Banff Mountain Film Festival returns October 15

Charles Helm


The annual film evening showcasing the best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Tumbler Ridge on Tuesday October 15, at 7 pm in the High School Gym.

For the past 20 years Tumbler Ridge has been one of the smallest communities on the World Tour of these films, and this tradition continues, thanks to the sponsorship of the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society. In 2012 an impressive number of 155 people attended the evening, which, for a community of Tumbler Ridge’s size, is remarkable.

This year’s feature film is the highly acclaimed Crossing the Ice, an incredible story of survival and humour involving the first unassisted trip to the South Pole and back by two crazy Aussies. Other films will focus on mountain running, extreme mountain biking, unbelievable climbing, waterfall kayaking, skating, rope-walking, wildlife in the Rockies, and there’s even one for pet lovers and a short one of special interest to seniors—all in all a mix that is likely to astonish and enthrall viewers of all ages.

Tickets will be on sale at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for under 18. Once again the Lions Club will be generously supporting the event by purchasing a block of tickets for TRSS and TRE students. The support of Principal Blaine Broderick and TRSS in providing this great venue year after year is also much appreciated.