The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is celebrating its 10th year of touring the UK and Ireland, bringing over 100 shows to almost 60 venues from January-May 2019.

The Tour 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 wildest corners of the planet.

“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!” 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 starts in Edinburgh on Saturday 19 January and finishes in Guildford on Friday 24 May. As well as thrilling films, each event features a free prize draw for exciting outdoorsy goodies from the Tour Partners.

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Programme highlights

This Mountain Life

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

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

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.

UK tour dates


  • 19 January: Edinburgh, Festival Theatre (matinee and evening shows)
  • 21 January: Glasgow, The Kings Theatre
  • 30 January: Stirling, Macroberts Arts Centre
  • 31 Jan – 1 Feb: Inverness, Eden Court Theatre


  • 2 February: Pitlochry, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (matinee and evening shows)
  • 5 February: Brighton, Brighton Dome
  • 6 February: Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre
  • 7-8 February: Leeds, Town Hall
  • 9 February: Stockport, Plaza Cinema
  • 12 February: Cardiff, St David’s Hall
  • 13 February: Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre
  • 13 February: Poole, Concert Hall – Lighthouse
  • 14 February: High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan
  • 14 February: Abingdon, Amey Theatre
  • 15 February: Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre
  • 15-16 February: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
  • 19 February: Weymouth, Weymouth Pavilion
  • 20-23 February: Redruth, Regal Theatre
  • 26 February: Cheltenham, Town Hall
  • 26 February: Hebden Bridge, Picture House
  • 27 February: Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • 27-28 February: Keswick, Theatre by the Lake
  • 28 February: Liverpool, Plaza Community Theatre


  • 1 March: Llandudno, Venue Cymru
  • 1 March: Harrogate, Royal Halls
  • 2 March: Stockport, Plaza Cinema
  • 2 March: Yarm, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
  • 5 March: Salisbury, City Hall
  • 5 March: Buxton, Opera House
  • 6 March: Leicester, De Montford Hall
  • 6 March: Christchurch, Regent Centre
  • 7 March: Poole, Concert Hall – Lighthouse
  • 7 March: Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
  • 8 March: Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre
  • 9 March: Birmingham, Town Hall (matinee and evening shows)
  • 9 March: Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre (matinee and evening shows)
  • 12-23 March: London, Union Chapel
  • 13 March: Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog
  • 14 March: Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
  • 15 March: Llanelli, Ffwrnes Theatre
  • 19 March: St Albans, Alban Arena
  • 20 March: Norwich, Theatre Royal
  • 21 March: Reading, The Hexagon
  • 22-23 March: Exeter, Corn Exchange
  • 26-27 March: Bath, Komedia
  • 28 March: Cardiff, St David’s Hall
  • 28 March: York, Barbican
  • 29-30 March: Malvern, Forum Theatre
  • 29-30 March: Whitley Bay, Playhouse


  • 1 April: Brighton, Brighton Dome
  • 2 April: Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre
  • 2 April: Wimbledon, New Wimbledon Theatre
  • 3 April: Cheltenham, Town Hall
  • 3 April: Christchurch, Regent Centre
  • 4 April: Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • 4 April: Salisbury, City Hall
  • 5 April: Reading, The Hexagon
  • 6 April: Llandudno, Venue Cymru
  • 6 April: Dorking, Dorking Halls
  • 9-10 April: Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
  • 10 April: Nottingham, Playhouse
  • 11 April: Hebden Bridge, Picture House
  • 11 April: Guildford, G Live
  • 12 April: Liverpool, Plaza Community Theatre
  • 13 April: Canterbury, Gulbenkian Theatre (matinee and evening shows)
  • 24-27 April: Bristol, Victoria Rooms


  • 7 May: Kilkenny, Watergate Theatre
  • 8 May: Dublin, National Concert Hall
  • 10-11 May: Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill
  • 13 May: Galway, Town Hall Theatre
  • 14 May: Dublin, National Concert Hall
  • 15-16 May: Cork, The Everyman
  • 18 May: Exeter, Corn Exchange
  • 21 May: Oxford, New Theatre
  • 23 May: Dorking, Dorking Halls
  • 24 May: Guildford, G Live

Header image: Valentine Fabre, Dent du Gèant © Ben Tibbetts