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Program

Oct 29 – Nov 6 2016

Full film schedule inside!

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Welcome On behalf of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival team, welcome to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for the 41st annual Festival.

You may have noticed that we’ve changed our look this year with a sharp new creative design, but the indomitable spirit of adventure remains the same thanks to loyal fans who return year after year. If it’s your first festival, welcome to the tribe! And to everyone, welcome to the best nine days of the year! One thing stands out in the 2016 program – an undeniable trend of strong, adventurous women who are at the fore. Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle are world-renowned personalities who, through their commitment to the mountain lifestyle, have achieved remarkable climbing feats spanning decades and often surpassing their male counterparts. But for a few exceptions, they are amongst only a handful of women who could really have been considered household names in the mountain world. ‘Where have the women been hiding all this time?’ you may ask. The truth is that women have long been adventurous souls; that’s not new. What is new, however, is that women’s voices are finally being heard and appreciated for the unique angle that they bring to the once male-dominated realm of mountain sports. With a new shift of

acceptance in the air, it is women who will be changing the genre of mountain storytelling for generations to come. They are getting behind the camera, and tapping out expedition reports on blogs and in books. They are providing mentorship to young girls around the globe, encouraging them to dive in and set new standards for what is possible. It’s thrilling to see these stories being told, and it’s equally inspiring that the gender gap in the industry is closing with every new accomplishment by athletes like Kate Harris, Ines Papert, and Sarah Marquis. This year’s festival also tackles big issues of ability, diversity, and conservation. Paul Pritchard tells his story of overcoming a life-threatening injury against all odds and returning to the place that changed his life forever, Tasmania’s Totem Pole. Indigenous voices shine through in films like KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful, Crossing Home, and Shift. Athletes are also making bold choices and speaking out about how their sports impact the landscapes they tread on. Jeremy Jones leads the way in conservation efforts to protect the wild winter terrain

he loves. Meanwhile, through a photographic lens, Florian Schulz captures the amazing wildlife of the north threatened by resource extraction and climate change. Kevin Van Tighem wants a world that includes humans living together respectfully, not pitted against one another for habitable land. So, although our goal is to entertain and inspire you for nine days through our robust schedule of films, authors, art exhibits, and speakers, please take a moment to pause and consider what it means to be alive in the 21st Century. We hope you’ll go home thinking about the richness of life and the joy that every mountain excursion brings – however big or small. It only takes #NineEpicDays to inspire a whole year of adventure; we hope you’ll embrace the challenge.

Deb Smythe Joanna Croston Festival Director Programming Director

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Festival at a Glance OCT 29

OCT 30

OCT 31

NOV 1

NOV 2

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Mountain Art Exhibitions

Radical Reels

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

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EHT Lobby | Free

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EHT Lobby | Free

Various venues (See pg. 18) Free

7:30 p.m. | EHT (LIVE) / MGT (SIMULCAST) $25

Opening Weekend Daytime Film Screenings

Opening Weekend Daytime Film Screenings

12 p.m., 3:30 p.m. EHT | $12

12 p.m., 3:30 p.m. EHT | $12

Mountain Artwalk

Kids Program

4 p.m. | Meet: EHT Patio Free

2 p.m. | TS | Free

Sonnie Trotter, Mirror Wall and Films

Florian Schulz and Films 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $25

7:30 p.m. | EHT | $25

KONELINE: our land beautiful and Films 7:30 p.m. | MGT | $15

For all free events and special partner events, see pages 36-37

Photo: From the film Mira

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Wednesday

The Dirtbag Café: Jon Walsh 7:30 p.m. | CLB | $15

Lux Cinema Screenings Every day of the Festival (except Oct. 31) See pages 40-41


NOV 3 Thursday

NOV 4 Friday

NOV 5 Saturday

NOV 6 Sunday

Old Style Storytelling

Mountain Publishing Seminar

Mountain Marketplace

Mountain Marketplace

8:30 a.m. MBB 252 | Free

8:30 a.m. | MBB 252 | Free

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | TC | Free

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | TC Free

Brendan Leonard Jon Turk

Voices of Adventure: Paul Pritchard

10 a.m. | MBA | $15

10 a.m. | MBA | $15

Andy Kirkpatrick

Sarah Marquis

12:30 p.m. MBA | $15

12:30 p.m. MBA $15

Brandon Pullan David Stevenson

Gudrun Pflüger Kevin Van Tighem

2 p.m. | MBA | $15

2 p.m. | MBA | $15

Catherine Destivelle and Films

Words and Wine 4:30 p.m. | KCCI 303 Free

7:30 p.m. | EHT | $35

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

Jeremy Jones and Films 8 p.m. | EHT | $35

Jon Griffith, Andy Houseman, Link Sar West and Films

Daytime Films Program A 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EHT/RRH | $55

Like a Wolf and Films 9 a.m. | RRH | $25

Daytime Films Program B

Daytime Films Program A

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MGT/MBA | $55

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MGT/MBA | $55

National Geographic Workshops

Daytime Films Program B

9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. KCCI 203 | Free

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | EHT $55

Hot Topics 12:30 p.m. KCCI 101 | Free

National Geographic Workshops

Mountain Gallery Hop

9 a.m. & 11 a.m. KCCI 203 | Free

3 – 6 p.m. | Various downtown galleries | Free

Hot Topics

Lynn Hill and Films

12:30 p.m. KCCI 101 | Free

8 p.m. | EHT | $35

Films in Competition

Climbing Higher and Films

8 p.m. | MGT | $25

2 p.m. | RRH | $25

8 p.m. | MGT | $25

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

Kids Program

Ines Papert and Films

7 p.m. | RRH | $15

Best of the Festival

8 p.m. | MBA | $35

Denis Urubko and Films

Helen Mort

8 p.m. | MBA | $35

8 p.m. | RRH | $15

2 p.m. | TS | Free

Peninsula Mitre 9:30 p.m. | RRH | $15

7:30 p.m. | EHT $30 – Awards and Films 8 p.m. | MGT, MBA, RRH $30 – Films Only

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

MBA Max Bell Auditorium MBB Max Bell Building MGT Margaret Greenham Theatre, Theatre Complex RRH Rolston Recital Hall Music & Sound Building TC

Theatre Complex

TS

Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

WPG Walter Phillips Gallery

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Saturday, October 29

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

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

DreamRide

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

70-Some Years

(Canada, 2016, 5 min) Director: Ryan Gibb Producer: Lacy Kemp Production Company: Juicy Studios

FIFTY – The Movie (Festival Cut)

(USA, 2014, 6 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Riley Hooper

Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Claim Freedom (UK, 2016, 55 min) Director: Scott Marshall Producer: Stu Thomson, Christina Voellinger, Swenja Baeuerle, Timon Jonas Production Company: Cut Media in cooperation with Adidas Outdoor

Bouldering on frozen Lake Baikal, kayaking wild rivers in the US, big wall climbing on the granite dome in Sao Tome and Principe, and exploring one of the deepest caves in China – follow four world-class athletes from four nations as they chase their ultimate adventure.

(New Zealand, 2016, 52 min) Director: John-Jo Ritson Producer: Malcolm Law* Production Company: Running Wild/Flashworks Media

Follow one man’s bold attempt to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in just 50 days, around the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand. In order to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.

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Henry Bendinelli has skied for 70-some years. In his heart, though, he’s still an 18-year-old.

Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy (USA, 2016, 16 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: James Q Martin, Chris Cresci Producer: Alison Kelman Production Company: Q Media

Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild land-scapes of Patagonia, and the Tompkins Conservation team’s efforts to continue his audacious mission. * In person

Mountain Artwalk 4 P.M. | FREE Meeting Place: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio

Explore mountain art and photography exhibits with a walk through Banff Centre campus, wrapping up with the exhibitions and a reception at the Walter Phillips Gallery. See page 42 for exhibitions 8 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca

Ace and the Desert Dog (USA, 2015, 9 min) Director: Brendan Leonard, Forest Woodward, Stefan Hunt Producer: Brendan Leonard, Forest Woodward, Joe Peters Production Company: Someplace Like Bolivia

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country. 4:20 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

The Song Collector (USA, 2016, 54 min) subtitled Director and Producer: Erik Koto* Production Company: The Song Collector LLC

In the 1960s, Morup Namgyal sparked a cultural movement that would bring about profound change in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. It was a built on education, tradition, and preservation. What Morup could not imagine at that time was that he would ultimately embrace modernization.

Photos, left: From the film DreamRide © Bruno Long; opposite page, top: From the film KONELINE: our land beautiful; bottom: From the film Douglas Tompkins Wild Legacy


7:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $15

KONELINE: our land beautiful – and Films (Canada, 2015, 96 min) Director: Nettie Wild Producer: Betsy Carson Production Company: Canada Wild Productions

KONELINE: our land beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELINE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change.

Crossing Home: A Skier’s Journey (Canada, 2016, 26 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Jordan Manley* Producer: Narrows Media Inc.

Skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots embark on a three-week expedition in which they boat, bushwack, ski, and packraft across the spine of the Coast Mountains searching for the meaning of home. A cast of characters help them understand what that ‘home’ truly means.

Q&A with Oscar Dennis 9:25 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

SHIFT (Canada, 2016, 28 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director and Producer: Kelly Milner* Production Company: Shot in the Dark Productions

Meet a group of aboriginal youth who over the past 10 years have constructed almost 100 kilometres of biking trails through the Yukon wilderness in an effort to make their community into a world-class mountan biking destination. Along the way, they’ve transformed themselves.

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Saturday, October 29

Opening Weekend 7:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $25

Sonnie Trotter and Mirror Wall Sonnie Trotter is one of the world’s most accomplished rock climbers. He is the first Canadian to climb both 5.14c and 5.14d. Trotter has made first and second ascents of some of the hardest traditional climbs on the planet and joins us to talk about life on the sharp end.

Sonnie Trotter vs. The Totem Pole (Australia, 2016, 8 min) Director and Producer: Cameron Maier* Production Company: Bear Cam Media

Canadian climbers Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope head Down Under to take a stab at the first continuous, all free ascent of the Ewbank Route on The Totem Pole. 8:40 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Mirror Wall (UK, 2016, 30 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Matt Pycroft* Producer: Adrian Samarra* Production Company: Coldhouse Collective

In remote Greenland, the Mirror Wall draws those with a taste for achieving the impossible. Exploring the philosophical side of adventures, British climber Leo Houlding reflects not only on why these big, bold objectives are a part of who he is, but also how heavily family life and loss in the mountains have affected his motivations.

When We Were Knights (USA, 2016, 12 min) Director: Anson Fogel Production Company: Camp4 Collective

For BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected – love.

The Great Siberian Traverse (Canada, 2015, 28 min) Director: Leo Hoorn* Producer: Malcolm Sangster* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

* In person Photos, top: From the film Mirror Wall; bottom: From the film Sonnie Trotter vs. The Totem Pole

All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime, a 1,200-kilometre ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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Sunday, October 30

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

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

The Perfect Flight

The Trail to Kazbegi

Return To Zanskar

4:40 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

(USA, 2016, 5 min) Director: Josh Izenberg Producer: Brett Marty Production Company: Speculative Films

(USA, 2015, 16 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Joey Schusler

(USA, 2016, 23 min) Director: Daniel Bull Producer: Bryan Liptzin*

Thyself

When some neighbourhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.

What happens when four likeminded cyclists head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days?

Thirty years after their first visit, two friends return to an ancient Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayas to reconnect with their past, and witness a culture being dragged into the modern world as the first ever road to the monastery nears completion.

12:45 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Spacious: Being Hear (USA, 2016, 10 min) Director: Palmer Morse Producer: Matt Mikkelsen

World-renowned nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton works to protect the few remaining quiet places from noise pollution.

Shepherdess of the Glaciers (France, 2016, 74 min) subtitled CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Christiane Mordelet, Stanzin Dorjai Production Company: Les Films de la Decouverte

This intimate film focuses in on the life of a one of the last shepherdesses in Ladakh. She lives alone at 5,000 metres above sea level with her 300 goats. Filmed by her brother over four seasons, the film draws us into her world of icy loneliness and friendship with her animals.

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Jondachi (Canada, 2016, 13 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Mike McKay* Producer: Mike McKay, Guy Erb Production Company: Five2Nine

A young Quechua boy goes on a personal journey that connects him with the spiritual and physical world around him, with his kayak as his primary vehicle.

(Canada, 2016, 7 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Jerry Auld* Production Company: Imaginary Mountain Surveyors

An adventurer looks back upon her explorations to find what she had always been looking for.

Go Big or Go Home (Germany, 2015, 26 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Olaf Obsommer Production Company: Big-O-Productions

In search of the perfect wave, Canadian freestyle kayak World Champion Nick Troutman and his friends head on a quest for the maximum possible air time.

The Accord (Iceland/USA, 2016, 19 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: R.C. Cone Producer: R.C. Cone, Elli Thor Magnus Production Company: Tributaries Digital Cinema

Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

* In person


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

Florian Schulz Photographer Florian Schulz’s mission is to connect the marine landscapes along the Pacific Coast of North America – think Yellowstone to Yukon but from the Baja to the Beaufort Sea. He brings his latest book, The Wild Edge to Banff, which documents a journey of more than 13,500 kilometres that has taken him over 10 years to complete. 8:50 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

3000 Cups of Tea (USA, 2016, 59 min) CANADIAN & THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Jennifer Jordan* Producer: Jeff Rhoads* Production Company: Long Road Back Productions LLC

Journalist Jennifer Jordan picks up the story of Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea) following a scandal which nearly destroyed his life’s work. Jordan updates us on the man, his schools, and his dream of spreading “peace through books not bombs.”

The Super Salmon (USA, 2016, 25 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ryan Peterson Production Company: Alaskanist Stories

Proponents of a plan to construct a $5.2-billion hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the watershed’s famous salmon runs because of its location upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.

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Photos: top: From the film 3000 Cups of Tea; bottom: © Florian Schulz

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Tuesday, November 1

Radical Reels 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE (LIVE) / MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE (SIMULCAST) | $25 Radical Reels has become a Banff tradition! It’s a night of extreme sports, crazy athletes, and uberadrenaline, full of highoctane films. With climber and filmmaker Cedar Wright back as MC! Sponsored by MSR, Buff®, Yomads, Oboz Footwear, Google, Yeti Coolers, and locally by Dan Sparks & Associates.

Max Your Days (Canada, 2016, 5 min) Director: Dave Mossop* Producer: Malcolm Sangster* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

Before it Falls (Australia, 2016, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Simon Bischoff Producer: Simon Bischoff, Matthew Farrell Production Company: Flowstate & Video Compass

Tasmania’s Totem Pole is a lonely, precarious needle of rock that has haunted imaginations for decades. It has changed the lives of those who have made the pilgrimage to the bottom of the world for it. Lee Cossey is one such man.

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The Eyes of God (Germany, 2016, 31 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Olaf Obsommer Production Company: Big-O-Productions

Tomass Marnics has put together a team of the world’s best extreme kayakers. Together they plan to descend the legendary Saryjaz River. The expedition will take the adventurers directly to the “Eyes of God”, a mystical cliff face in the no-man’s land between Kyrgyzstan and China.

Give Me Five (France, 2016, 10 min) subtitled WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Arnaud Longobardi Production Company: Longo Spots

Join a madcap group of French free falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix valley.

NEW for 2016 Mobile phone voting for Radical Reels People's Choice Award. Bring yours!


Fast Forward

The Accord

(USA, 2016, 8 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer Producer: Anna Callaghan Production Company: Talweg Creative

(Iceland/USA, 2016, 19 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: R.C. Cone Producer: R.C. Cone, Elli Thor Magnus Production Company: Tributaries Digital Cinema

For bikepacker and ultralong-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.

Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

The 2016 Mountain Idol finalists will be introduced and the winner will be announced.

Young Guns

9:12 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

DreamRide (Canada, 2016, 5 min Director: Ryan Gibb Producer: Lacy Kemp Production Company: Juicy Studios

Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Austrian Altitude Build It and Send It (Austria, 2015, 5 min) Director and Producer: Fabian Kluhs Production Company: Filmproduktion Fabian Kluhs

It’s not often you get to build a set of dream mountain bike jumps overlooking a picturesque valley. So when Andrew Taylor and Niki Leitner were offered the chance to do exactly that, they jumped at the opportunity.

The Mountain Idol Competion Celebrate youth, sport, and the spirit of the outdoors with the Mountain Idol competition. The 2016 Mountain Idol will be announced on-stage during Radical Reels. Mountain Idol is sponsored by Banff Mount Norquay, The North Face, Alpine Club of Canada, and Wilson Mountain Sports. banffmountainfestival.ca/idol

(USA, 2016, 30 min) Director: Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer Producer: Zachary Barr Production Company: REEL ROCK

Meet the young faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.

* In person Photos, opposite page, top: From the film The Eyes of God; bottom: From the film Before it Falls © Simon Bischoff; this page: From the film Young Guns © Brett Lowell

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Wednesday, November 2

The Snow Show 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $25 From the Alps to the Andes, Albania to the Altai, join us on a trip around the globe in search of snow and snow culture. With Tatum Monod and Pete Bosinger as hosts. Sponsored by The Lake Louise Ski Resort

Lost Gringos (New Zealand, 2015, 13 min) Director: William Lascelles Producer: William Lascelles, Jason Hancox Production Company: CoLab Creative

More than just a trip to ski some of the world’s biggest summits, these New Zealanders journey across time and cultures into the heart of the Bolivian Andes.

Personal Velocity (Canada, 2015, 3 min) Director: Cam Sylvester* Producer: Bryan Smith* Production Company: Reel Water Productions

Pia Nic Gundersen returns to skiing following a seasonending crash to explore the Lofoten archipelago.

La Liste (Switzerland, 2016, 47 min) subtitled SPECIAL NORTH AMERICAN PREVIEW Director: Guido Perrini Producer: Matt Hollis Production Company: Timeline Missions

In his search to become a better freerider, French ski phenom Jeremie Heitz compiles a list of the most interesting peaks to ride in the Alps. In the process, he meets the legends of the sport who teach him how to push the boundaries of what’s possible in skiing.

The Magic of the Super C

The First Day of Summer

(USA, 2015, 5 min) Director: GoPro Original Productions Producer: Chris Davenport Production Company: GoPro Original Productions

(UK, 2016, 5 min) Director: Zak Emerson Producer: Zak Emerson, Pete Combs Production Company: Auntie Productions / Blink London

Join skier Chris Davenport in the Chilean Andes as he takes us to one of the best lines in the world, the Super C Couloir.

Arriving in Iceland on the first day summer, a group of splitboarding friends head to Iceland’s far north – the untouched Troll Peninsula.

Buzludzha

The Great Siberian Traverse

(USA, 2016, 5 min) Director: Ben Sturgulewski* Producer: Steve Winter and Murray Wais Production Company: Matchstick Productions

One of the most surreal locations for an urban ski segment ever caught on film, a stunning communist ruin turns into an unexpected rail park. 9:20 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Seeking Nirvana: The Lucky Strike (Canada, 2016, 13 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director: Riley Leboe*, Matt Henitiuk* Producer: Ian Woods, Lloyd Bryan Molander

It is time for this band of seekers to stake its claim and strike it rich! Found only in the alpine, it’s a treasure trove of unrelenting rock and ice, caped with soft and endless snow. 16 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca

(Canada, 2015, 28 min) Director: Leo Hoorn* Producer: Malcolm Sangster* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime, a 1,200-kilometre ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. We’ll stumble upon a fringe backcountry skiing community, deep Siberian powder, and skiing’s ancient origins.

Know Before You Go (USA, 2015, 15 min) Director: Trent Meisenheimer* Producer: Paul Diegel Production Company: Utah Avalanche Center

This not your usual PSA. Here’s the beta and the truth that you need to know.


The Dirtbag Cafe 7:30 PM | THE CLUB, THEATRE COMPLEX | $15

The Dirtbag Café with Jon Walsh Canadian Jon Walsh has been putting up new climbs in Canada and abroad for the better part of the last decade. His insatiable appetite for exploring steep mountains with skis, rock shoes, or crampons, has helped him accumulate dozens of first ascents and wild adventures in all corners of the globe. 8:40 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Conquering Ghost Ice (Canada, 2016, 7 min) Director: Craig Hall* Producer: Craig Hall, Laura O’Grady Production Company: CH Video and Photography Inc and Spotlight

All Roads Lead to Scotland (UK, 2016, 10 min) Director: Matt Pycroft* Producer: Matt Pycroft, Adrian Samarra* Production Company: Coldhouse Collective

Opposites attract. That’s the story of the unlikely yet formidable climbing partnership of Nick Bullock and Tim Neill. They meet in Scotland in winter, where the fickle conditions that define Scottish winter climbing lead to frustration. But the prospect of discovering an obscure gem is irresistible.

Haywire (USA, 2016, 14 min) Director and Producer: Cheyne Lempe

Two friends embark on an expedition to climb first ascents on the towering big walls of Baffin Island, a frozen fjordland where polar bears, poor rock quality, and freezing temperatures are a serious threat.

Now (Brazil, 2015, 9 min) subtitled Director and Producer: Otavio Lima*

A poetic documentary about the physical and mental journey of climber Lucas Lima as he tests his determination on a difficult and eye-opening route deep in the Brazilian wilderness.

Annapurna III Unclimbed (Austria, 2016, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jochen Schmoll Producer: Florian Klingler, Robert Trenkwalder Production Company: Red Bull Athletes Special Projects

On their 2016 expedition to the unclimbed southeast ridge of Annapurna III in Nepal, David Lama, Hansjorg Auer, and Alex Blamel show us what remote mountaineering is all about – exhaustion, fatigue, anxiety, exposure and, sometimes, failure.

* In person

2016 should have been a year of celebration for Sarah Hueniken. However, shortly after becoming North American Ice Climbing Champion, she is left in a state of mourning and reflection after the passing of her mother.

Photos: opposite page, top: From the film Personal Velocity; this page: From the film Conquering Ghost Ice © Michael Klekamp

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Thursday, November 3

Mountain Books DAYTIME PROGRAM | MAX BELL BUILDING

Old Style Storytelling Session 8:30 – 9:45 A.M. Max Bell Building Room 252 | FREE

Back to traditional ways of storytelling, without the campfire – enjoy authentic and off-the-cuff tales from some of the Rockies’ best storytellers including Urs Kallen, Dale Portman, Lynn Martel, and Sharon Wood. Hosted by Chic Scott.

Sixty Meters to Anywhere Brendan Leonard

Crocodiles and Ice Jon Turk

10 – 11:30 A.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Sixty Meters to Anywhere The painfully honest story of a life changed by climbing. When Brendan Leonard finished substance abuse treatment at age 23, he was lost. Then his brother gave him a climbing rope – and along with that sixty-metre lifeline, Brendan gradually found redemption in the crags of the American West. Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wilderness Adventurer and conservationist Jon Turk has spent most of the past 40 years roaming the world’s most extreme landscapes. His latest book is the third in a trilogy chronicling his journeys. Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wilderness is the story of a scientistadventurer’s profound attachment to wild places. 18 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca

True Exposure Andy Kirkpatrick 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Andy Kirkpatrick likes long, hard climbs in cold and dreary places. His 2008 book Psychovertical and the 2011 Cold Wars were brimming with hilarious and dumbfounding stories from the British climber’s life on big walls and winter expeditions. A gifted storyteller and world-class alpinist, Kirkpatrick is an alumni of the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program and returns this year to present some of his new work.

Photos, top: © Brendan Leonard; bottom: © Jon Turk; opposite page: © David Stevenson


VISIT ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOOKS AT THE MOUNTAIN MARKETPLACE Guidebooks Warnings Against Myself David Stevenson

The Bold and Cold Brandon Pullan

2 – 3:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Warnings Against Myself David Stevenson is the author of the fiction collection Letters from Chamonix, which won the Banff Mountain Book Award for Fiction in 2014. He will be speaking about his newlypublished essay collection Warnings Against Myself. Based in Alaska, he has been the book reviews editor of the American Alpine Journal since 1995.

The Bold and Cold Over the past 100 years, climbers have been pushing standards with cutting-edge ascents in the Canadian Rockies. Peaks such as Robson, Chephren, Kitchener, the Twins, and Mt. Alberta elude many and reward few. Join local climber and author Brandon Pullan as he shares the 25 most classic routes in the Canadian Rockies and what impact their ascents have had in the world of international alpinism.

Biographies and memoirs

Book signings follow most presentations.

Photo collections and books for children

AUTHOR SIGNINGS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

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Thursday, November 3

Mountain Books and Films EVENING PROGRAM | 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

Catherine Destivelle – and Films The program begins with the presentation of the 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition awards. Catherine Destivelle is one of the most celebrated alpinists of all time. She was climbing some of the highest peaks in the Alps by the age of 17. She was unbeatable at world cup competitions in the late 1980s, but was drawn towards the realm of mountaineering. She made solo winter ascents of the Eiger, the Grandes Jorasses and the Matterhorn, an 11-day solo first ascent of the West Face of Les Drus in Chamonix, plus cutting-edge ascents in Pakistan and the Himalaya. Destivelle appears on the Banff stage in conversation with American alpinist Jack Tackle.

8:52 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Devotion: Libby Peter (UK, 2016, 5 min) Director: Matt Pycroft* Producer: Emma Crome* Production Company: Coldhouse Collective

One of the UK’s most respected climbers reflects on how climbing has shaped her life, from childhood through becoming a British Mountain Guide and a mother.

Afghan Winter (Switzerland, 2016, 72 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Fulvio Mariani, Mario Casella* Producer: ICEBERG-Film

Mountaineer and filmmaker Fulvio Mariani embarks on ski expedition into a country ravaged by decades of war and steeped in cold and snow. This is a rare look into a little-known corner of the world from a humble skierexplorer.

* In person Photos, top: © Catherine Destivelle; bottom: From the film Afghan Winter

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Friday, November 4

Mountain Books DAYTIME PROGRAM | VARIOUS VENUES

Telling our Stories: The Future of Mountain Publishing 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. | Max Bell Building 252 | Free

With the ability to tell stories more accessible than ever before, a panel of mountain publishers describe their views on the state of the industry, and what the future may hold. With Rocky Mountain Books, Mountaineers Books, Panorama, Les Editions du Mont-Blanc and Imaginary Mountain Surveyors, moderated by Jon Popowich.

Voices of Adventure: An Interview with Paul Pritchard 10 – 11:30 A.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

In the 1990s, British-born climber Paul Pritchard was at the top of the international climbing scene. After winning the Boardman Tasker Award in 1997 for Deep Play, he spent his prize money on a climbing tour that found him ascending The Totem Pole in Tasmania. There he sustained a traumatic brain injury that left doctors questioning whether he would walk or talk again. Pritchard has made remarkable progress and joins Geoff Powter for a conversation about recovery and possibility.

Wild By Nature Sarah Marquis

Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading

Sarah Marquis likes to go for long walks. From 2010 through 2013, she walked over 16,000 kilometres across Asia and then across Australia, scrounging for water in the desert to surviving dengue fever alone in the Laos jungle. The 2016 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year chronicles this epic journey in her book Wild by Nature.

Heart Waters Since retiring from his job as superintendent of Banff National Park in 2011, Kevin Van Tighem has been busy honing his writing skills, and is here to talk about his latest book, Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River. He is known for his broad ecological vision and deep commitment to conservation. Van Tighem’s The Homeward Wolf won the Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature in the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition.

The Bond

Book signings follow most presentations.

Photos, opposite page top: © Paul Pritchard; this page: Image courtesy Sarah Marquis

12:30 – 1:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Simon McCartney

4:30 P.M. | Kinnear Centre Room 303 | FREE

Full bodied tales, with subtle hints of humour and undertones of adventure with mountain writers Jerry Auld, Ryan Correy, and Ian Welsted. Cash bar.

Heart Waters

Kevin Van Tighem 2 – 3:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

The Bond Simon McCartney was a cocky young British alpinist climbing many of the hardest routes in the Alps during the late seventies. He brings to Banff his latest book, and the stories of two epic Alaskan climbs with Californian ‘Stonemaster’ Jack Roberts that would dramatically change both their lives – and almost end Simon’s.

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Friday, November 4

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

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

Jeremy Jones – and Films

Ines Papert – and Films

Sponsored by MEC Jeremy Jones is arguably the most interesting and influential snowboarder in the world. He’s a legend for his creativity, commitment, and courage in the mountains, as well as for his humanitarianism and social responsibility. The star of many films and author of the new book No Words for the Way Down, Jones is also the founder of Protect our Winters, a non-profit dedicated to reducing the effects of climate change. 8:45 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Crossing Home: A Skier’s Journey (Canada, 2016, 26 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Jordan Manley* Producer: Narrows Media Inc.

Skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots embark on a three-week expedition in which they boat, bushwack, ski, and packraft across the spine of the Coast mountains searching for the meaning of home.

Holy (un)Holy River (USA, 2015, 60 min) Director and Producer: Peter McBride*, Jake Norton* Production Company: Oxbow Creative

Traveling from 5,500 metres atop the Gangotri Glacier, a team of three journeys 2,400 kilometres down The Ganges, the most sacred of all of India’s rivers.

Ines Papert is four-time Ice Climbing World Champion and the first woman to climb the mixed grade of M11. She has shifted the realm of what is possible and has shown what it means to be an extreme climber and mother.

Riders on the Storm (Chile/Germany, 2016, 20 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Franz Walter Production Company: Nanuuq

Twenty-five years after the first ascent, New Zealand climber Mayan Smith-Gobat and German alpinist Ines Papert attempt to free climb Riders on the Storm in Chilean Patagonia. 9:25 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Fast Forward (USA, 2016, 8 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer Producer: Anna Callaghan Production Company: Talweg Creative

For bikepacker and ultralong-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1,280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.

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Namuli (USA, 2016, 24 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Majka Burhardt*, Sarah Garlick, Paul Yoo Production Company: Ukalene Productions

Namuli is a communitybacked film about the spirit of exploration when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats, Mount Namuli, Mozambique.

Monte Sarmiento – The White Diva (Germany, 2016, 27 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Jochen Schmoll Production Company: Drehxtrem/Cutting Edge Productions

Ralf Gantzhorn has attempted to summit the sublimely beautiful Monte Sarmiento in Chilean Tierra del Fuego six times – and has always been turned back. He’s learned that the most important part of this kind of expedition is the ‘how’ of getting to the top.

Photos: this page: © Jeremy Jones; opposite page, top: From the film Aspirations of the Pamirs; bottom: From the film Link Sar West © Jon Griffith


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

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

Jon Griffith, Andy Houseman, Link Sar West – and Films

Helen Mort – No Map Could Show Them

Link Sar West (France, 2016, 32 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jon Griffith*, Davide Demassi Producer: Jon Griffith

UK alpinist and photographer Jon Griffith made three attempts on Link Sar before reaching the west summit in 2015 on his fourth try with British alpine phenom Andy Houseman. Capturing near disastrous circumstances with breathtaking cinematography, Griffith and Houseman present a world premiere of their film Link Sar West. Q&A with Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman.

Poumaka (USA, 2016, 15 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Andy Mann*, Keith Ladzinski Producer: 3 Strings Productions, Mike Libecki* Production Company: 3 Strings Productions In person: Angie Payne

With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion Angie Payne leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the

French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki. 9:20 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Aspirations Of The Pamirs (France, 2016, 53 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud, Siphay Vera Production Company: Solidream

A young poet from England with a passion for trail running, climbing, and landscapes, Mort’s first collection, Division Street, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her new collection, No Map Could Show Them was created

during the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program. Her work has been published in Climb and Alpinist and she is the author of the Lake District Trail Running Guide. Book signing to follow.

In the remote Pamir mountains of Central Asia, three French friends aim to show the viability of travelling long distances over difficult terrain by bamboo bikes. It’s a climbing and bike-packing adventure with noble goals.

The Crown Traverse (USA, 2016, 12 min) THEATRICAL PREMIERE Director: Matthew Irving* Producer: Landon Bassett, Brandon Joseph Baker, Aimee Tetreault Production Company: Unscripted Lives

In September of 2015, ultra runners Mike Wolfe, Mike Foote, and photographer Steven Gnam set out on a journey from Missoula to Banff traversing the Crown of the Continent.

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Saturday/Sunday

Film Program A EHT & RRH – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | MGT & MBA SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $55

DreamRide

Haywire

(Canada, 2016, 5 min) Director: Ryan Gibb Producer: Lacy Kemp* Production Company: Juicy Studios

(USA, 2016, 14 min) Director and Producer: Cheyne Lempe

Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Iran: A Skier’s Journey

Dog Power

(Canada, 2016, 12 min) Director and Producer: Jordan Manley* Production Company: Narrows Media Inc

(USA, 2016, 34 min) Director: Jordan Schevene Producer: Kale Casey* Production Company: Dog Power LLC

Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

This film is a whirlwind tour through the diverse world of dog-powered sports, from canicross and scooterjoring to skijoring. Meet the world’s fastest sprint sled dogs and their human teammates.

Gyalmu’s House (UK/Nepal, 2016, 19 min) subtitled WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Gavin Carver*, Asmita Shrish

A year after the devastating 2015 earthquake in the Langtang Valley in Nepal, Nima Gyalmu, a woman of extraordinary strength, dignity, and humour rebuilds her house while coming to terms with her new world. Photos, top: From the film Haywire; bottom: From the film Being Here © Becca Skinner

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Two friends embark on an expedition to climb first ascents on the towering big walls of Baffin Island, a frozen fjordland where polar bears, poor rock quality, and freezing temperatures are serious threats.

The Accord (Iceland/USA, 2016, 19 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: R.C. Cone* Producer: R.C. Cone, Elli Thor Magnus Production Company: Tributaries Digital Cinema

Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.


Enjoy a full day of watching films – choose from 2 different film programs (Program A or B). EHT & RRH – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | MGT & MBA SUNDAYM NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

Elk River

North of Known

SHIFT

(USA, 2016, 28 min) Director: Jenny Nichols, Joe Riis Producer: Arthur Middleton Production Company: Pongo Media

(Canada, 2016, 52 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Bryan Smith* Production Company: Reel Water Productions In person: Gavin McClurg

(Canada, 2016, 28 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director and Producer: Kelly Milner* Production Company: Shot in the Dark Productions

A modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s ranch lands over mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows.

Ace and the Desert Dog (USA, 2015, 9 min) Director: Brendan Leonard*, Forest Woodward, Stefan Hunt Producer: Brendan Leonard, Forest Woodward, Joe Peters Production Company: Someplace Like Bolivia

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

Spacious: Being Hear (USA, 2016, 10 min) Director: Palmer Morse* Producer: Matt Mikkelsen*

World-renowned nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton works to protect the few remaining quiet places on the planet from noise pollution.

Where bears outnumber people, roads are nonexistent and flying conditions are completely unpredictable, Gavin McClurg and partner Dave Turner traverse of the Alaska Range.

Being Here (USA, 2016, 5 min) Director and Producer: Hilary Oliver* Production Company: Juniper Media

Sometimes it takes a trip to a wild place to remember just how brave, connected, vulnerable, and free we can be.

The Super Salmon (USA, 2016, 25 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ryan Peterson* Production Company: Alaskanist Stories

Proponents of a proposed $5.2-billion hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the watershed’s famous salmon runs because it is upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.

Meet a group of aboriginal youth who over the past 10 years have constructed almost 100 kilometres of biking trails through the Yukon wilderness in an effort to make their community into a worldclass mountan biking destination.

Daytime Film Program Schedule

PROGRAM A Saturday, November 5 EHT AND RRH Sunday November 6 MGT AND MBA

9:09 a.m. Dream Ride 9:16 a.m. Iran: A Skier’s Journey 9:34 a.m. Gyalmu’s House 9:55 a.m. Haywire

Dodo’s Delight (USA, 2016, 28 min) Directors: Sean VillanuevaO’Driscoll, Josh Lowell*, Nick Rosen*, Peter Mortimer* Producer: Zachary Barr Production Company: REEL ROCK

Jump on board a madcap sailing adventure to the biggest rock walls in the Arctic Circle with a team of elite climbers as zany as they are talented.

10:10 a.m. Break (20 minutes) 10:33 a.m. Dog Power 11:10 a.m. The Accord 11:32 a.m. Elk River

LUNCH BREAK 2:03 p.m. Ace and the Desert Dog 2:15 p.m.

Spacious: Being Hear

2:28 p.m. North of Known 3:20 p.m. Break (20 minutes) 3:43 p.m. Being Here 3:51 p.m.

The Super Salmon

4:19 p.m. SHIFT 4:50 p.m. Dodo’s Delight Program ends 5:20 p.m.

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Saturday/Sunday

Film Program B MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | EHT – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $55

Trail Dog

Doing it Scared

Four Mums In A Boat

(South Africa/France, 2016, 5 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Christian Denslow Producer: Greg Fell, Hannah Slezacek, Dean Leslie Production Company: The African Attachment

(Australia, 2016, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Matthew Newton* Producer: Catherine Pettman* Production Company: Rummin Productions In person: Paul Pritchard

(UK, 2015, 44 min) Director and Producer: Simon Tucker* Production Company: Atomized/Bow River Films

Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things – friendship.

The Perfect Flight (USA, 2016, 5 min) Director: Josh Izenberg* Producer: Brett Marty Production Company: Speculative Films

When some neighbourhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.

Mira (Hong Kong, 2016, 42 min) subtitled Director and Producer: Lloyd Belcher* Production Company: Lloyd Belchervisuals

Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face, which has prepared her perfectly for the sport of running.

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Eighteen years after a accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

Metronomic (France, 2015, 16 min) subtitled Director and Producer: Vladimir Cellier Production Company: Baraka Films

High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.

Photos, top: From the film Metronomic; bottom: From the film All Roads Lead to Scotland © Matt Pycroft

When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.

The Master of Moves (France, 2016, 4 min) subtitled Director: Greg Hackett* Producer: Steven Richardson, Alex Hamlin* Production Company: Spindle

For almost his entire life, French bouldering legend Jacky Godoffe has lived in the forest of Fontainebleau. Here, he has found more than just inspiration for climbing routes – he has found a key to happiness.

Northbound (Norway, 2015, 11 min) subtitled Director: Jorn Nyseth Ranum Producer: Anders Graham Production Company: Turbin Film AS

Four skateboarders head north above the Arctic Circle to the cold Norwegian coast to apply their urban riding skills to a canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand, and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup of biting winds, ollies, and one ephemeral mini-ramp.


Enjoy a full day of watching films – choose from 2 different film programs (Program A or B). MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | EHT – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

The Hard Way

Wolfhunter

Wasfia

(USA, 2016, 20 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Erik Petersen*, Jeremy Lurgio*

(UK, 2016, 12 min) subtitled CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: James Morgan Producer: James Morgan, Anna Stevens Production Company: Panos Pictures/JMF/A5+

(Nepal, 2016, 13 min) subtitled Director: Sean Kusanagi Producer: John Agnew, Bryn Mooser, Hayley Pappas, Chris Kelly Production Company: RYOT

Daytime Film Program Schedule

Some scenes may be disturbing to viewers.

Wasfia Nazreen doesn’t just climb for the thrill, she climbs for the women of her country, Bangladesh. Lyrical and poetic, this short documentary explores what it means to pursue the unknown.

Sunday November 6 EHT

This is the inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-yearold training for the Bighorn 50-kilometre ultra marathon.

All Roads Lead to Scotland (UK, 2016, 10 min) Director: Matt Pycroft* Producer: Matt Pycroft, Adrian Samarra* Production Company: Coldhouse Collective

This is the story of the unlikely yet formidable climbing partnership of Nick Bullock and Tim Neill. They meet in Scotland in winter, where the fickle conditions that define Scottish winter climbing lead to frustration.

Guilt Trip (Canada, 2016, 37 min) WORLD PREMIERE Directors/Producers: Anthony Bonello*, Mike Douglas* Production Company: Switchback Entertainment

These skiers make a living travelling the globe in search of snow. Meanwhile, the climate continues to change. With plans to ski a remote peak in Greenland, they decide to bring a glaciologist to collect ice cores to help understand sea level rise.

In January last year, a super pack of several hundred wolves laid siege to the Siberian village of Verkhoyansk, killing livestock and terrorising the population.

At What Price

Freedom under Load

(Canada, 2016, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Tommy Day* Production Company: Reel23Films LLC In person: John Price

(Slovakia, 2016, 58 min) subtitled NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Pavol Barabas Producer: Alena Koscova Production Company: K2 studio s.r.o.

Emerging climbing photographer John Price examines what it takes to succeed as an artist in the era of social media, where the temptation to appeal to many must be balanced against the core notion of being true to oneself.

With 100 kilograms on their backs, they face storms, blizzards, and deep snow. Their traditonal craft is not only a profession. For the oldest generation of porters in the High Tatras Mountains, it is also a method of meditation and self discovery.

PROGRAM B Saturday, November 5 MGT AND MBA

9:10 a.m. Trail Dog 9:17 a.m.

The Perfect Flight

9:25 a.m. Mira 10:10 a.m. Doing It Scared 10:22 a.m. Break (20 minutes) 10:45 a.m. Metronomic 11:04 a.m. Four Mums in A boat 11:51 a.m. Master of Moves 11:58 a.m. Northbound

LUNCH BREAK 2:03 p.m. The Hard Way 2:26 p.m. All Roads Lead to Scotland 2:39 p.m. Guilt Trip 3:18 p.m. Wolfhunter 3:30 p.m. Break (20 minutes) 3:53 p.m. At What Price 4:08 p.m. Wasfia 4:24 p.m. Freedom Under Load Program ends 5:25 p.m.

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Saturday, November 5

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

Lynn Hill – and Films Sponsored by MEC In 1993, Lynn Hill changed the definition of what is possible in rock climbing with her first free ascent of the most famous big wall climb in the world, The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite. The following year, she free climbed it again, that time in less than a day. Over 19 years later, Tommy Caldwell and Hill are still the only two people in the world to have succeeded in making an all free one-day ascent of The Nose. She joins us in conversation with renowned Australian-born author and climber, Greg Child. 9 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

A Song for Tomorrow (Germany/China, 2016, 26 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Franz Walter Producer: Frank Kretschmann Production Company: Kaletsch Medien GmbH

Explore the mythical towers of the Qingfeng Valley, at the boundary of China’s first and largest national park. Climbers Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ting Xiao, Liu Yongbang, and Ben Rueck were the first to be granted permission to set foot on these vertical giants. 30 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca

What If You Fly (USA, 2016, 9 min) Director: Taylor Rees Production Company: Camp4 Collective

Hawaiian artist Sean Yoro goes to Baffin Island to to paint a portrait of a local Inuit woman on the sea ice. This is the most technical and remote location where Sean has ever attempted a mural.

La Liste (Switzerland, 2016, 47 min) subtitled NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Guido Perrini Producer: Matt Hollis Production Company: Timeline Missions

In his search to become a better freerider, French ski phenom Jeremie Heitz compiles a list of the most interesting peaks to ride in the Alps. In the process, he meets the legends of the sport who teach him how to push the boundaries of what’s possible in skiing.

Photos, top: © Lynn Hill; bottom: From the film Locked In


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

Films in Competition China: A Skier’s Journey (Canada, 2016, 16 min) Director and Producer: Jordan Manley* Production Company: Narrows Media Inc

Skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots touch down into the rich past and dizzying future of Chinese ski cultures. As one rapidly expands, they find the other is at risk of disappearing.

Locked In (Canada, 2015, 52 min) Director: Dave Pearson* Producer: Bryan Smith* Production Company: Reel Water Productions In person: Ben Stookesberry

Deep in Papua New Guinea’s virgin rainforest, a team of kayakers attempt the first descent of the Beriman River. This is as remote as river exploration gets in one of the deepest gorges in the South Pacific.

9:35 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Transition (UK, 2015, 28 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director: Paul Diffley Producer: Chris Prescott*, Paul Diffley Production Company: Hot Aches Productions In person: Natalie Berry

One of the UK’s leading indoor competition climbers Natalie Berry sets out to make the transition to traditional outdoor climbing, under the tutelage of Scottish climber Dave Macleod.

Fledglings (USA, 2016, 26 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Cedar Wright * Production Company: Cedar Wright Productions

As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep and live the sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable, and at the top of their game.

When We Were Knights (USA, 2016, 12 min) Director: Anson Fogel Production Company: Camp4 Collective

For BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected – love.

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Saturday, November 5

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $35

Denis Urubko – and Films Is there anything in the mountaineering world that accomplished Russian climber Denis Urubko hasn’t done? He has climbed all fourteen 8,000-metre peaks without supplementary oxygen, claimed the speed record up Mt. Elbrus, won the Piolet d’Or twice and has summited two 8,000-metre peaks in winter. Only K2 in winter remains for this seasoned, ambitious mountaineer. Urubko joins us in Banff for an engaging interview with awardwinning writer Bernadette McDonald. The John Lauchlan Award will be presented following the presentation. 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

* In person

Photos, top: © Denis Urubko; bottom: From the film Langtang: Summits of My Life III; opposite page: From the film Sea Gypsies: the Far Side of the World

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Langtang: Summits of My Life III (Spain, 2015, 52 min) subtitled Director: Sebastien Montaz-Rosset Producer: Jordi Lymbus

A journey to the heart of post-earthquake Nepal with ultra runner Kilian Jornet and alpinist Jordi Tosas who throw themselves into a despearate effort to save lives in their beloved Langtang Valley.

Boys in the Bugs (USA, 2016, 18 min) Directors: Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer*, Nick Rosen* Producer: Zachary Barr Production Company: REEL ROCK

Crack climbing is a bold, traditionalist discipline. In an age of elite athletes, fad diets, and training regimes, Matt Segal and Will Stanhope harken back to the old school of climbing, where guts and spirit make up for lack of planning and a healthy lifestyle.


EVENING PROGRAMS | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15 PER PROGRAM 7 P.M. Program

9:30 P.M. Program

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

Peninsula Mitre

(USA, 2016, 88 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Nico Edwards* Production Company: Splendid Entertainment

The vessel is Infinity, a 120-foot hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.

(Argentina, 2016, 90 min) subtitled CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Joaquin Azulay*, Julian Azulay* Production Company: Gauchos del Mar

This is an adventure in the classic style. Unknown territory, sketchy weather, no communication, and major isolation. Two Argentinian brothers head to Tierra del Fuego on a 53-day trip to the remote Peninsula Mitre hoping to find incredible waves they can surf.

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Sunday, November 6

Film Programs 9 A.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $25

Like a Wolf – and Films Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild Trails

When the Mountains were Wild

(USA, 2016, 4 min) Director and Producer: Colin Arisman* Production Company: Wild Confluence Media

(Austria, 2015, 19 min) subtitled CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Johannes Hoffmann, Simon Platzer, Jakob Schweighofer* Producer: Mitch Tölderer

Follow the guys from the Packing It Out crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Production Company: Whiteroom Productions

(Canada, 2016, 17 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Lindsay Marie Stewart*

Is there mountain wilderness left anywhere in Europe? A crew of snowboarders/ skiers/filmmakers jump in a van and drive down the Balkan Peninsula to the socalled “cursed mountains” in Albania.

Artists-adventurers from across British Columbia reconnect themselves – and us – to the earth.

Annapurna III Unclimbed

The Art Of Wild

Like A Wolf (USA, 2016, 75 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Emeka Ngwube* Producer: Iwan Axt* Production Company: Montage Production LLC

Ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers made history when she became the first person to ski the Seven Summits.

(Austria, 2016, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jochen Schmoll Producer: Florian Klingler, Robert Trenkwalder Production Company: Red Bull Athletes Special Projects

On their 2016 expedition to the unclimbed southeast ridge of Annapurna III in Nepal, David Lama, Hansjorg Auer, and Alex Blamel show us what remote mountaineering is all about.

10:50 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

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2 P.M. | ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $25

EVENING PROGRAMS | VARIOUS VENUES | $30

Climbing Higher – and Films

Best of the Festival: Awards Night and Films

The Alchemist (Canada, 2015, 10 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Blake Jorgenson* Producer: Kevin Landry* Production Company: TOPO Films

Explore the creative process and motivations of Blake Jorgenson, one of skiing’s most enigmatic photographers.

Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy (USA, 2016, 16 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: James Q Martin*, Chris Cresci Producer: Alison Kelman Production Company: Q Media

Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy tells the story of his incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild landscapes of Patagonia, and the Tompkins Conservation team’s efforts to continue his audacious mission.

Northbound (Norway, 2015, 11 min) subtitled Director: Jorn Nyseth Ranum Producer: Anders Graham Production Company: Turbin Film AS

Four skateboarders head north above the Arctic Circle to the cold Norwegian coast to apply their urban riding

skills to a canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand, and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup of biting winds, ollies and one ephemeral mini-ramp.

Trail Angel

7:30 P.M. Awards and Films Eric Harvie Theatre $30 8 P.M. Films Only Margaret Greenham Theatre, Max Bell Auditorium, Rolston Recital Hall $30

(USA, 2016, 6 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer Producer: Anna Callaghan Production Company: Talweg Creative

For ”Ponytail Paul”, the Appalachian Trail and its thru-hikers became the therapeutic force he needed to turn his life around.

One of most anticipated events at the Festival for both the audience and filmmakers – this is the night when the international film jury announces the Banff Mountain Film Competition award winners. Many of the winning films are rescreened, and the 2016 Summit of Excellence Award is presented to climber and author David P. Jones. See page 57

Photos, opposite page, top: From the film Like A Wolf; bottom: From the film Northbound © Üukasz Zamaro; this page: From the film Climbing Higher

3 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Climbing Higher (Czech Republic, 2015, 100 min) subtitled Director: David Calek Producer: Richard Nemec Production Company: Verbascum s.r.o.

Czech climber Radek Jaroai’s story is one of determination and of overcoming shared and personal limits. It is also the story of compromise and of the price paid to achieve every mountain climber’s dream: ascending the Crown of the Himalayas, the world’s 14 tallest mountains.

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Free Events and Learning Opportunities ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

Saturday October 29 Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | EHL See page 12 Mountain Artwalk 4 p.m. | Meet on EHT Patio See page 8

Sunday October 30 Mountaintop Yoga 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Banff Gondola | $37 One-hour Ashtanga yoga with lululemon ambassador Peter Christou in the Citizenship Pavillion, 4th floor of the all-new Banff Gondola summit. Only $37 per person, including Banff Gondola admission ($49 value). Limited availability. Book your space at banffgondola. com/events Please arrive at the base of the Gondola by 9:45 a.m.

Thursday November 3 Old Style Story Telling 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | MB 252 See page 18

Friday November 4 Telling our Stories: The Future of Mountain Publishing 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | MBB 252 See page 23 Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading 4:30 p.m. | KCCI 303 (Cash bar) See page 23

Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | EHL See page 12 Kids Program – Story telling with Kim Mayberry and films 2 – 3 p.m. | TS, JPL Kim Mayberry gets kids into the mountain spirit with lively fables and singing. Stories followed by a specially-selected mixed program of delightfully fun festival films!

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Saturday November 5 National Geographic Workshop – Writing and Photography for Print and Digital Media 9 – 10 a.m. | KCCI 203 Hear from National Geographic senior editors about the best ways to pitch your story ideas for National Geographic magazines, books, and websites. Learn about the story development process and hear about our key focuses and initiatives. See page 37 National Geographic Short and Long Form Film Pitch Session 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | KCCI 203 Get the inside scoop on pitching film ideas and projects to National Geographic. Learn about our programming priorities, production process, and how we handle film acquisition. Ask questions and discuss your film ideas with our film reps. Festival Yoga with lululemon ambassador Lydia Zamorano 12:30 p.m. | SBB Yoga is complimentary with the purchase of a Sally Borden Building day pass for $11 which provides access to all of the facilities (climbing, pool, hot tub, steam room, weight room). Hot Topics – Reconciling Recreation 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | KCCI 101 See page 39

Young Explorers Salon 1 – 2 p.m. | TS, JPL Today, a new generation of National Geographic Explorers is integral to carrying on the tradition, blazing new trails in thought and action. This salon features presentations by three National Geographic Young Explorers – Eva Rendle, Prasenjeet Yadav and Kyle Hemes, all of whom received grants from the National Geographic Society to support their field projects. A Photographic Journey to the Summit of Antarctica with Kristian Bogner 2 – 4 p.m. (Doors open 1 p.m. to showcase Nikon camera gear) KCCI 203 Nikon Ambassador Kristian Bogner will share his most recent expedition, climbing and photographing his way to the summit of Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica, and one of the World’s Seven Summits. Bogner tells the stunning visual story of 9 injured Canadian soldiers, and 17 Canadian business leaders on a 3-week True Patriot Love Foundation Antarctica Expedition and their journey to the top. More info at thecamerastore.com.


Mountain Marketplace • Purchase the latest in gear and apparel from Festival partners and industry leaders

Mountain Gallery Hop – Various Venues 3 – 6 p.m. | Downtown Banff See page 45 Introduction to 360° and VR video with the Google VR team 5 – 6:30 p.m. | KCCI 203 In this introductory 360° video workshop we’ll talk about the broader 360° and VR landscape, the basics of VR, best practices for creating spherical content as well as the nuances of shooting spherical video. Happy Hour with MEC and ACC 5 - 7 p.m. Mountain Marketplace, EHL Join us to toast the snow season! Hot Chocolate with The North Face 5 - 7 p.m. | TNF Tent | EHT Patio Facing a Giant with Gordon McArthur 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Osprey Booth, EHL Meet world-class mixed climber Gordon McArthur and learn about the Storm Giant, a route he bolted in a massive cave near his home town. What is likely the biggest single pitch mixed climb in the world, at 80 metres along a huge roof system, with 50 quickdraws. Preview clips and images of upcoming film and get a poster signed.

Sunday November 6 National Geographic Exploration Grants Workshop 9 – 10 a.m. | KCCI 203 National Geographic is increasing its commitment to exploring and protecting the planet. Hear about some of the exciting field research, exploration, and conservation work we’re supporting, discuss your potential projects with us, and learn how to apply for a grant. Mountaintop Yoga 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Banff Gondola | $37 One-hour Ashtanga yoga with lululemon ambassador Jeff Mah in the Citizenship Pavillion, 4th floor of the all-new Banff Gondola summit. Only $37 per person, including Banff Gondola admission ($49 value). Limited availability. Book your space at banffgondola. com/events Please arrive at the base of the Gondola by 9:45 a.m. Festival Mobility Class with lululemon ambassador Will Rajbar 12:30 pm | SBB Yoga is complimentary with the purchase of a Sally Borden Building day pass for $11 which provides access to all of the facilities (climbing, pool, hot tub, steam room, weight room).

Hot Topics – Game Changers: Women in Adventure Storytelling 12:30 p.m.| KCCI 101 See page 39 Kids Program – Storytelling with Jocey Asnong and films 2 – 3 p.m. | TS, JPL Join Jocey Asnong as she spins tales of Lhotse and Nuptse, two adventure loving cats who love the mountains just as much as kids do! Stories followed by a specially-selected mixed program of delightfully fun festival films. Adventurous Spirit: Mountain and Wilderness Writers 2:30 p.m. | Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Since 2005, Banff Centre’s Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program has brought together writers to explore adventurous spirit in the written word. Join us in partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies as a gamut of former program participants share new writing and read from published works. Authors include Marni Jackson, Helen Mort, Andy Kirkpatrick, Niall Fink, and Jack Tackle. Book signing to follow.

• Browse and buy topselling mountain books signed by your favourite authors • Book your next adventure • Purchase unique mountain gifts from a selection of the best local artisans • The Mountain Marketplace is not to be missed! Eric Harvie Theatre Complex Lobby Friday, November 4 7 P.M. – 10 P.M. EHL/LF 222/224 Saturday, November 5 8 A.M. – 10 P.M. | EHL 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. | LF Sunday, November 6 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. | EHL 10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. | LF View full list of exhibitors at banffmountainfestival.ca

Location Key EHL

Eric Harvie Theatre, Lobby

EHT

Eric Harvie Theatre, Theatre Complex

JPL

Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

KCCI Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation LF

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex

MBA

Max Bell Auditorium

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Max Bell Building

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Max Bell Husky Energy Foyer

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Margaret Greenham Theatre, Theatre Complex

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Rice Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

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Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

WPG

Walter Phillips Gallery

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Book Signings Jocey Asnong Nov. 5 | 11 a.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Erik Bjarnason Nov. 5 | 5 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Bill Corbett Nov. 5 | 12 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Gillean Daffern Nov. 6 | 11 a.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Catherine Destivelle Nov. 3 | 8:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Foyer Nov. 5 | 12 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth Jeremy Jones Nov. 4 | 9 p.m. | Clif Bar Booth – Eric Harvie Foyer Alan Kane Nov. 4 | 7 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Andy Kirkpatrick Nov. 3 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF Stephen Legault Nov. 5 | 6 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Brendan Leonard Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF Sarah Marquis Nov. 4 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 5 | 12 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

Simon McCartney Nov 4 | 3:30 p.m.| MBF Nov. 5 | 10 a.m.| LF224 Pages Booth Bernadette McDonald Nov. 6 | 1 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Helen Mort Nov. 4 | 9 p.m. | RRH Brandon Pullan Nov. 3 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 5 | 4 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Derek Ryder Nov. 6 | 11 a.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Florian Schulz Oct. 30 | 8:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Foyer Nov. 5 | 3 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth David Stevenson Nov. 3 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 5 | 1 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Jon Turk Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF Nov. 5 | 3 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth Kevin van Tighem Nov. 4 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 5 | 10 a.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

John Martin Nov. 6 | 12 p.m. | LF222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Festival Reading Room Schedule Max Bell Building Elder Tom Crane Bear Room Thursday, Nov. 3 | 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Friday, Nov. 4 | 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 5 | 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. Sunday, Nov. 6 | 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. 38 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca


Hot Topics Reconciling Recreation

Game Changers: Women in Adventure Storytelling

Saturday, November 5 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | KCCI 101

Are we loving our wilderness to death? Parks and wilderness areas are more accessible than ever. With more and more people being encouraged to get outside, how do we reconcile being in the wild places we love while at the same doing it sustainably? A panel of experts discusses the possibility of continued human presence on these pristine landscapes. With Jeremy Jones, Zena Harris, AnneMarie Syslak, Greg Child and Kelly Milner. Moderated by Geoff Powter.

Photo: From the film Four Mums in a Boat © Ben Duffy

Sunday, November 6 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | KCCI 101

We used to ask the question, "Where are the women in adventure storytelling?" This panel answers that question and takes it to a new plateau. The new question is, “Who are the women in adventure storytelling, and how are they reshaping a genre?” Although adventure is no longer an exclusively male realm, and women are not fighting the same battles they had to fight 20 – or even 10 – years ago, this panel takes a modern stance on the battles we still fight. These women believe powerful female perspectives in both film and literature are game changers. With Hilary Oliver, Kate Harris, Sarah Marquis, Katie Ives and Hilaree O’Neill, moderated by Amy Gigi Alexander.

N AT I O N A L G E O G R A P H I C W O R K S H O P S G R A N T S A N D S TO R I E S W I T H I M PA C T

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WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PRINT AND DIGITAL MEDIA Hear from our senior editors about the best ways to pitch your story ideas for National Geographic magazines, books, and websites. Learn about the story development process and hear about our key focuses and initiatives. SATURDAY, NOV. 5

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SHORT AND LONG-FORM FILM PITCH SESSION Get the inside scoop on pitching film ideas and projects to National Geographic. Learn about our programming priorities, production process, and how we handle film acquisition. Ask questions and discuss your film ideas with our film reps. SUNDAY, NOV. 6

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EXPLORATION GRANTS WORKSHOP National Geographic is increasing its commitment to exploring and protecting the planet. Hear about some of the exciting field research, exploration, and conservation work we’re supporting, discuss your potential projects with us, and learn how to apply for a grant. LOCATION: Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Room 203, The Banff Centre

PHOTO Prasenjeet Yadav Yadav PHOTO:: Prasenjeet

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Lux Cinema Screenings LUX CINEMA | 229 BEAR STREET, BANFF | $15 – $20 AT THE DOOR OR AT LUXBANFF.COM

Enjoy a night out in downtown Banff, and catch some premieres, favourite films, and re-screenings of films you may have missed earlier in the week!

Saturday Oct 29

Tuesday Nov 1

Thursday Nov 3

7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

Sherpa Stew

The Fourth Phase

(USA, 2016, 84 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Andrew Cockrum* Production Company: Danger Dog Films

(USA, 2016, 92 min) Director and Producer: Jon Klaczkiewicz Production Company: redbullmediahouse.com

(USA, 2016, 88 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Nico Edwards Production Company: Splendid Entertainment

See page 33

Sunday Oct 30

Sherpa Stew brilliantly chronicles the lives of two high altitude Sherpas and their families and friends who have all left the high Himalaya of Nepal in search of success in New York City.

7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

Ruin and Rose (USA, 2016, 65 min) Director: Ben Sturgulewski Producer: Steve Winter, Murray Wais Production Company: Matchstick Productions

A surreal future leaves the world without water and consumed by sand: the Big Empty. When a young boy unearths an ancient relic hinting at the lost wonders of winter, he sets off in search of the ghosts that once called the mountains their home.

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Wednesday Nov 2 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

Drawing Home (Canada/USA, 2015, 112 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Markus Rupprecht Producer: Margarethe Baillou, Allan Neuwirth* Production Company: M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, LLC

Boston 1920s. A young East Coast debutante is dating the wealthiest bachelor in the world. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of society. But then she meets her soul mate, a young Canadian painter from the mountain town of Banff. This is the story of Banff icons Catharine and Peter Whyte.

Join elite snowboarder Travis Rice as he follows snowstorms around the globe. Picking up friends and riders along the way, he drops unthinkably sick lines on every hemisphere.

Friday Nov 4 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $20

Radical Reels Repeat A re-screening of Radical Reels films. There’ll be no host, no applause-o-metre, just a night of epic films, films, films only! See pages 14 – 15


MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | EHT – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

Saturday Nov 5

Saturday Nov 5

2 P.M. | $15

Tous en Français!

La Liste

Venez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée de cinéma inspirant et animé.  Partez à l’aventure dans les montagnes du Pamir, prenez votre envol vers de nouveaux sommets et faites de l’escalade en solitude à Fontainebleau.  Tous les films seront en français avec quelques sous-titres.

(Switzerland, 2016, 47 min) subtitled NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Guido Perrini Producer: Matt Hollis Production Company: Timeline Missions

Metronomic (France, 2015, 16 min) subtitled Director and Producer: Vladimir Cellier Production Company: Baraka Films

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Give Me Five (France, 2016, 10 min) subtitled WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Arnaud Longobardi Production Company: Longo Spots

See page 14

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Les œuvres du Pamir/Aspirations of the Pamirs (France, 2016, 53 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud, Siphay Vera Production Company: Solidream

Sunday Nov 6

7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

2 P.M. | $15

KONELINE: our land beautiful

Shepherdess of the Glaciers

(Canada, 2015, 96 min) Director: Nettie Wild Producer: Betsy Carson Production Company: Canada Wild Productions

See page 9

(France, 2016, 74 min) subtitled Director and Producers: Christiane Mordelet, Stanzin Dorjai Production Company: Les Films de la Decouverte

See page 12 8 P.M. | $20

Best of the Festival Photos, left: From the film Drawing Home; right: From the film Shepherdess of the Glaciers

Many of the winning films from the 2016 Festival are re-screened.

See page 25

The Master of Moves (France, 2016, 4 min) subtitled Director: Greg Hackett* Producer: Steven Richardson, Alex Hamlin* Production Company: Spindle

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Mountain Exhibitions AT BANFF CENTRE

No Visible Horizon 40 Years of Walter Phillips Gallery

The Grammar of Emptiness Karen McDiarmid (CAN)

Tricksters and Teachers

The Crown Traverse

Colleen Campbell (CAN)

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Exterior, Theatre Complex

Walter Phillips Gallery October 6, 2016 – January 22, 2017

Max Bell Building Lobby

Professional Development Centre Lobby

September 13, 2016 – January 31, 2017

August 19, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Mountain Artwalk Reception: Saturday, October 29, 6 p.m.

Everything disappears. Life is illusory and impermanent, and according to Buddhist beliefs, our lives’ activities are merely “housekeeping in a dream”. All things are empty of existence in themselves, and rather, interdependent, and interconnected with everything else. In Karen’s photographs, she seeks to capture a fleeting moment that is different from the moment before and the moment that follows. The images were shot in Canada, Bhutan, Tibet, and China, between 2012 and 2016.

This work is all about our relationships with some of the “Others”. Until relatively recently in human history we were amongst, not separate from, other species, several of which were credited with important roles in how life seems to roll along. Working as a wildlife field researcher in the Central Rockies enabled Colleen to learn about “others” in this place, species with major roles in many ancient stories that guide human culture.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Walter Phillips Gallery examined its history and dedicated its fortieth exhibition to a series of new and existing works by a group of contemporary artists. As a starting point, each artist was invited to create a new work that takes Walter J. Phillips’ unusual Flying Island (1923) print as an open-ended starting point. The floating untethered landmass he depicted hovers above a body of water with no visible horizon. Conjuring divergent connotations; artists were invited to respond directly or as a thematic starting point.

You Can Go Anywhere Dan Austin (USA) Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, 3rd Floor October 29 – November 7

Mountain Artwalk Saturday, October 29 4 P.M. | FREE Meeting Place: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio

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

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This is a collection of eight images showcasing women and girls from 17 countries who have received a bike from the 88bikes Foundation during the last ten years. Also on exhibit, in the trees in front of Lloyd Hall at Banff Centre, will be a collection of 5000 images of these heroic women posing with a picture of their donor and their new bike.

The North Face athletes Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote, along with photographer Steven Gnam, set out from their homes in Missoula, Montana and ran 600 miles along the spine of the Rockies to Banff, Alberta in the autumn of 2015. They wanted to explore their greater backyard, traveling light and fast–inspired by the animals that make their home here in the Crown of the Continent.

Yellowstone National Park: America’s Wild Idea Throughout Banff Centre Campus Ongoing A National Geographic photo display revealing the delicate balance between the land and its inhabitants, both human and animal, and the fragile connections that have forged between them in and around America’s first national park.


IN DOWNTOWN BANFF:

Sky Islands Prasenjeet Yadav (IND) National Geographic Young Explorers Banff Canmore Community Foundation, 214 Banff Avenue September 13 – December 15, 2016 Prasenjeet Yadav and his essay “Sky Islands” is the winner of the 2016 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition.  Yadav is also a National Geographic Young Explorer and his work, along with fellow Young Explorers Eva Rendle and Kyle Hemes, will be displayed at the Banff Canmore Community Foundation. As a global nonprofit organization, the National Geographic Society is committed to exploring and protecting the planet. Since 1888, National Geographic has given more than 12,000 grants to explorers, scientists, and storytellers who have a vision for improving our world. Today, a new generation of National Geographic Explorers is integral to carrying on the tradition, blazing new trails in thought and action. The Young Explorers featured in this exhibit have all received grants from the National Geographic Society to support their field projects.

The Moment of Golden Hour in the Canadian Rockies Sherwin Calaluan (PHL) Banff Public Library, 101 Bear Street

Out & About Sheila Kernan* Canada House Gallery, 201 Bear Street November 2 – November 14, 2016 It’s time to stop and remember. Absorbing the ambiance of simple beautiful moments, Out and About embraces the many unexpected adventures life brings. Revisiting, reinterpreting, and breathing new life into vivid memories, past experiences, and present mindfulness, this show draws upon and creates many special narratives. Focusing on both natural and urban environments. Stories spill over onto the canvas.

* In person

The Spirit of Travel – Travel Journals

Glen Boles: Climber, Photographer & Artist

Niccela Churchill and Joan Gregory*

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street

Gingko & Ink Atelier, Harmony Lane, 111 Banff Avenue A selection of one-of-a-kind journals for journaling while travelling – or journals to use inspired by past travels with ephemera collected on your trips. Journals will be made using handmade papers from Gingko and Ink Atelier in Banff. Journals by Niccela Churchill and Joan Gregory.  Artists will be in attendance.

What Endures Barbara Milne The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 111 Bear Street October 21, 2016 – January 29, 2017 This exhibition is the result of time spent viewing and mining the collection of the Whyte Museum, particularly the objects in The Whyte Family Cabin. Barbara Milne has made collages, drawings, and paintings in which she has pondered ideas around stewardship and asked the question of What Endures? What holds value, and why?

October 21 – November 20, 2016 Since moving to Alberta 60 years ago, Glen Boles completed 37 first ascents and 588 climbs. During this time, he also managed to amass a collection of over 40,000 negatives and photographs. His love of climbing and photography, combined with the drawing skills he gained as a draftsman, has led him to create exquisite pen and ink drawings. Artist in attendance.

Finding the Alpine Mixed Media Paintings by Allan Harding MacKay RCA* Willock & Sax, 210 Bear Street October 26 – November 23, 2016 Mixed media paintings by Allan Harding MacKay. Contemporary and historic paintings that explore transitions, the dramatic moments, and the clash of weather systems; all predicated on the idea of alpine defined by the Swiss Alps and the Canadian Rockies.

Mountain Gallery Hop Saturday, November 5 3 – 6 p.m.

Artwork, opposite page, top: Sheila Kernan; bottom: From You Can Go Anywhere; this page: Mangi (Bear Spirit) Colleen Campbell

See page 45 for details and times of opening receptions.

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6. Niccela Churchill and Joan Gregory: The Spirit of Travel – Travel Journals Gingko & Ink Atelier Harmony Lane 111 Banff Avenue Saturday, November 5 3 – 6 p.m.

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Glen Boles: Climber, Photographer & Artist The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 111 Bear Street Saturday, November 5 3 – 5 p.m.

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2. Sheila Kernan: Out & About Canada House Gallery 201 Bear Street Saturday, November 5 3 – 6 p.m.

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Planning Your Week Festival Packages Opening Weekend Passport

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Purchase a ticket to THREE or more of the following seven events on October 29 or 30 and save $5 per ticket.

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• Saturday Daytime Film Screenings (12 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)

• Wednesday Dirtbag Café (7:30 p.m.)

• Opening Night: Sonnie Trotter/Mirror Wall (7:30 p.m.) • KONELINE: our land beautiful and Films (7:30 p.m.) • Sunday Daytime Film Screenings (12 p.m., 3:30 p.m.) • Sunday Evening: Florian Schulz and Films (7:30 p.m.)

• Thursday guest speakers (10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.) • Catherine Destivelle and films (7:30 p.m.) • Friday guest speakers (10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.) • Friday Evening Helen Mort, 8 p.m.

Photos, left: From the film Trail Dog; right: From the film At What Price

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• Friday evening guest speaker and films (choose 1 of 3 events) • Saturday Daytime Film Screenings (9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) • Saturday evening guest speaker and films (choose 1 of 3 events) • Sunday Daytime Film Screenings (9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Each Everest Pass includes a full Festival pass (valid for all Festival events), priority seating, access to VIP socials, and a $1,000 tax deductible donation to Banff Centre in support of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Lux Cinema Screenings Tickets at luxbanff.com or at the door (subject to availability) See page 40


Tickets Program subject to change.

In Person:

Latecomer Policy

Banff Centre Box Office Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby

For the enjoyment of other patrons, latecomers will not be admitted into the theatre until a suitable break between films, at the discretion of the Front of House Manager or their designate. To avoid missing a film, please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled event and take into account the increased volume of traffic and high demand for parking spaces when determining your travel plans.

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Special Festival Dining. Vistas Dining Room

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar

A Taste for Adventure $29 Festival Buffet

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Fast and fresh food/salad bar, hot and cold entrées, housemade deserts – and an assortment of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Non-alcoholic beverages included

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

Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily.

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Festival Café

(Above offers not to be combined with other specials.)

Saturday, Oct. 29 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 – CLOSED Friday, Nov. 4 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.   Saturday, Nov. 5 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Lower Floor, Room 122/124. A place to sit down and relax – grab a coffee, a bite to eat – or even a beer or a glass of wine.

Festival Curry Buffets Saturday, November 5 Sunday, November 6 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Room 105 $17.50 + GST per person.

Featuring a selection of salads, breads and flat breads, rice, curries and desserts. Coffee, tea, juice included. Maclab Fireside Patio Late Nights Thursday – Saturday, November 3-5.

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Socialize with Festival guests, grab a bevvy, and cozy-up to outdoor firepits, outside Maclab Bistro. banffmountainfestival.ca/stay-dine Book your table: 403.762.6300

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✓ Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at our Green Team stations ✓ Bring your water bottle and/or travel mug ✓ Take the free Banff Airporter in-town shuttle – map and schedule on page 65 ✓ Help us beat our Towards Zero Waste record of 93% diversion from landfill in 2013

New in 2016:  ✓ Green Valet: Carpool with four or more people in a vehicle and qualify for $10 valet parking on site at Banff Centre. See page 63 ✓ Leave your car downtown at one of our designated lots and catch the free Banff Airporter shuttle to Banff Centre. Map and schedule on page 65

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Film Competition and International Jury The 2016 Banff Mountain Film Competition saw 326 films submitted from 35 countries. One of the most difficult jobs at any competitive festival is choosing the winners. This process starts with our pre-screening committee, which viewed all of the entries. From these, 96 finalists were selected. This year’s Festival features over 47 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 6, in the Eric Harvie Theatre. The winners will be announced online at banffmountainfestival.ca.

Doug Bailey (USA)

Ciaran Flannery (CAN)

Gabriella Kühn ( POL)

Doug Bailey works for the National Geographic Society where he is responsible for developing and creating impact media tied to the Society’s programs. Prior to joining National Geographic, Bailey worked at Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel where he oversaw the development of numerous series and contributed to many highlyrated shows.

Canadian-born filmmaker Ciaran Flannery has years of experience in the trenches of adventure story-telling and film-making. He has guided dozens of hours of cable and primetime network programming from concept to completion – pitch through post, for companies such as American Adventure Productions, Evergreen Films, JWM Productions and the BBC’s Human Planet, for broadcasters including National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, and Smithsonian. He recently relocated to Austria as a Senior Producer with Red Bull Media House.

Gabriela Kühn is vice director of the Mountain Film Meetings Festival in the Tatras Mountains of Zakopane, Poland and vice president of The International Alliance for Mountain Film. She graduated in foreign languages and comparative literature. She speaks English, Italian, French, Polish, and Russian. She followed courses about the history of the cinema and participated in documentary film workshops. Kühn holds E.MA’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization and manages children rights projects.

Special thanks to Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant for their support of the Film Jury.

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Awards Grand Prize | $4,000 Sponsored by MEC Creative Excellence Award | $2,000 Sponsored by Mountain Life Media Best Film: Exploration and Adventure | $2,000 Sponsored by Vasque Best Film: Mountain Culture | $2,000 Sponsored by Helly Hansen Best Film: Climbing | $2,000 Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada Best Film: Mountain Sports | $2,000 Sponsored by Sea & Summit

Victor Saunders (UK)

Elizabeth Yake (CAN)

Victor Saunders grew up in Malaysia and Scotland and practiced architecture for 18 years in London before migrating to Chamonix as a mountain guide. He’s been on 84 expeditions. Saunders 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. He has written four books including Elusive Summits: Four Expeditions in the Karakoram which won the Boardman Tasker prize.

Producer Elizabeth Yake’s films have been nominated for 17 Genie Awards (Canadian Oscar) and all of her features and shorts have premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Based on Salt Spring Island, BC her company True West Films focuses on structuring international and interprovincial co-productions for the world market including award-winning films and TV series. In 2015, she produced Hadwin’s Judgement. Yake regularly attends international markets looking for new film projects and creative partnerships.

Best Film: Snow Sports | $2,000 Sponsored by Bergans of Norway Best Film: Mountain Environment & Natural History | $2,000 Sponsored by lululemon Best Short Mountain Film | $2,000 Sponsored by The North Face Best Feature-length Mountain Film | $2,000 Sponsored by Town of Banff People’s Choice Award | $2,000 Sponsored by Osprey Radical Reels People’s Choice Award | $2,000 Sponsored by Oboz Footwear Summit of Excellence Award Sponsored by Norseman Outdoor Specialist and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures Mountain Idol Award Sponsored by Mount Norquay, The North Face, Alpine Club of Canada, and Wilson Mountain Sports

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Book Competition and International Jury The 23rd 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 147 books in six categories, before the international jury went to work reading all 27 finalists from seven countries to determine the award winners.

Hilaree O’Neill (USA)

Paul Pritchard (AUS/UK)

Harry Vandervlist (CAN)

Hilaree O’Neill was introduced to the world of big mountain skiing and climbing while living in Chamonix, France. Her mountain adventures led Outside Magazine to name O’Neill one of the most adventurous women in the world of sports. In 2005, she climbed the 8,000-metre peak Cho Oyu in Tibet and made the second female ski descent without oxygen. In 2012, she became the first women to climb consecutive 8,000-metre peaks in a single day. Between expeditions, O’Neill spends her time as a mother, adventuring with her two sons. Her writing has been published in National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic’s “The Call of Everest,” the Ski Journal, Outside Magazine Online, the Outdoor Journal, and several other publications.

Paul was a cuttingedge rock climber, mountaineer; adventuring in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Patagonia, Baffin Island, the Pamirs and the European Alps. He has published three books: two Boardman Tasker prize winners and one Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize winner.

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, he 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, Alberta Views, Avenue, and Swerve (where his mock expedition journal “The MacLeod Trail Expedition” won a Western Magazine Award).

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During a 1998 world mountaineering trip Pritchard acquired a brain injury while climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania resulted in hemiplegia and he lost the power of speech for many months. Since his accident, Paul has continued to lead a challenging life, climbing Kilimanjaro, lead rock climbing again, and 2011 he tri-cycled across Tibet to Everest Base Camp. He successfully climbed the Totem Pole again in April, 2016.


Book Finalists Adventure Travel $2000 - Sponsored by Banff Gondola

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey Sir Wally Herbert & Huw LewisJones, Thames & Hudson (USA, 2015)

Mountain & Wilderness Literature Non-fiction $2000 - Sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

The 9th Grade: 150 Years of Free Climbing David Chambre, Les éditions du Mont-Blanc. (FRA, 2015)

Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild James Campbell, Crown Publishers (USA, 2016)

The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies Brandon Pullan, Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. (CAN, 2016)

Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir Jean McNeil, ECW Press (CAN, 2016)

The Bond Simon McCartney, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2016)

The Shark and the Albatross John Aitchison, Greystone Books (CAN, 2016)

Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River Kevin Van Tighem, Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. (CAN, 2015)

Walking Man: The Secret Life of Colin Fletcher Robert Wehrman, Pacific Star Publications (USA, 2016)

Rock Queen Catherine Destivelle, Hayloft Publishing Ltd. (UK, 2015)

Mountain Fiction & Poetry

Sixty Meters to Anywhere Brendan Leonard, Mountaineers Books (USA, 2016)

$2000 – Sponsored by Fjällräven

The Broom of God John Bragg, Backroad Press (USA, 2015)

Wolf Spirit: A Story of Healing, Wolves and Wonder Gudrun Pflüger, Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. (CAN, 2015)

Mountaineering Article

$2000 – Sponsored by Lake O’Hara Lodge

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

LOFOTEN 9 Claes Grundsten, Nya Vyer (SWE, 2015) MAJESTICS Samuel Bitton, Samuel Bitton Photography (CHE, 2015) Yosemite in the Fifties Dean Fidelman, Patagonia Books (USA, 2015)

Guide Books $2000 – Sponsored by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

1001 Climbing Tips Andy Kirkpatrick, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2016) A Comprehensive Guide to Bouldering in Lofoten Jonas Paulsson, High & Low Publishing (SWE, 2016) Vancouver Rock Climbing Richard Wheater, Quickdraw Publications (CAN, 2016)

The Black Heart of That Monster David Roberts, Ascent (USA, May 2016) Journey to the Centre Margo Talbot, Canadian Rockies Annual (CAN, May 2016) Notes from the Frontier Maya Prabhu, Alpinist (USA, May 2016) Searching for Superman Jeff Long, Ascent (USA, May 2016) Stealing Toni Egger Ed Douglas, Rock and Ice Magazine (USA, August 2015)

Mountaineering History $2000 – Sponsored by Sherpa Adventure Gear 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

Jimmy Bluefeather Kim Heacox, Alaska Northwest Books (USA, 2015) Martin Marten: A Novel Brian Doyle, Thomas Dunne Books & St. Martin’s Press (USA, 2015)

Mountain Image

$4000 – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada

Book Signings See page 38

Announced Thursday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. See page 21.

No Map Could Show Them Helen Mort, Penguin Group (UK, 2016)

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Summit of Excellence Award 2016 The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce David P. Jones as the 2016 recipient of the Summit of Excellence Award. For the first time, the award was extended to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in Canada. DPJ on the summit of Mt. Shipton. Photo: G. Bose

Few people know Canada’s western mountain ranges better than David P. Jones. For those who have hiked, skied, climbed or ascended a peak in Canada’s mountain west, there’s every chance it was because Jones was there first. “For more than half a century, Dave P. Jones has been one of the great spirits of our country’s mountains,” says Geoff Powter, a member of the Summit of Excellence committee. “He’s dreamt, mapped, flagged and cut numerous trails, giving the rest of us access to ranges that we’d likely otherwise never have entered.” David P. Jones is one of Canada’s most accomplished mountaineers. In an unparalleled record, Jones has made the first ascents of nearly 100 unclimbed peaks from the Coast Range to the Rockies to the great northern mountains of Kluane, many of them by notably hard routes, and he’s made more than 100 first ascents of new routes on previously ascended mountains. He’s been just as active a contributor to the world of rock climbing, pioneering some 250 sport routes across southern British Columbia (B.C.).

Jones’s commitment to exploration and discovery started young. Raised outside of Revelstoke B.C., Jones was surrounded by mountains, and itched to explore. “At twelve and half,” Jones says, “I really wanted to go to the Seattle World’s Fair, and I kept bugging my father. He got fed up and finally said, ‘Well, why don’t you goddamn walk?’” Jones took that as permission to go, and he and a friend rode threespeed bikes all the way from Revelstoke to Seattle, taking ten days to get there. That journey was prescient. Jones followed it with decades and decades of deep backcountry exploration with exactly the same flavour. Jones has made four ascents of Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, twice by new routes. His first ascent of Logan’s massive and complex Warbler Ridge was a 27-day epic that remains unrepeated after 40 years. He also blazed Canadian trails in the Himalaya when while ascending Makalu, he became the first Canadian to climb above 8000-metres. During his prolific career Jones has matched his prodigious exploration with meticulous

cataloguing of peaks and their climbs. It is this commitment that naturally led to his role as an author of several climbing guidebooks, beginning with a series of guides to his beloved Selkirk Ranges, Selkirks North climbing guide, and now expanded to the mammoth job of updating the longout-of-print guides to the Rockies, in the new Rockies Central guide. The award will be presented at the Best of the Festival awards night on Sunday, November 6.

Past recipients of the award include: Pierre Lemire (2015), 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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Celebrate the Holidays at Banff Centre

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Jerry Granelli Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Sunday, November 27, 4 PM Eric Harvie Theatre $25 | Child $10

The Gryphon Trio Christmas at the Banff Springs Hotel Friday, December 2, 7:30 PM Cascade Ballroom, Banff Springs Hotel $30 | Senior/Student $25

CBC Radio Live This is That Saturday, December 3, 7:30 PM Eric Harvie Theatre $35 | Senior/Student $30

David Myles and Jenn Grant Christmas Show Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 PM Eric Harvie Theatre $30 | Senior/Student $25

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Festival Organizers Festival Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb Smythe Programming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanna Croston Senior Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Woody MacPhail Strategic Partnership Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Harvey Film Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christie Pashby Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lana Hettinga Festival Coordinator – Guest Relations . . Patsy Murphy, Kaari van Nostrand Volunteer Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Debra Hornsby Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop Coordinator . . . . . . . .Laura Newsome World Tour Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Baker World Tour Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seana Strain World Tour Program Coordinators . . . . . . . . . Jean Bilodeau, Mark Louie, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne-Marie Puccini, Suzanne White

We wish to express our gratitude to John Amatt, founding director of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 1976, and to Bernadette McDonald, whose visionary leadership took the Festival to the world stage. Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is Proud be a a founding member of proud toto be founding member of the

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Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kerry Stauffer Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karin Stubenvoll Conversion and Mastering Specialist . . . . . . .Tyler Jordan, Mark Tierney Video Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leanne Allison, Guy Glarkson Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair Atkinson, Stuart Bremner, John Brigham, . . . . . . . Branden Charlton, Holly Elliott, Darcy Locke, Sandy MacDonald, . . . . Travis Nadeau, Paul Price, Clare Prosser, Rod Shoup, Luke Van Dyk Production Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pia Ferrari Production Admin Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brenda Williams Graphics & Animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Adam Fulawka, Erin Prysiazny, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayden Soroka, Sasha Stanojevic Video Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendon Wilson Video Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Chiasson, Dylan Toombs Camera Operators . . . . . Cameron Anderson, Nic Bergeron, Mike Bertin, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aubrey Fernandez Computer Technologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Studiman

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Banff Centre Box 1020, Banff, AB, Canada T1L 1H5 1.800.298.1229 | 403.762.6369 Photos, opposite page: Image courtesy of World Tour Italy; Image courtesy of World Tour France; this page: From the film Like A Wolf

Theatre Crew

Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Russell Technical Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murray Palmer Production Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stuart Bremner, Gina Power Stage Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce McComb, Brett Rayner Sound Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . Lyle Fish, Charles Culver, David Simard, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Wall, Presley Hynes* Lighting Technicians . . Matt Flawn, Darrell Shaw, Christian Horoszczak* Awards Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Hollway *denotes a practicum participant

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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Partners Presenting Partners

Major Partners

National Geographic

The North Face

National Geographic and its Expeditions Council are once again proud to sponsor the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to change the world. Our Expeditions Council grant program funds cutting-edge exploration and adventure and has supported nearly 800 projects around the globe. Our Young Explorers Grants support the next generation of researchers, explorers, conservationists, and storytellers ages 18 through 25. Learn more about all of our grants at natgeogrants.org 

The North Face – Never Stop Exploring For 50 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. www.thenorthface.com

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Supporting Partners


A Very Special Thanks

People Behind the Scenes

Banff Aspen Lodge

Mount Royal Hotel

Banff Inn

Rundlestone Lodge

Banff Lodging Company

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff Park Lodge

Taxi Taxi

Banff Wine Store

The North Face Store/Banff

Banff Y Mountain Lodge

Special Event Rentals

Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant

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

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Momentum for your Mountain Stories 2017 Programs

Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program Delve into a writing project, of any genre, in the area of mountain or wilderness culture. Sponsored by: Kootenay Mountain Culture/Coast Mountain Culture

Banff Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

“ The outstanding setting and the stellar support of the Banff Centre continues to provide writers with every opportunity to achieve their goals in this imaginative, challenging, creative and fulfilling program.” Tony Whittome, Writing Program Faculty Editor

Explore the concepts that are key to every great adventure film at our intensive eightday filmmakers’ workshop. Sponsored by: Osprey, Helly Hansen, Big Rock Brewery, MSR, Julbo, NOLS, Blachford Lake Lodge

Banff Mountain Photography Residency The perfect retreat setting in Banff National Park for photographers looking for focus and inspiration for their mountain culture based projects.

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Visit banffmountainfestival.ca for more information on programs and application deadlines Photo: From the film Tribute to Discomfort, 2014 Festival © Keith Ladzinski, 3 Strings Productions


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Max Bell Building

TransCanada PipeLines Pavilion

Shaw Amphitheatre

Becker Hall

Professional Development Centre

Lloyd Hall

Donald Cameron Centre

Leighton Artist’s Colony no public access

Music Huts

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Vinci Hall

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Coming in the New Year Gretchen Peters MUSIC

Saturday, January 21

Jan Martens: Sweat Baby Sweat DANCE

Sunday, January 22

New North Collective MUSIC

Sunday, January 29

Measha Brueggergosman Songs of Freedom MUSIC

Saturday, February 18

Jonathan Goldstein LITERARY

Saturday, April 1

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18:30 – 20:00 22:30 – Close of Show Saturday November 5 07:30 – 14:00 17:00 – Close of Show Sunday November 6 07:30 – 14:00 17:00 – Close of Show Times are approximate and subject to change.

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Elevate artists to new heights

Donate to our Artists’ Fund and help launch an artist’s career. banffcentre.ca/support-us or call Sybil Choles at 1.888.495.4467

Image from Journey to the Moon, a film by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity faculty member Kutlug Ataman.

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Find a Film Fast 3000 Cups of Tea . . . . . . . . 13

Dodo's Delight . . . . . . . . . . . 27

70-some Years . . . . . . . . . . .8

Dog Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

A Song for Tomorrow . . . . .30

Doing it Scared . . . . . . . . . .28

Accord, The . . . . . . .12, 15, 26 Ace and the Desert Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . 8,27 Afghan Winter . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Alchemist, The . . . . . . . . . .35 All Roads Lead to Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 29

Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy . . . . . . . . . . .8, 35

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World . . . . 33, 40

La Liste . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 30

Seeking Nirvana . . . . . . . . . 16

Langtang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Shepherdess of the Glaciers . . . . . . . . . . 12, 41

Like A Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Drawing Home . . . . . . . . . . .40

Link Sar West . . . . . . . . . . . .24

DreamRide . . . . . . . . 8, 15, 26

Locked In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Elk River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Lost Gringos . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Eyes of God, The . . . . . . . . . 14

Magic of the Super C, The . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Fast Forward . . . . . . . . .15, 24

Annapurna III – Unclimbed . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 34

FIFTY – The Movie (Festival Cut) . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Art of Wild, The . . . . . . . . . .34

First Days of Summer, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Aspirations Of The Pamirs . . . . . . . . . . .24, 41

KONELINE: our land beautiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,41

Fledglings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Master of Moves, The . . . . .28 Max Your Days . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Metronomic . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mirror Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Sherpa Stew . . . . . . . . . . . .40 SHIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 27 Song Collector, The . . . . . . .8 Sonnie Trotter vs. The Totem Pole . . . . . . . . . . 11 Spacious: Being Hear . . 12, 27 Super Salmon, The . . . . 13, 27 Thyself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Trail Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Trail Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Trail to Kazbegi, The . . . . . 12

At What Price . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Four Mums In A Boat . . . . .28

Austrian Altitude – Build It and Send It . . . . . . 15

Fourth Phase, The. . . . . . . .40

Monte Sarmiento – The White Diva. . . . . . . . . . .24

Freedom Under Load . . . . .29

Namuli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Wasfia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Give me Five . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

North of Known . . . . . . . . . 27

What If You Fly. . . . . . . . . . .30

Go Big or Go Home. . . . . . . 12

Northbound . . . . . . . . . 28, 35 Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Buzludzha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Great Siberian Traverse, The . . . . . . . . . 11, 16

When the Mountains Were Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

China: A Skier's Journey . . . 31

Guilt Trip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Packing It Out: Cleaning America's Wild Trails . . . . .34

Claim Freedom . . . . . . . . . . .8

Gyalmu's House . . . . . . . . .26

Peninsula Mitre . . . . . . . . . .33

Climbing Higher . . . . . . . . .35

Hard Way, The . . . . . . . . . . .29

Perfect Flight, The . . . .12, 28

Conquering Ghost Ice . . . . 17

Haywire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 26

Personal Velocity . . . . . . . . 16

Crossing Home: A Skier's Journey . . . . . . 9, 24

Holy (un)Holy River . . . . . . .24

Poumaka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Iran: A Skier's Journey . . . .26

Return To Zanskar. . . . . . . . 12

Jondachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Riders on the Storm . . . . . .24

Know Before You Go . . . . . 16

Ruin and Rose . . . . . . . . . . .40

Before it Falls . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Being Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Boys in the Bugs . . . . . . . . .32

Crown Traverse, The . . . . .25 Devotion: Libby Peters . . . . 21

Transition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

When We Were Knights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 31 Wolfhunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Young Guns . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Photos, left: From the film At What Price; right: From the film China: A Skier's Journey

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A Photographic Journey with Kristian Bogner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Griffith, Jon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Mah, Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Saunders, Victor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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Schulz, Florian. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 38

Harris Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Martel, Lynn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Harris, Zena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Martin, John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Sixty Metres to Anywhere: Brendan Leonard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Heart Waters: Kevin Van Tighem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Mayberry, Kim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Snow Show, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

McArthur, Gordon. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Stevenson, David . . . . . . . . . . 18, 38

Hill, Lynn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

McCartney, Simon . . . . . . . . . 23, 38

Summit of Excellence Award . . . 35

Hot Topics. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37, 39

McDonald, Bernadette. . . . . . 32, 38

Syslak, Anne-Marie. . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Houseman, Andy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Milner, Kelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Ines Papert and Films . . . . . . . . . 24

Mountain Artwalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Telling Our Stories, the Future of Mountain Publishing . . . . . . . . 23

Introduction to 360 and VR video with Google. . . . . . . . . . 37

Mountain Gallery Hop . . . . . . . . . 45

Tous en Français. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Mountain Idol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15

Trotter, Sonnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Ives, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Mountain Top Yoga. . . . . . . . . 36, 37

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True Exposure: Andy Kirkpatrick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Jeremy Jones and Films. . . . . . . . 24

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Van Tighem, Kevin. . . . . . 23, 38, 55

Kallen, Urs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Oliver, Hilary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Vandervlist, Harry. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Kane, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

O’Neill, Hilaree. . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 54

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Kirkpatrick, Andy. . . . 18, 37, 38, 55

Papert, Ines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Kühn, Gabriella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Popowich, Jon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Dirtbag Café, The with Jon Walsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Pritchard, Paul. . . . . . . . . 23, 54, 55

Lux Cinema Screenings. . . . . 40, 41

Program A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 27

Adventurous Spirit: Mountain and Wilderness Writers . . . . . . . . 37 Alexander, Amy Gigi. . . . . . . . . . . 39 Asnong, Josey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 38 Auld, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 B Bailey, Doug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Best of the Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Best of the Festival, Lux Cinema Screening. . . . . . . . . 41 Bjarnason, Erik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bogner, Kristian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Bold and Cold, The: Brandon Pullan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Book Competition. . . . . . . . . 54, 55 Book Competition Awards. . . . . . 21 Book Jury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 C Corbett, Bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Correy, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Crocodiles and Ice: Jon Turk . . . 18 D Daffern, Gillean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Destivelle, Catherine. . . 21, 38, 55

Exhibitions. . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 43, 45 F Facing a Giant with Gordon McArthur. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Festival Mobility Class. . . . . . . . . 37 Festival Yoga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Film Competition . . . . . . . . . 52, 53 Film Jury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 53 Films in Competition . . . . . . . . . . 31 Flannery, Ciaran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Free Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37

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Pullan, Brandon. . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 55

Words and Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Yake, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Rajbar, Will. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Young Explorers Salon. . . . . . . . . 36

Ryder, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Z Zamorano, Lydia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36


GETTING THERE IS HALF THE ADVENTURE.

Come explore with us and venture off the beaten path: Iceland • New Zealand • Peru • Tanzania • and many more! Call 1-888-689-2557 or visit natgeoadventures.com/banff

Photo: A hiker marvels at the powerful cascades of Iceland’s Seljalandsfoss. © 2016 National Geographic Partners. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURES and the Yellow Border Design are trademarks of the National Geographic Society, used under license.


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Chefs in Banff and Lake Louise share that spirit of adventure. They come here from around the world to create food that inspires as much awe as the landscape. So please join us for A Taste For Adventure, where innovative chefs prepare unique menus at fixed prices from October 24 to November 6. One of the best things about adventures is reliving them over a delicious meal with friends, and our chefs are really going to give you something to talk about.


PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS – FIXED LUNCH PRICES AT $9, $14 & $19 AND 3-COURSE DINNER MENUS FOR $29, $39 & $49 OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 6

1 BALKAN RESTAURANT

$29 Sun-Thurs I $39 Fri-Sat Lunch - $19 Full Week Greek 120 Banff Ave 403-762-3454

2 BANFF AVE BREWING CO.

Lunch - $14 Full Week Pub/Brewery 110 Banff Ave (2nd Floor) 403-762-1003

3 THE BEAR STREET TAVERN

Lunch - $14 Full Week No Reservations Pub/Family/International 211 Bear Street 403-762-2021

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$39 Sun-Thurs I $49 Fri-Sat Canadian/Family 211 Bear Street 403-762-5550

5 THE BLOCK KITCHEN + BAR

$49 Full Week Canadian/Mediterranean Caribou Street 403-985-2887

6 CASTELLO RISTORANTE

$49 Sun-Tues only Italian The Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave 403-762-2211

7 CHINOOK

$29 Thurs-Sat only Canadian/International Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street 403-760-3255

8 CHUCK’S STEAKHOUSE

$39 Sun-Thurs I $49 Fri-Sat Steakhouse 101 Banff Ave 403-762-4825

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$29 Sun-Thurs I $39 Fri-Sat Southwestern/Mediterranean 206 Caribou Street 403-762-3963

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Lunch - $9 and $14 Full Week No Reservations Mexican No reservations 203 Caribou Street 403-762-4067

o THE MAPLE LEAF

j THE ROSE AND CROWN OF BANFF

p THE MEATBALL PIZZA AND PASTA

k SALTLIK STEAKHOUSE

a NOURISH BISTRO

l SKY BISTRO

$39 Sun-Thurs I $49 Fri-Sat Fine Dining/Canadian/ Farm to Table/Local Fare 137 Banff Ave 403-760-7680 $29 Full Week Italian Ptarmigan Inn, 337 Banff Ave 403-762-3667

$29 Sun-Thurs I $39 Fri-Sat Lunch - $14 Full Week Vegetarian 110, 211 Bear Street 403-760-3933

s PACINI RISTORANTE

$39 Sun-Thurs I $49 Fri-Sat Lunch - $19 Full Week Italian Moose Hotel & Suites, 345 Banff Ave 403-760-8580

d PARK DISTILLERY

RESTAURANT + BAR

$29 Sun-Thurs I $39 Fri-Sat Canadian 219 Banff Ave 403-762-5114

f THE PRIMROSE

$39 Sun-Thurs I $49 Fri-Sat Italian The Rimrock Resort Hotel, 300 Mountain Ave 403-762-1848

g RG’S LOUNGE

Lunch - $9 Full Week Available 10am - 2pm Family Elk + Avenue Hotel, 333 Banff Ave 403-760-3298

h ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD CO.

Lunch - $9 and $19 Full Week Family Quick Service/Pizza 317 Banff Ave, Cascade Shops 403-985-7632

$29 Full Week Lunch - $14 Full Week Pub 202 Banff Ave 403-762-2121

$39 Sun-Thurs I $49 Fri-Sat Lunch - $19 Full Week Canadian/Steakhouse 221 Bear Street 403-762-2467 $49 Full Week Gondola lift ticket included Canadian/Bistro Gondola - Upper Terminal Mountain Road 403-763-8909

; SLEEPING BUFFALO RESTAURANT $39 Full Week Fine Dining/Canadian Buffalo Mountain Lodge, 700 Tunnel Mountain Road 403-760-4484

z TOOLOULOU’S

$39 Full Week Lunch - $14 Full Week Cajun Creole/ Canadian/Family 204 Caribou Street 403-762-2633

x TOQUE CANADIAN PUB

$29 Full Week Pub/Canadian/Family 124 Banff Ave (Lower Level) 403-760-8543

c VISTAS DINING ROOM

$29 Full Week Dinner 5:30 - 7:30 Buffet Style, Canadian Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive 403-762-6300

v WALDHAUS PUB

Lunch - $19 Sat and Sun only German/Family/Pub

WALDHAUS RESTAURANT

$49 Sun, Wed and Thurs only German/Alpine The Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave 403-762-2211

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As presenting sponsors of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, National Geographic and The North Face congratulate the festival team on 41 years of extraordinary films celebrating mountain culture and the spirit of adventure. For more information on grants that support young explorers and encourage the next generation to discover the outdoors, visit nationalgeographic.com/yeg for National Geographic Young Explorers Grants and explorefund.org for The North Face Explore Fund grants.

The last honey hunter of Nepal’s Kulunge people, Mauli Dhan, scales a handmade ladder to gather hallucinogenic honey from remote cliffside hives. Photo by Renan Ozturk on an NGS funded expedition and for an upcoming story in National Geographic magazine.


Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Program 2016