Gearing Up for the Banff Mountain Festivals

One of my favourite times of year is approaching here in Banff. Every year, the Banff Mountain Festivals bring the best in mountain and adventure films and books together in one place. This year’s festival runs October 30 – November 7. The energy is exciting and inspiring as climbers, adventurers, skiers, and enthusiasts of all kinds gather to share the passion for outdoor sports and mountain culture.

I am particularly looking forward to hearing Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into School, speak about his work building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This year, I have some special things to look forward to:

First off, I will be writing a dispatch from the Banff Mountain Festivals for Alpinist.com, so stay tuned for that one!

Also, I am excited to announce that I’ll be sitting on the panel for the Big Topic Breakfast Conversation: Blog, Tweet, and Twitter for Success: Writing for the Digital World with the crew from National Geographic media team on Nov. 4 at 8:45 a.m. in the Max Bell  Husky Energy Foyer.

You can read about the upcoming festivals in two articles I’ve written:

On Travel Alberta: Banff Mountain Festival Better Than Ever

On NileGuide.com: Banff Mountain Festivals: Adventure and Insight

Hope to see you there!

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