When I was young, my father taught me to rappell. My brothers taught me to ski the steeps, and college boyfriend taught me to bike them. The

taught me that everything I've ever done is child's play.

It's true. With some of the best outdoor films around, the Banff festival blends nature and travel with balls-out adventure. It's humbling, but it's also the ultimate inspiration. Thinking about going for a hike this summer? Try unicycling down Half Dome. Into boating? It's time you took on the Zambezi. In the meantime, here's the teaser. The second half is mostly ads, but the parting shot (starts around 6:09) is priceless.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

/ Tues., March 23 / 7pm / Lensic / $15