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VIMFF: RAB Rock & Ice

VIMFF: RAB Rock & Ice

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2020

RAB Rock & Ice

Real stories from climbing in the harshest alpine environments. Presented by Rab.

Monday, February 24
Doors 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm

Advance tickets $23 HERE | $25 at the door

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.


Bronwyn Hodgins

Bronwyn, age 27, is best known for being the first Canadian female to freeclimb El Capitan in Yosemite, CA, with her ascent of Freerider (13a) over five days in November 2018. She has climbed 13c sport and 13a trad, as well as many adventurous routes in Europe, northern Africa and North America. Also an avid paddler, Bronwyn guided long river trips across Canada for seven seasons, including a 52-day whitewater journey in the Yukon with ten 18-year-olds in 2017.

Ian Welsted

Ian is best known in climbing circles as one of only two Canadians to be awarded the Piolets D’or, for his first ascent of K6 West (7000m) in Pakistan. Born and raised in the flatlands of Manitoba, Ian moved to Chamonix France at the age of 17. After studying economics and philosophy at Ottawa University and McGill University, where he carefully avoided receiving a degree, he moved to western Canada and lived in Nelson and Canmore before settling in Golden, B.C.


Gone Tomorrow – Kentucky Ice Climbing

Ice climbing in Kentucky?! This adventure documentary takes the audience for a bourbon-fueled ride deep into the bushy hollers of Appalachia


CANADIAN PREMIERE In 2018, Jim Ewing invited Maureen Beck to accompany him in attempting the first all-adaptive ascent of the über classic and deeply remote Lotus Flower Tower (5.10+) in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables.

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