Username Password Forgot your username or password? November 6 — Lori Lansens in conversation with John Vaillant. The Banff Mountain Festival offered a week jam-packed with films, presentations, special speakers, workshops, trade shows, book fairs and panel discussions. The first of these was the world premiere screening of a film on October 31 called La vie de Guy Lacelle, which commemorated the life of one of the world’s leading ice climbers, Guy Lacelle. When he showed them, they nearly fell over in awe. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.

He started racing, and his drive and raw talent got noticed, leading to a job as a mountain bike guide and a path to professional racing. In the end, the whole panel agreed that adventure filmmaking is a different sport altogether for filmmakers and athletes. Featuring a lineup of films that span from wingsuit flying to stand-up paddleboarding, it’s definitely a date to mark on your calendar. Undeterred, he built one, a clunky Frankenstein, but a mountain bike nonetheless. On a trip to Washington, D. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Become a Member Today.

There might not be enough snow to enjoy in our mountains, but there will plenty to enjoy on the screen. Rajesh Magar has been obsessed with bikes since he was a small child growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal. Wylie Overstreet was hanging out in his L.

Forgot your username or password? Also this year was a screening of Point of No Return, a film made baanff of footage gathered on an ill-fated attempt of Mt.

This film showed this summer at alsx Magic Lantern Theater in Spokane. Stash Wislocki The hard work of science — its investigative, analytical, proof-driven mission — is inspiring. Climber and filmmaker Cedar Wright will also make his debut as emcee presenting the action-packed adrenaline show Radical Reels.

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In aldx, Lydia Bradey became the first woman in the world and first New Zealander to climb Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen. But as anticipated as the World Tour is every year, there is nothing that quite matches the experience of the festival itself, which in its 35th year has become a venerable tradeshow and outdoor community gathering of mountainous proportions. Each year, a swarm of climbers, adventurers, filmmakers, authors bqnff adventure-lovers descend on The Banff Centre in the small town of Banff, Alberta, for what has become one of the largest mountain film and book festivals in the world.

Wylie Overstreet Wylie Overstreet was hanging out in mounntain L. In hindsight, the s were hopeful; today, the exhortation is more urgent than ever. Timmy O’Neill steals the show When climber and comedian Timmy O’Neill poured a Shirley Temple for “the boy,” year-old Alex Honnold, he set the tone for what would become one of the most comedic events at the Festifal Mountain Festival.


A noon-hour panel discussion on November 7, titled “Under the Influence,” garnered some interest amongst attendees that were keen baff delve into the topic of what impact media attention, sponsorship and filmmaking has on high-level climbers and skiers.

When American ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers skied from the summit of Everest inshe became the first person ever to ski from the Seven Summits. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled.

O’Neill provided an entertaining interview with Honnold and Croft about free solo climbing. In his filj and nail-biting new memoir Alone on the WallHonnold teamed up with veteran climbing writer David Roberts to tell the stories behind his most mind-boggling climbs.

The recipient of countless awards, Moro returns to the Banff mountaij for an intimate interview with climber, writer and psychologist Geoff Powter. Login with your username and password below. While a “Top 5 Bests” simply doesn’t suffice in summarizing the experience of attending a festival of this magnitude, it provides a snapshot of the phenomenal quality in programming and careful planning that goes into the Banff Mountain Festival each year.

He bandf on plenty more too, but perhaps most revealing were his thoughts on ” the slip ,” a moment captured on film in which he slipped—then instantly recovered—that could have seen him falling to certain death. Fklm to Programming Director for the Banff Mountain Festival, Joni Cooper, this year’s festival had record ticket sales and many events eventually sold out.

Issue February 21, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell will present programs for the 40th annual event at The Banff Centrewhich will showcase nine days of the best in mountain adventure films and books.

He did it because he was an awkward teenager, and he didn’t have any climbing buddies to partner with. In the midst of the upbeat and entertaining events at the Banff Mountain Festival, the community also gathered to honor and pay tribute to people that have made an impact on the world fsstival mountain adventure. That’s what Honnold told me in the fall ofjust months after his historic “triple” in Yosemite and a few weeks before the Reel Rock Film Tour that showcased it.

Honnold, Caldwell headline 2015 Banff Film Festival

She joins us for the first time at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival for an on-stage conversation with celebrated Australian-born climber and hohnold winning writer Greg Child. Subscribe to Our Newsletter. Lee, the filmmaker of The Asgard Projectwhich took “Best Film on Climbing” at this year’s festival, explained mountqin it is always up to the climber to decide.


At one point, O’Neill asked Honnold how long it took him to transition from single-pitch free solo routes to higher, multi-pitch routes before remarking with his typical deadpan humour that “it all becomes a single pitch when you have no rope. A few events were worth highlighting, however, and Alpinist brings you those in the form of “Top 5” from the Banff Mountain Festival. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

The mission of Monterey County Weekly is to inspire independent thinking and conscious action, etc. Winner of the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, Meru is the story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. In mountani, Lacelle, who hailed from Hawkesbury, Ontario, was killed by an avalanche during a climbing competition in Bozeman, Montana, at the age of His approach to photography has taken his climbing to a level that sees him regularly tie in with acclaimed climbers like Ueli Steck.

In June, the U. Vaillant and Snow are both returning to the Festival, the place where they first connected about the project at the Festival, to present the film.

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Radical Reels has become more than just a night of awesome extreme sports, crazy athletes and mega-adrenaline feats on a massive screen. Paola Mendoza Precocious Sophie Cruz convinced her martial arts teacher to let her attend classes when she was just 3 years old. Working at the nexus of filmmaking and action. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.

With humour and humility, Child described how he and his friends used to haul ghetto blasters up El Cap in the s and how his first alpine climb was a 21,’ peak in India. Undeterred, he built one, a clunky Frankenstein, but a mountain bike nonetheless. November 7 — Kit Deslauriers When American ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers skied from the summit of Everest inshe became the first person ever to ski from the Seven Summits.

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Here’s what he said about that moment: Your email is never shared. Many people know the Banff Mountain Festival for its World Tour, which hits the road the week after the festival and travels year round to locations in 30 countries.