Catherine Destivelle with Jack Tackle – and Films

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Image courtesy of Catherine Destivelle

Image courtesy of Catherine Destivelle

The program begins with the presentation of the 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition awards.

Catherine Destivelle is one of the most celebrated alpinists of all time. She was climbing some of the highest peaks in the Alps by the age of 17. She was unbeatable at World Cup competitions in the late 1980's, but was drawn towards the realm of mountaineering. She has since made solo winter ascents of the Eiger, the Grandes Jorasses and the Matterhorn. Destivelle followed those feats with an unprecedented 11-day solo first ascent of the West Face of Les Drus in Chamonix as well as cutting-edge ascents in Pakistan and the Himalaya. 


Destivelle joins celebrated American alpinist Jack Tackle on stage for a conversation about a lifetime of achievements, raising a son and the next chapter after climbing.

Presentation followed by fi’lms in competition.

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