Thursday, October 10, 2019

Banff Mountain Festival 2019

This evening I'm at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Helsinki. The movies are about skiing, mountain biking, surfing, and caving. Looking forward to the film's, they've always been powerful stories.

The festival runs for two evenings but I can only join for the first one due to some work travel tomorrow.

I was surprised to see Paul MacKrill starring in the caving film Ario Dream! This is a great film about exploration in a cave system that may some day become Europe's deepest cave. The feeling of remoteness, claustrophobia, fears come through to the viewers quite nicely in the film :-)

Jimmy Petterson's "Skiing around the world" Vol II was also on sale at the event. Jimmy has skied in 75 countries (a dozen more than me), and the book is a wonderful collection of stories of photos from his tours.

See all skiing stories at and all caving stories at! Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

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