Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Library Hall
The latest from Sherpa Cinema ... and the AUDIENCE CHOICE winner at this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival!

Experience this big mountain adventure on the Library's brand-new bigger movie screen with surround sound!

Yamnuska, an iconic cliff sitting at the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies, stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure. 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.

From the director, John Price | Yamnuska: The Ragged Edge is a cinematic homage to the iconic Canadian Rockies’ cliff, Yamnuska, showcasing its rich history, legendary climbers, and the vibrant climbing community it nurtures. Through the lens of revered climber and historian Urs Kallen, and the adventures of Arc’teryx athletes Vikki Weldon and Quentin Roberts, the film weaves past and present stories into a tapestry celebrating the human spirit’s connection to climbing. This narrative explores the cliff’s legendary tales, the evolution of climbing culture, and the enduring spirit of adventure that Yamnuska represents, aiming to inspire future generations with its stunning visuals and captivating storytelling.

Run Time: 

80 min.