Yamnuska " The Ragged Edge"
Climbing adventure film by Sherpas Cinema
Dec 8th 2023 - Globe Cinema
Let's get together and celebrate our shared climbing history! This time at the Globe Cinema. Come for the movies, leave with a great door prize? Attend the afterparty hosted by sponsors Banded Peak!
Screening: "Yamnuska, The Ragged Edge"
Globe Cinema - Directions
Two Shows -Friday Dec. 08th 2023
Early Show: Doors Open - 5:30 PM Show Starts - 6:00 PM
Late Show: Doors Open - 8:30 PM Show Starts - 9:00 PM
Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge - Sherpas Cinema
Follow two modern day adventurers as they embark on a rock climbing journey through time, celebrating the rich history and folklore of one of Canada’s most iconic climbing cliffs and paying homage to the colorful characters who have etched their names into its vertical walls since the 1950s.
Directors Note - John Price
Yamnuska, an iconic cliff sitting at the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies, stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure.
At the heart of our film is Urs Kallen, a revered climber, and historian who has dedicated his life to unraveling the secrets of Yamnuska. Urs, a pioneer of the early years, has chronicled the cliff’s many routes and captured its essence through the lens of his camera. Through his eyes and words, we delve into the captivating history of Yamnuska, guided by the stories of its legendary characters.
Simultaneously, we follow the footsteps of Arc'teryx athletes Vikki Weldon and Quentin Roberts as they traverse the decades, ascending legendary routes and connecting with climbers from different eras. They become vessels of history, immersing themselves in the flavors of Yamnuska, engaging with the "old guard" who have shaped its legacy. Each encounter reveals tales of epics, first ascents, the evolution of gear, fatalities, rescues, and the occasional conflicts that forged the cliffs identity.