Series MC1 - Mountain Culture: recordings of talks and presentations

"Mountaineering Ethics and the Environment" : [Audio Recording] Opening Ceremonies – Alison Hargreaves : [Audio Recording] Sir Edmund Hillary Presentation : [Audio Recording] Sid Marty - "Switchbacks: True Stories of the Canadian Rockies" : [Audio Recording] "Literary Lunchbreak with Jon Krakauer" : [Audio Recording] Sir Edmund Hillary Opening Presentation: [Audio Recording] "Life on the Edge – Jim Whittaker" : [Audio Recording] Opening Ceremonies – Reinhold Messner : [Audio Recording] "Women in Adventure" - Panel Discussion : [Audio Recording] Bruno Engler Presentation : [Audio Recording]
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Mountain Culture: recordings of talks and presentations

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pfla MC-MC1

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  • ca. 1981-2010 (Creation)

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546 audio cassettes: DAT
507 audio cassettes
73 optical discs: DVD
84 optical discs: CD
1 optical disc: CD-ROM
11 optical discs: MiniDisc
3 videocassettes: VHS

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Series consists of audio recordings of talks and presentations from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (usually occurring from late-October to early November) as well as other talks that occurred throughout the year. The series also contains photos that relate to slideshow presentations, a CD-ROM invitation and video recordings from presentations and training for staff of the film festival world tour. The series is divided into sub-series based on the class that the recording was assigned by Mountain Culture. There is a subseries for other recordings with an unknown class.

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The material was boxed up and transferred from Mountain Culture to the Banff Centre Archives in July 2019 by the Archives Practicum.


The series is arranged into sub-series based on the class assigned by Mountain Culture.

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  • English

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