20th Anniversary Events

Alex Honnold & David Roberts: World class-climber Alex Honnold and veteran mountaineer and author David Roberts will be hosting several events througout the weekend. For detailed information, click below.

  • Friday, March 18th at Footsloggers: 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Voices of Adventure: Alex Honnold and David Roberts. An informal talk about adventure and climbing.
  • Friday, March 18th at Footsloggers: 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Alone on the Wall book signing with David Roberts and Alex Honnold. (Books will be available for purchase.)
  • Saturday, March 19th at Schaefer Center: 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Writing About Adventure - For a Living by David Roberts with Alex Honnold. (Q&A session to follow.)
  • Saturday, March 19th at Schaefer Center: 5:30-7:00 p.m.: Alone on the Wall book signing with David Roberts and Alex Honnold. (Books will be available for purchase.)

Banff Film Festival Banner Display: Special 20th Anniversary Banff banners will be displayed in Downtown Boone from March 1st - March 25th. Sponsors include the Town of Boone, AppState Cultural Affairs, AppState Office of Sustainability, and AppState Outdoor Programs. Banner design by Lynn Willis.

The Schaefer Center will be displaying a Banff 20 Year Poster Retrospective in the Smith Gallery from March 16th - 19th. The Retrospective will be available to view during Schaefer Center hours and at the Banff Film Festival.

The AMPC will be announcing the winners for the 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition on Saturday, March 19th at the Banff Film Festival. The AMPC exhibition will be on display at the Turchin Center from March 4th - June 4th.

There will also be a public reception to celebrate the AMPC during the First Friday Art Crawl on Friday March 4th, at the Turchin Center in Boone, NC.

High Gravity
High Gravity Adventures will be offering a discount on High Gravity tickets to celebrate the 20th aniversary of the Banff festival in Boone. Present your Banff ticket or ticket stub at High Gravity to receive a 20% discount off a single ticket. They will also be collaborating with Cricket Trailers to run a High Gravity Adventure Basecamp that will be located outside the Schaefer Center March 18th and 19 th from 5:00 p.m. until the end of the show. The High Gravity Adventure Basecamp will be the central focus of all our "outdoor vendors" this year in the parking spaces near the doors of the Schaefer Center. Other outdoor vendors include representatives from NC State Parks, the Mountain Alliance, and more!
LPBC Black resize Lost Province is hosting a Banff Film Festival celebration on Friday, March 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Lost Province will be releasing their Mountain Top Porter and Compass Rose Ale in celebration of the Banff Film Festival. Along with these two beer releases, the event will feature discounted appetizers and discounted beer prices. Come on over to Lost Province to kick off the Banff 20th Anniversary weekend in style.

Rock Dimensions will be offering a $5 discount off a staff belay (a $20 value now for just $14.95) for those interested in climbing the tower at Footsloggers during the Banff Film Festival weekend.

Center45 resize Center 45 will be offering $10 day passes to any climber that shows their Banff ticket at the gym from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, March 20th. Along with this special, Center 45 is hosting the SOCO XVIII bouldering competition on Saturday, March 19th. To register for the competition, visit this link.

For more information about, please contact Rich Campbell at campbllrh@appstate.edu