Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Recreation
  3. Outdoor Rec & Adventure

The Base Camp to host the 2009-2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Billings

This Wednesday, May 5th, The Base Camp will host The Banff Mountain Film Festival from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lincoln Center Auditorium in Billings. Tickets may be purchased in advance at The Base Camp ($8.50 adult, $6.50 student) or at the door ($10 adult, $8.00 student). The film festival, began by The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada in 1976, is celebrated as the largest and most popular mountain film festival in the world. This year, 277 entries from 28 different countries were submitted to The Banff Centre. From these entries, 8 films covering various topics will be shown during the festival’s world tour stop in Billings.

Africa Revolutions Tour follows a group of professional kayakers who embark on a dangerous expedition to bring solar ovens to those in need from the White Nile of Uganda to the unexplored falls of Madagascar. A short film, Deep/Shinsetsu, depicts the experience of powder skiing in Japan. Alex Honnold, a 24-year-old rock climber, faces the challenge of completing the first free-solo ascent of the ‘Regular Northwest Face’ route of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome in First Ascent: Alone on the Wall. Take a Seat chronicles the two-year journey of Dominic Gill from Alaska to the southern tip of South America on a tandem bicycle, persuading strangers he meets along the way to help him peddle the distance. Nordic skiing and stunts are the focus of The Ultimate Skiing Showdown, while Mont-Blanc Speed Flying showcases downhill skiers rushing down the highest mountain in the Alps. The Billings festival lineup also includes Kranked-Revolve, an adrenaline packed mountain biking film, and the humorous Project Megawash, showing the development and testing of the world’s highest waterslide. Check out some of the film trailers on The Base Camp’s website.

The Base Camp will also host the film festival in Helena on Friday, May 7th, at the middle school auditorium. If you enjoy exhilarating footage of outdoor activities and beautiful scenery, don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch The Banff Mountain Film Festival in Montana!

Also, be sure to check out The Base Camp for all of your outdoor gear needs. The wide selection of high quality products and the friendly, knowledgeable staff at The Base Camp make it the best source for outdoor gear in Billings.

Comments

Advertisement

Sports

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Video
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Peyton Manning dancing
    Peyton Manning shows off his formidable dancing skills at training camp
    NFL News
  • Bagwell becoming porn star
    Buff Bagwell has the stuff, but his Vivid dreams have not come true just yet
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court