The UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour is hitting the road once again with a brand new selection of the best climbing and adventure films from some of the world's best adventure filmmakers. The Banff Tour, which is presented by Arc'teryx, will be visiting previous locations as well as a whole bunch of new communities including: Malvern, North Wales, Inverness, Canterbury, Dorking, Llanelli, Salisbury, Exeter and Truro. This year, Banff is also heading over to the Emerald Isle with stops at Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin and Belfast.
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As well as showcasing amazing films, there are heaps of prizes up for grabs from the Banff UK Tour sponsors including Arc'teryx (a Gore-Tex Jacket), Patagonia, Cotswold Outdoor, Keen, Buff, Black Diamond and Sea To Summit. There will also be a free Clif Bar for everyone that comes along.
Eight films will be featured each night, all shown in HD. The film programme varies at different screenings. As well as these films, there will be a selection of other award-winning films featuring mountain biking, skiing and whitewater kayaking. Check out the trailer and the full list of films at your local screening at banff-uk.com. Some of the films showing on the Tour include:
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.
Crossing The Ice
Two Australians set off across the ice to be the first adventureres to tackle the perilous journey across Antactica to the South Poile and back again, completely unassisted. As they set off on their odyssey, they discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott's race to the pole: there's a Norwegian on the ice. He's tackling the same route, is more experienced and has a head start.
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!
Dates and Venues
25 - Forum Theatre, Malvern
1 - Queen's Hall, Edinburgh SOLD OUT
1 - Union Chapel (Film Programme A)
5 - Hall for Cornwall, Truro
If you'd like to book tickets, see more information or watch the 2013 Trailer - visit the website below.
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