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Whether you want to relive your exhilarating outdoor adventures or just relax after the festivities, we have plenty of appetizing events and experiences to nourish your senses. Check out the spectacular dine & stay packages and signature menus prepared by some of Canada’s premier chefs. Don’t forget to share your stories with us at #TasteforAdventure

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Coinciding with the world-class Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is Taste for Adventure, a 16-day culinary celebration of food and drink. From October 25 to November 9, top chefs in Banff and Lake Louise will be creating food as awe-inspiring and adventurous as the landscape.

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That moment I realized...

...nature is my festival


Welcome to Sleeping Buffalo Mountain… On behalf of the Festival team, welcome to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity beside Sleeping Buffalo Mountain on Treaty 7 Territory, for the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Every day in mainstream media we see news of changing landscapes. Changes to land policy, resource management, and human activity in the wild are some of the top headlines. We are asked frequently by friends, local politicians, or on social media to state our position on how we feel about sharing this planet with plants and animals and other outdoor enthusiasts. Books and films have always been an outlet for our voices, and this year, landscape is top of mind for many of our content providers. We welcome these voices as we’ve always done. It’s what makes us who we are. This year’s film program celebrates a variety of viewpoints when it comes to humans on the landscape. Local films like Living with Wildlife and Bison Return remind us that animals and humans can learn to live together and both can help each other in ways yet unexplored. Hunting Giants and The Hunt remind us that our resources are limited and that more often than not, vanity and greed can be characteristics of the landscape too. Films like Mountain and La Vallée

des Loups are sheer, visual feasts – celebrations of our planet and the peace we can find when we venture into high places. Climbers Greg Boswell and Nick Bullock will tell us their tale of a grizzly bear encounter and that perhaps, we still have much to learn. Conversely, researcher Doug Chadwick actively seeks out the rarest bears on earth, those that make the inhospitable Gobi Desert their home. For the first time this year the Festival will host two Indigenous Leaders’ Dialogues. Leaders from Canada, the United States, and New Zealand share traditional wisdom and stories about the power of place from a global perspective, how this could impact land use, and how recreationalists view the relationship to the land they are on. Banff Centre is also pleased to welcome artists from around the globe whose work reflects how landscapes and history can change us, hopefully for the better. Fleck Fellowship recipient Tessa Lyons will create work in situ with Sir Chris Bonington, Nico Favresse, and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll as she explores their most memorable climbs for her project The Land That Shaped Us. Artist Sarah Uhl’s exhibit, Love Letters

to the Land, is both a beautiful and desperate plea to save national historic sites and public lands in the US, places that have long held significance to native populations. High altitude adventurers like Tamara Lunger and Mayan Smith-Gobat inspire us to be present when we venture out into the wild, and to hold these places in high regard – which can result in resigning ourselves to retreat as a form of respect for mountains larger than ourselves. One thing is clear, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival fans are lovers of wild landscapes and we can’t imagine ourselves without it. We hope this year’s Festival takes you to a new place – one full of joy, peace, and respect. A place where you can find solace in nothing but your surroundings, where you can push your limits, but realize limitations. A place where you can find your voice, too.

Deb Smythe Joanna Croston Festival Director Programming Director

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Festival at a Glance Saturday

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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OCTOBER 29

OCTOBER 30

OCTOBER 31

NOVEMBER 1

Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Mountain Art Exhibitions

Radical Reels

The Snow Show

Opening Weekend Film Screenings

Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free | pg. 9, 11

Opening Weekend Film Screenings 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m. pg. 8, 9

Mountain Artwalk 4 p.m. | Free pg. 8

11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free | pg. 9, 11

12 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. pg. 10, 11

Various venues Free | pg. 42, 43

7:30 p.m. | pg. 14

7:30 p.m. | pg. 16

The Dirtbag Café: Will Stanhope 7:30 p.m. | pg. 17

6:30 p.m. | pg. 48

Kids Program

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Free pg. 36/37

Sir Chris Bonington 7:30 p.m. | pg. 9

Borderless Mountains

7:30 p.m. | pg. 9

Mountain Art Exhibitions Throughout the Festival See pages 42–43

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Lux Cinema Screenings Throughout the Festival See pages 40–41


Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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NOVEMBER 3

NOVEMBER 4

NOVEMBER 5

Douglas Chadwick Mike Bown

Voices of Adventure: David Roberts

Mountain Marketplace

Mountain Marketplace

All Day Films: Program A

All Day Films: Program A

All Day Films: Program B

All Day Films: Program B

National Geographic Digtal Media Workshop

Indigenous Leaders’ Dialogue

Indigenous Leaders’ Dialogue

Kids Program

Mountain Gallery Hop

Best of the Festival

10 – 11:30 a.m. | pg. 18

10 – 11:30 a.m. | pg. 22

Huw Lewis-Jones

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | pg. 18

Bernadette McDonald

Steve Swenson Kevin Vallely

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | pg. 22

Old Style Storytelling

2 – 3:30 p.m. | pg. 22

2 – 3:30 p.m. | pg. 19

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Free | pg. 19

Constanza Ceruti Gudrun Pflüger Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | pg. 37

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 26/27

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 28/29

9 a.m. | Free | pg. 36/37

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | pg. 37

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 26/27

7:30 p.m. | pg. 21

Mountain Marketplace 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free | pg. 37

Film: Samuel in the Clouds 7:30 p.m. | pg. 25

Nico, Sean, The Coconut Connection and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 23

12:30 p.m. | Free | pg. 39

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free | pg. 45

Film: Beyond the Border, the Story of Ettore Castiglioni 7:30 p.m.| pg. 33

By Phone: 1.800.413.8368 or 403.762.6301 In Person: Banff Centre Box Office See page 47 for hours of operation

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 28/29

12:30 p.m. | Free pg. 39

4:30 p.m. | Free | pg. 22

Into Twin Galaxies, Book Awards and Films

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2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Free pg. 36/37

7:30 p.m. | pg. 35

@BanffMtnFest

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

Tommy Caldwell and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 30

Psycho Vertical and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 24

Tamara Lunger and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 23

Photo:, Front cover: Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price; left: Image courtesy of Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Nico Favresse; right: Group yoga outdoors © Rita Taylor

Film: Fruition – The Life and Dreams of Nicolas Mueller 9:30 p.m. | pg. 25

Bullock, Boswell, and the Bear and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 31

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 32

Film: Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story 9:30 p.m. | pg. 33

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Saturday, October 28

Opening Weekend 12 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

3:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

Johanna

Person of the Forest

(UK, 2016, 4 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ian Derry Production Company: Archer’s Mark

For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

Planet Earth II, Mountains (UK, 2017, 60 min) Director and Producer: Justin Anderson* Production Company: BBC Natural History Unit

Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world's highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where snow leopards, grizzly bears, and high altitude flamingos live and thrive.

Cabin Jams

(Canada, 2017, 7 min) Director and Producer: Leah Evans* and Jamie Tanner Production Company: DFTWD

Deep in the B.C. backcountry, musicians and athletes draw inspiration from nature and shared experience.

Chomo (UK, 2017, 42 min) subtitled CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Maayan Arad Producers: Khaled Gad and Maayan Arad Production Company: The National Film and Television School

High in the Himalaya of India, Chomo and other exiled Tibetans live out days filled with meditation, study, hard work, and laughter. As twenty senior nuns prepare to receive their Geshema degrees – the first group of their kind to receive this level of religious education – Chomo, a cheerful young Indian nun, finds herself in the midst of her own journey.

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

Photos, right: From the film Johanna © Ian Derry; opposite page, top: From the film La Vallée des Loups; bottom, left to right: Sir Chris Bonington; From the film Person of the Forest © Tim Laman

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(USA, 2017, 17 min) Director: Melissa Lesh, Tim Laman Producer: Trevor Frost, Tim Laman Production Company: Emerging Earth Films

In the vanishing rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans.

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

Explore mountain art and photography exhibits on Banff Centre campus, wrapping up with a reception in the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building Foyer. See page 42 for exhibitions

La Vallée des Loups (France, 2016, 90 min) subtitled Director: Jean-Michel Bertrand Producer: Jean-Pierre Bailly Production Company: MC4 Productions

This is a personal quest and the story of a crazy gamble taken on by a passionate dreamer. The goal is to encounter wolves in the wild, wolves who have finally returned to their natural habitat of the Alps. But will his encounters put the wolves at risk?


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

7:30 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $20

Sir Chris Bonington

Borderless Mountains

Tonight's program begins with the presentation of the 2017 Summit of Excellence Award to Don Serl. Sponsored by Dr. John McCall Sir Chris Bonington is perhaps the most celebrated climber of his time. He has made first ascents around the globe including as expedition leader of the South Face of Annapurna in 1970 and the South West Face of Everest in 1975, reaching the summit of Everest himself in 1985. Now in his 80s, he is still active and climbing in the mountains.

Bonington – Mountaineer (UK, 2017, 80 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Brian Hall* Producer: Keith Partridge*

Join award-winning German authors Clemens Setz, Julia Franck, and Norbert Gstrein on stage in Banff as they Bonington – Mountaineer looks discuss how region and retrospectively at the poignant home define their writing life of one of the world’s best and what mountain culture known mountaineers – Sir means to them. Chris Bonington. From his This event is in partnership early rock climbing days in with The Goethe-Institute. the UK through to visionary expeditions in the high peaks of the Himalaya, this is an intimate journey of friendship, love, risk and devastating loss.

Mountain Art And Craft Sale Saturday, Oct. 28 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. Sunday, Oct. 29 11 A.M. – 5:45 P.M. Eric Harvie Theatre – Lobby | Free Find unique mountainthemed art and handcrafted items.

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

Sir Chris Bonington joins us in conversation with writer and climber, Geoff Powter.

* In person

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Sunday, October 29

Opening Weekend 12 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

Ascend

Tarfala

(USA, 2017, 6 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Simon Perkins* Production Company: Sharptail Media

(Germany, 2016, 26 min) subtitled CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Johannes Östergård Production Company: Underlandet Films

As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

Le Doigt de Dieu, Beyond Summits (France, 2017, 52 min) subtitled WORLD PREMIERE Director: Pierre Petit and Laurent Cistac Producer: Yvan Estiennes – Meije Production Production Company: Meije Production-Nomade Production

Between philosophy, action,and breathtaking landscapes, we enter an extraordinary vertical world where men and women travel, looking for what mountaineering is all about: self-discovery. 1:10 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

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Far north of the Arctic Circle, next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely alpine hut. Retreating from obligations and everyday routines into the cold arctic winter storms, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived and those he has chosen to leave behind.

Lunag Ri (Germany, 2016, 18 min) Directors: Joachim Hellinger, Hans-Peter Stauber, Christian Schmidt Producers: Joachim Hellinger and Christian Gisi Production Company: HelliVentures Filmproduktions GmbH and Moving Adventures Medien GmbH

Austrian alpinist David Lama and his family have come to Nepal to see the green valleys and the little village where his father grew up. Accompanied by American alpine legend Conrad Anker, David’s plan is to conquer the unclimbed peak of Lunag Ri along the way.


3:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

Pedal (USA, 2017, 8 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Scott Hardesty* Producer: Hera van Willick* Production Company: Ultralite Films

Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.

Becoming Who I Was (Republic of Korea, 2017, 96 min) subtitled Director: Moon Chang-yong Producer: Jin Jeon Production Company: Sonamu Films & Prosum

Padma Angdu is a Rinpoche, a reincarnation of a high Tibetan Lama reborn in Ladakh, India. The trials and tribulations of fifth grade are nothing for 10-year-old Padma as he and his elderly guardian seek to overcome existential obstacles when no disciples from his former monastery in Tibet come to claim him.

Photos, opposite page top: From the film Ascend © Simon Perkins; bottom: From the film Le Doigt de Dieu, Beyond Summits; This page top: From the film Pedal; bottom: From the film Becoming Who I was

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Visit Rocky Mountain Books at the Mountain Marketplace Author signings throughout the weekend


Sunday, October 29

Opening Weekend 7:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15 Members of the International Alliance for Mountain Film will be introduced, and the Alliance Grand Prize announced. Proud to be a founding member of the

The 2017 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition Grand Prize will be presented to winner Jeff Kerby.

Walk on the Mountain (USA, 2017, 19 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: William Gregg Producer: Julia Keahey* Production Company: 3 Point Productions Crew

Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with mining companies and why he believes mountaintop removal methods should stop immediately on this land he loves.

Living with Wildlife (Canada, 2017, 23 min) Director and Producer: Leanne Allison* Production Company: Necessary Journeys

Can people and grizzly bears still coexist? This is the story of how communities in the Bow Valley have come together over the past 20 years to make room for large carnivores and other wildlife.

8:30 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Bison Return (Canada, 2017, 44 min) Director: Dominique Keller Producer: Kevin Pennock Production Company: Fireweed Creative

After over a 100 year absence, Bison returned to Banff National Park in 2016. Brush shoulders with these amazing animals, witness history being made, and meet the experts that made it happen.

Eyes of Society (Canada, 2016, 9 min) Directors and Producers: Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford Production Company: Braid Films

Filmmakers Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford capture Haida Gwaii through the eyes of six artists, highlighting the imagery, emotion, and the artistic influence of natural spaces.

* In person

Photos, top: From the film Living with Wildlife; bottom: From the film Eyes of Society Š Joseph Crawford

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Tuesday, October 31

Radical Reels 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE (LIVE) / MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE (SIMULCAST) | $25 Sponsored by Dan Sparks & Associates. Radical Reels is a must-see Banff ritual for all ages, bursting with extreme sports, crazy adventures, wild athletes, and high energy films.

Surf the Line (France, 2016, 3 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Jérémy Frey Producer: Arnaud Hiltzer Production Company: Hello Emotion

For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

Intersection: Micayla Gatto (USA, 2017, 5 min) Director and Producer: Lacy Kemp* Production Company: Juicy Studios

Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.

Photos, top: From the film Why © Jeremy Bernard; bottom: From the film Under An Arctic Sky © Chris Burkard; Opposite page: From the film Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project © Chris Eyre-Walker

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Under An Arctic Sky (USA, 2017, 40 min) Director: Chris Burkard Producer: Elliott Perrigo Production Company: Chris Burkard FIlms

Take a journey to the most remote corner of Iceland in the middle of winter in search of perfect surf. A few days in, the worst storm in twenty five years blows through and shuts down the country, turning the search for waves into a life-threatening prospect.

Why (France, 2016, 8 min) Director: Hugo Clouzeau Producer: We Are Hungry Production Company: We Are Hungry

Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”


Where The Wild Things Play (USA, 2017, 5 min) Director: Krystle Wright* Producer: Aidan Haley

There's an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren't there more females in the adventure industry, whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well it's about time we found out Where The Wild Things Play!

Safety Third (USA, 2017, 29 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Directors: Taylor Keating and Cedar Wright Producer: Cedar Wright Production Company: Cedar Wright Productions

Brad Gobright is beyond bold. From his runout and poorly protected trad climbs to his unimaginable free solos, watch as Gobright recovers from a back-breaking fall and attempts some of the hardest ascents of his career.

Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project (Australia, 2017, 29 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Chris Eyre-Walker* Production Company: Chris Eyre-Walker Photography

Four friends set out on an adventure to be the first to highline in one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.

The Mountain Idol Competion Celebrate youth, sport, and the spirit of the outdoors with the Mountain Idol competition. The 2017 Mountain Idol will be announced on-stage during Radical Reels. Mountain Idol is sponsored by Banff Mount Norquay, The North Face, and Alpine Club of Canada. banffmountainfestival.ca/idol

9 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Imagination: Tom Wallisch (Canada, 2017, 4 min) Director: David Mossop Producer: Mitchell Scott Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well what if your imagination came to life?

Otemanu (France, 2017, 14 min) subtitled NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Rodolphe Cassan and Mathieu Rivoire Producer: Rodolphe Cassan Production Company: Airshowevent

Otemanu rises abruptly from the turquoise waters surrounding the tropical island of Bora Bora, and for two wingsuit pilots, it’s the perfect peak to jump off.

* In person

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Wednesday, November 1

The Snow Show 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $25 Sponsored by The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola The wait for powder is over! It’s time for first tracks, coveted lines, and big air in our annual night of snow films to get you amped for winter.

Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret (France, 2016, 3 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Antoine Frioux Producer: David Lacote Production Company: PVS Company

Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective on the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

The Time Within (USA, 2017, 5 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Ben Sturgulewski Producer: Dan Benshoff and Stephan Drake Production Company: DPS Cinematic and SturgeFilm

Minutes, hours, and days pass. Summer moves into winter. Snow falls and awaits. What will you do with your time on this planet? Photos, right: From the film Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret © Fabian Bodet; opposite page, top: From the film The Tales of Vienna; bottom, left to right: From the film Depth Perception; Fred Beckey, Red Rocks 2009 © Dave Oleske

Depth Perception (USA, 2017, 63 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Chip Taylor* Producer: Travis Rice* Production Company: Rubble Film & Collective Rubble

Depth Perception showcases the fantastic layers of the super natural world, which ultimately becomes the perfect backdrop for some of the most empowered free-riding Travis Rice has ever had. 9 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Tsirku (Canada, 2016, 20 min) Director: Eric Crosland and Tim Symes Producer: Malcolm Sangster* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

Having to endure particularly adverse conditions preventing this team of skiers access onto the Tsirku Glacier at the Yukon/Alaskan border, the athletes face bigger obstacles once at the base of their mountain, Corrugated. Mammoth cornices block their intended lines and mountain guide Sam Anthmatten helps them find a way onto the snowy spine wall.

* In person

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The Tales Of Vienna (Canada, 2017, 15 min) Directors: Riley Leboe, Mike Henitiuk, Joe Schuster, Matt Margetts Producers: Seeking Nirvana, Edge TV Production Company: Seeking Nirvana

The inlets of the British Columbia coast are especially prone to winter storms, gale force winds and relentless precipitation. Five big line skiers embark on a journey aboard the Vienna, a 36-foot sailboat, in search of rough seas and secluded mountainous areas.

Numinous (Canada, 2017, 45 min) Directors: Nicolas Teichrob* and Kye Petersen Producers: Athan Merrick* and Nicolas Teichrob Production Company: Dendrite Studios

Born and raised in the BC backcountry from a bloodline alive with adventure, Kye Petersen is about to blow the doors off of big mountain skiing. With a style carved from the mystery of the supernatural, Petersen seeks connectivity with the wild, bringing him into the purest state of being.


The Dirtbag Cafe 7:30 PM | THE CLUB, THEATRE COMPLEX | $20

The Dirtbag Café with Will Stanhope Will Stanhope loves granite. A climber since age eight, he is now one of Canada’s top climbers and spends most of his time in Squamish, British Columbia. He has made many first ascents and has free-climbed big walls in Yosemite. In 2015 he completed the first free ascent of one of the world’s hardest alpine big walls with Matt Segal, the Tom Egan Memorial Route (5.14), Bugaboos, BC. Presentation followed by films in competition. 8:40 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (USA, 2017, 95 min) Director: David O’Leske Producer: Jason Reid Production Company: Fred Beckey Film LLC

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag"– one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. Through the 1950s and 60s, Beckey’s accomplishments exceeded anyone in the sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails, and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.

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Thursday, November 2

Mountain Books DAYTIME PROGRAM | MAX BELL BUILDING

Tracking Gobi Grizzlies

Explorers’ Sketchbooks

The World’s Most Travelled Man

12:30 – 1:45 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Douglas Chadwick

Mike Spencer Bown

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

From whales in the sub-Antarctic to snow leopards in the Himalayas, Douglas Chadwick has studied wildlife around the world. A biologist and National Geographic reporter, Chadwick creates a portrait of a species’ fight for survival in one of the harshest environments on earth in his latest book, Tracking Gobi Grizzlies. He has been arrested more times than he can count, was the first official tourist in wartorn Mogadishu, Somalia, and has lived and hunted with the Mbuti Pygmy tribe in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mike Spencer Bown has been travelling light, hitchhiking around the world since 1990 – and has explored all the world’s countries on all seven continents.

Photos, top: © Douglas Chadwick; bottom: Image courtesy of Steve Swenson

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Huw Lewis-Jones

Witness the art of exploration across high mountains, barren deserts, and lush rainforests from the 1600s until today – through sketchbooks of 70 explorers. From Charles Darwin to Wade Davis, British historian and award-winning author Huw Lewis-Jones delivers stunning profiles, expedition details, and artwork of pioneering explorers, ecologists, mapmakers, and anthropologists in his latest work.


Karakoram

Old Style Storytelling

Rowing the Northwest Passage

4:30 P.M. Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Room 303 Free

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

Sit back and enjoy authentic, heartfelt, and unscripted tales from some of the Rockies’ best story-tellers including Bill Hanlon, Bridget Jones, Brandon Pullan, Sara Renner, and Jim Thorsell.

Steve Swenson

Kevin Vallely

World-class alpinist and author Steve Swenson shares tales from highaltitude expeditions set against the backdrop of harsh conflict between China, India, and Pakistan for control of Kashmir in his latest work, Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict. With nearly 50 years of climbing experience, Swenson has made ascents of K2 and Everest without supplemental oxygen. In this gripping first-hand account, explorer and author Kevin Vallely achieves one of the last “firsts” remaining in the world of polar exploration. Together with three other seasoned adventurers, he navigates a sophisticated, hightech rowboat across the Northwest Passage, possible only because of the dramatic impacts of global warming in the high Arctic.

Hosted by Chic Scott. Cash bar. Book Signings follow most presentations.

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Thursday, November 2

Mountain Books and Films EVENING PROGRAM | 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35 The program begins with the 2017 Banff Mountain Book Competition awards.

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic (Germany, 2016, 52 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Jochen Schmoll* Producer: Nicola McQuiston Production Company: Red Bull Media House, Drehxtrem

Canadian adventurer Sarah McNair-Landry grew up on a diet of snow and ice, reaching both poles by the age of 18. Together with whitewater kayaking specialists Erik Boomer and Ben Stookesberry she embarks on a kite-ski and kayak mission of epic proportions across Greenland to reach the most northern river ever paddled. In the film Into Twin Galaxies, these three National Geographic Adventurers of the Year push themselves to their limits and discover the unexpected.

Dedicate: Diving Free (France, 2017, 8 min) Director: Shams and Alex Aimard Producer: Red Bull Production Company: Satori Factory

Jacques de Vos is an underwater photographer who spends most his time freediving with orcas. This time he ventures North, to the arctic circle in Norway, in search of these majestic creatures.

The Canoe (Canada, 2017, 27 min) Director and Producer: Goh Iromoto

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” – James Raffan

9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Following the film, Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer, Ben Stookesberry, and Jochen Schmoll join Keme Nzerem for an on stage conversation about adventure.

Photos, top: Into Twin Galaxies, Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer, and Ben Stookesberry

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Friday, November 3

Mountain Books DAYTIME PROGRAM | VARIOUS VENUES

Voices of Adventure: An Interview with David Roberts

Art of Freedom

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

Award-winning mountain author Bernadette McDonald chronicles one of the greatest alpinists of all time, Voytek Kurtyka, in Art of Freedom. This Polish climber’s visionary approach has resulted in many renowned ascents, including what has been dubbed as the “climb of the century”, an unrepeated alpine-style ascent of the Shining Wall on the West Face of Gasherbrum IV.

The indomitable David Roberts is one of the most well-known climbing authors and American alpinists of his generation. With hundreds of magazine articles and over 28 books to his name, his work has appeared on many award shortlists and is considered must-read climbing literature. Despite being diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer, Roberts continues to write and contribute to the genre. He joins us in conversation with climber and writer, Geoff Powter.

Bernadette McDonald 12:30 – 1:45 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Book Signings follow most presentations.

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High Altitude Archaeologist

Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading

Wolf Spirit

4:30 P.M. Kinnear Centre, Room 303 Free

Constanza Ceruti Gudrun Pflüger 2 – 3:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Argentinean anthropologist, mountaineer, and author, Constanza Ceruti is the only female Andean highaltitude archaeologist in the world. She has climbed over 100 mountains above 5000 metres, has explored sacred mountains in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas, and brings a lifetime of mountain culture exploration to Banff. Gudrun Pflüger is a biologist, cancer survivor, and author. In 2016 she released the autobiographical Wolf Spirit: A Story of Healing, Wolves and Wonder, the absorbing story of the transformative and healing power of nature, motherhood, and one woman’s goal to save the wolves she admires.

Full-bodied tales, with subtle hints of earthy humour and undertones of adventure, featuring mountain writers Julia Lynx, Sharon Wood, and Niall Fink.

Photos, left: Image courtesy of Voytek Kurtyka; right: Gudrun Pflüger surrounded by the coast wolf alpha pair; opposite page: From the film Blood Road © Josh Letchworth


Friday, November 3

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

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

Nico, Sean, The Coconut Connection – and Films

Tamara Lunger – and Films

Sponsored by MEC Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll have been in a few tight spots together over the years while climbing and making first ascents around the world. But they always seem to push the harsh realities of life on the big wall aside with the help of a few musical interludes and the occasional bout of nonsensical behavior. They recently had some laughs on The Coconut Connection (5.12d), a challenging big wall route on Baffin Island. Festival audiences may remember their antics from the popular 2016 Festival film Dodo’s Delight. They will join us on stage for a handful of great stories and if we’re lucky, a special musical performance with a friend or two. 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

DugOut (UK, 2017, 53 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Benjamin Sadd Production Company: Trail to Anywhere

Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey… what could go wrong?

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa (Canada, 2017, 14 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Eric Crosland Producer: Malcolm Sangster* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

Born in Southern Tyrol in 1986, Tamara Lunger is the daughter of a famous Italian ski mountaineer. She holds numerous ski mountaineering national titles, is the youngest woman to have reached the summit of Lhotse, and has summited K2 without supplementary oxygen. In 2016, with Simone Moro she made an attempt on the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, turning away only 100 metres from the top. 9 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Blood Road (USA, 2016, 96 min) Director: Nicholas Schrunk Producer: Sandra Kuhn Production Company: Red Bull Media House

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch* and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1900 arduous kilometres along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.

Apa Sherpa* has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn't wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.

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Friday, November 3

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $25

Psycho Vertical (UK, 2017, 64 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Jen Randall* Production Company: Light Shed Pictures

Follow Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer and funny-man, Andy Kirkpatrick*, on an 18-day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite in the world premiere of Psycho Vertical – a raw and intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most interesting figures. Inspired by the best-selling autobiography of the same name, the film explores themes of identity, fatherhood, and how our pasts shape us.

Bruhwiler Country (USA, 2016, 7 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Keith Malloy* Producer: Jennifer Sullivan McBride Production Company: Bimarian Films

Pro surfer Raph Bruhwiler cut his teeth in the woods and waves of Vancouver Island. Today he teaches his love of the wild to his kids who are more than eager to learn more.

Kilian (Canada, 2016, 14 min) Directors: Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello* Producer: Mike Douglas Production Company: Switchback Entertainment Inc

Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn't consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77 kilometre route with 9,000 metres of elevation gain.

Searching for Christmas Tree (China, 2017, 15 min) subtitled, WORLD PREMIERE Director: Lie Feng Producer: He Chuan Production Company: Liefeng TV Studio

A university teacher breaks free from a life of routine in China and embarks on a quest to climb a mysterious frozen waterfall.

9:30 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN) Photos, top: From the film Psycho Vertical; bottom: From the film Mothered By Mountains © Renan Ozturk; opposite page: From the film Samuel in the Clouds © Johan Legraie

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EVENING PROGRAMS ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15 PER PROGRAM

Mothered By Mountains (Nepal, 2017, 16 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Renan Ozturk Producer: Ben Ayers Production Company: Camp4 Collective

When a punk rock singer from Kathmandu and a world class Sherpani get together to climb a peak in the Himalaya, they discover what being women in modern day Nepal can really mean.

The Curve Of Time (Canada, 2017, 23 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jordan Manley* Producers: Mike Douglas Anthony Bonello*, Laura Yale, Mike Gamble Production Company: Switchback Entertainment Inc

7:30 P.M. Program

9:30 P.M. Program

Samuel in the Clouds

The End of Snow

(Belgium, 2016, 70 min) subtitled Director: Pieter Van Eecke Producer: Hanne Phlypo Production Company: Clin d’oeil Films

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel is an old ski lift operator whose family has lived and worked for generations in the snowy mountains, but now the snow fails to fall. While scientists are discussing and measuring ominous changes, Samuel honours the ancient mountain spirits as clouds continue to drift by.

(USA, 2016, 20 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Morgan Heim Producers: Neil Losin, Nate Dappen, Jane Zelikova, Kori Price, Morgan Heim Production Company: Day’s Edge Productions

Ecologist Dr. Jane Zelikova embarks on a journey into the mountains to find tales of past, present, and future snow. There will be adventure. Friendships will form. She will dig holes in the name of research and she will fall down those holes.

Fruition – The Life and Dreams of Nicolas Mueller (Switzerland, 2016, 65 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Martin Luchsinger Producer: Nicolas Mueller Production Company: Tasty Productions

Nicolas Mueller is one of the most revered and iconic snowboarders of all time. In a world which often demands us to obey things we might not believe in, Nicolas shows how he tackled these obstacles in order to find his true path towards self-realization.

Two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. As they peer into the future, they realize there is a more sustainable path ahead, but it won't be easy.

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Saturday/Sunday

Film Program A EHT & RRH – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 | MGT & MBA SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $60

Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret (France, 2016, 3 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Antoine Frioux Producer: David Lacote Production Company: PVS Company

Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont Blanc.

Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path (USA, 2017, 12 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Andrew Schoneberger* Producer: Brett Williams Production Company: Bimarian Films

In an age of speed, convenience, and ease, artist Lindsey Ross does things the hard way. Packing her truck with unwieldy vintage cameras and gallons of chemicals, she makes arresting portraits and lovely pictures of iconic Yosemite landmarks using century-old techniques.

Photos, top: From the film Shifting Dreams © Chris Prescott; bottom: From the film The Last Honey Hunter © Renan Ozturk

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Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken (USA, 2016, 41 min) Director: Matt Katsolis Producer: Tronica Johnson Production Company: Interpret Studios/Red Bull Media House

Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer has dreamed of setting the speed record for completing the Appalachian Trail as long as he's been running. Now Karl sets out for his third and final attempt to run the 3,523 kilometres from Maine to Georgia in less than 46 days, 8 hours and 6 minutes.

Hunting Giants (Canada, 2017, 24 min) Directors and Producers: Sean Horlor* and Steve Adams* Production Company: Nootka Street Film Co.

A wilderness explorer struggles to find the biggest tree in Canada, outside a logging town on the brink of collapse. Meanwhile the local aboriginal community's fight to save itself from extinction takes a surprising turn. 10:40 A.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Surf the Line (France, 2016, 3 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Jérémy Frey Producer: Arnaud Hiltzer Production Company: Hello Emotion

For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

2.5 Million (USA, 2017, 22 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray* Production Company: T-Bar Films

American skier Aaron Rice* sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record.

The Last Honey Hunter (USA, 2017, 36 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ben Knight Producer: Ben Ayers Production Company: Felt Soul Media

Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who's been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition of honey gathering may die.


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

Johanna (UK, 2016, 4 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors: Reinhold Messner, Hans-Peter Stauber Producer: Ewerhard Engels, Riva Film Production Company: Archer’s Mark

For freediver Johanna Nordblad, diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

Still Alive ... Drama on Mount Kenya (Austria, 2016, 86 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors: Hans-Peter Stauber, Reinhold Messner Producer: Ewerhard Engels Production Company: Servus TV

On September 5th, 1970 two young Austrian climbers summit Mount Kenya and begin their descent down the North Face. Suddenly, a rock breaks loose and sends one of them plummeting downwards. With his leg severely injured, there is no chance of getting him down the mountain to medical attention any time soon. 3:35 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

The Bothy Project (UK, 2016, 11 min) Director: Jen Randall* Producer: Alex Messenger Production Company: Light Shed Pictures

Artists Tessa Lyons* and Natasha Brooks*, along with writer Claire Carter* and filmmaker Jen Randall*, take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unwind. Each woman’s experience is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style.

Shifting Dreams (UK, 2016, 30 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Chris Prescott Production Company: Dark Sky Media

Shifting Dreams is the story of Caroline Ciavaldini's move from world class competition climber to trad climber and alpinist as she tackles the Voie Petit on the Grand Capucin.

The Hunt (Nepal, 2017, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Renan Ozturk Producer: Ben Ayers Production Company: Camp4 Collective

Two American hunters travel to the remote mountains in Nepal in search of the elusive blue sheep.

Daytime Film Program Schedule

PROGRAM A Saturday, November 4 EHT AND RRH Sunday November 5 MGT AND MBA A.M. 9:09

Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret

9:15

Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path

9:30

Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken

Production Company: Resonate Ltd.

10:14

Hunting Giants

10:38

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

Through the lens of one of New Zealand's most important cultural symbols – Pounamu – two women, Robyn and Hollie, attempt to tackle the world’s oldest adventure race, The Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

11:00

Surf the Line

11:06

2.5 Million

11:31

The Last Honey Hunter

Waters of the Greenstone (New Zealand, 2017, 26 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Simon Waterhouse Producer: Arthur Machado

LUNCH BREAK P.M. 2:03

Johanna

2:09

Still Alive ... Drama on Mount Kenya

3:36

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

3:59

The Bothy Project

4:12

Shifting Dreams

4:45

The Hunt

5:00

Waters of the Greenstone

Program ends 5:25 p.m.

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Saturday/Sunday

Film Program B MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 | EHT & RRH – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $60

Where The Wild Things Play (USA, 2017, 5 min) Director: Krystle Wright* Producer: Aidan Haley

There's an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren't there more females in the adventure industry whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well it's about time we found out.

The Frozen Road (UK, 2017, 24 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ben Page*

Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

Mammoth (USA, 2017, 26 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Grant Slater Production Company: Zaum Productions

In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end – defusing a time bomb frozen in the permafrost to slow global warming.

The Space Within (USA, 2017, 5 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Frank Pickell* Producer: Dan Benshoff and Stephan Drake Production Company: DPS Cinematic and Futuristic Films

Imagine your mind wanders from the reality of real life and the space that surrounds you is filled with beautiful, soft, Japanese powder snow. 10:20 A.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

* In person

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A Line in the Snow – Greece (UK, 2017, 9 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ben Tibbetts

Skiing in Greece? Really? Grab your planks, head to the mountain range of the Gods and meet the friendly people that live and work there.

My Irnik (Canada, 2017, 15 min) Director: Francois Lebeau* Director and Producer: Matthew Hood* Production Company: Hood Visuals

Set in the Canadian Arctic, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal falls in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

Journeys to Adäka (Canada, 2017, 58 min) Director: Fritz Mueller* Producer: Teresa Earle* Production Company: Sagafish Media

Journeys to Adäka paints a moving portrait of self-empowered Indigenous communities at an inflection point in our history as seven artists look to the past for the strength to overcome a legacy of hurt, while becoming cultural leaders in the process.

Edges (USA, 2016, 9 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Katie Stjernholm Production Company: Balcony Nine Media

At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life well lived.

Denali's Raven (USA, 2016, 9 min) Director: Renan Ozturk Producers: Scott Ballew, Taylor Johns Production Company: Camp4 Collective

For climber, skier, and guide Leighan Falley, the mere sight of the Alaskan wilderness elicits an insatiable wanderlust. To reconcile her adventurous spirit with the demands of parenthood, she would need to learn to fly.


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

Winter on the Blade

DreamRide 2

Over the Sea

(Australia, 2017, 46 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director Simon Bischoff* Producers: Simon Bischoff and Andy Szollosi* Production Company: Video Compass

(USA, 2017, 5 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Mike Hopkins* Production Company: Juicy Studios

(USA, 2017, 16 min) Director: Josh Lowell Producer: Peter Mortimer Production Company: Sender Films

It’s not even the tallest in Australia, but fewer people get to the summit of Tasmania’s Federation Peak than get to the summit of Mt Everest. Mark Savage and his intrepid team of climbers hope to summit during the wettest winter on record. 3:15 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Sky Migrations (USA, 2016, 15 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Max Lowe* and Forest Woodward Producer: Charles Post

Every year, across the skies of western North America, millions of raptors fly south for the winter in one of the largest migrations on the planet. Bird nerd Charles Post couldn’t be more excited.

Photos, opposite page, left: From the film Journeys to Adäka © Fritz Mueller; right: From the film A Line in the Snow – Greece © Ben Tibbetts; This page: From the film Dreamride 2 © Bruno Long

Poetic, artistic, and inspiring, ride along as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.

Breaking 60 | Challenging the Impossible (Hong Kong, 2017, 45 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Robin Lee* Producer: Ben Lee Production Company: Lost Atlas

A 298-kilometre battle with over 14,000 metres of elevation gain in hills around Hong Kong, Breaking 60 follows the hopes of four ultrarunners who have one 60-hour goal in mind.

Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the island of Mallorca.

Tupendeo – One Mountain, Two Stories (Switzerland, 2016, 25 min) Director: Robert Steiner Producer: Hans Ambuehl Production Company: Visual Impact GmbH

While making a first ascent of Tupendeo in the Kashmir region of India in 2015, Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf find a rope and an abseil device just short of the summit. These clues lead them on a journey to solve a 30-year-old mystery of tragedy and reconciliation.

Daytime Film Program Schedule

PROGRAM B Saturday, November 4 MGT AND MBA Sunday November 5 EHT AND RRH A.M. 9:10

Where The Wild Things Play

9:17

The Frozen Road

9:45

Mammoth

10:14

The Space Within

10:19

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

10:42

A Line in the Snow - Greece

10:55

My Irnik

11:13

Journeys to Adaka

LUNCH BREAK P.M. 2:03

Edges

2:15

Denali's Raven

2:27

Winter on the Blade

3:13

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

3:36

Sky Migrations

3:53

DreamRide 2

4:01

Breaking 60 | Challenging the Impossible

4:50

Over the Sea

5:09

Tupendeo – One Mountain, Two Stories

Program ends 5:35 p.m.

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Saturday, November 4

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

Tommy Caldwell – and Films Sponsored by MEC Legendary American rock climber Tommy Caldwell joins us in Banff to share his latest accomplishment – a newly published memoir The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits. The memoir was fine-tuned at Banff Centre under a Fleck Fellowship in 2016. Caldwell was a 2014 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and is a recipient of the Piolet d’Or, along with Alex Honnold, for their completion of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia. 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Photos, top: Tommy Caldwell, © Jimmy Chin, 2016; bottom: From the film In Perpetual Motion

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In Perpetual Motion (Australia, 2017, 5 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Krystle Wright* Producer: Kate Guaran Production Company: Canon Australia

A short film that explores the work of adventure photographer Krystle Wright and the different tangents of fear that weave between her life and her work.

Mountain (Australia, 2017, 74 min) Director: Jennifer Peedom Producers: Jennifer Peedom, Jo-anne McGowan Production Company: Stranger Than Fiction Films

Using some of the most visually stunning cinematography ever shot, Mountain is a collaboration with Banff Centre alumnus Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and awardwinning filmmaker Jennifer Peedom, that explores the nature of our fascination with mountains. Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.


8 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $35

Bullock, Boswell, and the Bear – and Films Sponsored by MEC Two Scottish climbers on the cutting-edge of winter alpinism, an ice climbing trip to the Canadian Rockies, and an encounter with one very protective bear. While descending Mount Wilson in the dark, Greg Boswell* and Nick Bullock* were attacked by a grizzly – managing to escape but not without injuries and an epic story to tell.

Slacker (USA, 2017, 9 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Max Lowe* Producer: Lindsey Hagen Production Company: Stept Studios

Slacklining is a mystery to many, a line where impossible and possible collide. For Terry Acomb it’s simply a way of life.

Hansjörg Auer – No Turning Back (Italy, 2017, 30 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Damiano Levati Producer: Matteo Vettorel Production Company: Storyteller-Labs

World class alpinist Hansjörg Auer reflects on high altitude achievements and the high cost of losing friends in the mountains he loves.

Tour of Ara (South Africa, 2016, 34 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Rick Wall Producer: Daniel Siegler Production Company: Word

There are few more challenging cycle races on the planet than the Tour of Ara in South Africa. The 800 kilometre quest takes place annually over six days, primarily driven on gravel roads while riding vintage steel bikes.

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

* In person

Photos, top: © Nick Bullock; bottom: From the film Slacker © Katrin Bell

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Saturday, November 4

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

Mayan Smith-Gobat – and Films Fast and fearless on big walls, Mayan SmithGobat is one of the most accomplished rock climbers today. She continually pushes limits on sport and traditional climbing as well as high alpine routes, and holds a female speed record on The Nose, El Capitan. In 2016, together with Ines Papert, she climbed Riders on the Storm (5.13a, 38 pitches) in Patagonia and was the second woman to free climb Yosemite’s The Salathé Wall (5.13c). 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

The John Lachlan Award will be presented following the break.

Beyond the Wall (United Kingdom, 2016, 10 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Ray Wood Producers: Ray Wood and Ed Douglas

Captain of Utopia (France, 2017, 52 min) subtitled WORLD PREMIERE Director: Sarah Del Ben* Producer: Sarah Del Ben and Pierre-Loïc Precausta Production Company: Autoproduction / Lumières Numeriques

François Bernard has explored the most remote places of the world for more than 30 years. One day, he realized that he was tired of being alone; he wanted to be able to share the emotions he experienced with others. So he invested all his life savings in a polar sailboat.

La Casita Wip (Ecuador, 2016, 7 min) subtitled NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors: Juan Reece and Jose Cobo Producer: Afuera Ecuador Production Company: Afuera Productions

Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

This short film looks at what it means to be a Palestinian climber, living, working, and cragging in the West Bank. * In person

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EVENING PROGRAMS ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15 PER PROGRAM 7:30 P.M. Program

9:30 P.M. Program

Beyond the Border, the Story of Ettore Castiglioni

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

(Switzerland, 2017, 66 min) subtitled NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Andrea Azzetti and Federico Massa Producer: Giuliano Torghele, Federico Massa, Villi Hermann Production Company: GIUMA, Gooliver, Imago Film Lugano

(USA, 2016, 87 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Phillip Baribeau Producer: Dennis Aig Production Company: Charged, LLC

A journey suspended between past and present, Beyond the Border tells the story of the remarkable mountaineer Ettore Castiglioni who abandoned his career as a lieutenant in the military to escort refugees and Jews safely from Italy to Switzerland during World War II.

A successful chef and adventurer, Eduardo Garcia’s life was forever changed after he was shocked with 2,400 volts of electricity in a back country freak accident while hunting in Montana. Garcia lost his left hand, several ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost was what he found.

Photos, opposite page, top: © Mayan SmithGobat; bottom: From the film Captain of Utopia; This page, top: From the film Beyond the Border, the Story of Ettore Castiglioni © Mario Scerbo; bottom: From the film Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

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Sunday, November 5

Film Programs EVENING PROGRAMS | VARIOUS VENUES | $35

Best of the Festival Awards Night and Films 7:30 P.M. Eric Harvie Theatre – Awards presentation and films 8 P.M. Margaret Greenham Theatre, Max Bell Auditorium, Rolston Recital Hall, and Lux Cinema Banff (pg. 41) – Films Only

One of the most highlyanticipated events at the Festival for both the audience and filmmakers! The international film jury announces the Banff Mountain Film Competition award winners and many of the winning films are re-screened.

Photos, clockwise, top: From the film The Frozen Road; From the film My Irnik; From the film Tupendeo – One Mountain, Two Stories

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Free Events and Learning Opportunities Saturday October 28 Mountain Top Yoga

10:30 A.M. | BANFF GONDOLA $55.80/PERSON (INCLUDES MOUNTAIN TOP YOGA & BANFF GONDOLA ADMISSION)

Ground yourself at 1,000 metres. Join lululemon and Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on top of Sulphur Mountain. Limited mats available. Reserve your spot at BanffGondola.com/events Arrive at Gondola base by 10 a.m. Banff Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Hans Gmoser Film Presentation: Skis Over McKinley 7 P.M. | WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM. CASH BAR. $5 PER PERSON, MUSEUM MEMBERS FREE

In recognition of Canada’s 150th, come enjoy Hans Gmoser’s Skis Over McKinley. Gmoser was one of the Canadian Rockies' pioneering adventure filmmakers. During this film, he recounts the daring 1963 ski ascent of Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska.

11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. | EHL

See page 12. The Atlas Mountains Traverse: A Season Across North Africa’s Mountains 3 P.M. | THE NORTH FACE BANFF, 124 BANFF AVENUE

The North Face Athlete Ian MacNairn shares his stories about his most recent expedition to Morocco, where he crossed the length of the Atlas Mountains from Atlantic Ocean to Mediterranean Sea. Complimentary coffee provided by Wild Flour Bakery, cinnamon buns by Giggle Buns, North Face Steel Cups and much more! Mountain Artwalk

4 P.M. | MEET AT THE ERIC HARVIE THEATRE PATIO

See page 8.

Sunday, October 29 Mountain Top Yoga

10:30 A.M. | BANFF GONDOLA $55.80/PERSON

See details under October 28. Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.| EHL

See page 12. Kids Program 2 – 2:30 P.M. | TS

Kim Mayberry reads from Jocey Asnong's new book Lhotse and Nuptse Go to the West Coast (Ages 6 and under). 2:30- 3 P.M.

Followed by five family-friendly films. (Ages 11 and under).

Friday, November 3 Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading

4:30 P.M. | KCCI 303 | (CASH BAR)

See page 23. Mountain Marketplace

FRIDAY – SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 3 – 5

See details on opposite page.

Saturday, November 4 Rise and Flow Yoga 7 – 8 A.M. | SBB

Join lululemon and Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival for complimentary yoga at the Sally Borden Gymnasium. No registration required. Sunrise Run with The North Face Athlete Ian McNarin

7:30 A.M. | MEET AT THE NORTH FACE BANFF, 124 BANFF AVENUE

Wake up with Kicking Horse Coffee and Osprey

Old Style Storytelling 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. | KCCI 303

See page 18.

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11 A.M. – 6 P.M. | YURT (IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE BEHIND KINNEAR CENTRE)

Open Space, Open Mind

12:30 P.M. GENTLE YOGA | YURT (IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE BEHIND KINNEAR CENTRE)

Join lululemon in a zen space. All levels welcome, no experience necessary, mats provided. Register at Eventbrite: lululemon Banff Indigenous Leaders’ Dialogue 12:30 P.M. | KCCI, 103/105

See page 39. Intro to Mindfulness with Trish Huston

2:30 P.M. AND 3:30 P.M. | YURT (IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE BEHIND KINNEAR CENTRE)

Registration not required. Mountain Gallery Hop

3 – 6 P.M. | VARIOUS DOWNTOWN BANFF LOCATIONS

8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.| EHT PATIO

See page 45.

Buy a special edition Osprey Camp mug and Osprey will fill it with Kicking Horse Coffee for free. Good while quantities last.

National Geographic Explorers Salon

National Geographic Digital Media Workshop 9 A.M. | KCCI 101/103

Registration not required. Mountain Top Yoga

Thursday, November 2

Yurt Yoga and Meditation

10:30 A.M. | BANFF GONDOLA $55.80/PERSON

See details under October 28.

3 – 4 P.M. | TS

Sarah McNair-Landry, Anand Varma, and Vivek Ventankaraman. 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 Explorers, all of whom received grants from the National Geographic Society to support their field projects.


Mountain Marketplace

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

Into the Wilds of Canada – Photography Talk with Jason Bantle

MEC and ACC Happy Hour

Sponsored By: Nikon Canada & The Camera Store Jason Bantle is a professional wildlife photographer with 15 years of experience in the field. This multimedia presentation will take you on an adventure into his experiences throughout the wilds of Canada and will include the opportunity for Q&A.

Artist Talk and Reception with Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright

4 – 5:30 P.M. (DOORS OPEN AT 3:30 P.M.) | KCCI 101, 103

Inside Outside: a Conversation with author and legendary editor Terry McDonell 4 P.M. | KCCI 303

Terry McDonell is the author of The Accidental Life: an Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers, a collection of wild literary tales about his life as the founding editor of Outside, and his experiences as editor of Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Esquire. In a conversation with Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program faculty editor Marni Jackson, McDonell talks about working with Edward Abbey, Jim Harrison, Hunter S. Thompson, James Salter and other greats – as well as his recent involvement as a co-founder of the digital journal, LitHub.

5 – 7 P.M. | EHT PATIO

$10 for your drinking vessel; includes a free beer!

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Hot Chocolate with The North Face

5 – 7 P.M. | THE NORTH FACE TENT, ERIC HARVIE THEATRE PATIO

• Purchase the latest in gear and apparel from Festival partners and industry leaders Wake up with Kicking Horse Coffee and Osprey 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. | EHT PATIO

Buy a special edition Osprey Camp mug and Osprey will fill it with Kicking Horse Coffee for free. Good while quantities last.

Rise and Flow Yoga 7 – 8 A.M. | SBB

Join lululemon and Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival for complimentary yoga at the Sally Borden Gymnasium No registration required. Sunrise Hike with Oboz Footwear

7:30 A.M. | MEETING PLACE: ERIC HARVIE THEATRE PATIO

In partnership with Mountain House and Kicking Horse Coffee Yes, this hike involves breakfast and coffee! Join ambassadors from Oboz, Mountain House Adventure Meals, and Kicking Horse Coffee on a morning hike. Draw prizes and other items from Festival partners. Mountain Top Yoga

10:30 A.M. | BANFF GONDOLA $55.80/PERSON

See details under October 28.

• Book your next adventure • Purchase unique mountain gifts from a selection of the best local artisans

lululemon Yurt Yoga and Meditation

Eric Harvie Theatre Complex Lobby

Festival Yoga.

Friday, November 3 7 P.M. – 10 P.M. EHL/LF 222/224

11 A.M. – 6 P.M. | YURT (IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE BEHIND KINNEAR CENTRE)

Indigenous Leaders’ Dialogue 12:30 P.M. | KCCI, 103/105

See page 39.

Sunday, November 5

• Browse and buy top-selling mountain books signed by your favourite authors

Open Space, Open Mind

12:30 P.M. GENTLE YOGA | YURT (IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE BEHIND KINNEAR CENTRE)

Join lululemon in a zen space. All levels welcome, no experience necessary, mats provided. Register at Eventbrite: lululemon Banff Kids Program 2 – 2:30 P.M. | TS

Josey Asnong reads from her new book Lhotse and Nuptse Go to the West Coast (Ages 6 and under).

Saturday, November 4 8 A.M. – 10 P.M. | EHL 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. | LF Sunday, November 5 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

2:30- 3 P.M.

LF

Followed by five family-friendly films. (Ages 11 and under).

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex

MBA

Max Bell Auditorium

MBB

Max Bell Building

MBF

Max Bell Husky Energy Foyer

MGT

Margaret Greenham Theatre, Theatre Complex

RS

Rice Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

SBB

Sally Borden Building

TC

Theatre Complex

TS

Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

WPG

Walter Phillips Gallery

Intro to Mindfulness with Trish Huston

2:30 P.M. AND 3:30 P.M. | YURT (IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE BEHIND KINNEAR CENTRE)

Registration not required.

YURT Shaw Amphitheatre behind Kinnear Centre

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Book Signings Bruce Masterman

Kevin Van Tighem

Ben Nearinburg

Bernadette McDonald

Helen Y. Rolfe

Tommy Caldwell Nov. 4 l 8:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Foyer

Huw Lewis-Jones

Kathy Calvert

Jim Herrington & Greg Child

Kevin Vallely

Dale Portman

Steve Swenson

Nov. 3 l 7 p.m l KF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 3 l 3:30 p.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 11 a.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Jocey Asnong

Nov. 4 l 12 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Tony Daffern

Nov. 4 l 1 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Andrew Nugara

Nov. 4 l 5 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Gudrun Pflüger

Nov. 3 l 3:30 p.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 6 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Nov. 4 l 7 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 5 l 11 a.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 5 l 12 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 5 l 12 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Donna Jo Massie

Nov. 5 l 1 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Eric Coulthard

Nov. 5 l 2 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Festival Reading Room Schedule Max Bell Building Elder Tom Crane Bear Room Thursday, Nov. 2 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Friday, Nov. 3 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 4 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. Sunday, Nov. 5 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

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Nov. 5 l 2 p.m. l LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Nov. 4 l 11 a.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth

Mike Spencer Bown

Nov. 2 l 11:30 a.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 12 p.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth Nov. 2 l 3:30 p.m. l MBF Nov. 2 l 3:30 p.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 2:00 p.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth

Nov. 2 l 3:30 p.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 10 a.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth

Chris Bonington

Douglas Chadwick

Nov. 3 l 11:30 a.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 2:00 p.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth

Nov. 2 l 11:30 a.m. l MBF Nov. 4 l 10 a.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth

Rebecca Rusch

Nov. 4 l 12 p.m. l LF 224 Pages Booth

Oct. 29 l 11:00 a.m. l MG Foyer

David Roberts


Indigenous Leaders’ Dialogue In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and our commitment to creating dialogue, this year, one of the questions the Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival is exploring is how can Indigenous wisdom inspire our group of advocates to become allies in shaping a new conversation of land use. In response to this call, we have designed a two-day Indigenous Leaders' Dialogue to explore how Indigenous wisdom can frame land management and the human impacts to land. We invite you to share with us in this new type of conversation, one that we acknowledge has existed for many generations before us.

Global Wisdom in Land Management

Local Wisdom in Land Management

Saturday, November 4 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | KCCI 101

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

Indigenous leaders from Canada and New Zealand will provide examples of Indigenous sources of law and how this inherent wisdom and world view impacts connections to land. This conversation will explore from an Indigenous perspective, thoughts and ideas on the power of place and offer recreationalists the opportunity to review and reconsider their own relationship to the land.

This second day of dialogue will explore current legislation and policies of the parks we work and live within and invite us to consider how we might be able to change current government practices through the inclusion of Indigenous culture, place names, language, and stories of traditional land use. Indigenous knowledge carriers from Banff and Kluane National Parks, Grand Canyon National Trust, as well as from BC and New Zealand will discuss current policy frameworks and Indigenous wise practices

Participants: Harmony Redsky (CAN) (moderator), Carwyn Jones (NZ), Leroy Little Bear (CAN), Melanie Goodchild (CAN), Lawrence Joe (CAN), Lindsay Borrows (CAN)

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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 films in competition and re-screenings of films you may have missed earlier in the week! Saturday Oct. 28

Monday Oct 30

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

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

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

Bonington – Mountaineer

(USA, 2016, 87 min) Director: Phillip Baribeau Producer: Dennis Aig Production Company: Charged, LLC

See page 33

Sunday Oct 29 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

(UK, 2017, 76 min) Director: Brian Hall Producer: Keith Partridge

See page 9

Tuesday Oct 31 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

La Vallée des Loups

(USA, 2016, 96 min) Director: Nicholas Schrunk Producer: Sandra Kuhn Production Company: Red Bull Media House

(France, 2016, 90 min) subtitled Director: Jean-Michel Bertrand Producer: Jean-Pierre Bailly Production Company: MC4 Productions

See page 23

See page 8

Blood Road

* In person

Photos, top: From the film The Curve of Time; bottom: From the film The Canoe; opposite page: From the film Hunting Giants

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

Wednesday Nov 1 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

Made in Canada Films by Canadian filmmakers.

The Curve Of Time (Canada, 2017, 23 min) Director: Jordan Manley Producers: Mike Douglas Anthony Bonello, Laura Yale, Mike Gamble Production Company: Switchback Entertainment Inc

Two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. As they peer into the future, they realize there is a more sustainable path ahead, but it won't be easy.

Hunting Giants (Canada, 2017, 24 min) Directors and Producers: Sean Horlor and Steve Adams Production Company: Nootka Street Film Co.

A wilderness explorer struggles to find the biggest tree in Canada outside a logging town on the brink of collapse. Meanwhile the local aboriginal community's fight to save itself from extinction takes a surprising turn.

Eyes of Society (Canada, 2016, 9 min) Directors and Producers: Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford Production Company: Braid Films

Filmmakers Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford capture Gwaii Haanas through the eyes of six artists, highlighting the imagery, emotion, and the artistic influence of natural spaces.

My Irnik (Canada, 2017, 16 min) Director: Francois Lebeau Director and Producer: Matthew Hood Production Company: Hood Visuals

Set in the Canadian Arctic, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal falls in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now, with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

Thursday Nov 2

Saturday Nov 4

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

2 P.M. AND 8 P.M. | $20

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Radical Reels Repeat

(USA, 2017, 95 min) Director: David O’Leske Producer: Jason Reid Production Company: Fred Beckey Film LLC

See page 17

Friday Nov 3

A re-screening of Radical Reels films. There’ll be no host, no wacky antics, just a night of adrenaline-fuelled films. See pages 14-15

Sunday, Nov 5

8 P.M. | $20

8 P.M. | $20

The Snow Show Repeat

Best of the Festival

A re-screening of Snow Show films. There’ll be no host, nothing fancy, just a night of epic snow sports films.

Many of the winning films from the 2017 Festival are re-screened. For “Awards Night and Films” see page 35.

See page 16

The Canoe

(Canada, 2017, 27 min) Director and Producer: Goh Iromoto

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” – James Raffan Buy tickets: 403.762.6301 / 1.800.413.8368 / 41


Mountain Exhibitions AT BANFF CENTRE

The Last Honey Hunter Renan Ozturk (USA) Laszlo Funtek Building, Exterior, Theatre Complex Professional Development Centre Lobby October 20 – November 10 Mauli Dhan Rai leads the perilous harvests of a rare, hallucinogenic honey from hives hanging high up on the faces of remote cliffs. Despite the importance of this tradition, nobody else in Mauli’s village is following his footsteps, and the honey harvest may soon disappear. This project was supported by a National Geographic Society Expeditions Council grant, the dZi Foundation, and a Mountainfilm Commitment grant. Renan Ozturk is a climber, artist, photographer and filmmaker known for his dauntless spirit and visual storytelling. He collaborated with director/filmmaker/ editor Ben Knight from Felt Soul Media on The Last Honey Hunter Film. Prints for sale support the Dzi Foundation.

Love Letters to the Land

Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition

The Land that Shaped Us

Sarah Uhl (USA)

Grand Prize: Guassa Geladas Jeff Kerby (USA)

Tessa Lyons (UK)

Max Bell Building Lobby October 26 – November 6 This collection of work is a glimpse into Uhl’s deepening courtship with the land. Like in any relationship, our love is wild and raw. The more time spent alone in conversation with the land, the more she tells us. Sarah is bringing the voice of the land to the table so it may not just be remembered for its beauty.

Garden Gossip Maryse Larivière and Tiziana La Melia (CAN) Walter Phillips Gallery September 29 – December 22 Developed during a residency in Visual and Digital Arts, Garden Gossip brings together feminist and ecological concerns articulated through tableaus, film, painting, sculpture, and rot. New commissions by Vancouver-based artist Tiziana La Melia and Montrealbased artist Maryse Larivière.

The Project Space, Glyde Hall October 27 – November 6 Geladas are the last grasseating monkeys. Isolated in mountains of Ethiopia, these bleeding-heart monkeys have a bizarre diet, social system, and morphology that are reflections of their alpine habitat. This ecosystem braces the Great Rift Valley and brims with uniquely adapted plants and animals, yet it is rapidly disappearing.

Special Jury Mention: Iceland Steve Shannon (CAN) The Project Space, Glyde Hall October 27 – November 6 Skiing in Iceland is both an incredible experience and one of incredible frustration. The rewards far outweigh the days spent waiting on the weather and suffering long approaches. These photographs were taken during a month of exploring the incredible island on skis.

Photos, left: Mountain Mystery – The Prime Elements, painting by Peter Deacon; opposite page, left: Sarah Uhl in Castle Valley; right: Love Letters to the Land, Sarah Uhl

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Leighton Artist Studio October 28 – November 6 Open Studios: Sat. Nov. 4 and Sun. Nov. 5 Meeting Place: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio, 10:45 a.m. for short 2-minute walk to the artist’s studio. Exploring how having adventures changes our relationship to the landscape: from being a spectator standing in awe of the land to a participant with an intimate connection to it. Lyons will be taking three recognizable athletes and questioning them on their experiences, honing in on the places that they believe have helped shape them as people. Life-sized portraits will be created that touch upon elements of their chosen landscape and details of their individual discipline.

Mountain Artwalk Saturday, October 28 4 P.M. | FREE | Meeting Place: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio

Explore mountain art and photography exhibits on Banff Centre campus, wrapping up with a reception at Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building Foyer.


IN DOWNTOWN BANFF:

Under a Clear Sky Steven Nederveen Canada House Gallery 201 Bear Street Banff October 27 – November 5 Building on Nederveen’s fascination with nature and memory, Canada House Gallery is proud to present a new collection of mixed media paintings. Inspired by his travels to the Rockies and Iceland, Nederveen photographs places that feel alive to him. He then reimagines that world through a combination of digital and painterly processes. By blurring the lines between photography and painting, Nederveen has developed a magical realism that he hopes inspires others to see the world with enchanted eyes.

* In person

Back to This Business of Banff: Refections on Place and Community Bob Sandford

The Bow Biennial

Jason Carter

Various Artists

Carter-Ryan Gallery #108, 229 Bear Street

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 111 Bear Street

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

October 21 – January 28, 2018

111 Bear Street

The Bow Biennial, features a diverse and talented group of local artists whose art form, once considered subversive, is now on the fringe of mainstream society. The exhibition includes skateboard designs, tattoo art, and three-dimensional chainmail constructions. There is an unconventional, spiritual and rebellious appeal to the exhibition with each work infused with imagination, metaphor, and wonder. Throughout, urban symbolism and historic connotations weave a narration of fantasy, mythology, and realism.

October 21 – January 28, 2018 In 1992, the year Canada turned 125 years old, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies hosted an exhibition by Bob Sandford of photographs and local perspectives on the themes of business, community and progress in Banff. Perhaps even more relevant than it was twenty-five years ago, this exhibition is a haunting reminder of the importance of protecting the qualities of place and experience that are at the heart of a vibrant and enduring community.

Permanent Installation The Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art Venue is currently celebrating the works of Jason Carter, acclaimed Aboriginal soapstone sculptor and painter. ‘Bold’ and ‘brilliant’ are two words that have often been used to describe this prolific visual artist.

Mountain Mystery – The Prime Elements Paintings by Peter Deacon RCA Willock & Sax Gallery, 210 Bear Street October 22 – November 5 The challenge to find pattern behind enigmatic prime numbers and colours or to delight in their unpredictability are guiding principles for Peter Deacon. With the mountains of the Continental Divide as his guide, he interchanges components referencing geographic locations, personal experiences, as well as his ‘irreducible’ prime elements.

Mountain Gallery Hop Saturday, November 4 3 – 6 p.m. . Various Venues, Downtown Banff | Free

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Everest Pass $2,000 THE EXCLUSIVE FESTIVAL ADVENTURE Be a Festival “insider”– see and do it all! Each Everest Pass includes a full Festival pass, 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.

All audience members must have a ticket (including infants). NEW: Processing fees are now included in the ticket price.

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Want to attend more than a few events?

Programs and speakers are subject to change without notice. Tickets are nonrefundable.

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


Program subject to change.

Theatres and Seating NEW: All Festival events are now General Admission. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each show.

Latecomer Policy 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.

on November 4 and 5 in the Rolston Recital Hall venue only. $35 per half day. See pages 26-29.

Lost and Found Left something behind in a Festival venue? Check the Festival Info Desk in the Eric Harvie Theatre lobby for Lost and Found items.

Getting Around Free Shuttle and Parking Watch our website for improvements and options for Festival parking and shuttle schedules from downtown Banff to the Festival venues at Banff Centre. See page 65 for details.

What are Program A and Program B? Two different all day film programs are shown on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. If you are attending both days, you will likely be in the same theatre on both days, and will see a different selection of films on each day. $60 Full Day NEW: Half-day tickets are available for Program A and B

Stay with Us Rates from $139 per night. Subject to availability.

Dining Show your ticket to get discounts at some of our Banff Centre dining outlets. See page 48-49. Also don’t miss a “Taste for Adventure” special dining offers. See ad on page 48 for the Three Ravens dinner special and ad on back inside cover for a full list of particpating restaurants.

Stay on location in the heart of the Festival, and enjoy dining outlets, access to our on-site art gallery, fitness and aquatics centre, climbing gym, and property-wide Wi-Fi. Festival ticket order must be provided when booking a room. Room rates available for single or double occupancy, plus fee and applicable taxes. 1.800.413.8368 | 1.403.762.6301 banffmountainfestival.ca

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Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner Monday, October 30 6:30 p.m. Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar $100 all inclusive Join Chef Sebastien Tessier in a culinary adventure served in the stunning Three Ravens Restaurant with panoramic views of the Bow Valley. This four course meal features locally sourced and environmentally sustainable cuisine infused with creativity. Mix and mingle with other Festival guests at a reception followed by dinner at large-table seating. (food, wine, gratuity and taxes included)

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Dine with Us

Special Festival Dining. Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner

Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar

Monday, Oct. 30

Show us your ticket and receive:

See details on opposite page.

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

Vistas Dining Room 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

A Taste for Adventure $29 Festival Buffet

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

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

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

Also open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Daily.

Saturday, November 4 Sunday, November 5 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Room 105 $19.50 + GST per person.

Festival Café Saturday, Oct. 28 | 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 | 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 | CLOSED Saturday, Nov. 4 | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 | 8 a.m. – 8 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 glass of wine.

Taxes and gratuities not included.

Festival Curry Buffets

Thursday – Saturday, November 2 – 4

Socialize with Festival guests, grab a bevvy, and cozy-up to outdoor fire tables, outside Maclab Bistro.

Big Rock Beer Tent Rolston Recital Hall Patio (Beside the Theatre Complex) Friday, November 3 6 – 10 p.m.

Featuring a selection of salads, breads and flat breads, rice, curries and desserts. Coffee, tea, juice included. Maclab Fireside Patio Late Nights

NEW THIS YEAR:

Saturday, November 4 3 – 10 p.m. Sunday, November 5 3 – 8 p.m. It's always happy hour at the Big Rock Beer Tent. Join friends for a pint and some wind-down time by the fire after a great day of films. Plus Big Rock swag giveaways, Kicking Horse Coffee samples, and Mountain House adventure meal samples.

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Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Festival Specials $ 11 Drop-in Day Pass includes: Use of Climbing Wall/ Fitness Room/Pool/Hot Tub/Steam Room

Save 10% on 60 and 90 – minute massages

Festival Climbing Open daily: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Harness/Shoes $3.00 – and belay devices, carabiners, chalk are FREE Prices do not include tax October 28 - November 5

Present a ticket/stub from any Festival Event.

Festival Merchandise Festival BUFF ® Stop by the BUFF® booth during the Mountain Marketplace (Nov. 3 – 5) and stay cozy this winter!

The North Face Tshirts The 2017 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival shirt can be purchased at The North Face booth during the Mountain Marketplace. (November 3-5) and at The North Face store in downtown Banff (124 Banff Avenue). Men’s and women’s sizes available. $5 from the sale of every shirt will be donated to the 2018 Banff Adventure Filmmakers Workshop at Banff Centre in support of participating filmmakers.

Colour Us Green! It’s not easy being green, but we’re trying… ✓ Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at our Green Team stations

✓ Leave your car at home and take the free Banff Airporter in-town shuttle – map and schedule on page 65

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Film Competition and International Jury The 2017 Banff Mountain Film Competition received 384 films submitted from 36 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, 82 finalists were selected. This year’s Festival features over 50 premieres, including 19 world 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 5, in the Eric Harvie Theatre. The winners will be announced online at banffmountainfestival.ca.

Gilles Chappaz (France)

Paul Diffley (Scotland)

Katie Moore (France)

With his diplomas in Political Science and ski instruction tucked away in his back pocket, Gilles Chappaz of Chamonix, France turned to journalism. After participating in the founding of Montagnes Magazine and Vertical, he took the reins at Ski Français and collaborated with written press publications (Le Monde, Libération) and television media (France Télévisions, TF1). After a few years as Associate Editor of l’Équipe Magazine he devoted himself to writing books about skiing and the mountains, and creating documentaries including Sur le fil des 4000 – the Grand Prize winner at the 2005 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Paul Diffley is a climber and adventure filmmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. As well as creating his own films under the Hot Aches Productions label, Diffley works freelance as a cameraman and director for the broadcast industry. His films have focused mostly on rock climbing and mountaineering and have featured in the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival almost every year since his first film played here in 2004. After attending the Adventure Filmmakers Workshop at the Banff Centre in 2005, Paul quit his previous career in IT to focus full-time on his passion for mountain film.  Since then, he has filmed some of the world’s best athletes and produced many award-winning mountain films.

Katie Moore is based in Chamonix, France. Hailing originally from Slough, England, she spent several winters as a ski instructor in the Alps, which led to exploring other mountain activities and fueled a passion for adventure sports. A paragliding trip to South America led to working for several years as an adventure travel guide throughout Latin America. She has since travelled around the globe, including expeditions to ski Cho Oyu, Tibet (8201 metres), to canoe across the South American Watershed on the Rio Parapeti, Bolivia, and to paraglide in the Sayan Mountains in northern Mongolia. She is now working as a producer with adventure filmmaker Sébastien MontazRosset and hosts the Chamonix Adventure Festival.

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

Keme Nzerem (UK) Keme Nzerem is a correspondent for the British network television, Channel 4. His interests span social affairs from human rights to ethics in sport. He joined Channel 4 News in 2001 and ran the Channel 4 News Washington bureau 2005-2007, reporting from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and Guantanamo Bay during the Iraq war. A film he narrated about the US military, Surge, won the RTS Foreign News Award in 2007. The sports beat has taken him to the World Cups in South Africa in 2010, and Brazil in 2014. He has also reported from Russia on hooliganism, and the Sochi winter Olympics and Paralympics. Nzerem has been chair of judges at the Kendal Mountain Festival for the past several years.

Shannon O'DonoghueChild Former Director of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, O'Donoghue-Child spent twelve years at the Banff Centre from 1998 to 2010. Prior to her time at the festival, Shannon was a diplomat with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, including postings in Trinidad and the Philippines, and a position in the Minister's office in Ottawa. Shannon now resides in the high desert in SE Utah with her husband Greg, (whom she met at the Festival!), their daughter Ariann, a Maine Coon named Jack, her green card, and a deep appreciation for Obamacare.

Creative Excellence Award | $2,000 Sponsored by The Camera Store Best Film: Exploration and Adventure | $2,000 Sponsored by Treksta 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 Experticity

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 Summit of Excellence Award Sponsored by Norseman Outdoor Specialist and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures Mountain Idol Award Sponsored by Mount Norquay, The North Face, and Alpine Club of Canada

Best Film: Snow Sports | $2,000 Sponsored by Boréale Explorers Best Film: Mountain Environment & Natural History | $2,000 Sponsored by lululemon

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Book Competition and International Jury The 24th annual Banff Mountain Book Competition again 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 171 books in from eleven countries in seven categories, before the international jury went to work reading all 28 finalists to determine the award winners.

Mayan Smith-Gobat (NZ)

David Stevenson (USA)

Ian Welsted (CAN)

Mayan Smith-Gobat grew up in the New Zealand mountains, alpine climbing from the age 16. Since 2001, she has dedicated herself to climbing, both in competition climbing and outdoors becoming one of New Zealand's best climbers, and the first Kiwi woman to climb 5.14b/8c. Smith-Gobat became the second woman to free climb the Salathé Wall, 5.13b/8a+ (1000m) in Yosemite, and lowered the female speed record on the Nose (1000m) to 4.43 hours, also achieving a mixed gender record of 3.29 hours. She now also shares her adventures through writing and multi-media presentations inspiring others to push their boundaries and step out of their own comfort zones.

David Stevenson has written two mountaineering books – most recently an essay collection, Warnings Against Myself: Meditations on a Life in Climbing, and the short story collection, Letters from Chamonix, winner of the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition Award for Mountain Fiction and Poetry. He has worked as the book review editor of The American Alpine Journal since 1995.  In 2017 he was awarded the H. Adams Carter Literary Award by the American Alpine Club.  He is a professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he directs the MFA program in creative writing.,  A climber since the early 1970's, he remains active in the Church, Talkeetnas, and the Alaska Range.

For two decades, Ian Welsted was obsessed with alpine climbing. After an apprenticeship in the Canadian Rockies, he progressed to establishing first ascents, then expeditions to Alaska, Patagonia, Pakistan, and Nepal.  At first convinced the pursuit was an intensely personal endeavor, he was rewarded with indelible friendships and experiences. Receiving the 2014 Piolets d'Or prompted Welsted to reassess his view of the sport.  In this new phase he is sharing his love of the mountain world through writing and guiding.

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Book Finalists Adventure Travel $2000 - Sponsored by Fjällräven

The Man Who Climbs Trees James Aldred, Ebury Press, Penguin Random House (UK, 2017) The Names of the Stars Pete Fromm, St. Martin’s Press (USA, 2016) Rowing the Northwest Passage Kevin Vallely, Greystone Books (CAN, 2017) Stories from the Dirt: Indiscretions of an Adventure Junkie John Long, Globe Pequot (USA, 2017) Walking the Americas Levison Wood, Hodder & Stoughton (UK, 2017)

Mountain Fiction & Poetry $2000 – Sponsored by Deuter

Ice Mountain: An Elegy Dave Bonta, Phoenicia Publishing (CAN, 2017) In Case I Go Angie Abdou, Arsenal Pulp Press (CAN, 2017) Rising Abruptly: Stories Gisèle Villeneuve, University of Alberta Press (CAN, 2016)

Book Signings See page 38

Mountain Literature (Non-fiction) The Jon Whyte Award $2000 - Sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka Bernadette McDonald, Rocky Mountain Books (CAN, 2017) Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict Steve Swenson, Mountaineers Books (USA, 2017) My Old Man and the Mountain: A Memoir Leif Whittaker, Mountaineers Books (USA, 2017) On Trails: An Exploration Robert Moor, Simon & Schuster (USA, 2016) The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits Tommy Caldwell, Viking Books (USA, 2017)

Mountain Environment and Natural History $2000 – Sponsored by Backroad Mapbooks

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Steve Olson, W.W. Norton & Company (USA, 2016) The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam Christopher Pollon, Harbour Publishing (CAN, 2016)

Mountain Image

Mountaineering Article

$2000 – Sponsored by Lake O’Hara Lodge

$2000 – Sponsored by University of Alberta and the Alpine Club of Canada

The Climbers Jim Herrington, Mountaineers Books (USA, 2017) The Edge of the World The Editors of Outside Magazine, Globe Pequot (USA, 2017) Racconto D’Inverno – Eine Wintererzaehlung Albert Ceolan (ITA, 2016)

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

Chasing the Ephemeral: 50 Routes for a Successful Scottish Winter Simon Richardson, Mica Publishing (UK, 2016) Haines Pass Backcountry Skiing Claude Vallier, Yukon Backcountry Skiing (CAN, 2017) Skiing the Balkans Dimitar Dimitrov, XCoPublishing OOD (BGR, 2017) Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites James Rushforth, Cicerone Press (UK, 2017) Squamish Hiking Marc Bourdon, Quickdraw Publications (CAN, 2017)

Gravity John Long, Rock & Ice Magazine (USA, November 2016) The Pleasure and Pain of the Climbing Life Kelly Cordes, The New York Times (USA, November 2016) Poumaka Angie Payne, Sidetracked (UK, October 2016) Threshold Shift Nick Bullock, Alpinist Magazine (USA, February 2017)

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 $4000 – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada Announced Thursday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.

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Don’t miss the Mountain Marketplace. From Friday, November 3, 7 p.m. through Sunday, November 5. See page 37 for details.

MOUNTAINTOP DINING FROM SUNSET TO STARGAZE.

The Sky Experience package includes Banff Gondola admission and 5 course dinner menu at Sky Bistro. Available Wednesday to Sunday; Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2017. Starting from

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Price subject to change

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Summit of Excellence Award 2017 Born in Victoria and raised in Kamloops, Serl discovered a love for the mountains at the age of 25. while working as a chemist in Vancouver.

Image courtesy of Don Serl

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce Don Serl as the 2017 recipient of the Summit of Excellence Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in Canada. Regarded as one of Canada’s most accomplished and prolific mountaineers, Serl has about 200 first ascents to his name.

“With the Summit of Excellence Award now being presented to deserving recipients outside of the Canadian Rockies, Don Serl was an obvious and easy choice,” said Nancy Hansen, Summit of Excellence selection committee member. “Over several decades, Don has made significant contributions to Canadian mountain climbing and culture and is humble about his achievements, preferring to discuss new ideas and what others have done. He is a wealth of information about climbing on the West Coast and enjoys sharing his knowledge.”

In 1974, Serl trained in the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC) basic mountaineering course where he said his “energies and imagination were unleashed” and by 1975 he completed his initial first ascent on the north face of Mt Cheam in British Columbia. Since then “he has reigned as the preeminent Coast climber” according to author and climbing peer Chic Scott. Heavily influenced by Canadian climber Dick Culbert, Serl’s horizons opened after an Alpine Club of Canada trip into the multi-summitted Waddington Range, followed by numerous expeditionary trips into remote corners of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia. From the late 1970s to mid 1980s, Serl was lured to the big peaks of Nepal, Peru, Alaska, and the Yukon. After the birth of his children in the late 1980s, he decided to focus his attentions on the Coast Mountains and his “spiritual home” in the Waddington Range. During this time, Serl completed first ascents of Mt Tiedemann south face, Mt Hickson north face, Razorback Mountain north face, Mount Queen Bess southeast buttress, Bute Mountain west face, and Monarch Mountain north ridge, as well as participating in the first traverse of the Waddington range. He developed a love for waterfall ice climbing and began establishing new routes, a discipline he continued for over 30 years. Serl started documenting his exploits and co-authored two guidebooks: The Waddington Guide (2003) and

West Coast Ice (1993, 2005), as well as publishing a plethora of articles in the Canadian Alpine Journal and American Alpine Journal.

"I am honoured to be chosen as the recipient of this year’s Summit of Excellence Award,” said Don Serl. “Over nearly four decades of chasing summits, I experienced many beautiful, challenging, and alluring ridges, faces, and couloirs, mostly in remote and obscure places. These wonderful features, and the strong, competent partners with whom I adventured, also share the honour, as do my wife and family, without whose tolerance little of this would have happened.” The award will be presented at the opening night of this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on Saturday, October 28.

Presented by the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1987, the annual Summit of Excellence Award is presented in memory of Calgary climber Bill March, an internationally respected mountaineer, author, and educator, who led Canada’s first successful Everest climb in 1982. Recent award recipients include David P. Jones (2016), Pierre Lemire (2015), Urs Kallen (2014), Ben Gadd (2013), Geoff Powter (2012), and Philippe Delesalle (2011). See a full list of past recipients at www.banffcentre.ca/banff-summitof-excellence-competition Sponsored by

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Around the World

The Season of Magic

Celebrate the holidays at Banff Centre Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas Saturday, November 25, 7:30 P.M. Jerry Granelli Trio: Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas Sunday, December 3, 2 P.M. Debaters Live Christmas Special Saturday, December 9, 7:30 P.M. Tom Jackson: Christmas 150 Sunday, December 17, 2 P.M.

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Photos, top: World Tour 2017 screenings in Germany; Bottom: Rothera Station of the British Antarctic Survey, Antarctica

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road following the Festival, bringing the best in mountain and adventure films to over 500,000 people in approximately 550 locations and 45 countries. Visit our website to find a location near you. banffmountainfestival.ca/tour 403.762.6104 worldtourinfo@banffcentre.ca


Festival Organizers Managing Director, Events and Public Engagement. . . . . . .Kerry Stauffer Festival Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb Smythe Programming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanna Croston Senior Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Woody MacPhail Strategic Partnership Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Harvey Film Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brenda Williams Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lana Hettinga Festival Coordinator – Guest Relations . . . . Carmen Jackson, Patsy Murphy 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, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Juliette Recompsat, Megan Smith, Irina Smolina

Production Services Manager, Program Production Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karin Stubenvoll Conversion and Mastering Specialists . . . . . .Tyler Jordan, Mark Tierney Video Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leanne Allison, Guy Clarkson Technicians . . . . . . . . . . .Branden Charlton, Martin Finnerty, Holly Elliott, . . . . . . . . . . . Darcy Locke, Sandy MacDonald, Travis Nadeau, Paul Price, . . . . . . . . . . Clare Prosser, Rod Shoup, Greg McFadyen, Paul Herspiegel, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke van Dyk, Joe Missio, John Brigham, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair Atkinson, Clay Proctor, Scott Morgan Production Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pia Ferrari Graphics & Animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Fulawka*, Andrea Cowen* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Anzola* , Sasha Stanojevic Video Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jozef Karoly, Erin Prysiazny* Audio Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Renzi, Will Berridge*, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maria Carolina Rodriguez* Video Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Chiasson, Dylan Toombs

Marketing and Communications Marketing Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicky Lynch Media Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Louise Healy Marketing Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jess Green

Camera Operators . . . . . . . . . . . Aubrey Fernandez Cameron Anderson*, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Power*, Christopher Bussey* Computer Technologist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Studiman Photography . . . . . . . . Don Lee, Rita Taylor, Brittany Lucas*, Krista Bell*

Graphic Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Majer, Kelly Stauffer Web Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Murphy

Performing Arts Production Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kate Duncan

Audience Services

Technical Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Murray Palmer, Allison Robinson*

Manager, Audience Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eamonn Reil

Production Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Walsh

Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhona Hogg Front of House Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Beardsley

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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to be a Proud to be amember of founding founding member of the

Production Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gina Bennett, Stuart Bremner Stage Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce McComb, Brett Rayner, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Fish, Emilie Deschenes* Sound Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . Lyle Fish, Charles Culver, David Simard, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Wall, Misha Hlebnikov*, Xuanying Zhang* Lighting Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Flawn, Darrell Shaw, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aidan Ware*, Chelsea Vanoverbeke*

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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Partners Presenting Partner

The North Face

Major Partners

The North Face – Never Stop Exploring For more than 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 the spirit of exploration and mountain culture through film, photography and the written word. www.thenorthface.com Supporting Partners

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Rocky Mountain Outlook

Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

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Brewster Travel Canada/ Pursuit Collection

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

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People Behind the Scenes The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is truly a team effort. Thank you to Banff Centre President and CEO Janice Price and the Board of Governors. Thank you to all staff across Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity who help us create the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind in the world. We wish to express our gratitude to John Amatt, founding director of the Festival in 1976, and to Bernadette McDonald, whose visionary leadership took the Festival to the world stage. Plus we would like to thank the 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 more than 120 volunteers who have who have come from far and wide, including Australia, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, eight different U.S. states – and of course our local volunteers from the Bow Valley. A very special thanks to everyone behind the scenes, without whose time, effort, and dedication, there would be no Festival.

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“This was one of the most inspiring experiences I have ever had – and as an emerging artist and filmmaker you helped me take the leap.” Tristan Oliver, 2016 Banff Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop participant

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

Delve into a writing project, of any genre, in the area of mountain or wilderness culture.

Explore the concepts that are key to every great adventure film at this intensive nine-day filmmakers workshop.

September 2018 Sponsored by: Borealé Explorers, Nikon, The Camera Store, Osprey

Sponsored by: Kootenay Mountain Culture/ Coast Mountain Culture

Sponsored by: Big Rock Brewery, Helly Hansen, Julbo, NOLS, lululemon, Osprey

For more information and application deadlines visit: banffcentre.ca/programs Photo courtesy Bron Cheung

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Coming in the New Year

Harry Manx with special guest Kevin Breit JANUARY 14

Frédérick Gravel: Some Hope for the Bastards JANUARY 20

Ballet BC: Romeo and Juliet FEBRUARY 10

Josh Ritter FEBRUARY 22

This is That LIVE! MARCH 3

Plus tons of free events! Check out the full schedule at banffcentre.ca

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Help set artists in motion Support the Artists’ Fund All donations to the Artists’ Fund go directly to Banff Centre arts and mountain culture programs and support deserving artists on their creative journey. To make a donation, please visit banffcentre.ca/artists-fund

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Find a Film Fast 2.5 Million . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

The Frozen Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Person of the Forest. . . . . . . . . . . 8

A Line in the Snow – Greece. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Fruition – The Life and Dreams of Nicolas Mueller . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Planet Earth II, Mountains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Ascend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Hansjörg Auer – No Turning Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Psycho Vertical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Becoming Who I Was . . . . . . . . . 11 Beyond the Border, the Story of Ettore Castiglioni . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Beyond the Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Bison Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Blood Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 40 Bonington – Mountaineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 40 The Bothy Project . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Breaking 60 | Challenging the Impossible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Bruhwiler Country . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cabin Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Canoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 41 Captain of Utopia . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 40

The Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hunting Giants. . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 41 Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 26, 41 Imagination: Tom Wallisch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 41 In Perpetual Motion . . . . . . . . . . 30 Intersection: Micayla Gatto . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 41

Safety Third . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 41 Samuel in the Clouds . . . . . . . . . 25 Searching for Christmas Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Shifting Dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Sky Migrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Slacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Still Alive ... – Drama on Mount Kenya. . . . . . 27 Surf the Line . . . . . . . . . .14, 26, 41 The Space Within . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland epic . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

The Tales of Vienna . . . . . . . 16, 41

Johanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 27

Tarfala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Journeys to Adäka . . . . . . . . . . . 28

The Time Within . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Tour of Ara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Kilian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Tsirku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

La Casita Wip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Tupendeo – One Mountain, Two Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

The Last Honey Hunter . . . . . . . 26

La Vallee des Loups . . . . . . . .8, 40

Dedicate: Diving Free . . . . . . . . . 21

Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Walk on the Mountain. . . . . . . . . 13

Denali's Raven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Living with Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Depth Perception . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Chomo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Curve of Time . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 41 Le Doigt de Dieu, Beyond Summits . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 DreamRide 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project . . . . . . . . 15, 41 DugOut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Edges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The End of Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Eyes of Society . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 41

Lunag Ri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mammoth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Mothered By Mountains . . . . . . . 25

Under an Arctic Sky . . . . . . . 14, 41 Waters of the Greenstone . . . . . 27 Where The Wild Things Play. . . . . . . . . . . .15, 28, 41 Why . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 41 Winter on the Blade . . . . . . . . . . 29

Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 My Irnik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 41 Numinous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41 Otemanu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 41 Over the Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Pedal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Hale, Natasha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Thorsell, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Asnong, Jocey . . . . . . . . 36, 37, 38

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Jones, Bridget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Boswell, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Radical Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 31 Redsky, Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Renner, Sara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Roberts, David . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38

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Schmoll, Jochen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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McDonald, Bernadette . . . . . 22, 38

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Mountain Art and Craft Sale . . . 36

Stookesberry, Ben . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Film Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Mountain Artwalk . . . . . . . . . . 8, 36

Film Competition and Jury. . 52, 53

Mountain Exhibitions . . . . . . 42, 43

Summit of Excellence Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Free Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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

Explorers' Sketchbooks . . . . . . . 18

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Gmoser, Hans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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

Goodchild, Melanie. . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Program 2017  

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