2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Show kicks off this weekend

A view of Black Island Station, from the film Antarctica: A Year in Ice. (Anthony Powell/Banff Centre)
Photo: Anthony Powell/Banff Centre News Banff Outside Online

The 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival opens this weekend in Alberta, Canada. From October 26 through November 3, more than 80 adventure films will be showcased from around the world.

This year's festival will highlight adrenaline-oriented films like Cascada and Split of a Second, and will also include some of the larger productions of the year like Valhalla, and Into the Mind.  

Banff crowds will be treated to a preview screening of The Last Great Climb, which captures the story of a group of climbers attempting a new route on Antarctica's Ulvetanna Peak. Also appearing next week will be a special 3D screening of the New Zealand film Beyond the Edge, a depiction of a 1953 summit bid on Everest.

In November, the festival will leave the Banff Centre for an extensive tour around the world. Outside will be at Banff next week, so look out for updates.

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