Best of The Banff Mountain Fest

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Best of the Banff Mountain Fest presents highlights from the world famous Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. You'll hear talks, readings, in-depth interviews and other presentations from the climbers, writers, photographers, filmmakers, adventurers and others who make the pilgrimage to this unique annual event.

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From Banff Centre Radio
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2017-05-09 12:23
last episode published
2016-09-06 02:24
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17.52 days
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Number of Episodes
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
6.09.2016

Ep 29: Zac Robinson on Conrad Kain

Conrad Kain is an iconic mountaineer credited with 69 first ascents in Canada. Historian and climber Zac Robinson speaks about the man and the legend, drawing from the book he helped write, "Conrad Kain: Letters From a Wandering Mountain Guide". #besto...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
24.08.2016

Ep 28: Hot Topics Nepal

Ed Douglas moderates a panel of mountain guides, sherpas and journalists as they talk about their experiences in Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 2015. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
10.08.2016

Ep 27: Yvon Chouinard

Environmental activist and Patagonia Inc. founder Yvon Chouinard in conversation with author and alpinist Ed Douglas. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
27.07.2016

Ep 26: Broughton Coburn

Award-winning author Broughton Coburn talks about how the Sherpa ethnic group has been transformed by the mountaineering and trekking trades. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
22.06.2016

Ep 25: Wilderness - On the Razor's Edge

A panel discussion on whether or not there is still hope for preserving the world’s wildest landscapes. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
8.06.2016

Ep 24: Lydia Bradey

In this episode, we revisit the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival to hear Greg Child and Lydia Bradey talk about the controversy surrounding her 1988 summit of Mt. Everest. The climb made her the first woman to summit Everest without supplemen...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
25.05.2016

Ep 23: JB MacKinnon

100-Mile Diet author JB MacKinnon talks about the ideas behind his book, The Once and Future World, which reveals the natural world of the past and what it tells us about nature today. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
14.04.2016

Ep 21: Carol Shaben

Canadian writer Carol Shaben talks about the incident behind her book, Into the Abyss, which tells the true story of a plane crash in the Alberta wilderness where the survivors included a prisoner and her father Larry Shaben, Canada’s first Muslim Cabi...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
5.04.2016

Ep 20: Alex Honnold on his memoir, Alone on the Wall

On this episode writer and climber Greg Child talks with the world-renowned climber Alex Honnold about his memoir, Alone on the Wall. Famous for his daring solo climbs, Alex shares a more personal side in stories about atheism, his father, and learning...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
11.03.2016

Ep 19: Wide Boyz

A feature interview with the Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, AKA the daredevil off-width climbers best known as the Wide Boyz. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
9.03.2016

Ep 18: Kelly Cordes

Writer and climber Kelly Cordes talks about his book, The Tower, which won the Mountain and Wilderness Literature award at the 2015 Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
23.02.2016

Ep 17: Charlotte Gill

Canadian author Charlotte Gill reads from and talks about her award-winning non-fiction book, Eating Dirt: Deep Forest, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-planting Tribe. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
8.02.2016

Ep 16: The Next 40 Years

The sport of climbing has seen amazing advances in 40 years of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. In this episode, Ed Douglas moderates a panel of some seriously good climbers on what they predict for the sport over the next four decades. Panel...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
25.01.2016

Ep 15: Ian McAllister

The conservationist, photographer, and longtime resident of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. #be...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
11.01.2016

Ep 14: Tommy Caldwell on The Dawn Wall

World-famous climber Tommy Caldwell recounts two of the record-breaking climbs he conquered only months apart in 2015: the Dawn Wall and the Fitz Roy Traverse, as well as the media frenzy that ensued. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
15.12.2015

Ep 13: Christian Beamish

American writer and surfer Christian Beamish on his book, Voyage of the Cormorant, an account of Beamish's three-month solo surfing expedition in a boat he built by hand. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
2.12.2015

Ep 12: Jimmy Chin, Hazel Findlay, Mark Synnott

Top members of the North Face Climbing team talk about their adventures, including exploring Oman’s Musandam Peninsula aboard a 44-foot catamaran. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
13.11.2015

Ep 11: Candace Savage

Award-winning Canadian author Candace Savage embarks on a profound and dramatic journey through the eloquent landscape of southwestern Saskatchewan as depicted in her book, A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape. #bestofthemou...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
3.11.2015

Ep 10: Dervla Murphy

The remarkable 80-year-old Irish traveler and author tells stories about her many world adventures on bicycle and foot. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
20.10.2015

Ep 09: Tom Hornbein

Legendary American mountaineer and influential physician Tom Hornbein recounts his famous first ascent of Everest’s West Face. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
7.10.2015

Ep 08: Wade Davis on his best-selling book, Into the Silence

Famed explorer and adventurer Wade Davis discusses the story behind his best-selling book Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, a meticulous, 12-year labour of love which blends history and adventure in the story of th...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
23.09.2015

Ep 07: Justin Jones & Aleksander Gamme

Adventurers Justin Jones and Aleksander Gamme recount the events behind their competitive quests to become the first people to ski unassisted from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole and back. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
2.09.2015

Ep 06: David Suzuki & Dasho Kinley Dorji

Canadian conservationist, writer, and broadcaster David Suzuki takes the stage with Dasho Kinley Dorji, journalist and Secretary of Information and Communications for the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Their subject? Gross National Happiness, and how the ...
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
19.08.2015

Ep 05: Raphael Slawinski

Renowned Canadian alpinist Raphael Slawinski is interviewed by noted American climber, Jack Tackle, about his accomplishments in the climbing world and his first ascent of K6 West. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
12.08.2015

Ep 04: Ian Brown

Canadian journalist and author Ian Brown talks about his love of the mountains and their place in our consciousness. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
6.08.2015

Ep 03: Climber and Writer Nick Bullock

Former prison guard Nick Bullock on how climbing changed his life and about the writing of his book, Echoes: One Climber’s Hard Road to Freedom. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
29.07.2015

Ep 02: Photographer and Filmmaker John Weller

Photographer and filmmaker John Weller talks about his experiences working in one of the most pristine and fragile ecosystems on the planet -- Antarctica’s Ross Sea. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
22.07.2015

Ep 01: Climber, Paraglider, Adventurer Will Gadd

Will Gadd, celebrated adventurer and 2014 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year is interviewed by American alpinist Steve Swenson at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. #bestofthemountainfest
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity author
4.05.2015

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Best of the Banff Mountain Fest presents highlights from the world famous Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. On this podcast, you'll hear talks, readings, in-depth interviews and other presentations from the climbers, writers, photographers, filmma...
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