Highway Avalanche Specialist for State Transportation Department, Alpinist, and Ski Mountaineer.
"I am three-time Polish champion in ski alpinism, third in the overall World Cup, I have the world record in the Elbrus race and I became the first Pole, who in 2013 managed to summit the eight-thousander of Shishapangma on skis and completed the
2019 Mountain Photo Essay Competition Jury
Art Burrows' design and photographic life has been multi-faceted. For over forty years he has explored the remote regions in North America with cameras in hand.
After a childhood spent adventuring with her family in the mountainous backwoods of British Columbia, Jasmin caught the climbing bug at age 19.
Craig Childs has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including his most recent, Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America.
2019 Banff Mountain Film Competition Jury
Billy Choi majored in Film Studies at the graduate school of Dongguk University in South Korea.
Barb is one of Canada’s most diversely skilled climbers, pioneering many first women’s ascents in the 80s. Barb was a member of the first Canadian women’s team to successfully climb North America’s highest peak, Denali (Mt. McKinley) in 1982.
Sasha first began climbing at 6 years old, in 1998. She has won the World Championships for Female Overall, and has placed Silver in the Bouldering World Championships, as well as Bronze in the Duel.
“Nobody ever died wishing they had spent more time behind a desk.”
Gilbert Chase, Anne
Anne Gilbert Chase grew up on the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia exploring and adventuring on the open water from a young age.
Erynne M. Gilpin is a Saulteaux-Cree Métis Phd Candidate and instructor of Indigenous Governance and Wellness at the University of Victoria. She is also a community Birth-Doula, yoga practitioner, performance artist and rock climber.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is located on the lands of Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut’ina Nations who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.