Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA

Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour is a true celebration of all things adventure, and we're proud to be a presenting partner for the ninth year running.

The Tour features collections of the best films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival. It showcases a selection of adrenaline-packed films, with the world's top adventurers tackling extreme expeditions in the most stunning corners of the planet.

 

Book your tickets for the Tour on the Banff Mountain Film Festival website.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2021 Trailer - UK and Ireland

Watch the official trailer for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Films

Each collection of films shown in the Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour is colour-coded. The Yellow and Green film programmes will be shown throughout the autumn. Take a look at the programmes below.

 

You can view the full film programme on the UK & Ireland Tour website.

Yellow Films

Running The Roof

Three friends from the UK and Canada are desperate to ditch their desks and go on an adventure. One night, after a few too many drinks, they place a bet. They spin a globe and wherever their finger lands, they will run. Tajikistan. This is not a story about finish lines or medals, but about what happens when you trust in nothing but your own two feet to carry you across one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth.

Return To El Guayas

Ben Stookesberry, Rafa Ortiz and Lane Jacobs attempt the first descent of one of Colombia’s wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. Paddling into the unknown, the team face rumours of armed groups in an unstable security situation, and raging rapids from torrential rain. Navigating by satellite imagery, this is an expedition deep into South American jungle, with roadless beauty, powerful white-water and extreme adventure.

Andrzej Bargiel is seen scaling an ice wall during his first attempt at the ascent of K2 in Pakistan on June 25, 2018. The Polish ski mountaineer went on to make history on July 22, 2018 as the first man to ski down from the summit of K2, the second highest peak in the world at 28,251ft above sea level. // Marek Ogie? / Red Bull Content Pool // SI201808130265 // Usage for editorial use only //

K2: The Impossible Descent

K2, the Savage Mountain, holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers – one in four do not return from it. On 22 July 2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it solo, and without supplemental oxygen. The mountaineering community is stunned and mainstream press takes notice. Join Andrzej across knife-edge ridges, above 1,000m cliffs and down 75-degree slopes in a nail-biting accomplishment of one of mountaineering’s most coveted firsts.

Accomplice: The Time Machine

Brothers and freeride mountain bikers Cam and Tyler McCaul embark on a high-adrenaline game of follow the leader on the outrageously rocky slopes of Utah. As well as thrilling biking, Accomplice is a homage to our two-wheeled sidekick, and celebrates how the bicycle is more than just a mode of transportation – it’s a vehicle for the human spirit.

Charge 2

Team Charge are back – and more charged than ever! Five top freeskiers and one world champion drone pilot have a week in British Columbia with the instructions: charge as hard as you can every day. With unique angles, high flying trickery and impressive jumps between tight treelines, Charge 2 ups the level of difficulty on the original film… high energy and epic powder guaranteed.

FKT

At 1,788 metres, Mount Brunswick is the highest peak of the North Shore Mountains in British Columbia – a rugged, spectacular climb that takes regular hikers seven to eight hours complete. Enter trail runner Jeanelle Hazlett, who’s attempting to set a Fastest Known Time (FKT) record on the mountain. A ferocious challenge… and on the knife-edge ridge, one wrong step could mean serious injury or death.

Green Films

The Ghosts Above

It’s one of the greatest mysteries in exploration: who made the first ascent of Everest? National Geographic photographer Renan Ozturk joins an expedition up the mountain on a quest to find out. Turning stereotypes on end, The Ghosts Above also reflects on commercialisation of this sacred peak, the relationship between Sherpas and expeditioners, and the rigors of climbing in the death zone. A visually stunning film that’s raw, poetic and powerful.

Ocean To Asgard

Four friends (three Canadians and a rogue Brit) travel to Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle on a human-powered adventure, featuring big wall first ascents, white-water paddle descents and a surprising number of Arctic flamingos. The 40-day expedition sees the team pioneer a new climb on the legendary Mount Asgard, capsize packrafts in glacial waters and more, in a true grassroots expedition.

The Long Today

Not many people celebrate turning 70 with a remote river trip, but after some gentle persuading from his sons, Jamie Thompson and his family embark on an expedition deep into the Canadian wilderness. Navigating a notorious river in an antique wooden canoe, the Thompsons tackle technical rapids and extreme portages – and the journey reminds them of the importance of living in the moment, and of the bonds formed in the great outdoors.

The Chairlift

The humble chairlift is often over-looked, but it could be the single greatest invention in the history of modern skiing. A celebration of the under-appreciated device that brings skiers together, The Chairlift shares stories of connections forged while passing the time back to the top of the slopes. An ode to the creation that enabled a sport and acts as a central pillar of ski culture.

My Last Day Of Summer

It’s the last day of summer and Julia is at the local bike shop hoping that her bike can be fixed. While checking out the flashy displays of new bikes and shiny components, a comic book catches her eye and she finds herself on a ride like no other. A dynamic and fresh vision of riding and the freedom it brings to an amazing young rider.

Natural Mystic

Jump aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing with Sam Favret through the Aiguilles Rouges of Chamonix. With no gimmicks, tricks or music, the sound of the elements immerses you into the tracks of this legendary local Chamonix rider. Big mountain skiing at its finest.

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