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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 tenth 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 - 2022 UK & Ireland Tour Trailer

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


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


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

Red Films

West Highland Way

22 minutes

Stretching 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 

Follow The Light

4 minutes

Boasting narrow canyons, dramatic sunsets and illuminated hot air balloons, the unique landforms of Cappadocia in Turkey are the dream setting for a mountain biking spectacular. With mesmerising cinematography and phenomenal riding, immerse yourself in this colourful adventure with top riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard. 

Deep Roots

35 minutes 

Professional snowboarder and climber Lonnie Kauk embarks on a journey to honour his indigenous Yosemite roots and to connect with his legendary father, Ron, by repeating some of his groundbreaking iconic climbs… including a second ascent of the route Magic Line, considered to be one of the world’s hardest climbs.

From My Window

19 minutes

From her bedroom window, Melissa Simpson has gazed at the highest peaks in Colorado for her whole life. They stand as a symbol of her greatest dream and her biggest obstacle, because Melissa has cerebral palsy. With the help of her friend and mentor, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, she sets out to conquer something far greater than a summit.

Markus Eder: Ultimate Ski Run

10 minutes

Italian freeskier Markus Eder set his sights on a seemingly impossible goal – to push the boundaries of three freeski disciplines in one ultimate top-to-bottom run. The result is a near-perfect ride, where the former Freeride World Tour champ takes us from the high peaks of Zermatt, Switzerland, to the valley bottom of Luttach, Italy, in a display of mind-blowing tricks and cinematic excellence. 

Action Directe

16 minutes

French climber and powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt and the burden of history to become the first woman to climb the most revered sport route on earth – the 5.14d Action Directe in Frankenjura, Germany.

The Farmer

5 minutes
Dave Van Dame, aka the Farmer, spent his winters harvesting one of the most precious crops on earth: powder snow. A local legend in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Dave retired at the age of 39, using his passion for efficiency and sustainability to keep him skiing powder turns from his favourite chairlift all the way into his 70s.

Blue Films

INSIDE – A Hole New Ski Experience

11 minutes

Most people ski tour across mountains. Fewer people ski tour inside them… but Austrian skiers Andreas Gumpenberger and Stefan Ager are not normal people. Always on the lookout for an unusual adventure, the team embark on a ski tour of a huge cave in Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Damp, steep and technical, the expedition exceeds all expectations!

Exit the North Pole

51 minutes

In 24-hour darkness and with temperatures down to -40, 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.

Learning to Drown

40 minutes

One of the most influential female snowboarders in the world, Jess Kimura was at the top of her career when she lost the love of her life in a tragic accident. Her grief led her in a direction she could have never anticipated. Raw, honest and often laugh-out-loud funny, Learning to Drown is a story for anyone who needs to hear that things can get better.

A Dog’s Tale

5 minutes

A celebration of the joy of mountain biking, as seen through the eyes of our four-legged friends. Join pups of all sizes as they take on gnarly jumps, sweeping corners and berms… with a belly rub at the end. These feisty and loveable trail dogs enjoy being in the outdoors as much as us humans – and often outclass their pro-rider owners.  

Dream Mountain

18 minutes

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. Defying expectations and returning to her life-long passion, Pasang attempts her dream mountain: the spectacular Nepalese peak Cholatse.

The Slabs

6 minutes

Legendary Scottish trials rider Danny MacAskill is back. Lockdown saw the Banff favourite return to his homeland of the isle of Skye to tackle the Dubh Slabs – a 500m drop down an exposed rock face usually reserved for climbers and mountaineers. A nail-biting watch, this film shows rider and bike at their absolute limits, where any mistake could leave Danny on the slab.

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