Saturday Afternoon

Bonar Hall. 30th November – 2pm –  £10

banff logo We start off the afternoon with five great films from the Banff World Tour. After the interval, we are thrilled to introduce the elite mountain bike racer, Lee Craigie.


 

Viacruxus

2018, Spain, 11 minutes. Filmmaker – Ignasi López Fàbregas

Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face their biggest challenge – reaching the vigrgin summit of ones of the World’s highest unclimbed mountains. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each others company for a long time! But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow…

 


Liv along the Way

2018, Canada , 22 minutes Filmmakers – Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello

Ever since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teenager, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 of the 4,000- metre peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she has learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.

 


For the Love of Mary

2018, USA, 6 minutes. Filmmaker – Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton

When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he’s not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, George carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years.

 

 


Craig’s Reaction

2018, USA, 24 minutes. Filmmaker – Cameron Maier

Since a 100 foot fall in 2002 that took his right leg and left him with spinal injuries, Colorado climber Craig DeMartino has led an extraordinary life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A Day ascents on El Capitan.

But his day-to-day life story is the one that should be making headlines.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Skier Vs. Drone

2018, Canada, 4 minutes. Filmmakers – Mike Douglas

In Utah, it’s a classic battle of man versus machine, but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer Victor Muffat-Jeandet is confident of victory against drone pilot Jordan Temkin.

 

 

 

 


There will be an interval for 30 minutes. Refreshments are available upstairs and downstairs in the foyers. Don’t miss the trade stands and voluntary organisations in the Ustinov Room (upstairs). There are also art exhibitions downstairs.


Lee Craigie: Yo-Yoing The Colorado Trail.

Lee Craigie has raced XV Mountain Bike for Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and for GB in World and European Championships. She went offroad on a Fatbike from Geneva to Nice! Lee holds the Women’s record for the Highland Trail 550 at under 4 days.

Lee is the Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland; working with the Scottish Government to encourage and enable a happier, healthier nation. She has re-engaged countless young people who have been excluded from school through Cycletherapy – a mountain bike project in Scotland.

Lee is Co-Director of The Adventure Syndicate, a not-for-profit organisation who use the inspiring stories of women adventuring by bike to encourage our audience to push their perceived limitations.

This year, Lee rode the Colorado Trail (CT), one of the premier long-distance trails in the USA, lauded by hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers and horse riders from around the world. The CT comprises 567 miles of trail between Denver and Durango and passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Colorado Rockies, and will talk about this at Dundee.

Lee Craigie photographs © Lee Craigie