Walla Walla is one of about 285 communities in 30 nations to be visited by the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which makes a stop at the Whitman College campus, Jan. 26 in Cordiner Hall (46 S. Park). Doors open at 6:30, and the program starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Whitman students, faculty, and staff with valid IDs are free. All other adults are $10/ticket and kids 12 and under are $5/ticket.

The Whitman College Outdoor Program is hosting the festival. This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2009/2010 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff. 

The screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, OR (Outdoor Research), Three Cups of Tea, Polartec, Parks Canada, and Primaloft; with support from MSR (Mountain Safety Research), Ski Fernie, Petzl, World Expeditions and Mountain Hardwear.

For tickets and information contact the OP Rental Shop at 509-527-5965.

Contact: Lish Riley
Whitman College Outdoor Program