Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Program 2015

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PRESENTS

BANFF

MOUNTAIN AND

FILM BOOK FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 8, 2015

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WELCOME On behalf of the entire Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival team, welcome to our 40th! It’s been a wild ride over these past forty years. From our first sold out screening in 1976, to our 25th anniversary summit in 2000, to the program in front of you – amazing adventurers have been crossing our stages for four decades and we couldn’t be prouder to present you with this year’s offerings. Over the course of forty years, mountain celebrities like Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Catherine Destivelle, David Suzuki, Jane Goodall, and Peter Matthiessen have graced our stages. This year, the next generation comes to the fore with personalities like Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, and Kit Deslauriers. Contemporary cutting-edge climbers and adventurers who knew before they set out that the bar had been set high by the generation before, but that didn’t discourage them from entering into the unknown. At the heart of the very first “Banff Festival of Mountaineering Films” was a notion of celebrating climbers and mountain culture, and of exposing our local outdoor tribe to the many international personalities who may not have been accessible otherwise. News spread much slower back then – especially mountain news. One might not have heard about a first ascent or a successful expedition for weeks or even months, and the Festival was one of those outlets where the stories were shared and rumours were finally set to rest. We live in a world of instant messaging, blogging from basecamp, and Skyping from summits. News reaches us in the blink of an eye. But interestingly enough, the stories are still what bring people to the Festival even if they’ve heard them before via social media outlets, on demand channels, or other digital platforms. In this age of information and global communication, seeing our heroes in person and watching films on the big screen has never been more important and more poignant. There’s something to be said about the gathering of friends and like-minded folks at our festival that gets people talking to each other. It’s a personal experience that a session with your home computer or your mobile phone can’t replicate.

Over the course of nine days we’ll be offering you 89 films, more than 20 book programs, free mountain exhibitions and endless workshops. All this in addition to special 40th anniversary programming like the Festival Flashback screenings at the Lux Cinema Banff that showcase old favourites and people’s choice award winners from Festivals past. Check out our 40 Year Poster Retrospective exhibition in the Max Bell, the cutting-edge artwork in the Walter Philips Gallery, or take in some late night music in The Club. The Banff Centre is a unique arts organization that oozes creativity and encourages contemporary dialogue at every turn. Now is a great time to get to know us better – there’s a lot more to the Festival and The Banff Centre than just films. Welcome to our next great adventure!

Deb Smythe Festival Director

Joanna Croston Programming Director

The Festival brings down barriers and crosses borders to get to the heart of what we all really care about – special mountain places around the globe.

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#40EpicYears FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

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4 | W E D N E S D AY

6 | F R I D AY

Kick-Off Party 7 – 9 p.m. | Banff Avenue Square | Free

Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | EHT Lobby | Free

Festival Flashback Screening* 7 p.m. | LUX | $12

Festival Flashback Screenings* 7 p.m. | LUX | $12 9:15 p.m. | LUX | $12

Opening Weekend Film Screenings 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. EHT | $12

The Snow Show 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $25 | Epic Sampler $45

Voices of Adventure: Simone Moro 10 – 11:30 a.m. | MBA | $15

Festival Flashback Screening* 7 p.m. | LUX | $12

The Dirtbag Café: David Chaundy-Smart and Films 7:30 p.m. | CLB | $15

2 | M O N D AY

5 | T H U R S D AY

Opening Weekend Film Screenings 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m. | EHT | $12

Mountain Art Exhibitions Various venues (See pg. 36) | Free

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

Mountain Artwalk 4 p.m. | Meet outside EHT | Free

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31 | S A T U R D A Y Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | EHT Lobby Free

Opening Night: Meru 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $25 Festival Flashback Screening* 8 p.m. | LUX | $12

*Festival Flashback Screenings: Purchase tickets at luxbanff.com or at the door.

Festival Flashback Screening* 7 p.m. | LUX | $12 Radical Reels 7:30 p.m. | EHT (LIVE) / MGT (SIMULCAST) $25 | Epic Sampler $45

Cover photo: Les Drus, Chamonix, France © Soren Rickards

LOCATION KEY CLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Club, Theatre Complex EHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre, Theatre Complex KCCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation LF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex LUX . . . . . . . . . . Lux Cinema, 229 Bear Street, downtown Banff

The Tower: Kelly Cordes 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MBA | $15 Tears of the Dawn: Jules Lines Alpine Warriors: Bernadette McDonald 2 – 3:30 p.m. | MBA | $15 Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading 4:30 p.m. | KCCI 303 | Free

Circling the Midnight Sun: James Raffan All the Wild That Remains: David Gessner 10 – 11:30 a.m. | MBA | $15

Mountain Marketplace 7 – 10 p.m. | TC | Free

Alpine Exposures: Jonathan Griffith 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MBA | $15

Tommy Caldwell and Films 8 p.m. | EHT | $35

Too Close to God: Jeff Long The Adventure Game: Keith Partridge 2 – 3:30 p.m. | MBA | $15

Chasing Niagara and Films 8 p.m. | MGT | $25

The Jaguar’s Children: John Vaillant 8 p.m. | RRH | $15

Basecamp LIVE 5:30 p.m. | CLB | Free

Lydia Bradey with Greg Child and Films 8 p.m. | MBA | $35

Festival Flashback Screenings* 7 p.m. | LUX | $12 9:15 p.m. | LUX | $12

Danny Michel and Jeremy Fisher – Live Music 11:30 p.m. | CLB | $20

Alex Honnold, Hadwin’s Judgement and Book Awards 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $35

See campus map page 56. MBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Auditorium MBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Building MGT . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Greenham Theatre, Theatre Complex RRH . . . . . . . . . . . Rolston Recital Hall, Music & Sound Building TC . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Complex (Includes Laszlo Funtek Wing)


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 7 – 9 P.M. BANFF AVENUE SQUARE | FREE

NOVEMBER 7 | S AT U R D AY

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Mountain Marketplace 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | TC | Free

Mountain Marketplace 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | TC | Free

Daytime Film Screenings – Program A 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | EHT/RRH | $49

Daytime Film Screenings – Program A 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | MGT/MBA | $49

Daytime Film Screenings – Program B 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | MGT/MBA | $49

Daytime Film Screenings – Program B 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | EHT | $49

National Geographic Exploration and Grants Workshop 9 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free

Haida Gwaii: On The Edge of The World and Films 9 a.m. | RRH | $15

National Geographic Adventure Writing and Photography Workshop 11 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free

National Geographic Digital Storytelling Workshop 9 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free

Hot Topics Seminar 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MBA | Free

National Geographic Television Story Pitch Workshop 11 a.m. | KCCI 201 | Free

Mountain Gallery Hop 3 – 7 p.m. | Various downtown galleries | Free The Search for Freedom 7 p.m. | RRH | $12 The Next 40 Years and Films 8 p.m. | EHT | $35 The Rocky Mountains Traverse and Films 8 p.m. | MGT | $25 Kit Deslauriers and Films 8 p.m. | MBA | $35

Hot Topics Seminar 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | MBA | Free The Great Alone and Films 2 p.m. | RRH | $15 Best of the Festival 7:30 p.m. | EHT $25 – Awards and Films 8 p.m. | MGT/MBA $25 – Films Only

STREIF – One Hell of a Ride 9:30 p.m. | RRH | $12 Danny Michel & Jeremy Fisher – Live Music 11:30 p.m. | CLB | $20

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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival! Don’t miss this year’s Kick-Off Party in downtown Banff, with Festival special guests and live music by The Bitterweed Draw.

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AFTER PARTY: Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon | 9 P.M.

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FESTIVAL FLASHBACK LUX CINEMA BANFF, 229 BEAR STREET | $12 |

Celebrating 40 years with a flashback of award-winning films and audience favourites. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 7 P.M.

9:15 P.M.

8 P.M.

The Epic of Everest

Badgered

The Red Helmet

Screened at the inaugural Festival, 1976

Best Film Mountain Environment, 2007

(UK, 1924, 87 min) Director/Producer: Captain John Noel

(UK, 2005, 7 min) Producer: Jamie Wolpert Director: Sharon Colman

(USA, 2008, 6 min) Producer: Dave Barlia Director: Tyler Young

The Epic of Everest is the official film record, shot by Captain John Noel, of the third British expeditions to attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak. The film exemplifies the age of heroic adventure as it records the approach to the mountain and the final attempts of climbers George Mallory and Sandy Irvine on the summit ridge before their tragic disappearance.

The tale of a badger who just wants the world to let him sleep.

Overcome with fear, a young boy runs into the forest. He finds a magic red helmet and goes on the adventure of a lifetime.

Being Caribou

Christophe

People’s Choice Award, 2004 (Canada, 2004, 72 min) Producer: Tracey Friesen Director: Leanne Allison

Wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer and filmmaker Leanne Allison set out from the remote village of Old Crow in the Yukon to follow the annual migration of the Porcupine caribou herd. The couple’s plan is to accompany the 123,000 caribou from their wintering range in central Yukon to the spring calving grounds on Alaska’s coastal plain, and back again – on foot!

(France, 1985, 26 min) Producer: MC4 Director: Nicolas Philibert

An often hair-raising perspective of an extreme climber on an incredible solo ascent of the Dru near Chamonix.

Alone Across Australia Best Film Mountain Environment and People’s Choice Award, 2003 (Australia, 2003, 51 min) Director/Producer: Ian Darling and Jon Muir

In 2001, climber and adventurer Jon Muir began a 2500-kilometre odyssey to cross Australia from the south coast to the north coast on foot. For 128 days, Jon and his dog, Seraphine, survived entirely off the land, hunting and gathering along the way.


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

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Cowboy

Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)

He Dances For His Cormorants

Best Feature-length Mountain Film, 2002

Best Film Mountain Culture and People’s Choice Award, 1994

Special Jury Mention, 1986 (Canada, 1985, 9 min) Producer: Alan Bibby Director: Darold Black

A theatrical short on the solitary work of a cowboy who takes a herd of cattle into the Rocky Mountains of southern Alberta each spring for summer grazing.

Chasseur du Miel Best Film Mountain Environment, 1990 (France, 1988, 19 min) Director: Alain Majani, Diane Sommers and Eric Valli

This film explores the lives of the Garoons in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. A team of men hunt the high cliffs to collect honey. This livelihood is passed down through the generations.

Red Gold People’s Choice Award, 2008 (USA, 2008, 54 min) Producer: Travis Rummel Director: Ben Knight and Travis Rummel

At the headwaters of the two largest remaining sockeye salmon runs on the planet in Bristol Bay, Alaska, mining companies have proposed to extract what may be the richest deposit of gold and copper in the world. Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that would not exist if the salmon didn’t return with Bristol Bay’s tide.

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(Canada, 2000, 172 min) Director/Producer: Zacharias Kunuk

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(France, 1993, 26 min)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Zong Man is considered the best fisherman on the Lijiang River. He has twelve cormorants, trained to catch the biggest fish in the river. Each year Zong Man raises a young cormorant. Here begins his surprising story: a marriage, an egg and a birth, revealing secrets which have been passed down for generations.

7 P.M.

Berserk in the Antarctic

This award-winning film by Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk tells the ancient legend of a struggle between powerful natural and supernatural characters.

Of Souls + Water – The Shapeshifter Audio Post Production Award, 2012 (USA, 2012, 6 min) Producer: Anson Fogel Director: Skip Armstrong

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

Mont Blanc Speed Flying Best Short Mountain Film, 2009 (France, 2008, 10 min) Director/Producer: Didier Lafond

Six speed riders fly from the upper slopes of Mont Blanc down to Chamonix in one continuous 10-minute shot, filmed in Cineflex.

People’s Choice Award, 2001 (Norway, 2000, 51 min) Director /Producer: Kaare Skard

This is the incredible story of three young men who risk their lives again and again on board their little yacht, Berserk. Their destination is Antarctica, and the frank portrayal of the three sailors is fresh and humourous. Plenty of people said that this voyage was doomed to go wrong – and they were right. 9:15 P.M.

Stranded...I’ve Come From a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains Best Feature-length Mountain Film, 2008 (France, 2007, 127 min) Producer: Gonzalo Arijón

(Canada, 2006, 56 min) Director/Producer: Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier

One of the greatest survival stories of all time is finally told by the survivors themselves, brilliantly crafted by their childhood friend, master filmmaker Gonzalo Arijón. Arijón goes beyond the lurid tale of cannibalism that swept the media to discover the essence of this extraordinary human drama.

Two young Canadians embark on their first cycling expedition, an epic 8000 kilometre journey from Mongolia to Calcutta, India, travelling through Xinjiang, the Taklimakan Desert, the high Tibetan plateau and the jungle of Nepal.

Photos, left to right: From the film Atanarjuat; From the film Asiemut

Asiemut People’s Choice Award and Special Jury Mention, 2006


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 OPENING WEEKEND 12 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $12

3:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $12

The Important Places

Joe

Muni

(USA, 2015, 7 min) Director: Andy Maser Producer: Hayden Peters

(Canada, 2015, 3 min) Director: Craig Hall Producer: Laura O’Grady

Traveling the coast of Antarctica by sailboat, sea kayak, small plane, on foot and with dive gear gives writer and director Jon Bowermaster and his team a complete and beautiful portrait of a place unlike anywhere else you will ever visit.

At the age of 30, Joe Riis has achieved everyone’s childhood dream. A celebrated National Geographic wildlife photographer, he spends his life embarking on adventures to the wildest places on earth, often for months on end, to observe and photograph animals. But like all of us, he has doubts. Joe is the celebration of one man’s journey.

Inspired by his father’s passion for mountain sports, 12-year-old Noah Isaac goes unicycling on some challenging trails around Canmore.

1:15 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Mile for Mile

82 Summits

(USA, 2015, 15 min) Director/Producer: James Q Martin Production Company: Q Media

(USA, 2015, 9 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Gnarly Bay, Forest Woodward

Using a mix of old 16mm footage and new visuals, a son rediscovers the necessity of returning to and protecting “the important places” in our lives.

Cailleach (UK, 2014, 14 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Rosie Reed Hillman Producer: Carole Cooke Production Company: Scrumptious Productions Ltd.

Morag, 86, lives alone on the Isle of Harris with her three cats and twelve sheep. She was born in this house and has lived here her whole life. Cailleach is a portrait of Morag as she contemplates her next chapter and shares her unique love of life.

MOUNTAIN ARTWALK SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 4 P.M. | FREE MEETING PLACE: ERIC HARVIE THEATRE PATIO

Explore mountain art and photography exhibits with a walk through The Banff Centre campus, wrapping up with exhibitions and a reception at the Walter Phillips Gallery.

Antarctica: On the Edge (USA, 2014, 36 min) Producer: Jon Bowermaster Production Company: Oceans 8 Films, DQBD Films and Giant Screen Films

(Switzerland, 2015, 49 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Samuel Gyger and Sven Allenbach Producer: Samuel Gyger Production Company: samcam film

Ueli Steck, the “Swiss Machine”, is back! This time, he’s got a massive goal much closer to home – summit all 82 peaks in the Alps over 4,000 meters. They’re spread over Switzerland, Italy and France, and he’s trying to complete the project in 80 days, using only his own power to connect the routes. Will he make it?

Photos, counter clockwise: From the film Joe © Joe Riis; From the film Mile for MIle © James Q Martin; From the film Antarctica: On the Edge; From the film Meru © Renan Ozturk

Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape.

PRESENTATION: Take Me Outside 3rd annual Student Video Contest winner: Falling in Love with the Outdoors by Tao Werner 4:22 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

NATURE: The Last Orangutan Eden (USA, 2015, 56 min) Producer: Joseph Pontecorvo Production Company: Pontecorvo Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for National Geographic Channel, Sky Vision and WNET

Join ecologist and adventurer Chris Morgan as he travels deep into the jungles of Sumatra to uncover the mysteries of Asia’s only great ape – the orangutan.


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Meru

Wingmen

(USA, 2015, 89 min)

(Norway, 2015, 52 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Thomas O. Christensen, Eric Ellioth, Preben Hansen, Christen Roede Producer: Christen Roede In Person: Heather Garrow

Director: Jimmy Chin* Producer: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Elite climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk set out to tackle this difficult wall and overcome obstacles that have turned away the best climbing teams over the past 30 years. Winner of an audience award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Meru is not to be missed.

Three of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth, embark on an adventure around the world, seeking out unique and challenging places to wingsuit proximity fly and BASE jump.

9:28 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN) OPENING WEEKEND BUNDLE * In person Program subject to change.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 OPENING WEEKEND

12 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $12

3:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $12

Island of the Marble Glaciers

Voyagers Without Trace

Bluehue

Denali

(France, 2015, 52 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Luc-Henri Fage* Producer: Jean-Pierre Bailly, Luc-Henri Fage

(USA, 2015, 80 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Ian McCluskey*

(UK, 2015, 5 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Natasha Brooks

(USA, 2015, 8 min) Director: Ben Knight Producer: Ben Moon

Natasha Brooks swims naked year-round in the cold mountain lakes of Snowdonia, Wales. Through this she finds solitude, grounding, and a deep connection to the natural environment. Winner of the British Mountaineering Council’s 2014 Women in Adventure Film Competition.

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times.

A remote and stormy Patagonian island. The nearest port is 250 kilometres away. If you come here, you’re either stranded, insane, or... a caver. There’s limestone here – and to this crew of French adventurers, that means caves. 1:05 PM (BREAK, 20 MIN) * In person Program subject to change.

In 1938, three Parisians pushed off from a Wyoming riverbank to attempt the first kayak exploration of the notoriously wild Green and Colorado rivers – and they recorded their journey, creating the first colour adventure film. The reels went unseen for 75 years, until Ian McCluskey spotted the trio on a roadside marker, sending him on his own adventure to discover more.

NOATAK: Return to the Arctic USA, 2015, 14 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jason Fitzpatrick*, Jen Serena*, Ric Serena* Producer: Jason Fitzpatrick, Jen Serena, Durand Trench Production Company: The Muir Project, LLC

Heartwarming and authentic, NOATAK follows two adventurers in their 70s as they return to this wild Northern river, 40 years after their first visit. Photos, left to right: From the film Voyagers Without Trace © Ben Canales; From the film NOATAK: Return to the Arctic © Jen Serena

4:16 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

K2: Touching the Sky (Poland, 2015, 72 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Eliza Kubarska Producer: Katarzyna Slesicka, Monika Braid

In the summer of 1986, several dozen alpinists from around the world met to climb K2. In the blink of an eye, the season transformed into a series of tragic events leaving 13 climbers dead and a black mark on the history of K2. Almost 30 years later the children of the acclaimed alpinists who died undertake an expedition to answer a simple question: what is the price of passion?


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Overburden

Juma of Itanda

(USA, 2015, 65 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Chad A. Stevens* Producer: Elena Rue, Catherine Orr Production Company: milesfrommaybe Productions

(USA, 2015, 4 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director/Producer: Tommy Penick*

After a coal mine disaster kills her brother, a pro-coal activist joins forces with a tree-hugging environmentalist to take on the most dangerous coal company in America. As the coal industry faces extinction, will our two heroines be able to heal their wounded community? 8:58 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

As a boy, Juma watched the first rafting group paddle to Itanda, the Class V rapid named after his village on the Victoria Nile in Uganda. From that spark, Juma’s passion for the river grew, eventually leading to his current role as Director of Operations at the country’s largest raft outfit. However, a dam project threatens his livelihood.

Hunters of the South Seas: Whale Hunters of Lamalera (UK, 2015, 60 min) Director/Producer: Jamie Balment

OPENING WEEKEND BUNDLE SAVE $5 PER TICKET! (SEE PAGE 49)

Lamalera is a village perched on the rocky slopes of an active island volcano, it is home to people who have adapted to ocean life like nowhere else. Will Millard heads to the small Indonesian village to discover how the merge to modernity may not be in everyone’s best interest. Photos, top to bottom: From the film Bluehue © Natasha Brooks; From the film Denali © Lisa Hensel

MOUNTAIN ART AND CRAFT SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

ERIC HARVIE THEATRE LOBBY | FREE

Find one-of-a-kind mountain-themed art and handcrafted items.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 RADICAL REELS

7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE (LIVE) / MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE (SIMULCAST) | $25 Radical Reels has become more than just a night of awesome extreme sports, crazy athletes and mega-adrenaline feats on a massive screen. It’s an annual highlight, a Banff tradition that is full of wacky antics, outrageous stunts and high octane films with climber Cedar Wright as host. Sponsored by MSR, Buff®,Yomads and Oboz Footwear and locally by Dan Sparks & Associates.

Darklight (USA, 2015, 6 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Mike Brown Producers: Rachel Franks, Matt O’Connor, Zac Ramras Production Company: Sweetgrass Productions

In 2014, the award-winning film Afterglow followed skiers down impossibly lit, virgin powder slopes in the dead of night. Get ready for the sequel, this time on two wheels.

Photos, top to bottom: From the film Beat Down © Camp4 Collective; From the film Golden Gate © Jon Glassberg

Japan by Van (USA, 2014, 5 min) CANADIAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Nick Waggoner Producer: Josh Nielsen, Alex Lowther

There are no ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing – as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Join Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi as they discover the meaning of “deep” in the Japanese backcountry.

Golden Gate (USA, 2015, 17 min) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Jon Glassberg Producer: The North Face, Petzl Production Company: Louder than Eleven

She’s been trad climbing for only three years, but Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan’s Golden Gate (5.13 VI). Six days and 40 pitches later, she stood on the summit with broken skin, aching muscles, and a smile that stretched across Yosemite Valley.

MOUNTAIN IDOL Celebrate youth, sport and the spirit of the outdoors with the Mountain Idol competition. The 2015 Mountain Idol will be announced on-stage during Radical Reels. Mountain Idol is sponsored by Mount Norquay, The North Face and Alpine Club of Canada. banffmountainfestival.ca/idol


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The Mysteries (USA, 2015, 8 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director/Producer: Skip Armstrong In Person: Krystle Wright* Producton Company: Wazee Motion Picture

What began as a dream one night led adventure photographer Krystle Wright down an unexpected, four and a half year journey to capture the most elusive photograph she’d ever taken.

Beat Down (USA, 2014, 3 min) Director/Producer: Anson Fogel

Two bikers, one steep trail. It’s a race straight to the bottom in Moab. A Slayer-heavy short from Camp4 Collective films.

Photos, left to right: From the film Via Ferrata © Manfred Stromberg From the film Fuse © Dave Wortley

The 2015 Mountain Idol finalists will be introduced and the winner will be announced. 8:50 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Nature Rx (USA, 2015, 2 min) Producer: Justin Bogardus

Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming ? Feeling tired, irritable, or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.

Via Ferrata – on a Mountain Bike (Austria, 2015, 5 min) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director/Producer: Harald Philipp

Don’t look down! A mountain biker attempts some gnarly downhill lines in the Dolomites that only a climber would use fixed lines and a harness to go up.

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Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

Women’s Speed Ascent

(USA, 2015, 20 min) Director/Producer: Pete Mortimer, Josh Lowell Production Company: Sender Films, Big Up Productions

(USA, 2015, 4 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Chris Alstrin Producer: Keith Ladzinski

How hard can it be? 24 Hours of Horsehoe Hell is a climbing competition that has you climbing day and night and racking up points for your climbs as you go. You just have to beat Alex Honnold.

FUSE (UK, 2014, 2 min) N. AMERICAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE Producer: David Wortley*

A visual experiment fusing light and white with kayaking and night.

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Crushing the old women’s speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap, Mayan SmithGobat and Libby Sauter put their names in the record book of this notorious route in the Yosemite National Park.

unReal (USA, 2015, 45 min) CANADIAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Teton Gravity Research

unReal is for those of us in need of escape. Glaciers transform into mountain bike trails. Rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky. And thousand-pound carnivores become riding partners. * In person Program subject to change.


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55 Hours in Mexico (USA, 2015, 9 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Joey Schusler, Karl Thompson Producer: Joey Schusler, Thomas Woodson In Person: Max Lowe

Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down, and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

Wild Alaska (USA, 2014, 6 min) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Nick Kalisz Producer: Josh Nielsen, Alex Lowther Production Company: Teton Gravity Research

Follow Ryland Bell as he fits the pieces together to hike and drop some all-time ski lines in remote Alaskan terrain where “there’s nobody coming to lift you off that thing...”

Sierra Quitiquit How Did I get Here: Empowerment (USA, 2015, 8 min) Director: Chris Kitchen* Producer: Sierra Quitiquit, Sam Pope, Circe Wallace Production Company: KGB Productions

From humble beginnings, complex family dynamics and tragic, life-changing events, Sierra Quitiquit rose to success in the two very different worlds of high fashion modeling and skiing.

Degrees North (Switzerland, 2015, 54 min) N. AMERICAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Guido Perrini Producer: Matthieu Geraud, Matt Hollis Production Company: Timeline Missions

Snowboarding is more than a sport to world-renowned freerider Xavier De Le Rue. It’s a quest for adventure. De Le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten use paragliders to scout and access the biggest lines in the Northern Hemisphere, and film it all from the air. 9:05 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

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The Rocky Mountain Moto Tour

The Warmth Of Winter

(Canada, 2015, 12 min) Director: Jay Trusler Producer: Malcolm Sangster*

(USA, 2015, 6 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ben Sturgulewski* Producer: Philipp Drake, Erme Catino, Stephan Drake Production Company: Sturgefilm/ DPS Cinematic

A skier and snowboarder explore the Canadian Rockies through a new lens. Watch as Callum Pettit and Mark Carter travel by motorcycle and ride some of the Rockies most iconic big mountain lines.

AK Girls Way (USA, 2015, 5 min) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Jason Thompson Producer: Josh Nielsen and Alex Lowther Production Company: Jason Thompson Photography

The two weeks that snowboarder Liz Daley and skier Caroline Gleich spent riding, hiking and camping on a glacier in Alaska’s Tordillo Mountains were sweet in ways no one anticipated.

Outside, the snow flies and the wind roars. Take shelter from the storm. Sit down by the fire, have a drink, and take a load off. There is no warmth like a warmth found in winter.

Balloonskiing Heimschnee (Austria, 2015, 10 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE

Director: Johannes Aitzetmüller Producer: Stefan Ager What if there was no gondola or helicopter? Just the wind and a hot air balloon to lead you and your friends to undiscovered powder and untouched turns.

Eclipse (Canada, 2015, 31 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Anthony Bonello* Producer: Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas*

The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather’s bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.

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THE DIRTBAG CAFÉ 7:30 P.M. | THE CLUB | $15

The Dirtbag Café with David ChaundySmart David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal reprimanded him for skipping class, suggesting that he was wasting his time climbing. In his new book, A Youth Wasted Climbing, he tells the story of how he spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become one of the leading figures in the Ontario rock climbing scene. David Chaundy-Smart joins us in conversation with Gripped Editor, Brandon Pullan. 8:40 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Chris Bonington – Life and Climbs (Italy, 2015, 22 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Vinicio Stefanello Producer: PlanetMountain.com Production Company: Comune di Courmayeur, Centro Servizi Courmayeur

One of the greatest mountaineers of our time retraces the stories and adventures of a lifetime spent exploring and climbing.

Without An Image (USA, 2015, 20 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Jason Piszczor* In-person: Mike Libecki*

When adventurer Mike Libecki set off to find an unclimbed peak in Afghanistan his friends and family voiced their concerns. Amidst the mayhem was a peaceful people, a rich history, and a fledgling tourism industry plagued by the effects of a Taliban takeover more than a decade ago.

Into the Light (Austria, 2014, 53 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Jochen Schmoll Producer: Thomas Ernst Production Company: Stefan Glowacz GmbH / Red Bull Media House GmbH

Beginning at a hole in the ground in Oman, climbers Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz descended into the second largest cavern in the world. The climbers take days to work their way back into the light.


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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 STORIES

DAYTIME PROGRAMS | VARIOUS VENUES

Old Style Storytelling Session 8:30 – 9:45 A.M. MAX BELL BUILDING ROOM 252 FREE

Come and hear old-school and off the cuff tales from some of the Rockies’ best storytellers including Leanne Allison, Andrew Brash, Roy Anderson, Barb Renner and Patsy Murphy. Hosted by Chic Scott.

Circling the Midnight Sun James Raffan

All the Wild That Remains David Gessner

10 – 11:30 A.M. MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $15

Circling the Midnight Sun Canadian writer, geographer and canoe scholar James Raffan’s latest book Circling the Midnight Sun took him on a 17,000 kilometre journey around the Arctic Circle. He explored complex communities facing climate change. The charm, diversity and resilience of these people fill Raffan’s book, making it a new classic in Arctic adventure. All the Wild That Remains Environmentalists Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. They both had very different ideas about what it meant to love the land and try to care for it – and they did so in very unique styles. Award-winning nature writer David Gessner braids their stories from Saskatchewan to Utah in his latest book.

Alpine Exposures Jonathan Griffith

12:30 – 1:30 P.M. MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $15

One of the world’s leading mountain sports photographers, Jonathan Griffith has completed cutting-edge ascents in the Alps, Patagonia, Alaska, and the Himalaya, and published his first photography book, Alpine Exposures in autumn 2014. He continues to push himself to document what has never been shot before – and his approach to photography has taken his climbing to a level that sees him regularly tie-in with climbers such as Ueli Steck.

Photos, top to bottom: courtesy of James Raffan; courtesy of Jon Griffith Opposite page: Keith Partridge © John Arran


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Too Close to God Jeff Long

The Adventure Game Keith Partridge

2 – 3:30 P .M . MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $15

Too Close to God New York Times bestselling author Jeff Long is one of the best living storytellers in mountain fiction. In 2006, his book The Wall took the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Long’s latest book, Too Close to God, is a collection of short stories from the last thirty years of his career.

The Adventure Game From bubbling high-altitude volcanos to frozen tundra, adventure cameraman Keith Partridge can take his camera anywhere. His unique and creative filming style and willingness to tough anything out for the right shot, have made Partridge a legend in his field. Partridge’s new memoir The Adventure Game chronicles the Emmy-winner’s rise to the top.

Basecamp LIVE 5:30 P .M . | THE CLUB | FREE

Come join Basecamp podcast host and Gripped Magazine’s Brandon Pullan as we record our first LIVE episode with your help and with special guests. Adventure, stories, music (and beer). Find out more on page 53.

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EVENING PROGRAM | 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

Alex Honnold, Hadwin’s Judgement, and Book Awards The program begins with the presentation of the 2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition awards. Who isn’t intrigued by Alex Honnold? The 30 year old American superstar climbs in a way no one else would – without a partner or rope and on extremely difficult routes. In his new memoir, Alone on the Wall, Honnold and veteran climbing writer David Roberts team up to tell the stories behind the climbs. Alex joins us on stage for a conversation with celebrated climber and writer Greg Child. Book signing at intermission.

Photos, left to right: Alex Honnold © Austin Siadak; From the film Hadwin’s Judgement © David Christensen

Hadwin’s Judgement (Canada, 2015, 88 min) Director: Sasha Snow* Producer: Elizabeth Yake, David Allen, David Christensen, Yves Ma Production Company: Mosfilm Corporation In Person: John Vailllant*

A spellbinding account of environmentalism, obsession and myth, Hadwin’s Judgement chronicles logging engineer and survivalist Grant Hadwin’s resolute struggle to reconcile what he regarded as an intolerable and conspiratorial affront—not just to the land, but to humanity as well.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 STORIES

DAYTIME PROGRAMS | VARIOUS VENUES

Voices of Adventure: An Interview with Simone Moro 10 – 11:30 A.M. MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $15

Simone Moro is a celebrated Italian alpinist who specializes in winter climbing: he holds the record for first winter ascents of 8000-metre peaks – Shishapangma, Makalu, and Gasherbrum II. A passionate climber, he is also an accomplished helicopter pilot and founder of a helicopter rescue program in Nepal. The recipient of countless awards, Moro returns to the Banff stage with his new book, The Call of the Ice, for an intimate interview with climber, writer and psychologist Geoff Powter.

The Tower

Tears of the Dawn

12:30 – 1:30 P.M. MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $15

Alpine Warriors

Kelly Cordes

Climbing Cerro Torre wasn’t enough for American alpinist Kelly Cordes. After reaching the summit, he began an exhausting two-year journey of research to get to the bottom of the iconic Argentine peak’s notorious controversies – culminating in his book The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre. Book signings follow most presentations.

Jules Lines

Bernadette McDonald 2 – 3:30 P.M. MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $15

Tears of the Dawn Jules Lines is Britain’s most accomplished free solo climber and the recipient of the 2014 Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature. Tears of the Dawn spans more than three decades of reflections on extreme climbing revealing the drive and determination needed to gamble with one’s own existence.

Alpine Warriors Award-winning author Bernadette McDonald returns with Alpine Warriors, an intriguing look into the unknown world of Slovenian alpinists. By 1995, all of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks had been summitted by Slovenian teams and in the next ten years, some of the most dramatic and futuristic climbs were made by these ferocious alpinists.

Photos, this page: © Simone Moro Archive; Opposite page: from the book Alpine Warriors; Cerro Torre © Kelly Cordes


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Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading 4:30 P.M. | KINNEAR CENTRE ROOM 303 | FREE

Look forward to undertones of adventure, hints of humour, and full-bodied tales with mountainwriters Brandon Pullan, James Edward Mills, and Lyndsie Bourgon. Cash bar.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 FILMS AND SPEAKERS 8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $35

Tommy Caldwell – and Films

Lydia Bradey with Greg Child – and Films

Sponsored by MEC Everyone from the Telegraph to the Today Show covered the moment when Tommy Caldwell and his partner Kevin Jorgeson finished the first free ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall. Caldwell’s remarkable achievements, fantastic athleticism and his uncompromising climbing style are lessons on dreaming big and rising to the challenge.

A Line Across the Sky (USA, 2015, 40 min) Director/Producer: Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell*

Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans seven kilometres. across snow and icecovered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window.

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9:25 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Sherpa (Australia, 2015, 96 min) Director: Jennifer Peedom

Sherpa, a new film from director Jennifer Peedom and high altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, reveals the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpa point of view including the tragic avalanche and its aftermath.

In 1988, Lydia Bradey became the first woman to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. It was a controversial climb because Bradey did not have the correct permit and, fearing the Nepalese would ban them from climbing in the country forever, her teammates denied her summit claim. She joins us in conversation with celebrated Australian-born climber and awardwinning writer Greg Child. Book signing during intermission. Photos, this page: courtesy of Tommy Caldwell; From the film Operation Moffat © Jen Randall; Opposite page: From the film Chasing Niagara © Matt Baker

Operation Moffat (UK, 2015, 20 min) Director: Jen Randall*, Claire Carter* Producer: Alex Messenger

Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colorful climbing life of Britian’s first female mountain guide Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim, and barefoot climb through Gwen’s landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security, and wilderness over tick-lists. 9:23 P.M. Break (15 Minutes)

Jurek (Poland, 2015, 73 min) Director: Marta Swiatek Producer: Pawel Wysoczanski

This film follows the extraordinary path of Polish climbing icon Jerzy Kukuczka from his early beginnings in the Tatras Mountains to the unexpected tragedy of his death on Lhotse.


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8 P.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15

Chasing Niagara – and Films Nature Rx The Warmth Of Winter (USA, 2015, 2 min)

John Vaillant – The Jaguar’s Children

Producer: Justin Bogardus

Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.

Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta (USA, 2015, 16 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Anton Lorimer* Producer: SmugMug

Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.

The Last Dragons (USA, 2014, 10 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: David Herasimtschuk, Jeremy Monroe*

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander as mythical as it is real. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.

(USA, 2015, 6 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ben Sturgulewski* Producer: Philipp Drake, Erme Catino, Stephan Drake Production Company: Sturgefilm/DPS Cinematic

Take shelter from the storm. Sit down by the fire, have a drink, and take a load off. There is no warmth like a warmth found in winter. 9:01 P.M. Break (15 minutes)

Chasing Niagara (USA, 2015, 76 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Rush Sturges Producer: Red Bull Media House GmbH In Person: Mark Anders*

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion a series of events leading his team on a remarkable two-year journey from Mexican rainforest rivers to the waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest before coming to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic falls.

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Join us for an intimate reading, presentation and book signing by one of Canada’s most prolific writers, John Vaillant. From the #1 bestselling, award-winning author of The Golden Spruce and The Tiger, The Jaguar’s Children is a rich, gripping, literary thriller in the spirit of The Constant Gardener that showcases the narrative power for which John Vaillant is internationally acclaimed which also landed him a nomination for the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. This prestigious prize recognizes Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year’s best novel or short story collection. Book signing follows presentation.

Live Music! Danny Michel and Jeremy Fisher FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AND 7 11:30 P.M. DOORS 11 P.M. THE CLUB, THEATRE COMPLEX $20

Sponsored by Big Rock Brewery

Image courtesy of Danny Michel

This unique double bill features two wonderful artists performing separately and collaboratively. With three Juno nominations and 10 albums, Danny Michel is one of the finest and most charming songwriters ever to grace the stage. He is joined by two-time Juno-nominee Jeremy Fisher, who could be considered a renaissance man or even a modern-day folk hero. The Club is a licensed venue and recommended for those 14 years of age and older.


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SATURDAY/SUNDAY FILM PROGRAM A

EHT & RRH – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 | MGT & MBA – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

The Important Places

Curiosity

(USA, 2015, 9 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Gnarly Bay, Forest Woodward

(USA, 2014, 13 min) Director: Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple Producer: Aimee Tetreault

Using a mix of old 16mm footage and new visuals, a son rediscovers the necessity of returning to and protecting “the important places” in our lives.

One Seventy Eight: Forging a Balance (UK, 2015, 5 min) Director: Greg Hackett Producer: Stephen Richardson

One Seventy Eight documents the completion of Henrik Westling’s quest to climb and ski 178 peaks in central Sweden. Along the way, he hopes to gain a little perspective.

Matterhorn: The Birdwoman’s Dream (Switzerland, 2015, 50 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Rinaldo Marasco, Jérome Piguet Producer: Gianluca Cipolat Mis & Rinaldo Marasco* Production Company: Buonasera Productions

Géraldine Fasnacht is a wingsuit pilot who has nurtured a dream since she learned to fly – to become the first wingsuit pilot to jump from the top of the Matterhorn. With the help of her friends, her dream may be realized.

Photos, top to bottom: From the film One Seventy Eight Forging a Balance © Mattias Fredriksson; From the film Taiga; Opposite page: From the film FIRST ASCENT – KUNYANG CHHISH EAST © Hansjöerg Auer

How does curiosity inspire ultramarathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson, and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc? Their artistry gives them lots in common with local artist Andy Parkin.

Xboundary (USA, 2015, 6 min) CANADIAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director/Producer: Ryan Peterson Production Company: Alaskanist Stories

An open-pit mining boom is underway in northwest British Columbia. The size and location of the mines – at the headwaters of major salmon rivers flowing across the border into Alaska – has Alaskans concerned.

Taiga (France, 2014, 52 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Producer: Gerard Queray Director: Hamid Sardar Production Company: DreamCatcherMotionPictures (DCMP)

Mongolia is undergoing rapid development. Tempted by the lure of easy money, Purevjav decides to capture and sell a pair of wolf cubs. But he also realizes that he has crossed a sacred boundary.


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Snowflake

PEST FREE?

(UK, 2015, 5 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Natasha Brooks*

(USA, 2015, 7 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Ben Sturgulewski* Producer: Philip Drake, Erme Catino, Stephan Drake Production Company: Sturgefilm/DPS Cinematic

(New Zealand, 2014, 25 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director/ Producer: Braydon Moloney

Natasha Brooks swims naked yearround in the cold mountain lakes of Snowdonia, Wales. Through this she finds solitude, grounding, and a deep connection to the natural environment. Winner of the British Mountaineering Council’s 2014 Women in Adventure Film Competition.

FIRST ASCENT KUNYANG CHHISH EAST (Italy, 2014, 37 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Matteo Vettorel, Alessandro Bandinelli, Milena Holzknecht Producer: Matteo Vettorel Production Company: Storyteller-Labs

It’s the expedition of a lifetime for three young Austrian friends – a difficult first ascent on the Karakoram’s Kunyang Chhish East. * In person Program subject to change.

Witness the world through the eyes of Snowflake, an eccentric Swiss skier just as beautiful and unique as his namesake.

Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights (UK, 2015, 8 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Alastair Humphreys

A biking journey around Scotland, linking together rustic huts and wild landscapes.

Denali (USA, 2015, 8 min) Director: Ben Knight Producer: Ben Moon*

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times.

Fiordland – the most remote and inhospitable corner of New Zealand. In this wild landscape, a team of rangers are fighting to save the nation’s rarest creatures from an invisibleand unstoppable menace. Can they achieve the impossible?

Seele aus Stein (Soul of Stone) (USA, 2014, 6 min) CANADIAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director/ Producer: Taylor Zann* Production Company: Rainier Films

Bernd Arnold, the iconic barefoot climber, has logged over 980 first ascents in his 67 years. Now facing the phase of decline, he reflects on the power of mindfulness in overcoming fear.

Jumbo Wild (USA, 2015, 50 min) Director: Nick Waggoner* Producer: Laura Yale Production Company: Sweetgrass Productions

The story of the battle between local grassroots activists and a charming but stubborn Italian developer who aims to convert the pristine Jumbo massif, a crucial grizzly bear breeding habitat, into a four-season glacier-skiing megaresort.

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DAYTIME FILM PROGRAM SCHEDULE

PROGRAM A SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7: EHT AND RRH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8: MGT AND MBA 9:08 AM The Important Places 9:25 A.M.

One Seventy Eight: Forging a Balance

9:31 AM Matterhorn: The Birdwoman’s Dream 10:28 A.M.

Curiosity

11:04 A.M.

Xboundary

11:17 A.M.

Taiga

LUNCH BREAK (FOR MORE EVENTS SEE PAGES 34 AND 35) 2:02 P.M.

Bluehue

2:13 P.M. FIRST ASCENT: KUNYANG CHHISH EAST 2:56 P.M.

Snowflake

3:10 P.M.

Mountain Bikes & Bothy Nights

3:40 P.M.

Denali

3:55 P.M.

PEST FREE?

4:21 P.M.

Seele aus Stein

4:33 P.M.

Jumbo Wild

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SATURDAY/SUNDAY FILM PROGRAM B

MGT & MBA – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 | EHT – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

Of Fells and Hills (South Africa, 2015, 8 min) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Greg Fell, Dean Leslie, Hannah Slezacek Producer: Greg Fell In person: Rickey Gates*

American trail runner, Rickey Gates travels to the UK to explore the history, culture, and legends of the ancient practise of fell running.

Kayaking the Aleutians (UK, 2015, 47 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Producer: Justine Curgenven

Over 101 days, two women attempt to paddle the remote and stormy Aleutian Islands. They gain a rare insight into themselves and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh, beautiful landscape.

Darklight (USA, 2015, 6 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Mike Brown* Producers: Rachel Franks, Matt O’Connor, Zac Ramras* Production Company: Sweetgrass Productions

In 2014, the award-winning film Afterglow followed skiers down impossibly lit, virgin powder slopes in the dead of night. Get ready for the sequel, this time on two wheels. Photos, top to bottom: From the film Kayaking the Aleutians © Justine Curgenven; From the film Salween Spring © Will Stauffer-Norris; Opposite page: From the film Unbranded © Fin & Fur Films

Moving the Giants: An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet (USA, 2015, 11 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director/Producer: Michael Ramsey* Production Company: The Story Group and Spoken Image

Twenty years ago, angels came to tell David Milarch that the earth was in trouble. The solution, they told him, was to clone the champion trees of the world – the largest, the hardiest, the ones that had survived millennia and were most resilient to climate change. So he did.

Across the Ice (Austria, 2013, 24 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Sebastian Copeland* Production Company: Sebastian Copeland Adventures/Red Bull Media House GmbH

In 2010, adventurers Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair-Landry crossed 2,300 kilometres of the Greenland ice sheet, braved a blizzard, and set a world record for the longest distance traveled in a 24-hour period on skis.

Project Mina (UK, 2014, 32 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director/Producer: Jen Randall* Production Company: Light Shed Pictures

Initimate and powerful, Project Mina takes a behind-the-scenes look at the life of pro climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk during a season on the world cup bouldering circuit.


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Salween Spring

The Coast

(USA, 2015, 105 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director: Phillip Baribeau* Producer: Dennis Aig*

(USA, 2015, 9 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director/ Producer: Will StaufferNorris

(USA, 2014, 7 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Skip Armstrong

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Four men and 16 wild mustangs set off on a 5,000-kilometre journey across the American West from Mexico to Canada. In the spirit of true adventure, whiskey is drunk, tempers fly, tragedy strikes, and the bonds of friendship hold fast. But can the journey help save the plight of the wild horses roaming on public lands? Only time will tell.

Travis Winn has been running rivers in China for 15 years. He’s achieved first descents, but also watched rivers disappear behind dams. Now he’s founded a rafting company to bring Chinese people to see their rivers before they’re gone.

Living on the coast, deeply connected to the power of nature, brings Hayden Peters perspective, balance and pleasure.

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TALLURUTIUP TARIUNGA: Lancaster Sound (Canada, 2015, 4 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Christopher Paetkau Producer: Trevor Gill* and Carlyle Paetkau

Lancaster Sound is home to the world’s largest population of narwhal. As the Arctic gives way to new shipping routes, the narwhals migratory patterns, and the lives and culture of the Inuit, are threatened.

Common Threads (USA, 2015, 7 min) Director/Producer: James Q Martin* Production Company: Q Media, LLC, Red Bull Media House GmbH

Veteran American alpinist Conrad Anker teams up for the first time with young Austrian star David Lama for four days on a wall in Zion National Park. Conrad’s been climbing here for decades. Together with David, he not only puts up a first ascent but also cleans up a route he first climbed back when his partner was a baby.

Cholagang (Switzerland, 2014, 26 min) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Julien Christe Producer: Julien Christe, Léonard Berner Production Company: 5 Elements Production

This is the story of a goofy gang of four Swiss alpinists aiming to put up a new route on the north face of Cholatse, Nepal. Their motto: never stop joking around.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7: MGT AND MBA SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8: EHT

9:08 A.M. Of Fells and Hills 9:23 A.M. Kayaking the Aleutians 10:31 A.M. Darklight 10:43 A.M.

Moving the Giants: An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

11 A.M.

Across the Ice

11:29 A.M. Project Mina

* In person Program subject to change.

LUNCH BREAK (FOR MORE EVENTS SEE PAGES 34 AND 35) 2:03 P.M.

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4:16 P.M. TALLURUTIUP TARIUNGA: Lancaster Sound 4:29 P.M. Salween Spring 4:40 P.M.

Common Threads

4:53 P.M. The Coast 5:08 P.M. Cholagang

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 FILMS AND SPEAKERS

8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

The Next 40 Years, I-VIEW Citadel – and Films (Italy, 2015, 28 min) Sponsored by MEC. 1978 saw the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. Several climbing ‘firsts’ were achieved in the 1980s, including a winter ascent of Annapurna and the world’s first climb rated 5.14b. In 1993, Lynn Hill wowed the world with the first free ascent of The Nose in Yosemite and this past year, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first traverse of the Fitz Roy range in Patagonia. For “What’s Next?” we bring together a panel of the world’s top climbers – Simone Moro, Majka Burhardt, Raphael Slawinski, Tommy Caldwell, Sonnie Trotter, and Sarah Hueniken – to discuss the future of climbing. 9:02 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

WORLD PREMIERE Director: Claudio Rossoni Producer: Simone Moro*

Thanks to his perserverence, Italian mountiaineer Simone Moro has written the book on climbing big mountains in winter. Now, he’s charting new territory as a rescue helicopter pilot in the Himalaya.

Citadel (UK, 2015, 55’) N. AMERICAN PREMIERE Director/Producer: Alastair Lee*

Filmmaker Alastair Lee is back. This time, he follows two top UK alpinists on a first ascent attempt in a stunning and remote corner of Alaska. The mixed line they choose is one of the hardest conceivable. Lee’s signature style makes for jaw-dropping action. * In person Program subject to change.


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 5 – 6:30 P.M. at the Deuter Booth, Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby

8 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $25

The Rocky Mountains Traverse – and Films

The Rocky Mountains Traverse (Canada, 2015, 52 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: David Pearson* Producer: Bryan Smith* In Person: Gavin McClurg, Will Gadd

In the summer of 2014, two of the world’s finest adventurers met in McBride, BC and set flight for the US border, pushing the sport of paragliding, or more precisely volbivy or “fly camping”, as they flew 640 kilometres along and above the Canadian Rockies. Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg were named National Geographic Adventurers of the Year in 2014 for their 35day journey. In the new film The Rocky Mountains Traverse, their pure elation at the adventure can’t help but make you smile. Q&A with Will Gadd, Gavin McClurg, Bryan Smith and David Pearson 9:19 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Samaya (Germany, 2015, 5 min) Director/ Producer: Franz Walter Production Company: madebynomads

It was here when we came and it will be here when we’re gone. Really, we are just a blink in time.

Sounds of Paragliding (France, 2014, 4 min) Director/Producer: Shams

Listen to nature’s harmony while aerobatic paragliding pilot Théo de Blic dances to the sounds of the sky.

Paddle for the North (New Zealand, 2015, 53 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Simon Lucas* Producer: Alexander Behse*

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On an adventure of a lifetime, six young guys paddle to some of the most remote rivers in North America. It’s a 1,500 kilometre, 63-day mission to truly discover the secrets of the north and to show the world why some places are worth preserving before they are changed forever.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 FILMS AND SPEAKERS

8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $35

Kit Deslauriers and Films Sponsored by The North Face. When American ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers skied from the summit of Everest in 2006, she became the first person ever to ski from the Seven Summits. This raises many questions: How? Why? Was it legal? Is there even snow on all those mountains? Deslauriers shares the details of how she did it in her new memoir Higher Love – and how she pulled it all off in secret. JOHN LAUCHLAN AWARD 9:12 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Kroger’s Canteen (South Africa, 2015, 8 min) WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Greg Fell, Dean Leslie, Hanna Slezacek Producer: Greg Fell In person: Rickey Gates

In 2014, Kilian Jornet won The Hard Rock 100-mile run through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 4,000 metres above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people who make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at The Hard Rock 100.

Photos, top to bottom: Kit Deslauriers © Jimmy Chin; From the film Kroger’s Canteen © TAA; Opposite page: From the film STREIF One Hell of a Ride © Andreas Schaad, Red Bull Content Pool

Dorais (USA, 2015, 12 min) Director: Fitz Cahall Producer: Becca Cahall In Person: Anya Miller*

In the hyperactive Salt Lake City ski community, the Dorais brothers’ unique brand of masochism has made them local legends. While ski-racing and trail running are constant for the brothers, it’s the bonds to family and each other that define them.

Redemption: The James Pearson Story (UK, 2014, 53 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director/Producer: Paul Diffley*, Chris Prescott Production Company: Hot Aches Productions

James Pearson is one of the UK’s most famous climbers. When the grading of his routes is questioned, controversy haunts him and Pearson has to face his demons to fight for his place back in the climbing community

LIVE MUSIC! Danny Michel and Jeremy Fisher 11:30 p.m. See page 23


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EVENING PROGRAMS | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $12 PER PROGRAM 7 P.M. PROGRAM

9:30 P.M. PROGRAM

The Search for Freedom

STREIF – One Hell of a Ride

(Canada, 2014, 92 min) Director: Jon Long* Producer: Jon Long*, Laura Zeman*

The Search for Freedom is the story of the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes of some of the brightest pioneers, legends, and cultural visionaries in the realm of outdoor sports.

(Austria, 2015, 98 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director/ Producer: Gerald Salmina*

For 75 years, Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm has been the ultimate challenge for downhill ski racers on the world cup circuit. STREIF – One Hell of a Ride follows five racers for 12 emotionally charged months during which everything revolves around the downhill discipline, and its most notorious, most celebrated course. With passion and suspense, the outcome – either victory, defeat, or a crash – is uncertain until the very end.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 FILM PROGRAMS 9 A.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15

2 P.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge Of The World – and Films

The Great Alone – and Films

Living Rivers – Surf

Eclipse

3:36 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

(Canada, 2015, 31 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Anthony Bonello Producer: Anthony Bonello*, Mike Douglas*

The Great Alone

(USA, 2015, 3 min) Director/Producer: Max Lowe*

There is a new and emerging river surfing scene in Montana.

Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World (Canada, 2015, 75 min) Director: Charles Wilkinson* Producer: Tina Schliessler*

This hopeful story of the pristine Haida Gwaii archipelago shows how the world view of this ancient society is co-mingling with that of progressive newcomers to create a sustainable world that may survive the historicallydevastating effects of rampant logging and fishing. 10:33 A.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Underground Movement: Cave Diving in Jämtland (Sweden, 2015, 7 min) WORLD PREMIERE Executive Producer: George Hagstrand Producer : Klättermusen and Future museum AB In person: Markus Nord

Deep in the Jämtland Mountains, a group of spelunkers and cave divers explore Sweden’s longest underwater cave.

Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico (UK, 2014, 60 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Tom Mustill Producer: Peter Fison

This is the story of Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico’s very own ‘Bat Man’. Since he first kept vampire bats as a child, Rodrigo has dedicated his life to saving them. Now Mexico’s most famous export, tequila, is at stake.

The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather’s bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.

Memory Trap: The Herd That Wouldn’t Disappear

(USA, 2014, 84 min) Director/Producer: Greg Kohs*

The Iditarod may be the hardest race in the world. The Great Alone captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey. From his sunniest days as a boy to his darkest hours trapped in the arms of substance abuse, dog sledding just may be his road to salvation.

(Canada, 2015, 50 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director/Producer: Allan Code*

For a year, Yukon filmmaker Allan Code follows the FortyMile Caribou Herd in its migration through Yukon and Alaska’s most remote wilderness areas. This is a story of survival and tells how traditional knowledge and science saved these caribou.

Photos, left to right: From the film Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico; From the film The Great Alone © Arctic Film Camp; Opposite page: From the film Eclipse © Reuben Krabbe


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EVENING PROGRAM | VARIOUS VENUES | $25

Best of the Festival: Awards Night and Films 7:30 P .M . | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE $25 – FILMS AND AWARDS

8 P .M . | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE AND MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $25 – FILMS ONLY

This is one of the most highly anticipated events at the Festival for both the audience and filmmakers, when the international film jury announces the Banff Mountain Film Competition award winners. Most of the winning films are re-screened and the 2015 Summit of Excellence Award is presented.

A re-screening of most of the award-winning films from the Banff Mountain Film Competition.

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FREE EVENTS

AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITES (ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Festival Kick-Off Party 7 – 9 P.M. BANFF AVENUE SQUARE SEE PAGE 5

Run/Hike with The North Face Athletes Kit Deslauriers and Alex Honnold 7:30 A.M. | THE NORTH FACE BANFF, 124 BANFF AVENUE

Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. | EHL

National Geographic Your Shot Photo Tour 4 – 5:30 P.M. | MEET OUTSIDE KCCI | (MACLAB BISTRO ENTRANCE) Join National Geographic photographers and staff for a photo walk. Have fun, get outside and take pictures of beautiful Banff!

Mountain Artwalk 4 P.M. | MEETING PLACE: EHT PATIO | SEE PAGE 8

Words and Wine 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. | KCCI 303 SEE PAGE 21

Hot Chocolate – Cool Discussion 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. | THE NORTH FACE EXPEDITIONS TENT, EHT PATIO Enjoy a hot chocolate compliments of The North Face, and conversation on the patio of the Eric Harvie Theatre.

The Crown Traverse 6 – 8 P.M. | THE JUNIPER HOTEL AND BISTRO, MT. NORQUAY ROAD, BANFF | $35 This September, Steven Gnam, Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote left their homes in Missoula, Montana and ran north to Banff along the 800 kilometres Crown of the Continent – across the wild rugged mountain ranges that follow the Continental Divide. Join these three athletes for an intimate premiere of their story as documented in stories, photographs and video.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. | EHL

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Mountain Art Exhibitions VARIOUS VENUES SEE PAGE 36

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Old Style Storytelling Session 8:30 – 9:45 A.M. | MBB 252 SEE PAGE 16 Basecamp LIVE 5:30 P.M. | THE CLUB SEE PAGE 17

For tickets please call 1.866.551.2281. Your ticket includes appetizers and 2 drinks per person. Mountain Marketplace 7 – 10 P.M. | TC SEE PAGE 40

Mountain Marketplace 8 A.M. – 10 P.M. | TC National Geographic Exploration and Grants Workshop 9 – 10 A.M. | KCCI 201 SEE AD NEXT PAGE. Outdoor Adventure Photography Seminar: Big Picture – Little Camera 9 – 11:30 A.M. | KCCI 310 | $50 REGISTER AT: CAMERASTORE. COM/8942-BMFF-PHOTOSEMINAR Join The Camera Store TV’s YouTube Channel host Chris Niccolls for an engaging and informative hands-on seminar. Discover how to unleash your creative potential in the outdoors by taking advantage of small but powerful camera systems without compromising on image quality. An Expedition to Crow Fair Pow-Wow 10 A.M. | TS Take a virtual reality field trip with Google Expeditions – we’ll travel to this year’s Crow Fair Pow Wow in Montana. Expeditions is a tool that allows teachers to take students on field trips to anywhere with virtual reality using Google Cardboard. A Virtual Reality Field Trip of Never Before Seen Street View 10:30 – 11 A.M. | TS Come preview our latest, not yet released Street View imagery by taking a virtual reality field trip with Google Expeditions.

Google Cardboard Giveaway at the Google Display 11 A.M., 3 P.M., AND 5 P.M. | KCCI, 1ST FLOOR GALLERIA Come by the Google booth and get your very own Google Cardboard! Google Cardboard is a virtual reality viewer made almost entirely of actual cardboard. (please note that stock is limited). National Geographic Writing and Photography Workshop 11 A.M. | KCCI 201 SEE AD NEXT PAGE. HOT TOPICS NOON-HOUR SEMINAR 12:30 P.M. | SEE PAGE 41 A Summit of One’s Own 1 – 2 P.M. | MBB, ROOM 252 Join writers Angie Abdou, Bernadette McDonald, Jan Redford and Margo Talbot for a discussion of mountain literature by and about women, moderated by Katie Ives, editor-in-chief of Alpinist Magazine, and presented by Alpinist and Imaginary Mountain Surveyors. A Virtual Reality Field Trip to Yosemite with Alex Honnold 2 P.M. | TS Come take a virtual reality field trip with Google Expeditions led by Alex Honnold. We’ll travel up the Nose, one of Yosemite’s most iconic climbs. Expeditions is a tool that allows teachers to take students on field trips to anywhere with virtual reality using Google Cardboard. National Geographic Your shot Photo Tour 3 – 5 P.M. | MEET OUTSIDE KCCI Join National Geographic photographers and staff for a photo walk. Have fun, get outside, and take pictures of beautiful Banff!


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WORKSHOPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Mountain Gallery Hop 3 – 7 P.M. | DOWNTOWN BANFF, VARIOUS VENUES SEE PAGE 39 Collecting the First Ever Vertical Street View 4 – 5 P.M. | RICE STUDIO, JPL Join Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Sender Films and the Google team behind the Street View collection of Yosemite’s El Capitan. Learn how the team tried, tested, and got a bit turned around before finally capturing the first ever vertical Street View – 1,000 metres up the world’s most iconic rock wall. Alpine Club of Canada/Highline Magazine Happy Hour 5 – 6:30 P.M. | ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA BOOTH, MOUNTAIN MARKETPLACE, EHL SEE AD PAGE 31 Deuter Happy Hour 5 – 6:30 P.M. | DEUTER BOOTH, MOUNTAIN MARKETPLACE, EHL SEE AD PAGE 29

LOCATION KEY EHL . . . . . . . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby EHT . . . . . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre Complex JPL. . . Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building KCCI. . . . . . . . Kinnear Centre for Creativity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Innovation LF. . . Laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex MBA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Auditorium MBB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Building MBF. . . . . . . . Max Bell Husky Energy Foyer RS. . . . . . . . . . Rice Studio, Jeanne and Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lougheed Building SBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Borden Fitness and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreation Building TC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Complex TS. . . . . . . . . . Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lougheed Building WPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Phillips Gallery

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Mountain Marketplace 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. | TC SEE PAGE 40 National Geographic Digital Storytelling Workshop 9 A.M. | KCCI 201 SEE AD THIS PAGE. An Expedition to Crow Fair Pow-Wow 10 A.M. | TS Come take a virtual reality field trip with Google Expeditions – we’ll travel to this year’s Crow Fair Pow Wow in Montana. A Virtual Reality Field Trip of Never Before Seen Street View 10:30 – 11 A.M. | TS Google Cardboard Giveaway at the Google Display 11 A.M., 3 P.M. | KCCI, 1ST FLOOR GALLERIA Come by the Google booth and get your very own Google Cardboard! National Geographic Television and Film Workshop 11 A.M. | KCCI 201 SEE AD THIS PAGE.

EXPLORATION GRANTS WORKSHOP Saturday, November 7 9 a.m. Learn about National Geographic grants supporting adventure and exploration around the world through the Expeditions Council. Ask questions about the application process and learn about currently funded expeditions. Discuss your potential proposal with Expeditions Council staff.

ADVENTURE WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Saturday, November 7 11 a.m. Learn how to pitch your story ideas to National Geographic magazines, books and related digital media. Current editorial trends and story development process will be covered. Have your questions answered by senior editors.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Sunday, November 8 9 a.m. Join National Geographic’s digital media team as they share effective techniques for telling your story digitally. Review best practices for expedition and field coverage, including shooting video and photography.

TELEVISION AND FILM WORKSHOP Sunday, November 8 11 a.m. Get the inside scoop on pitching film projects to National Geographic. Hear about programming trends for short form and long form, film acquisition and the production process. Ask questions and discuss your film ideas with National Geographic representatives.

HOT TOPICS NOON-HOUR SEMINAR 12:30 P.M. | SEE PAGE 41 A Virtual Reality Field Trip Up Yosemite’s El Capitan with Tommy Caldwell 2 P.M. | TS Come take a virtual reality field trip with Google Expeditions led by Tommy Caldwell. We’ll travel up the Nose, one of Yosemite’s most iconic climbs.

Snow Leopard © Steve Winter

LOCATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS: Base Camp, Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation Room 201, The Banff Centre


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MOUNTAIN EXHIBITIONS AT THE BANFF CENTRE

THE CALLING

Angelica Mesiti (AUS)

WITHOUT, WITHIN Elisheva Biernoff (USA)

WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY SEPTEMBER 5 – NOVEMBER 15 ARTWALK RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 5 – 7 P.M.

The first North American exhibition of Australian artist and filmmaker Angelica Mesiti, The Calling (2014) is a three-channel film about alternative structures of language that connect disparate and remote mountain communities – specifically focusing on whistling as a form of communication, economy and pedagogy in the Canary Islands, Greece and Turkey. The Calling looks at deeper post/pre-language forms of communication centered on listening and ancient modes of exchange.

Without, within is the first Canadian solo exhibition of San Francisco based Elisheva Biernoff’s work. Installation work and delicate realist paintings provide commentary on the mismanagement of ecology, lost histories, and disappearing landscapes. By repainting found photographs in meticulous detail and pairing them like lost family members, Biernoff highlights the banality present in images that are captured and recorded, the profound sadness of loss in its myriad forms.

HELD ABOVE OUR HEADS IN STONE Tyler Los-Jones (CAN)

GLYDE HALL ENTRANCE, WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY EXTERIOR SEPTEMBER 18 – MAY 29, 2016

Los-Jones work addresses the mountain ecosystem signified by the five points of the entrance arch located outside the Walter Phillips Gallery. The project takes into account the arch’s relationship to The Banff Centre logo as well as the physical role the arch plays as a gateway the gallery and working studios.

BOLIVIA: PLACES OF MUSIC Craig Richards (CAN)

JEANNE AND PETER LOUGHEED BUILDING, MAIN FLOOR OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 12

40 YEARS: POSTER RETROSPECTIVE MAX BELL BUILDING, HUSKY ENERGY FOYER

In celebration of the 40th anniversary, this exhibition is an almost complete collection of Festival posters from the first event in 1976 to 2015. Each year, the Festival selects an exceptional image, known as the signature image, from an internationally recognized photographer to represent the Festival and World Tour.

OMAN: IMPOSSIBLE ROCK Jimmy Chin (USA)

LAZSLO FUNTEK WING, EXTERIOR, THEATRE COMPLEX

Jimmy Chin is perhaps one of the most celebrated adventure photographers in the world. In 2013, he journeyed to the Middle East with a group of elite rock climbers and spent three weeks on a sailboat exploring the “fascinating and mysterious” crags along Oman’s northern coast – resulting in images of unusual rock, bold climbing, a dazzling landscape, and colourful culture. Sponsored by The North Face and National Geographic.

VIRTUALLY THERE

Andreas Rutkauskas (CAN) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OCTOBER 15 – FEBRUARY 28, 2016

Virtually There compares landscape images taken using the software Google Earth with photographs made from identical perspectives during scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. Throughout history, the photograph has acted as a vehicle for travelling vicariously through images. This project proposes a democratization of travel, to a public increasingly able to visit places that they will not set foot in in the real world.

POINT OF NO RETURN Cory Richards and Renan Ozturk (USA)

THE NORTH FACE AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OUTDOOR EXHIBITS THROUGHOUT THE BANFF CENTRE CAMPUS

How a forgotten peak rising above the jungles of Myanmar nearly broke an elite team of mountaineers sponsored by National Geographic and The North Face. Photos by expedition photographer Cory Richards and filmmaker Renan Ozturk.

FOUR LOCATIONS AND A LINE OF TEXT PAUL D. FLECK LIBRARY, KINNEAR CENTRE SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER

Four Locations and a Line of Text is an exhibition of Artists’ Bookworks, many from The Banff Centre Library Collection, that considers how their structure, their material and their content guide their reading. The discussion begins with Artists’ Bookworks by Land Artists, artists whose works are creations on or from the landscape directly. Photos, left: Walter Phillips Gallery – Angelica Mesiti; Opposite page, top to bottom: San Ignacio de Moxos, Craig Richards; Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius, Old Bald Face, 1935, etching; Georgina Perkins Hunt, North Shore View – Lake O’Hara, 2015, acrylic


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GALLERY HOP SATURDAY, NOV. 7

EDGES & LEDGES: Paintings by Georgina Perkins Hunt

TOPOGRAPHIC

Bradley Keys & The Makings VI: Ceramic Exhibitions WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY, 210 BEAR STREET NOVEMBER 1 – 30

Edges & Ledges is a solo exhibition of high alpine paintings by Georgina Perkins Hunt, which represent her past summer’s adventures in the Canadian Rockies and then her winter’s studio work. High ridges and rock fall are seen from the vantage point of an artist who has been there, scrambling, climbing and taking in the vast vistas from the mountain top. Topographic is a ceramic exhibition by Bradley Keys, an artist long interested in what makes the earth work. He considers the rhythms of the landscape, the wind, and gravel under our feet, which he translates into ceramic vessels that encompass the greater scope.

INDIGO HAZE Steven Nederveen

CANADA HOUSE, 201 BEAR STREET NOVEMBER 4 – 17

Following the success of Nederveen’s debut exhibition at Canada House Gallery in 2014, Nederveen returns with a fresh body of work. Inspired by his travels, Nederveen photographs places that feel alive to him. He then reimagines the world through a combination of digital and painterly processes. By blurring the lines between photography and painting, Nederveen has developed a magical realism that he hopes inspires others to see the world with enchanted eyes.

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Jim Olver

BANFF PUBLIC LIBRARY, 101 BEAR STREET OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 16

Jim Olver combines his interests in geology and photography with his passion for river canoeing in this show of photographs from local and regional rivers.

THE BOW BIENNIAL THE WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, 111 BEAR STREET

Artists via the Bow Valley: From the permanent collection OCTOBER 30 TO JANUARY 18

Court Painter & the Political Elite

OCTOBER 23 TO JANUARY 18

Gateway to the Rockies ONGOING

RHYTHMS OF PRAYER GINGKO & INK, 111 BANFF AVE, HARMONY LANE OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 30

SEARCHING FOR SINGLE-TRACK, GUATEMALA Justa Jeskova

WILD FLOUR BAKERY AND CAFÉ 211 BEAR STREET OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22

Winner of the 2015 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition


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NOON HOUR SEMINARS Update – Nepal SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM

Nepal is one of the most impoverished countries in the world so when disaster struck in the form of earthquakes early this year, things seemed especially desperate. The mountain culture community has rallied together over the last several months to provide support to the country that has provided them with so many once-in-a-lifetime adventures. But is there more for us to do to help Nepal back on its feet than by simply providing aid for rebuilding? Many in the mountaineering community feel that the earthquakes were the final straws that broke the camel’s back. They argue that while rebuilding is essential, it’s also high time to address the socio-economic difficulties and inequalities facing Sherpa communities today. Panelists: Karsang Sherpa (NEP) – dZi Foundation Victor Saunders (UK) – Mountain Guide, Author Tashi Sherpa (UK) – Sherpa Adventure Gear Nathalie Gauthier (CAN) – World Expeditions Moderated by: Ed Douglas (UK) – Journalist, Author

Adventuring into the Mainstream SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM

Extreme adventure has captured the imagination of mainstream audiences. Earlier this year, we saw live action cameras set up at the base of El Capitan, all eyes fixed on two climbers making a difficult ascent that most could barely grasp the concept of. Large media companies are using virtual reality technology to take users to a high mountain summit on their mobile phone. Publications like The New York Times, Men’s Journal and Vanity Fair have all featured articles on mountain athletes once thought to be only popular in the niche outdoor adventure market. “Branded content” has blurred the lines between advertising and adventure filmmaking. Does mainstream media attention compromise the success of teams during expeditions and hinder the authenticity of adventure, or does it contribute to it? A panel of athletes and media experts joins us to discuss this new phenomenon. Panelists: Alex Honnold (USA) – Rock Climber Sandy Russell (USA) – Google Derek Dressler (USA) – Vimeo Bruce Kirkby (CAN) – Adventurer, Author Moderated by Geoff Powter (CAN) – Climber, author, psychologist

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FILM COMPETITION

AND INTERNATIONAL JURY The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Competition saw 350 films submitted from 34 countries. One of the most difficult jobs at any competitive festival is choosing the winners. This process starts with our pre-screening committee, who viewed ALL 350 films. From these, 89 finalists were selected. This year’s Festival features over 50 World and North American premieres. During the Festival, our international jury – selected to represent a range of knowledge and experience in film production, distribution, film criticism, and mountaineering and exploration – 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. The awards are announced on Sunday evening, November 8, in the Eric Harvie Theatre. The winners will be announced online at banffmountainfestival.ca.

Photos, top to bottom: Aldo Audisio, Sarah Hueniken, Dina Mufti, Peter Poppall, Cory Richards

ALDO AUDISIO (ITA) Also Audisio is the director of the Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin, Italy and the coordinator of the International Alliance for Mountain Film. The museum houses national and international exhibits linking the world’s mountain ranges through a cultural focus. For more than 35 years, Audisio has promoted mountain film around the world, and has created the collection of the Museum’s Cinema Documentation and Historical Film Library. SARAH HUENIKEN (CAN) Sarah Hueniken is passionate about climbing in all its forms. She is a leading guide in rock, ice and alpine climbing from Canmore, AB. Her guiding and courses focus on teaching women the skills necessary to be independent in the mountains and in alpine environments. She recently teamed up with Will Gadd for the first ascent of Niagara Falls, and she has numerous other first ascents on ice and mixed routes around the world. DINA MUFTI (UK) Dina Mufti is a full-time documentary director and sometime actor and photographer. She is best known for the BBC series’ Earth’s Natural Wonders and Human Planet, and observational pieces What Do Artists Do All Day? and Trawlermen – the UK version of the Deadliest Catch. Uniting this work is a strong eye for character which has earned her a BBC Director General award for creativity. She is currently working on a major BBC series exploring the culture and wildlife of the world’s best known mountain ranges.

PETER POPALL (GER) Peter Popall has worked for the Petzl Company for more than 30 years, working his way up through their sales, development, and marketing, technical information and communications departments and is now the director of brand management and Vice President. Over these years, Popall participated along with Paul Petzl and the Petzl team in the development of modern mountaineering equipment. He is also a certified mountain guide and ski instructor with a strong passion for mountaineering. CORY RICHARDS (USA) Cory Richards is renowned and respected for his soulful approach to alpinism, adventure and visual storytelling. Having traveled to the far reaches of the globe, Richards made a name for himself in 2011 when he climbed Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II, making him the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak during winter. He would go on to create a documentary about his experience and take home the coveted Grand Prize at the 2011 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival for his film, Cold. Named National Geographic adventurer of the year in 2012, he has embarked on mountain explorations from Antarctica to the Himalayas, capturing stunning photographs that shed new light on people, places and cultures at the edges of the Earth.


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AND INTERNATIONAL JURY The 22nd annual Banff Mountain Book Competition saw one of the largest number of entries ever submitted and was an exceptional year for quality work. Our diligent volunteer readers helped narrow down the long list of category finalists from 139 books in six categories, before the international jury went to work to determine the award winners.

Photos, left to right: Harry Vandervlist, Majka Burhardt, Victor Saunders

HARRY VANDERVLIST (CAN)

MAJKA BURHARDT (USA)

VICTOR SAUNDERS (UK)

Harry Vandervlist edited Jon Whyte: Mind Over Mountains, Selected and Collected Poems in 2000. He publishes magazine articles and scholarly writing on mountain literature, which he also teaches in the English Department at the University of Calgary. Over the past ten years, Harry has taught several mountain literature courses which bring university students to the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and has often served as a panelist and moderator at Festival events. His reviews and essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, AlbertaViews, Avenue, and Swerve (where his mock expedition journal “The MacLeod Trail Expedition� won a Western Magazine Award).

Majka Burhardt has a passion for creating unusual connections. As an author, professional climber, filmmaker, and entrepreneur, Majka has spent two decades exploring the globe - usually by hand and foot - and her stories of challenge, humanity, and the fine line between extreme and acceptable risk inspire and challenge audiences around the world.

Victor Saunders became a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides in 1996 after a career as an architect in London. He relocated to Chamonix, France, and became a member of the National Syndicate of French Mountain Guides (SNGM) in 2003.

Majka is the author of Coffee Story: Ethiopia and Vertical Ethoipia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa. Majka has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and received her BA in Anthropology from Princeton University. She is an ambassador/athlete for Patagonia, Osprey Packs, Positive Tracks, Petzl, Scarpa, and Julbo. She is an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Guide and her writing has been featured in numerous magazines.

Victor has invested a lot of expedition time in the Karakoram and Himalaya, and recently calculated that he has now spent five years of his life in a tent. Some of these adventures have appeared in print. When not working or writing, he spends his time cooking for friends and family, and clambering on steep little bits of rock. Victor has written four books: Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram which won the Boardman Tasker prize in 1991, Trekking and Climbing in the Andes, No Place to Fall, and Alpes Occidentales: Trekking y Alpinismo.


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CATEGORY FINALISTS ADVENTURE TRAVEL $2000 – Sponsored by The Juniper Hotel & Bistro and Wild Flour Bakery & Café

Chasing Rumor: A Season Fly Fishing in Patagonia Cameron Chambers, Patagonia Books (USA, 2015) Drawn: The Art of Ascent Jeremy Collins, The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2015) The Last Unicorn: The Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures William deBuys, Little, Brown & Company (USA, 2015)

MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS LITERATURE: NON-FICTION JON WHYTE AWARD $2000 - Sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

The Adventure Game: A Cameraman’s Tales from Films at the Edge Keith Partridge, Sandstone Press. (UK, 2015) Alone on the Wall Alex Honnold with David Roberts, W.W. Norton & Company (USA, 2015)

MOUNTAIN IMAGE $2000 – Sponsored by Alpinist Magazine

Alpine Exposures Jon Griffith, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2014)

Crazy Wisdom Ed Douglas, Alpinist (USA, January 2015)

Nepal 1975-2011 Kevin Bubriski, Radius Books (USA, 2014)

He Would Just Go: Tobin Sorenson and the Alps, 1977. Rick Accomazzo, Alpinist (USA, January 2015)

GUIDEBOOK $2000 – Sponsored by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

$2000 – Sponsored by Highline Magazine

The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8000-Meter Peaks in Winter Simone Moro, The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2014)

The Dolomites: Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata James Rushforth, Rockfax (UK, 2014)

Medicine Walk Richard Wagamese, Emblem/ McClelland & Stewart (CAN, 2014)

Going Up Is Easy Lydia Bradey with Laurence Fearnley, Penguin Random House, (NZ, 2015)

Snowblind: Stories of Alpine Obsession Daniel Arnold, Counterpoint (USA, 2015)

Statement: The Ben Moon Story Ed Douglas, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2015)

GeoBackcountry Rogers Pass: Uptracks, Bootpacks & Bushwhacks Douglas Sproul, Uptrack Publishing (CAN, 2014)

Steps Mark Goodwin, Longbarrow Press (UK, 2014)

The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre Kelly Cordes, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014) A Youth Wasted Climbing David Chaundy-Smart, Rocky Mountain Books (CAN, 2015)

$2000 – Sponsored by Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative, University of Alberta and the Alpine Club of Canada

Il Sentiero Perduto Stefano Unterthiner, Edizioni Ylaois. (ITA, 2015)

Alpine Warriors Bernadette McDonald, Rocky Mountain Books (CAN, 2015)

MOUNTAIN FICTION & POETRY

MOUNTAINEERING ARTICLE

Lake District Rock Members of the FRCC Guidebooks Committee, Wired Guides (UK, 2015) Rock Climbing in Ireland David Flanagan, Three Rock Books (IRL, 2014) Ski Touring in Norway Trygve Sunde Kolderup, Arne Litlere, Anders Waage Nilsen and Erlend Sande, Fri Flyt (NOR, 2015)

Little Karim: What Makes a Climbing Hero? Ian Welsted, Gripped Magazine (CAN, August 2015) Lone Wolf Ed Douglas, Rock and Ice Magazine. (USA, July 2014)

MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY $2000 – Sponsored by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise All titles that are shortlisted in the categories above that have a theme of mountaineering history are eligible for this award.

GRAND PRIZE – THE PHYLLIS AND DON MUNDAY AWARD $4000 – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada


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BOOK SIGNINGS Jocey Asnong Nov. 7 | 2 p.m. LF222/Rocky Mountain Books Booth Lydia Bradey Nov. 6 | 9 p.m. | MBF Kathy Calvert Nov. 7 | 12 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth David Chaundy-Smart Nov. 4 | 9 p.m. | The Club Nov. 7 | 12 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Greg Child Nov. 7 | 3 p.m. | LF224/Pages Booth Jeremy Collins Nov. 7 | 10 a.m. LF224/Pages Booth Nov. 8 | 3 p.m. | Juniper Hotel Kelly Cordes Nov. 6 | 1:30 p.m. MBF Nov. 7 | 10 a.m. LF224/Pages Booth

Jonathan Griffith Nov. 5 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 7 | 3 p.m. | LF224/Pages Booth Alex Honnold Nov. 5 | 9 p.m. | EHL Jules Lines Nov. 6 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Jeff Long Nov. 5 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Bernadette McDonald Nov. 6 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 7 | 11 a.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth James Edward Mills Nov. 6 | 5:30 p.m. | KCCI 303 Simone Moro Nov. 6 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF Keith Partridge Nov. 5 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 7 | 12:30 p.m. | LF 224 Pages Booth James Raffan Nov. 5 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF

Ryan Correy Nov. 7 | 11 a.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Chic Scott Nov. 7 | 3 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Gillean Daffern Nov. 7 | 1 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

John Vaillant Nov. 6 | 9 p.m. | RRH Nov. 7 | 12:30 p.m. | LF224/ Pages Booth

Kit Deslauriers Nov. 7 | 4:30 p.m. | EHL Nov. 7 | 9 p.m. | MBF David Gessner Nov. 5 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF

Kevin and Brian Van Tighem Nov. 7 | 2 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth See page 35 for location key.

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SUMMIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD 2015

When asked what it takes to be a good photographer, Lemire replied: “The only difference is the motivation and passion. You have to be a little bit crazy, passionate and driven.” “My passion for photography has always been more with people than with scenery,” said Lemire. “The photos I have taken have been hugely influenced by the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met. I’ve been fortunate throughout my life to have met people who channel and help me.”

Photo by Henry Vaux Junior

PIERRE LEMIRE’S prolific career working as a certified mountain guide and photographer in the Rockies happened almost by chance. As a teenager growing up in Quebec, Lemire was inspired by men of the mountains, and holds Frank Smythe, the British mountaineer, writer and explorer as an inspirational figure in his early life. Initially a portrait and street photographer, Lemire’s fascination with mountain landscapes and communities drew him to the Rocky Mountains from Quebec in 1965. Upon arrival in Alberta, the 18-year-old Lemire started work as a store man at the Chateau Lake Louise and later at the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House – a move which was to prove both pivotal and instrumental for what was set to happen in the next 50 or so years of his life as a mountaineer and photographer in the Rockies. During this time he fell in love with mountain life and a few years later managed to get a job

as a lift operator at the Lake Louise ski area. He had found his calling. Soon Lemire was learning about avalanches, and took his first course to become an assistant guide with Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) in 1971. He worked for the following three years in avalanche control in Rogers Pass and by 1974 was a certified mountain guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Soon after his certification, he started to work for CMH as a heli-skiing guide where he quickly progressed through the ranks, and from 1980 to 1990 Lemire also worked as an Examiner for the ACMG. Throughout this time he continued to pursue his love for photography, a hobby he developed as a child. “Photography was my passion, definitely as much as I liked mountaineering and skiing,” he said. “It also was a fantastic opportunity for me to take photographs.” Lemire’s love of photographing people and mountains led him to travel the world and document it through the lens..

Lemire’s work has appeared in Canadian Summits, Equniox, and the Faces of Canada exhibit. Lemire, who now lives in Field, British Columbia, is most proud of his work which appeared in The Hills of Nepal exhibit at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in 2000 featuring intimate photographs of men, women and children taken over the course of three visits to the foothills of the Himalaya. His photo of Bugaboo Spire is featured on the cover of Voices from the Summit, published by National Geographic Society in collaboration with The Banff Centre to commemorate 25 years of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in 2000.

Past recipients of the award include: Urs Kallen (2014), Ben Gadd (2013), Geoff Powter (2012), 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). Sponsored by


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Well Hiked Check out Vasque.com to see the updated Sundowner and the #WellHiked story.

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WORLD TOUR The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts November 13 and goes to over 40 countries! And catch the Radical Reels Tour bringing adrenaline and action sports to big screens around the world! banffmountainfestival.ca/tour 403.762.6104 worldtourinfo@banffcentre.ca

Best of the Mountain Fest Podcast featuring Dervla Murphy publishes on Thursday, November 5. © Jon Minihan

BANFF CENTRE PODCASTS BASECAMP

BASECAMP LIVE

Basecamp is where dirtbags and mountain legends meet to swap stories and talk all things climbing.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 5:30 P.M. | THE CLUB | FREE SEE PAGE 17

Hosted by Brandon Pullan from Gripped Magazine. Episodes every three weeks.

BEST OF THE MOUNTAIN FEST Wish you could be at the Festival all year? Subscribe to this podcast and hear the best presentations from the Festival stages any time of year. Episodes every two weeks.

Podcasts produced by The Banff Centre

Listen here: banffcentre.ca and SoundCloud or

THE OFFICIAL 2015 FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS FROM ICEBREAKER The 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival T-shirt is the perfect piece of clothing for your next adventure – produced by Icebreaker, and made with merino wool. Your new Icebreaker shirt can be purchased at the Icebreaker booth and online at icebreaker.com. Men’s and Womens’s sizes available. Design by Hannah Palmer Winner of 2015 Festival T-Shirt Design Competition


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THE BANFF CENTRE PRESENTS

Fall Events. BALLET BC: 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR: CHRISTMAS SHOW

Experience outstanding contemporary ballet in this trilogy of new works from three of the world’s leading choreographers including Canadian Crystal Pite.

This 30-member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, reggae and American popular music.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 7:30 P.M. ERIC HARVIE THEATRE $25 | SENIOR/STUDENT $22 CHILD $12.50

MOLLY JOHNSON: BILLIE HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS Join the acclaimed jazz vocalist as she sings from her most recent album, Because of Billie. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7:30 P.M. ERIC HARVIE THEATRE $25 | SENIOR/STUDENT $22 CHILD $12.50 Images (L to R): Molly Johnson, photo by Chris Nichols; Soweto Gospel Choir, photo by Brett Schewitz.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 4 P.M. ERIC HARVIE THEATRE $45 | SENIOR/STUDENT $40 CHILD $25

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Coming in the new year. RON JAMES January 30 CORB LUND February 4 BJM DANSE February 13 ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET: GOING HOME STAR March 26

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FESTIVAL DINING Show us your ticket and receive: •

10% off Three Ravens Restaurant regular dinner menus, beverages, and all bar beverages

10% off Three Ravens Wine Bar appetizers, beverages, and all bar beverages

Complimentary glass of wine with dinner in Vistas Dining Room

(Above offers not to be combined with other specials and excludes the Festival Feast)

FESTIVAL CAFÉ SATURDAY, OCT 31: 11 A.M. – 8 P.M. SUNDAY, NOV 1: 11 A.M. – 8 P.M. NOV 2 – 5: CLOSED FRIDAY, NOV 6: 8 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. SATURDAY, NOV 7: 8 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. SUNDAY, NOV 8: 8 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Lower Floor, Theatre Complex, Room 122. A place to sit down and relax – grab a coffee, a bite to eat – even a beer or a glass of wine.

Three Ravens Restaurant

THE FESTIVAL FEAST

$47 THREE COURSE TABLE D’HÔTE MENU Three course dinner – choose from two appetizers, three entrées, and two desserts, plus coffee or tea. $47 per person. Does not include gratuity or tax. (In addition, the 10% ticket-holder discount applies to bar beverages accompanying the Festival Feast.) View website for full menu. banffmountainfestival.ca/stay-dine Book your table: 403.762.6300

FESTIVAL BUFFETS Saturday, November 7 Pasta Buffet Sunday, November 8 Curry Buffet 12 – 2 p.m. Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Room 105 $15.95+GST Coffee, tea, lemonade, desserts included.

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THE BANFF CENTRE PRESENTS

Darcy Oake EDGE OF REALITY Experience nail-biting feats of illusion as the star of Britain’s Got Talent transports the crowd to another dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 7:30 P.M. ERIC HARVIE THEATRE $30 banffcentre.ca Box Office: 403.762.6301 or 1.800.413.8368 Note: $2 per ticket processing fee applies to all ticket purchases, to a maximum of $16 per order.

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HIGHER GROUND “ I walked away from this experience inspired, excited, and with a new eye and mind for storytelling and filmmaking. I walked in with a project and by the time I left the workshop, my ‘project’ had rapidly developed into a creation that I know will be successful.” – Debora De Napoli, 2014 Workshop Participant

BANFF WILDERNESS PHOTOGRAPHY RESIDENCY Summer 2016

BANFF ADVENTURE FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP

BANFF MOUNTAIN AND WILDERNESS WRITING PROGRAM

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Sponsored by Big Rock Brewery, GoPro, Goal Zero, Helly Hansen and Osprey

Sponsored by Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines Two Carlyle Norman Scholarship Endowment Funds for Mountain and Wilderness Writing supports two participants annually.

For more information on these and other Banff Centre programs: arts_info@banffcentre.ca 403.762.6180 1.800.565.9989 © Gordon Wiltsie

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FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS Executive Director, Media and Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kerry Stauffer Festival Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deb Smythe Programming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanna Croston Senior Producer, Media and Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woody MacPhail Strategic Partnership Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laurie Harvey Film Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lana Hettinga Festival Coordinator – Guest Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaari van Nostrand Operations Manager, Media and Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cindy Schatkoski Volunteer Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Debra Hornsby Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christie Pashby Festival Coordinators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patsy Murphy, Cécile Neff, Christine Thél Conversion and Mastering Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Tierney Production Admin. Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonnie Hamilton Video Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leanne Allison, Willi Schmidt, Stephanie Turner Technicians . . . . . . . . . . .John Brigham, Branden Charlton, Holly Elliott, Sandy MacDonald, Travis Nadeau, Paul Price, Clare Prosser, Rod Shoup Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joyce Zogos World Tour Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Baker World Tour Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seana Strain World Tour Program Coordinators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Louie, Anne-Marie Puccini, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Suzanne White, Brenda Williams

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS Director, Marketing & Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Matheson Marketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicky Lynch Marketing Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jess Green Media Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Healy Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Stauffer Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Wittchen Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie-Anne Clark Festival theme music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacques Blackstone Intermission music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bigkrit.com World Tour Contest music.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kutumba.com.np

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. Proud to be a founding member of the

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL PARTNERS PRESENTING PARTNERS

National Geographic and its Expeditions Council are once again proud to sponsor the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Founded in 1888, National Geographic is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. It reaches more than 700 million people a month through its media platforms, products

and events. The Expeditions Council Grant Program funds cutting-edge exploration and adventure and has supported some 600 projects around the world. nationalgeographic.com/council National Geographic also offers Young Explorers Grants to support the next generation of researchers, explorers and conservationists ages 18 through 25. nationalgeographic.com/yeg

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The North Face – Never Stop Exploring For more than 40 years, we’ve provided athletes and adventurers with the apparel, equipment, and opportunity to push the limits of exploration. We encourage you to push yours.

The North Face is proud to support the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in their quest to celebrate spirit of exploration and mountain culture through film, photography, and the written word. thenorthface.com


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A VERY SPECIAL THANKS Balkan The Greek Restaurant Banff Aspen Lodge Banff Avenue Brewing Company Banff Inn Banff Lodging Company Banff Park Lodge Banff Wine Store Banff Y Mountain Lodge Brewster’s Mountain Lodge Buffalo Mountain Lodge Cake Company Café Charltons Banff Coyote’s Southwestern Grill Douglas Fir Resorts & Chalets Dr. John McCall Lux Cinema Banff Magpie & Stump

Mount Royal Hotel Park Distillery Restaurant & Bar Rocky Mountain Outlook Rundlestone Lodge Saltlik Steakhouse St. James Gate Irish Pub Taxi Taxi The Bison Restaurant & Terrace The Eddie Burger & Bar The Juniper Hotel and Bistro The Maple Leaf The North Face Banff The Old Spaghetti Factory The Rose and Crown Restaurant & Bar (Banff) Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES This ten-day event owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the staff of The Banff Centre, plus dozens of individuals and organizations who provided their time, expertise, services, and products to make our Festival one of the most significant events of the year for the North American mountaineering community. We would also like to thank the volunteers without whose time, effort, and enthusiasm there would be no Festival. A very special thanks to the people behind the scenes.

WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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FIND A FILM FAST 55 Hours in Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . 14

The Last Dragons. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

82 Summits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

A Line Across the Sky . . . . . . . . . 22

TALLURUTIUP TARIUNGA: Lancaster Sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Across the Ice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Living Rivers – Surf. . . . . . . . . . . 32

Unbranded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

AK Girls Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Matterhorn, The Birdwoman’s Dream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Underground Movement: Cave Diving in Jämtland . . . . . . . 32

Memory Trap: The Herd that Wouldn’t Disappear. . . . . . . . . . . 32

unReal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Meru. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Voyagers Without Trace. . . . . . . . 10

Mile for Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

The Warmth of Winter. . . . . . 14, 23

Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Wild Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Chris Bonington – Life and Climbs.15

Moving the Giants: An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet. . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Without an Image. . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Citadel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Muni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta. 23

The Mysteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Antarctica: On the Edge. . . . . . . . . 8 Balloonskiing – Heimschnee . . . . 14 Beat Down. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bluehue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 25 Cailleach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Chasing Niagara. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cholagang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

The Coast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Nature Rx. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 23

Common Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico. . . . . . . . 32

Curiosity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Darklight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26 Degrees North. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

NATURE: The Last Orangutan Eden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Denali. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 25

NOATAK: Return to the Arctic . . . 10

Dorais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eclipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 32

Via Ferrata – on a Mountain Bike. 13

Wingmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Women’s Speed Ascent. . . . . . . . 13 Xboundary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Photos, below: From the film Across the Ice © Sebastian Copeland Opposite page, top to bottom: From the film Unbranded © Fin & Fur Films; From the film Antarctic on the Edge © Jon Bowermaster

FESTIVAL FLASHBACK FILMS Alone Across Australia . . . . . . . . . 6

The Epic of Everest . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Of Fells and Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Asiemut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

He Dances For His Cormorants. . . . 7

One Seventy Eight: Forging a Balance. . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner). . . . . 7

Mont Blanc Speed Flying. . . . . . . . 7

Badgered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Operation Moffat . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Being Caribou. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Of Souls + Water – The Shapeshifter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Overburden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Berserk in the Antarctic. . . . . . . . . 7

Red Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Paddle for the North. . . . . . . . . . 29

Chasseur du Miel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

The Red Helmet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

The Great Alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

PEST FREE?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Christophe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Stranded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Hadwin’s Judgement. . . . . . . . . . 19

Project Mina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Cowboy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Redemption: The James Pearson Story. . . . . . . 30

Hunters of the South Seas: Whale Hunters of Lamalera. . . . . 11

The Rocky Mountain Moto Tour. . 14

The Important Places. . . . . . . . 8, 24

Salween Spring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Into the Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Samaya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Island of the Marble Glaciers. . . . 10

The Search for Freedom. . . . . . . . 31

I-VIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Seele aus Stein (Soul of Stone). . . 25

Japan by Van. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Sherpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Showdown at Horseshoe Hell . . . 13

Juma of Itanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Jumbo Wild. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Sierra Quitiquit How Did I get Here : Empowerment. . . . . . 14

Jurek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Snowflake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

K2. Touching the sky. . . . . . . . . . 10

Sounds of Paragliding. . . . . . . . . 29

Kayaking the Aleutians . . . . . . . . 26

STREIF – One Hell of a Ride. . . . . 31

Kroger’s Canteen. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Taiga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

FIRST ASCENT – KUNYANG CHHISH EAST. . . . . . . 25 FUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Golden Gate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

The Rocky Mountains Traverse. . . 29


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SPEAKERS AND EVENTS INDEX A – Z A Abdou, Angie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Allison, Leanne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 16 Anderson, Roy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Alex Honnold, Hadwins Judgement and Book Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Alpine Warriors: Bernadette McDonald. . . . . . . . . . . 20, 46 Audisio, Aldo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Asnong, Jocey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 All the Wild That Remains: David Gessner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 46 Alpine Exposures: Jonathan Griffith. . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 45, 46 The Adventure Game: Keith Partridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 45, 46

D Douglas, Ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 45 Dressler, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Dirtbag Café with David Chaundy-Smart. . . . . . . . . . . 15, 46 Deslauriers, Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 34, 46 Daffern, Gillean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

B Brash, Andrew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Book Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 45 Bourgon, Lyndsie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Burhardt, Majka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 44 Best of the Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Basecamp LIVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 53 Bradey, Lydia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 46

G Gadd, Will. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gnam, Steven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Gauthier, Nathalie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Gessner, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 46 Griffith, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 45, 46 Google. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 35

C Chin, Jimmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Crown Traverse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Calvert, Kathy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Collins, Jeremy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 46 Correy, Ryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Chaundy-Smart, David. . . . . . . . . . . 15, 46 Circling the Midnight Sun: James Raffan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 46 Cordes, Kelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 45, 46 Caldwell, Tommy. . . . . . . . . . 22, 28, 34, 35 Child, Greg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 22, 46

E Exhibitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37 Mills, James Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 F Foote, Mike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 FREE Events and Learning Opportunities. . . 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41 Festival Flashback Film Screennigs. . . . . 6,7

H Hot Topics: Update – Nepal. . . . . . . . . . 41 Hot Topics: Adventuring into the Mainstream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Honnold, Alex. . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 34, 41, 46 Hueniken, Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 42 I Ives, Katie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 J The Jaguar’s Children: John Vaillant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 K Kirkby, Bruce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

L Lee, Alastair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Long, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 46 Lines, Jules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 46 M Mountain Artwalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Murphy, Patsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 McDonald, Bernadette. . . . . . 20, 34, 45, 46 Mills, James Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 46 McClurg, Gavin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Mountain Gallery Hop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mountain Marketplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mufti, Dina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Moro, Simone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 28, 46 N The Next 40 Years, Citadel – and Films. . 28 National Geographic Workshops. . . 34, 35 Nicholls, Chris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 O Old Style Storytelling Session. . . . . . . . . 16 P Partridge, Keith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 45, 46 Powter, Geoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 41 Pullan, Brandon. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 21, 53 Poppall, Peter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 R Radical Reels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13 Renner, Barb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Rocky Mountains – and Films. . . . . 29 Redford, Jan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Russell, Sandy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Richards, Cory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Raffan, James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 46

S The Snow Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15 Snow, Sasha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Slawinski, Raphael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Smith, Bryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Summit of One’s Own. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sherpa, Karsang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Sherpa, Tashi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Scott, Chic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 47 Saunders, Victor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 44 T Talbot, Margo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tears of the Dawn: Jules Lines. . . . . 20, 46 Too Close to God: Jeff Long. . . . . . . 17, 46 The Tower: Kelly Cordes. . . . . . . 20, 45, 46 Trotter, Sonnie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 V Van Tighem, Kevin and Brian. . . . . . . . . 46 Vaillant, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 23, 46 Voices of Adventure: An Interview with Simone Moro. . . . 20, 46 Vandervlist, Harry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 W Wright, Cedar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13 Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Wolfe, Mike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34


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