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A night at the Banff Film Festival World Tour – NZ

Our friends at Land SAR New Zealand ran a ticket giveaway for the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – NZ . One of the lucky winners shared their experience from the nights screening and we just had to share it:

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the collection of movies with amazing cinematography, beautiful natural beauty, humour, adventure and the enduring human spirit in the quest to explore the planet. 

Being an ex- Ski Instructor and Glacier Guide seeing the skiing at Mount Blanc on the Mer de Glace glacier being the longest in France was cool but I reflected that it is poignant on how global warming is shrinking glaciers around the globe. 

The Coast to Coast is an iconic kiwi endurance race and Robyn Dewson battle resonated with me being a prostate cancer survivor.

I dug the dugout having a friend that has travelled into the Amazon.

Being a keen mountain biker I enjoyed the Mountain Biker/Artist and biking in the Arctic Circle. I grew up on a sheep farm in Southland and at thirteen I read Jack London’s Call of the Wild and White Fang so enjoyed the interspersed philosophical quotes.

Having worked with many female guides it was good to see a celebration of girl power in the outdoors.

Having been an Ice Climbing Instructor it was awesome to see the first ascent of China’s Christmas Tree frozen waterfall.

I started diving with the Southern Dive School in Invercargill so seeing freediving under the ice in Finland was amazing.

The finale of urban freestyle skiing parkour was great !!!

 June is a special month having Matariki and shortly after that, I turn sixty so thanks (Land SAR) for the gift of viewing the Banff Mountain Film Festival for myself and my wife.

Thanks again to all who attend, the New Zealand Alpine Club Volunteers and our sponsors MacPac, World Expeditions, Adventure South and Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables Skifields. Without all of you, the Banff World Tour NZ would not be possible!

 

Posted: 13/07/18

Posted By: NZAC