From accomplished concert pianist to intrepid backcountry adventurer to world respected mountain film festival director to award-winning author (many times over), Bernadette McDonald has led a life marked by hard work, dedication, careful attention to detail and well-earned accolades.
She also knows how to have fun.
An astute interviewer and polished storyteller, Bernadette recognizes which adventurers and mountain personalities will engage audiences and keep them spellbound, whether it’s from their seats during film showings and live presentations at the Banff Mountain Film Festival or while turning through the pages of one of her exceptionally well-crafted books. From her earliest piano lessons to running the Banff festival for nineteen years to writing biographies of remarkable people who trusted her to tell their stories, Bernadette McDonald has continually strived to reach her own peak not for her own benefit, but for the pleasure of mountain enthusiasts around the world.
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