The 2013 UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hitting the road starting this weekend. The first stops on the Tour include Llandudno (Saturday 26th January) and Inverness next Thursday night (31st January). Other shows this week at Malvern, Edinburgh and Glasgow are sold out so if you’re keen to come then grab your tickets soon so you don’t miss out.
The Banff Tour, presented by Arc'teryx, will feature a brand new selection of the best climbing and adventure films from some of the world's best adventure filmmakers, all in HD on the big screen. Come and see why more than 250,000 people across the globe gather at their local screening each year to catch up with friends and get psyched for adventures in the year ahead.
As well as seeing amazing films, you can also win some GREAT PRIZES FROM ARC'TERYX (GoreTex Jacket), PATAGONIA, COTSWOLD OUTDOOR, KEEN, BLACK DIAMOND and SEA TO SUMMIT. There is a free CLIF BAR for everyone in the audience.
Please note that the films shown at each venue varies so please check the film listings for your local screening. Check out the trailer and the full list of films at http://banff-uk.com/
GIMP MONKEYS - What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys! Three climbers are linked by their missing limbs, but it is their shared passion for climbing that pushes them towards an improbable goal - to achieve the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite National Park's iconic El Capitan.
RR: HONNOLD 3.0 - Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest solo climber of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition and self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet - the Yosemite Triple. He sets out to climb Mt Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, 95% of it without ropes - all within a 24 hour period!
RR: WIDE BOYZ - American "off-width" crack climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren't afraid to bleed their way up a route. Two British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the Atlantic to test themselves on some of the gnarliest wide cracks in the US, including the first ascent of the world's hardest off-width known as Century Crack.
As well as the above films, there will be a selection of other award-winning films featuring an epic expedition to the South Pole, mountain biking, skiing and whitewater kayaking.
DATES AND VENUES
25 - Forum Theatre, Malvern
26 - The Hall Venue Cymru, Llandudno
30 - Mitchell Library Theatre, Glasgow
31 - Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
1 - Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
2 - The Playhouse, Whitley Bay/Newcastle
6,7 - The Carriageworks, Leeds
8 - Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
9 - The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
13 - Gulbenkian Cinema, Canterbury
15 - Komedia, Bath
16 - Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
21,22,23,26,27,28 - Union Chapel, London
2 - The Plaza, Stockport
7 - The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl/Bridgend
8 - The Ffwrnes, Llanelli
9 - Corn Exchange, Brighton
14 - Dorking Halls, Dorking
15 - Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
16 - Plaza Cinema, Liverpool
20 - OPEN, Norwich
21 - City Hall, Salisbury
22 - Corn Exchange, Exeter
23 - Victoria Rooms, Bristol
5 - Hall for Cornwall, Truro
10 - Devere Hall, Cork
11 - The Set, Kilkenny
12 - Awesome Walls, Dublin
13 - Waterfront, Belfast
If you'd like to book tickets, find out more info, watch the 2012 Trailer - visit http://banff-uk.com/