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Mind vs Mountain

With Barry Blanchard
A powerful and uplifting evening with legendary Canadian alpinist, Barry Blanchard and two films about overcoming mental health challenges, facing fears, and finding healing in nature.

Show Details

Date / Time:

Sunday February 26, 2023
- 10:00pm
Doors: 6:00pm


Centennial Theatre

2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1


Join Barry Blanchard live in conversation on the VIMFF stage after the screening of his film Spindrift. Hear stories of some of his most iconic climbs and memories from the worlds highest and most dangerous peaks, as well as some of the more often ignored, somber realities of living a life as a mountain climber and guide.


VIMFF Film Award: Jury Special Mention
BC Premiere
71 mins |
United States |
Nancy Svendsen
LANGUAGE(S): English, French, Nepali
| SUBTITLES: English
A story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993.
BC Premiere
30 mins |
Canada |
Ivan Hughes
LANGUAGE(S): English
After sustaining a serious major brain injury, alpinist Barry Blanchard reflects on his adventures and reconciles his life in the mountains.
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