Sonnie Trotter, Mirror Wall – and Films

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Image courtesy of Sonnie Trotter

Image courtesy of Sonnie Trotter

Sonnie Trotter is one of the world’s most accomplished rock climbers, becoming the first Canadian to climb both 5.14c and 5.14d. Trotter has made first and second ascents of some of the hardest traditional climbs on the planet including Cobra Crack in Squamish— Canada. Trotter joins us on the Banff stage to talk about life on the sharp end.

Presentation followed by the World premiere of Mirror Wall with filmmaker Matt Pycrof…t. In 2015 Pycrof…t and a team of climbers, including Leo Holding, climbed a new route on the North West face of the Mirror Wall, a 1,200 metre peak in remote Greenland. Pycrof…t joins us on stage to talk about how they succeeded in the face of challenging conditions, illness, and prowling polar bears.

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