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Buy Early Bird Pass to Virtual Banff Mountain Festival 2020

The highly anticipated event runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8

The 2020 virtual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 and if you buy your pass before Oct. 15 you can save $25. After Oct. 15, household passes will go from $125 for the festival to $150.

With 75 films to watch and 40 events including curated film programs, author events and guest speakers, there’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s event. For a list of films, visit here and for a schedule of events visit here.

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The Banff Book Awards will also take place during the festival. Earlier this year, Alberta climber and photographer Jon Popowich wrote about the importance of the book program for mountain literature.

“In terms of these top-drawer participants, few could argue with the climbing and literary qualifications of Michael Kennedy,” Popowich wrote. “From 1974 to 1998 he was editor of Climbing, and from 2009-2012 editor-in-chief of Alpinist.

“Kennedy said that ‘after only a week into the program, it by far exceeded my already lofty expectations. The setting, the support; everyone here is serious about the work; self-critical, direct and honest, but not competitive, we’re all in this together. The faculty are skilled. I edited for a living and am familiar with what that means.'” Read the story here.