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Banff Mountain Film Festival & Benefit for Venture Outdoors
April 2, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM$100
Venture Outdoors is a Pittsburgh non-profit organization dedicated to make it easy for everyone in Western PA to access the outdoors. Each year, Venture Outdoors brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival to Pittsburgh and the proceeds from the film screening benefit Venture Outdoors and helps expand the outdoor programming, making it possible for more people to get outdoors.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be in Pittsburgh on April 2 & 3.
On Saturday April 2, there is a reception before the films screening. Tickets for the fundraising reception are $100 and include your ticket to the film. General admission tickets are sold out for Saturday, but are still available for Sunday.
Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Carnegie Library of Homestead Musical Hall
Saturday April 2, 2016
5:00 pm – Fundraising Reception
7:00 pm – Film Screening Starts
Tickets: VIP $100, General Admission $25, tickets are available online here: http://bit.ly/VOBanff
Banff Mountain Film Festival Films for Saturday, April 2, 2016
- 55 Hours In Mexico – Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?
- The Last Dragons – An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander as mythical as it is real. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.
- Darklight – In 2014, the award winning film Afterglow followed skiers down impossibly lit, virgin powder slopes in the dead of night. Get ready for the sequel, this time on two wheels.
- Living Rivers – There is a new and emerging river surfing scene in Montana.
- Reel Rock 10: A Line Across the Sky – Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rappelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.
- 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION
- Kroger’s Canteen – In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hardrock 100 mile race through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100ft above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people who make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at the Hardrock 100.
- Bluehue – Natasha Brooks swims naked year-round in the cold mountain lakes of Snowdonia, Wales. Through this she finds solitude, grounding and a deep connection to the natural environment. Winner of the British Mountaineering Council’s 2014 Women in Adventure Film Competition.
- Chasing Niagara – When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion a series of events leading his team on a remarkable two-year journey from Mexican rainforest rivers to the waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest before coming to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic falls.
- Paradise Waits – How do you celebrate winter when snow finally falls? Freeskier Tim Durtschi takes tram laps at Jackson Hole and big mountain skier Angel Collinson rips up some Alaskan lines.