Banff Mountain Film Festival: Opening Weekend 2013

We are just two weeks away from the Bow Valley’s equivalency to the Academy Awards, so make sure to snag your tickets to the Banff Mountain Film Festival soon! Lots of shows are selling out, but the following picks still have tickets and are well worth your time.

Robbie Ryan/IFC Films

Over the past century, more than 300 climbers have attempted to Summit K2, the most dangerous and admired mountain. In 2008, 18 climbers reached the summit of K2, but only seven people made it out alive. Cheap online The Summit documents the most notorious quest to the top of K2; this film will captivate the audience with a compelling reenactment of that fateful day, including found footage and interviews with survivors, this film is not to be missed. (Saturday, October 26th, 7:30 p.m.)

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Photo: Tim Cope (C)

Sunday, October 27th brings the newly released book of Tim Cope, On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads Purchase .  Tim Cope journeys 10,000 kilometres across the Eurasian steppe, retracing the trail of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan. Cope will take you on a journey to distant parts of the world rarely seen and a celebration of the nomadic way of life. (Sunday October 27th, 7:30 p.m.)

Don’t forget to check out the Mountain Art & Craft Sale, Saturday, October 26th Purchase & Sunday, October 27th to find yourself some mountain-themed art and handcrafted items. (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby)

Stay tuned for more festival updates from the Highline Team!

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