THE LATEST action and adventure films will be screened when the 2022 Banff Mountain Festival World Tour comes to Forum Theatre, Malvern, on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26.
The movies feature intrepid characters, extreme expeditions and stunning cinematography in two new collections of inspirational films from the wildest corners of the planet.
Tour director Neil Teasdale said: “We are so excited to be sharing these awe-inspiring new films with audiences around the UK and Ireland – up on the big screen.
“As well as adrenaline-packed stories from the world’s best adventure filmmakers, Banff events are a celebration of the great outdoors with a vibrant atmosphere – and we
guarantee audiences will leave inspired to have an adventure of their own too.”
As well as thrilling films, each event features a free prize draw for outdoorsy goodies from the tour’s partners.
Banff tour films are chosen from hundreds of entries into the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which is held every November in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and goes on tour in the UK.
Here are some of the many highlights –
Exit the North Pole – In 24-hour darkness and with temperatures down to minus 40 degrees, polar explorers Børge Ousland and Mike Horn attempt the unimaginable: a 1,500km ski expedition across the frozen Arctic Ocean, via the North Pole. With drifting ice and the threat of polar bears, this gruelling journey has been described as the boldest polar expedition of modern times.
Dream Mountain – Defying societal norms, elite climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has had a trailblazing career, summiting K2, Everest and other world-class peaks. Life changed with the birth of her son, but Pasang decides that to be the best mother she can, she needs to follow her dreams again. Transcending expectations and returning to her life-long passion, Pasang attempts her dream mountain: a spectacular Nepalese peak called Cholatse.
West Highland Way – Rab Wardell’s record attempt. It stretches from Scotland’s largest city to the iconic highland town of Fort William, the 95-mile West Highland Way is a long-distance path loved by walkers. It’s also the subject of fierce competition between elite mountain bikers, all vying to set a fastest known time record on the challenging route. Enter former pro rider Rab Wardell, who’ll need all of his bike handling skills and endurance to make history in his beloved homeland.
Visit banff-uk.com for more information and to book tickets.