Now in its seventh edition, the 2016 UK and Ireland leg of the Banff World Tour will be the largest to date with more than 50,000 adventure lovers expected to gather together indoors to celebrate the outdoors. There'll be a whopping 85 screenings at a total of 55 tour locations right across the UK and Ireland.
The two film programmes, each around two and a half hours in length, showcase the finest outdoor and adventure films out of the 350+ entered into the 40th anniversary edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, held in the Canadian Rockies in November 2015.
Among the 13 films featured in the tour are...
Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the climbing life of Britain's first female mountain guide Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and filmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen's landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security and wilderness over tick lists.
A Line Across the Sky
The Fitz Roy traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism. Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push, earning them the presitigious Piolet d'Or award.
The tour lasts from 27 January to 28 May and will be visiting a long list of venues in towns and cities including London, Brecon, Pitlochry, Poole, Truro, Llandudno, Cork, Galway, Lancaster, Swindon and Bristol.
For the full list of dates visit banff-uk.com