Ten years of the UK & Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is celebrating its tenth year of touring the UK and Ireland, bringing more than 100 adrenaline-packed shows to almost 60 venues from now until May 2019.

The tour brings seven evenings of inspirational adventure films to Lighthouse, Poole; Weymouth Pavilion; the Regent Centre, Christchurch and the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne.

It features two different collections of brand new films from the world’s most intrepid film-makers, starring pioneers and explorers tackling extraordinary expeditions in the most remote and spectacular reaches of the planet, from the breathtaking mountains of Nepal to the desolate outback of Australia and beyond.

“We’re thrilled to have reached ten 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!” says tour director Nell Teasdale.

“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,” she adds.

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 UK & Ireland Tour started in Edinburgh in January and finishes in Guildford on Friday, May 24.

As well as thrilling films with jaw-dropping action and stunning cinematography, each event features a free prize draw for exciting outdoorsy goodies from the tour partners.

Film highlights include: THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE Martina and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on an epic ski traverse from Vancouver to Alaska – 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 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. An inspirational story of perseverance with high-adrenaline riding in stunning scenery.

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.

The UK and Ireland 2019 tour dates are: • February 13: Poole, Concert Hall – Lighthouse • February 19: Weymouth, Weymouth Pavilion • March 6: Christchurch, Regent Centre • March 7: Poole, Concert Hall – Lighthouse • April 3: Christchurch, Regent Centre • 9April 9-10: Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre (For venues where there is more than one screening listed there will be a different film programme at each showing – full details on website).

W: banff-uk.com