American mountain climber Kitty Calhoun will be the keynote
speaker at the 12th New Zealand Mountain Film festival in
Wanaka and Queenstown this year.
Ms Calhoun is considered one of the most accomplished female
ice climbers and is a past winner of the American Alpine
Club's prestigious Underhill Award.
She will be joined by other guest speakers Australian
adventurer, author and film-maker Tim Cope; Kieran McKay, one
of New Zealand's most accomplished cavers; Ellen Ashmore
talking on pesticide residues in food; and Dr Mike Joy
discussing the future of Central Otago waterways.
The talks, in Wanaka on July 4 and 6, and in Queenstown on
July 10 and 11, will complement a line-up of world-class