While we were climbing in Malaysia in September, Tash got another great birthday present - news that her short film 'Resounding Silence' about our Greenland climbing and paragliding expedition, had been selected to be a finalist in the Banff Mountain Film Festival for November 2013! Of course we couldn't miss out on the opportunity to go to Canada and enjoy the entire festival.

We were put up in some accommodation in Banff and had complementary passes for the entire week-long festival. It was great to see 'Resounding Silence' screened in front of thousands of people, and after the screening, we were up on stage for Q & A. Pretty exciting, and amazing to meet so many talented filmmakers, climbers and adventurers.

 On stage for Q & A after the screening of 'Resounding Silence' at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, November 2013

On stage for Q & A after the screening of 'Resounding Silence' at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, November 2013

While we were there, we squeeze in a day of rock climbing in Banff, before the temperature dropped and everything was a land of snow and ice. While enjoying the festival and waiting for the ice to form so we could go ice-climbing, we went dry-tooling - basically like sport climbing but with crampons and ice tools. We did manage to get in a bit of ice climbing eventually, but a bit too early in the season for anything decent to form, and we also fit in a day of skiing at Lake Louise.