Banff Mountain Film Festival - Opening Weekend Films

  • October 26, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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The film: The Summit at 7:30 PM is now SOLD OUT

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one the most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world.

We are out for the day to enjoy the Opening Weekend Film Screening at 12:00 noon as well as the 7:30 PM film "The Summit"

We will Carpool from Shouldice at 9:30 AM. Please indicate if you can drive and how many passengers you can take.

We will start off the Banff Mountain Film Festival with a program at 12:00 (about 2 hrs), delivering adventure from around the world. 

Following the films  enjoy the Hot Springs, shopping or a walk around Banff. We'll have a bite to eat and then return to the Banff Centre Theater for the 7:30 evening presentation "The Summit". 

K2 is the second-highest peak in the world but is renowned as the most dangerous and revered by mountaineers as their ultimate challenge. In August 2008, 18 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on that fateful day has never been fully resolved. Utilizing found footage, realistic reenactments, and interviews with survivors – including Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s 2013 featured speaker, Cecilie Skog, The Summit zigzags back and forth in time, interweaving multiple narrative threads and piecing together events that took place that day—one of the deadliest in mountain-climbinghistory. 

RSVP and jump on the Waiting List.

Purchase your tickets to move to the Attending List (Film Program at noon and "The Summit" at 7:30pm on October[masked]). Once you purchase your ticket, please notify me by e-mail and I will move you up to the Attending List. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling[masked] or online @The Banff Centre.

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  • Jessica C.

    Excellent movies, very inspiring! I will have to work on some unique skills over the winter... (pogo-stick scrambling??). Lots of fun & great to see everyone in city clothes!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Jerome crashed the event. Bad boy.

    October 26, 2013

    • Kris

      Good job Jerome! Now we can call you "The Crasher"!

      1 · October 26, 2013

    • Paul

      You will always be a guest at our table...

      1 · October 28, 2013

  • Debora

    So great to see some familiar faces and meet new ones! What an incredible movie, The Summit! WOW! Not sure if any of you stuck it out through the snowstorm to see my film Life Cycle Project on Sunday morning. I'm in the running for peoples choice and best short. As in independent artist and a fellow outdoors friend, I'd sure appreciate your vote.
    www.peopleschoice.banff.org/vote/
    Of course, you're free to vote for any of the films you enjoyed. :)
    Till next outing!
    Debora

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    The films were very good, especially "The Summit". I had a nice time talking to a bunch of the people in the group throughout the day. It was a good day out. Thanks everyone !!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Alfredo

    I had a great time meeting you all!
    I am looking forward to have the time for a hike with the group.
    If you're interested in some more material about K2, look for this in Youtube:
    - "Mountain Men: The ghosts of K2"
    - "K2: Climbing the World's Toughest Mountain"

    Great film, BTW...

    See you all sooner than later!!!...

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Andy D.

    October 27, 2013

    • Alison S.

      Cool!

      October 27, 2013

    • Aleksandra

      Thank you for forwarding this video -nice to know that Cecilie is well.
      Aleksandra

      October 27, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Amazing, especially "The Summit"

    October 27, 2013

    • Paul

      Great description of Slow and Steady Andy...

      1 · October 27, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Great Films!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Alfredo

    Hi Paul: could you give a point of reference of where you guys are at Shouldice?

    October 26, 2013

  • Fella

    Unfortunately I have to cancel; I have to work....I'm having both tickets available somebody want them?email me to [masked]

    October 25, 2013

    • Tiffany

      I'm interested in buying a ticket to The Summit from you. I've sent you an e-mail about it. Let me know! Thanks!

      October 25, 2013

  • Tiffany

    Does anybody have an extra ticket to The Summit that I can buy? It is sold out...

    October 22, 2013

    • Fella

      I have the ticket...I'm not going. Do u want it?

      October 25, 2013

    • Tiffany

      Yes please! I'll message you, Fella.

      October 25, 2013

  • Paul

    The Summit at 7:30 is now SOLD OUT

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Aleksandra

    I would like to get a ride, if possible.

    October 21, 2013

    • Paul

      No problem, be at Shouldice about 9:15 on Saturday morning and we'll have a ride for you.

      October 21, 2013

    • Aleksandra

      Hello Paul, and thank you :)

      October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will drive and can take three passengers, but am planning on coming back to Calgary on Sunday evening.

    October 21, 2013

    • Fella

      May I join?

      October 21, 2013

  • Tiffany

    I have purchased my tickets, so please transfer to the attending list! It would be great if I could get a ride with someone who will be returning to Calgary on Saturday night. Thanks!

    October 21, 2013

  • Layale

    I will drive and can have three passengers..I am planning on getting back to Calgary Saturday night.

    October 21, 2013

    • Alfredo

      Same here: three passengers and coming back after the documentary...

      October 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Thank you both...we will have enough drivers to match passengers...should be good.

      October 21, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Hi Paul, Lupita and I are staying in Banff Saturday night and leaving after lunch on Sunday so we will be driving out alone. See you there.

    October 21, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Got my tickets can you count me in as attending! See you all there!

    October 20, 2013

    • Alison S.

      Will be heading up Friday, making a weekend out of it so I will not be able to carpool! See you guys on Saturday! Can't wait!

      October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Paul I got my tickets and on the waiting list would love to share a ride if it is possible please... :)

    October 20, 2013

  • Violetta

    Can I bring a friend?

    October 17, 2013

  • Aleksandra

    Hello Paul, I have my tickets and would like to be promoted to the attendance list :) Also, I am wondering if we would do car pooling? I may stay in Banff or return on Sat. night.

    October 16, 2013

  • Layale

    Hi Paul, I purchased my tickets. Can you please move me to the attending list?

    October 15, 2013

  • Alfredo

    Hi Paul: I received my tickets for the event. Is there a limit in the number of attendants?

    October 14, 2013

  • mietka Z

    I will be out Of the country , sorry will not attend.

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just purchased my tickets for Sat & Sun, so will stay overnight.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Paul

    Purchase your tickets to move to the Attending List (Film Program at noon and "The Summit" at 7:30pm on October[masked]). Once you purchase your ticket, please notify me by e-mail and I will move you up to the Attending List. Tickets can be purchased by calling[masked] or online @The Banff Centre. Cheers! Paul

    October 13, 2013

  • Andy D.

    October 10, 2013

  • Debora

    http://youtu.be/KdPfubYZDSE
    Here's the trailer to my short doc, Life Cycle Project, playing opening weekend at Eric Harvey Theatre - Sunday at noon.

    October 7, 2013

  • Debora

    Hey Paul! I'm excited to say that my short film, The Life Cycle Project, is a Finalist in this years competition :) You'll see a familiar face on screen (Kí) and hopefully she'll be at the festival in person. I'm not sure when exactly my film screens, but keep your eyes open for my film and hope you all can make it out!
    Debora

    October 1, 2013

    • Debora

      Will do!

      October 1, 2013

    • Debora

      Hello again! ... the film will be screened on Sunday at 12noon at Eric Harvey theatre. Really hope you can make it out again.

      October 7, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    I have read "Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster ", by Jon Krakauer (from the library), which sounds like a similar true story, but on Everest. The book was so good, I couldn't put it down... and I ended up reading it twice. I look forward to seeing The Summit.

    October 1, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Get the book " No Way Down" by Graham Bowley. It is about the same tragedy on K2 that the movie "The Summit" is about. Another one that was hard to put down.

      1 · October 2, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      ok, thanks.

      October 2, 2013

  • Sandra

    I will need a ride, thx

    October 2, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Last year was amazing! Am planning to take the Greyhound and head to Banff on Friday 25th v. early, hike during the day (hoodoos maybe?) and stay over for the festival. Last year I did Tunnel and Marsh loop one day, films the next - it was great fun - anyone want to join?? I got tickets for both Saturday and Sunday this year so looking forward to making a long weekend there. Will see you all there!

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Paul

      Stay tuned so can all go out and grab a bite and have a pint.

      1 · October 1, 2013

    • Malu C.

      Sounds good. Wont need a ride as going early and staying until Sunday night.

      October 2, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Got the tickets and bringing the wife.

    October 2, 2013

  • Karen L

    Hi Paul, I bought tickets for the noon film screening and for The Summit. I will drive by myself. See you there.

    October 1, 2013

    • Paul

      This will be a great day! See you there Karen.

      October 1, 2013

  • Deborah P.

    Paul, got my Saturday day ticket and Sat night.....please can I get off the waitlist and hang out with everyone?????

    October 1, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Paul, Yves and I bought our tickets. We will meet you guys at Shouldice but won't take passengers as we are staying overnight in Banff on Saturday night.

    October 1, 2013

    • Paul

      Coolio...I'm sure we'll connect once we're there.

      October 1, 2013

  • Laura K

    sounds good

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree, more info. Do we buy tickets ahead, as a group? Do we get actual seats assigned, or is it first-come-first-served?

    September 18, 2013

  • Yvonne S.

    I'm a Mnt Film Fest regular. Would be fun to see some of it with others.

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like a fun day,looking forward to more information..

    September 17, 2013

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