Mountain Culture Summit
A week of mountain culture-inspired films, workshops and events!

  August 8, 2019 — August 14, 2019

Program Fee: Purchase tickets to each event by clicking the links below or purchase a Summit Pass to attend all films & talks for one price!


Click on the events below to purchase tickets for individual events and workshops! 


Attend ALL Mountain Culture Summit FILMS & TALKS for one low price AND get a 20% discount on Mountain Culture Summit workshops! 

Summit Pass holders receive a FREE copy of the Canadian Rockies Annual Vol. 04, courtesy of Crowfoot Media!


Adventure Movie Night I Thurs. Aug. 8 at 7 pm
Presented by SkiUphill 

Join us for a night of amazing adventures on film, including Patagonia Films' "Treeline: A Story Written in Rings", Matt Ruta's "South of Summer" (with a brief talk), Matt Cecill's "Human Powered", and a brand new bike racing film "GBDuro 2019".

Voices of Fear I Fri. Aug. 9 at 7 pm
Presented by MONTAGE I ​With guest speaker, extreme skier Kristen Ulmer! 

Voices of Fear depicts Kristen Ulmer's relationship with fear during her ascendancy as one of the first female big mountain extreme skiers. Watch this thought-provoking documentary, then join Kristen Ulmer in person for an interactive workshop, followed by Q&A.

Mountain of Laughs! I Sat. Aug. 10 at 7 pm
Local films + adventure stories + comedy improv with Mountain Improv Alliance and guests

Flavourful adventure stories, fantastic local films and free-style comedy improv equals a mountain of laughs! This evening features a film by local filmmaker Andy Arts, an episode from the Frick, I Love Nature series, the best stories from Wade Graham’s "How to Win the Night of Lies" storytelling workshop, and hilarious comedy sketches by Mountain Improv Alliance. 

Tall Tales with wildlife photographer John E. Marriott I Wed. Aug. 14 at 7 pm 

John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with images published worldwide by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, McLean's, and Reader’s Digest. Meet John in a casual atmosphere, hear about his latest adventures, and get tips for your own photography including easy-to-access locations for getting incredible wildlife shots.


How to Win the Night of Lies I Sat. Aug. 10, 10am-4:30pm 

Do you have a mountain story to tell? Get some tips on your storytelling from expert fibber Wade Graham! Come prepared with a story to share and polish up your performance to tell your tale at the Mountain of Laughs night!

Climber Clay Pop-Up I FREE, drop-in I Sat. Aug. 10, 6-7pm 

Drop by to make art from climbing equipment! Roll out a slab of clay, make an impression of climbing tools such as carabiners, ropes, and cams, and ta da! – you’ve got a piece of art that celebrates your climbing style, made in just 10 minutes! 

Drawing Climbers in Motion I Sun. Aug. 11, 10am-4:30pm

Combine your love of climbing with fun and fast-paced figure drawing! This course starts in the studio with a live model, then you’ll take your learning into practice at Elevation Place where you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to sketch fast, furious and free, to capture drawings of climbers in motion.

Climbing Gear Mugs I Tues. Aug. 13, 7-9pm 

Make amazing climbing-themed mugs! In this short workshop, you will hand-build a mug, then add a piece of clay climbing gear right onto the side as a handle or a decoration.