The Night of Lies is known for rowdy crowds, fun presentations and epic stories. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 11 at the Cornerstone Theatre in Canmore.

The event is organized by the Alpine Club of Canada. The lineup of presenters is never announced before the show. It usually features 10 presenters telling embellished stories of adventures and mountain exploits. Presenters range from well-known world-class alpinists to weekend warriors. Each presenter is allowed 15 minutes and those who exceed the time limit will get the hook in the form of an ice axe around the neck.

The event is also a fundraiser, having in past years shared its proceeds with several charitable organizations, including TABVAR (The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers), CASA (Climbers Access Society of Alberta), The Friends of Bugaboo Park and, in recent years, SAGE (Stoney Adventure Group Experience). There’s lots of gear for sale in a silent auction, including jackets and hardware. Be sure to visit the Facebook event page here. Buy tickets here.

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One of the best storyteller, Mr. Barry Blanchard. At Night of lies.

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Will Gadd Night of Lies 2008

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