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Buy tickets for 10th UK & Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Written by Fiona

December 07 2018

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is celebrating its 10th year of touring the UK and Ireland. The tour will be in Scotland from January 19 to February 5, 2019.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features two collections of new films from the world’s most intrepid film-makers and stars pioneers and explorers tackling extraordinary expeditions across the world.

Tour Director Nell Teasdale. said: “We’re thrilled to have reached 10 years of bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the UK and Ireland – and what better way to celebrate than with the latest dose of cutting-edge adventure films from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival.

“We guarantee that the anniversary atmosphere at the shows will be buzzing – and that audiences will go home inspired to have an adventure of their own as well.”

Films in the World Tour are selected from hundreds entered into the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which takes place for every November in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

The full UK & Ireland Tour starts in Edinburgh on Saturday January 19 and finishes in Guildford on Friday May 24.

Banff Mountain Film Festival highlights

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE

Martina and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on an epic ski traverse from Vancouver to Alaska, amounting to six months and 2,300km of journeying though relentless mountain wilderness. This Mountain Life is a multi-award-winning film and a riveting portrait of the human passion for adventure, set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.

RJ RIPPER

The film includes a mesmerising blend of mountain sports and culture as world class mountain biker Rajesh (RJ) Magar explores his homeland of Nepal, from the chaotic streets of Kathmandu to the mind-blowing Himalayan mountains beyond. It’s an inspirational story of perseverance with high-adrenaline riding in stunning scenery.

Film: For the Love of Mary.

FOR THE LOVE OF MARY

Try telling 97-year-old George Etzweiler you’re too old for running. He started competing in the annual 7.6 mile race up Mount Washington aged 69… and still takes part nearly 30 years later. And more important than his lucky green running shorts, George carries something special in every step: The memory of his late wife of 68 years, Mary.

For more information and to book tickets, see www.banff-uk.com.

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