, Australasia and the Middle East. Previously, she worked in London for six years, heading the sales department of a news and current affairs distribution agency. She has also worked as a producer.

Tommy Heinrich left Argentina for the USA in 1988, where he began combining his passions for climbing, photography, and filmmaking. In 1995, he became the first person from Argentina to reach the summit of Mount Everest. A member of over 15 Himalayan expeditions, his photographs have been published worldwide. Heinrich has filmed expeditions to Everest, Dhaulagiri, Aconcagua and other high altitude peaks for CBS, Dish Network, Discovery, CNN, and Canal 13 (Argentina) among other networks. Tommy currently lives in Buenos Aires with his family.

David E. Brenner David E. Brenner, CEO of Principal Media, oversees all aspects of the Beverly Hills-based TV production/ distribution company. Under his stewardship, Principal Media has created over 300 hours of TV programming for Sky Channel, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Fox Reality, ABC Family and others. Additionally, Principal Media’s international distribution wing represents 3,000+ hours of award-winning TV programming. Prior to joining Principal Media in 2006, Brenner was a business legal affairs executive at Lionsgate Entertainment, as well as Director of Worldwide Distribution at Alliance Atlantis Pictures International.

Dale Templar Dale Templar spent 22 years working for BBC Television as a producer/director and series producer. She has specialized in filming abroad in extreme and often dangerous locations. Templar series-produced Human Planet, an eight-part series shot in HD, that won huge critical acclaim. In 2011, Templar was presented with the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award from the Royal Geographical Society for Natural History Photography and Cinematography. She now runs her own TV production company One Tribe TV; with her newest venture being Real In Media, an online company designed to assist professionals seeking work in the broadcast industry.

Cindy Witten

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Cindy Witten has worked as a journalist, director/ producer, television executive, and senior director. Her most recent position was Director General of the National Film Board of Canada’s English Program where she oversaw the NFB’s groundbreaking work in documentary, animation and experimental film, as well as pioneering interactive productions. Witten established the NFB’s first Digital Studio in Vancouver in 2008 and it has produced acclaimed interactive work. Before the NFB, Cindy was a senior executive at Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting, most recently as VP Content of History Television.

Photos, top to bottom: Kathryn Bonnici David E. Brenner Tommy Heinrich Dale Templar Cindy Witten

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Audio Post Production Award Charlie Robinson is back to adjudicate films with the goal of awarding the 2012 Audio Post Production Scholarship. The recipient, chosen from the Film finalists in this year’s film competition, will receive approximately $10,000 in Banff Centre studio services and on-site expertise to produce a surround DVD soundtrack for their chosen project. The winner will be announced at the Best of the Festival awards night on Sunday, November 4.

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Summit of Excellence Award Geoff Powter has been at the heart of the mountaineering community in the Canadian Rockies for more than 30 years. Both as an ardent observer and an active participant, Powter’s life has enriched our understanding of why we go into the mountains and what the mountains can bring to us. The 2012 Summit of Excellence Award will be awarded to him at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Powter is a journalist and clinical psychologist whose writings have delved deeply into the many aspects of climbing. He has written award-winning profiles of some of Canada’s most intriguing mountain personalities, and spent 13 years at the helm of the 105-year-old Canadian Alpine Journal. Assuming the editorship of the CAJ in 1993, Powter achieved his goal of providing space to what he has called the “inner ranges” – the more philosophical and thoughtful aspects of alpine adventure, including fiction and poetry. He has won 10 National Magazine Awards for his journalism in a wide range of publications. Powter’s book, Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness, was published in 2006 and gained a special jury

mention at the Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival that year. Exploring 11 tales of troubled expeditions, the book is his investigation into the psychology of risk. While he started climbing as a teenager near his home in Montreal, it wasn’t until he came west to pursue post-graduate work that he saw what he calls his first “real mountain”. Becoming a highly accomplished climber himself, Powter has since put up more than 50 new routes right here in the Rockies, and has also participated in 13 expeditions to the Himalaya. To give back to the region of the world that he felt had given him so much, he served seven years as President of the Canadian Himalaya Foundation.

“Geoff has contributed to the mountain community in so many ways: as a talented and bold climber, as a fine writer, as editor of the Canadian Alpine Journal,” she said. “My personal debt to Geoff has more to do with his generous collaboration with the Festival during the years that I was director. He was always full of good ideas, provided a fantastic sounding board for me, and always conducted the Voice of Adventure interviews with sound research, impeccable preparation, and inspired delivery. He remains one of the important and consistent voices of the Festival.”

Past recipients of the award include: Philippe Delesalle (2011), Peter Fuhrmann (2010), Sid Marty (2009), Don Vockeroth (2008), Bernadette McDonald (2007), Gill and Tony Daffern (2006), Glen Boles (2005), Craig Richards (2004), Willi Pfisterer (2003), Barry Blanchard (2002), Bob Sandford (2001), Chic Scott (2000), Guy Lacelle (1999), John Martin (1998), Sharon Wood (1997), Tim Auger (1996), Brian Greenwood (1995), Kiwi Gallagher (1994), Roger Vernon (1993), Jon Whyte (1992), Don Forest (1991), Pat Morrow (1990), Hans Gmoser (1989), Jim Davies (1988), and Bruno Engler (1987).

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A resident of Canmore, Powter has been a volunteer and participant in the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1988, and in 2000 began the popular Voices of Adventure interview series at the Festival. An engaging facilitator and interviewer, he’s held court with mountain legends such as a few of his personal favourites: Dr. Charlie Houston, Brad and Barbara Washburn, and Royal Robbins. Bernadette McDonald, former vice-president of Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, was at the helm of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival when Powter brought his idea of interviewing mountaineering legends and personalities to the table. Image courtesy of Geoff Powter

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Free Events and Learning Opportunities Mountain Art and Craft Sale Saturday, October 27 | 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 28 | 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ehl | (See page 4)

Climb with The North Face Athlete Conrad Anker Saturday, October 27 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. SBB Climbing Gym

For youth of all abilities, ages 12 – 17. Space is limited. Register at the Sally Borden Building recreation desk in person or via phone. 403.762.6450.

Photography on Foot Saturday, October 27 | 4:30 p.m. | Various Venues

Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art Exhibition and Book Event Sunday, October 28 | 3:00 p.m. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street | Donation at the Door

To convey the present condition and state of conservation of the 3,200-kilometre Yellowstone to Yukon corridor, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative commissioned Canadian artist Dwayne Harty to follow in the footsteps of Carl Rungius, and paint the landscape and wildlife. Get the behind-the-scenes story from project partners of what it takes to put a world classexhibition and publication together. In attendance: Artist Dwayne Harty and Co- Curators Harvey Locke and Michale Lang.

Meeting place: EHL, outside (See page 4)

Old Style Storytelling Session

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Thursday, November 1 | 8:30 a.m. | Mbb 252 (See page 12)

Mountain Exhibitions

e-books, e-readers, e-gads!

All Week | Various Venues (See page 9)

Friday, November 2 | 8:30 a.m. | Mbb 252 (See page 14)

Words and Whisky – A Mountain Reading Friday, November 2 | 4:00 p.m. | KCCI 303 (See Page 14)

National Geographic Workshops Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 (See ad on page 23)

Saturday, November 3 | 4 – 5 p.m. | EhL

Stop by the Deuter booth in the Mountain Marketplace and meet Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, the Queen of the 8,000-ers! Kaltenbrunner is a sponsored athlete and product design contributor for Deuter. This event is supported by Deuter.

Buff® Mobile Saturday, November 3 | 4 – 6 p.m. EHL (outside)

Come to the Buff® Mobile for your professional photo with TwinZebra Photography... you might just win a pair of XC skis for swinging by and showing us your most creative way to wear a Buff®

Saturday, November 3 | Reception 5 – 7 p.m. Willock & Sax Gallery, 211 Bear Street, Downtown

Gallery talk and book signing with Dwayne Harty and Harvey Locke (Y2Y).

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Packing Seminar

serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily proud supporters of the Banff Mountain Film Festival for reservations call: 403-762-3963

206 Caribou St. Banff www.coyotesbanff.com

EHL . . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby, Theatre Complex EHT . . . . . . . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre, Theatre Complex KCCI . . . . . Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation LF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laszlo Funtek Building MBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Building SBB . . . Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Building

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Poster Signing

Yellowstone to Yukon: Dwayne Harty

Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine

Location Key

Sunday, November 4 | 10 – 10:45 a.m. | Monod Sports, 129 Banff Avenue

Stop by Monod Sports on Banff Avenue and meet Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, the Queen of the 8,000-ers. She’ll givie a “packing seminar” on how to get ready for your own next adventure. Don’t miss out on some insider tips from a well-seasoned expedition leader.

Mountain Marketplace Friday, November 2: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | EHL/LF222/224 Saturday, November 3: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | ehl 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | LF 222/224 Sunday, November 4 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | LF 222/224 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | EHL

Thinking about your next adventure? Want a top-selling mountain book? Featuring the latest in gear and apparel from Festival sponsors and industry leaders, the Mountain Marketplace is your one-stop shop for planning all of your mountain activities.

Festival Organizers Executive Director, Film and Media. . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Stauffer Programming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joni Cooper Banff Mountain Film Festival Manager. . . . . . . . . . Deb Smythe Strategic Partnership Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Harvey Banff Mountain Festival Producer . . . . . . . . . Woody MacPhail Programming and Events Producer . . . . . . . . . Joanna Croston Festival Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Thél Film Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karin Stubenvoll Festival Coordinator – Guest Relations . . . .Monica Meneghetti Operations Manager, Film and Media. . . . . . . Cindy Schatkoski Film and Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patsy Murphy Volunteer Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Gibbs Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop Coordinator. . . Maria Cashin Technical Production Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . Lana Hettinga Technical Assistants. . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Tierney, Doug Latimer, Michael Klekamp, Wil Schmidt, Holly Elliot, Paul Price, Branden Charlton Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Nutting World Tour Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Baker World Tour Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seana Strain World Tour Program Coordinators. Cécile Neff, Meagan Stewart

Marketing and Communications Marketing Officer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicky Lynch Media Relations Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shari Bishop-Bowes Graphic Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Stauffer Box Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Wittchen Marketing Officer (World Tour). . . . . . . Amélie Goulet-Boucher Festival theme music . . Jacques Blackstone purplesoundmusic.com Intermission music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Fitzmaurice

Special thanks to Marni Jackson and Tony Whittome for their expert advice and programming assistance. We wish to express our gratitude to John Amatt, founding director of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 1976, and to Bernadette McDonald, whose visionary leadership took the Festival to the world stage. Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to be a founding member of Banff Mountain Festival, Film and Media The Banff Centre Box 1020, Banff, AB, Canada T1L 1H5 1.800.298.1229 • 403.762.6369


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Hot Topics Noon Hour Seminars Hot Topics Seminar – Chomolungma: Goddess or Gong Show?

Hot Topics Seminar – Wilderness: On the Razor’s Edge

Saturday, November 3 | 12:30 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | Free

Sunday, November 4 | 12:30 p.m. | Max Bell Auditorium | Free

2012 saw the most attempts on Mt. Everest’s summit in the history of the mountain, hundreds at a time during two weather windows and tragically several deaths. Many say that Everest no longer has appeal to “true” climbers but has become another notch in the belt of trophy hunters, professional types with financial means but virtually no mountaineering portfolio. What is the environmental impact of hundreds of people leaving behind waste in the highly inhospitable but once pristine alpine terrain above basecamp? Join our expert group of panelists to find out if climbing the Goddess can be a respectful, safe and sustainable act.

With much of the world’s natural resources spread thin and on the cusp of destruction for human demand, have the methods of past environmental movements failed? Should we be lamenting the loss of the last of the world’s wildest landscapes or is there still hope? Governments, NGOs, corporations and first nations peoples squabble over vast areas of remaining wilderness and who has the rightful claim to exploit them or not. Join our panel of experts to discover why we, as adventurers, need wild places to re-energize, to satisfy the exploration itch and for our future generations to enjoy as well.

Moderated by Geoff Powter, with Ralf Dujmovits, Tommy Heinrich, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Sharon Wood, and Simon Yates.

Moderated by Esther Speck, with Mridu Chandra, WadeDavis, Bruce Kirkby, Leroy Little Bear, and Dasho Kinley Dorji.

© Ralf Dujmovits

Bowmore Single Malt Whisky MasterClasses (Space is limited to the first 40 people) Thursday / Friday / Saturday 5 – 6 p.m. | KCCI 305

Founded over two centuries ago, Bowmore is the first recorded distillery on Islay (pronounced ‘eyela’) and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Join us as we take you on a journey to Islay, tasting some of our finest single malts with Iain McCallum – Bowmore’s Master of Malt.

workshops NatioNal GeoGraphic

ON NOW! YellOWstONe tO YukON: the Journey of Wildlife and Art Until November 15, 2012

Experience an unprecedented international exhibit that captures the connection between art and nature conservation – past, present and future.

EXPLORATION AND GRANTS WORKSHOP Saturday, November 3 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Learn about National Geographic funding for adventure and exploration around the world with the Expeditions Council. Ask questions about the application process and discover our rich history of funded expeditions. Discuss your potential proposal with Expeditions Council staff.

EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE WORKSHOP: WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY Saturday, November 3 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Find out how to pitch your idea to National Geographic. Learn about the story development process. Have your questions answered by senior editors.

TELEVISION STORY PITCH WORKSHOP Sunday, November 4 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Get the inside scoop on pitching film projects to National Geographic Television and the Channel. Discover the insider perspective on National Geographic’s editorial development process. Discuss your film ideas with a National Geographic representative.

PhOtOgrAPhY from Yellowstone to Yukon

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF STORYTELLING: DIGITAL AND SOCIAL OUTREACH WORKSHOP Sunday, November 4 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join National Geographic’s Digital Media team as they share effective techniques for telling your story digitally. Learn how to build an effective social media following and review best practices for expedition and field coverage, including shooting video and photography. Afterward, participate in breakout sessions focused on specific digital topics.

Until November 4, 2012

111 Bear Street Banff, Alberta Canada T: 403 762-2291 | whyte.org Dwayne Harty painting at Ram Canyon, July 2010, photographer Harvey Locke.

Snow Leopard © Steve Winter

LOCATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS:

Base Camp, Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation, Room 201, The Banff Centre

Client: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies File Name: WM_Y2Y_RMOQtrVert_V3.pdf


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Higher Learning

Tickets | Festival Packs

Banff Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program

RUNDLE FILM PACK | $154

Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Explore the concepts that are key to every great adventure film at our intensive eight-day filmmakers’ workshop.

Work in a creative environment, interacting with other mountain writers and editors in group discussions and individual consultations.

Supported by Mammut, Sole, Buff, Big Rock Brewery, and MEC.

Supported by Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Coast Mountain Culture Magazine.

Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop

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SEPTEMBER 2013

Work alongside National Geographic photographers and Parks Canada in an outdoor setting and take your photography and knowledge to a new level!

For more information: The Banff Centre Office of the Registrar Email: arts_info@banffcentre.ca Phone: 403.762.6180 1.800.565.9989 banffcentre.ca

Supported in part by Parks Canada, National Geographic Expeditions Council and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Purchase tickets to the following four events from November 2 to 4: • Friday evening guest speaker and films • Saturday daytime film screenings • Saturday evening guest speaker and films • Sunday daytime film screenings and receive a bonus coupon to be redeemed for: Two FREE tickets to a daytime Opening Weekend Film Program Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28. OR One free ticket to a daytime book event Thursday, November 1 or Friday, November 2 Purchase tickets to four or more events* in the same ticket order, and receive a bonus coupon to be redeemed for:

* this offer applies to all Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival events with a ticket price of $13 or more.

The Epic Sampler | $39

Volunteer of the Year Award Every year, more than 120 volunteers from around the world give over 2,500 hours of their time to ensure the success of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. In 2012, we celebrate the service of long-time Festival volunteers, Chuck O’Callaghan and Jeannette Fish. Between them, Chuck and Jeanette have volunteered at more than 20 Festivals, bringing their local knowledge, love of the mountains, and dedication to every volunteer shift.

Made in Banff. Shared with the World.

Banff Centre Live! Live recordings of Banff Centre performances

banffcentre.ca/live Join the conversation @thebanffcentre

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From all of us at The Banff Centre and the Mountain Festival team, thank you to all of our Festival volunteers for your time and extraordinary commitment.

Purchase tickets to eight book events from November 1 to 2: • Thursday daytime guest speakers (10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.) and book signings • Thursday afternoon Book Awards presentation and Meet-the-Authors reception • Thursday evening guest speaker and films • Friday daytime guest speakers (10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.) and book signings and receive a bonus coupon to be redeemed for: Two FREE tickets to a daytime Opening Weekend Film Program Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28.

Pick 4 or More

One free ticket to a daytime Opening Weekend Film Program Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28.

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CASCADE BOOK PACK | $113

Purchase a ticket to: Radical Reels on Tuesday, October 30 and The Snow Show on Wednesday, October 31 and save $5 off the combined ticket price.

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everest pass | $2,000

The ultimate Festival adventure. Be a Festival “insider” – see and do it all! Each Everest Pass includes a full Festival pass to events and VIP socials, and a $1,000 tax-deductible donation to The Banff Centre in support of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Note: A limited number of Everest Passes are available.

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Support mountain and adventure writers, filmmakers, photographers, and other artists at The Banff Centre.

banffcentre.ca/support

Stay at The Banff Centre $95 Per Night Take in the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and stay the night with us in one of our superior lodge-style rooms. For more information on the “Stay With Us” Film and Book Festival rate of $95* per night plus taxes, please contact the Box Office by email box_office@banffcentre.ca or by phone at 403.762.6301 or 1.800.413.8368.

or stay at the Mt. Royal Hotel in downtown Banff, or one of our other partner hotels. banffmountainfestival.ca/stay-dine

The room rate includes: • one night’s accommodation in a superior room • full access to Fitness and Recreation facilities in the Sally Borden Building • free parking * Rates are subject to availability, and are based on single or double occupancy. Some conditions apply.


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World Tour

Festival Wear and Fare

The World Tour hits the road three days after the Festival wraps up.

Festival T-Shirts and Buff®

Dine With Us

The 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival t-shirts and Buff ® were designed by filmmaker/ illustrator Jeremy Collins. Shirts can be purchased at the MEC booth during the Mountain Marketplace and online at MEC.ca. Buffs can be purchased at the Buff booth and at buyabuff.com.

Choose from a variety of dining options at The Banff Centre:

– Bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival to approximately 35 countries on all seven continents – The 2012/2013 World Tour program will present approximately 750 screenings – The tour reaches more than 280,000 people the world over.

– The Radical Reels Tour takes the high-energy excitement of the Festival’s renowned action sports night to audiences in Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Help us move toward zero waste – bring your own mug or cup!

We Like Green

banffmountainfestival.ca/tour 403.762.6104 | worldtourinfo@banffcentre.ca

Recharge at Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation

25-metre pool | Jacuzzi hot tub Steam rooms | Fitness Room Present a ticket from any Festival event and enjoy the use of the facility for a special drop-in fee of $5.50 for the entire day! Offer valid October 27 – November 4.

Also available during the Festival: Sandwiches, treats, and Kicking Horse Coffee, in the Eric Harvie Theatre West Lobby, in Room 213/215 (across from the Margaret Greenham Theatre), and in the Max Bell Building. The Roasterie’s portable cappuccino cart will be located in the Max Bell Building on November 1 and 2 and outside the Margaret Greenham Theatre on November 3 and 4.

– Funds raised at these screenings are often donated to local rescue organizations, climbing clubs, or environmental groups.

If you’ve been practicing the art of sitting and watching films all day, a visit to the Sally Borden Building is definitely for you!

Vista’s Dining Room | Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar | Maclab Bistro Le Café

The Festival prints our annual brochure and posters on FSC stock paper. We partner with Banff Airporter, an environmentally-conscious airport shuttle and transportation service, and we encourage Festival guests to leave their cars at home. The Banff Centre is an “idle free” zone. We use compostable plates, cups, cutlery, and food bags, and we encourage guests to bring their

own water bottle and/or travel mug! Bow Valley Power provides Green Energy to Power the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and deliver the films on the World Tour to Canada and the USA. Thank you to Bow Valley Waste Management Commission for their help in moving us “Toward Zero Waste”.

Massage Special: Save 10% Receive 10 per cent off a massage by bringing in a ticket stub. Experience the healing power of touch with a professional massage. Stop by the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation desk or call 403.762.6450 (or extension 6450 from any house phone) to make a booking.

Saturday, November 3 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.

Climbing Wall Experience Banff’s only indoor climbing facility – 4,500 square feet of roped climbing and bouldering. Challenge yourself on our lead arch, or perfect your outdoor skills on our rescue ledge. Your drop-in fee includes use of the wall. Rental costs are extra. This offer is on a first come basis. Hours during the Festival: Daily: 2 – 10 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday lunch hours: 12 – 2 p.m.

Belay Checks & Rentals: TR & lead climbing belay checks – No charge! (must have previous belaying experience) Harness: $2.50 | Shoes: $2.50 | Belay devices, carabiners, chalk – No charge! After you sign a waiver, go through an orientation, and complete your belay check(s) during any of the hours previously mentioned, you are welcome to come and boulder, top rope, and/or lead climb.

Partner Flow Yoga with an Intro to Acro Yoga This practice will introduce you to amazing ways of developing awareness, connection, courage, and strength. It is a unique style of partner yoga that teaches one partner to be stable and aware (the ‘base’) while the other partner learns to be open, and trust (the ‘flyer’). No experience is required – only an openness to physical contact with others. If that is a sensitive area for you, bring a friend or partner that you’re comfortable making contact with.

Sunday, November 4 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.

Yoga for Climbers This high energy class will bring balance and strength, and energize the practictioner. The diverse sequence of postures flow together to create a strong connection to the breath as well as core strength. The focus of this class will be backs, shoulders and hips. All levels of are welcome.

The Peter A. Dettling Gallery & Wilderness Education Centre

TERRA MAGICA World class nature photography gallery 103-713 Main Street, Canmore TerraMagica.ca • 403.609.2614


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Youth Programs j Track Attack: for kids aged 9-12 j Train to Train: for kids aged 12-15 j Biathlon Programs: for kids aged 9+

DON’T FORGET

Jackrabbit/Radical Skiers (ages 4 to 12) registration goes until October 31

Watch our website for details on:

Adult Programs j Adult Training program: Level 4 offered Wednesdays November 28 through March 20 j Adult Recreation programs: Levels 1-3 offered Wednesdays January 9 through March 20 j Adult Biathlon programs: 5 sessions each November/December and January/February

CNSC Annual Ski Swap Saturday, October 27 l 9:30 am to noon Canmore Crossing l 1160 Railway Avenue (between Safeway and Sobeys)

Early bird entrance is $10 and is at 8:30 am for the first 100 people. Purchase your early bird tickets at The Crossing on Friday, October 26, 6 to 8 pm. j Cash or cheques only (be prepared to show identification) j Consignee drop off: Friday, October 26 l 6 to 9 pm j Consignee pick up: Saturday, October 27 l 3 to 6 pm

For more information visit

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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Partners We recognize these valuable Banff Mountain Festival partners for their support of our programs.

Presenting Partners

BANFF AIRPORTER

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> Leading the way

National Geographic and its Expeditions Council

The North Face – Never Stop Exploring

National Geographic and its Expeditions Council are once again proud to sponsor the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. As it commences its 125th year, The National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations in the world. It reaches nearly 400 million people each month through its magazines, the National Geographic Channel, books, maps, and interactive media. The Expeditions Council grant program is dedicated to funding cutting-edge exploration and adventure and has supported more than 425 projects around the world. nationalgeographic.com/council

For more than 40 years, we’ve provided outdoor enthusiasts and athletes with the apparel, equipment and resources to push the limits of exploration. In turn, they’ve taken us on the adventure of a lifetime. We’re proud to support the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in its quest to showcase many of these expeditions through film, photography and the written word. www.thenorthface.com

National Geographic also offers Young Explorers Grants to support the next generation of researchers, explorers, and conservationists ages 18 to 25. nationalgeographic.com/yeg

Friends of the Festival

Major Partners

A Very Special Thanks

Supporting Partners

AquaSource, AVW Telav, Banff Wine Store/ Castle Cellars, Calgary Herald, Cinematronix, FM Systems, Dr. John McCall, Mijo, The North Face Store/Banff, Bill Putnam, The Roasterie, Taxi Taxi, Anthony Whittome, and Xerox – The Document Source.

Thanks to the staff and management of these Bow Valley businesses who support the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival through their generous contributions of goods and services for our special guests: Balkan Restaurant, Banff Aspen Lodge, Banff Brewing Company, Banff Inn, Banff Lodging Company, Banff Park Lodge, Bear Street Tavern, The Bison Restaurant, Bow View Lodge, Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Chili’s, Coyote’s Deli and Grill, Dancing Sasquatch, Delta Royal Canadian, Douglas Fir Resorts & Chalets, Earl’s Restaurant, Elk & Oarsman Pub & Grill, Giorgio’s Trattoria, HooDoo Lounge & Nightclub, The Juniper Hotel & Bistro, The Meatball, Melissa’s Restaurant & Bar, Mount Royal Hotel, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Rimrock Resort, Rose & Crown Pub & Restaurant, Rundlestone Lodge, Saltlik Restaurant, Silver Dragon Restaurant, St. James’s Gate Olde Irish Pub, Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, Timbres Food Co., Tommy’s Pub, Vastu Chai Inc., and YWCA Banff

The People Behind the Scenes This nine-day event owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the staff of The Banff Centre, plus dozens of individuals and organizations throughout the Bow Valley who have provided their time, expertise, services, and products to make our Festival one of the most significant events of the year for the mountaineering community in North America. As well, volunteers have helped out in every area of the Festival: pre-screening films and books, taking tickets, seating our audience, providing special guest and sponsor support, introducing speakers and films, and the list goes on and on. A very special thanks to the people behind the scenes, without whose time, effort, and enthusiasm there would be no Festival.

We couldn’t do it without you!


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See you next year! October 26 – November 3, 2013