The tour features two different collections of brand new adventure films, starring the world’s top explorers on mind-blowing journeys in wild and remote parts of the globe.
“This is the first time we’ve topped 100 shows in the UK and Ireland, which is really exciting!” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.
“UK and Irish audiences have a huge passion for adventure, so we’re delighted to be able to share these amazing films and their intrepid characters with wider audiences and even more venues. “We guarantee the tour will inspire viewers to start planning their own outdoor adventures too!”
The tour’s films are chosen from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, which takes place every year in the Canadian Rockies. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together outdoor enthusiasts who are into all sorts of outdoor pursuits, and there are free prize giveaways at every event too.
The UK and Ireland tour starts in Edinburgh on Saturday 13 January, and finishes in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, on Saturday 19 May, visiting nearly 60 locations with 105 shows along the way. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.
The full film line-up is coming soon. Programme highlights include:
THE FROZEN ROAD
Yorkshireman Ben Page is embarking on a solo bikepacking journey in the Canadian Arctic. He starts with romantic visions of perfect solitude, but as the latitude increases and the mercury falls below -30C, he discovers what it truly means to travel alone in this great emptiness.
Frozen Road Forzen Rod
INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC
Top adventurers Ben Stookesberry, Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer are on an extreme mission in Greenland. Using kite skis, the trio tow their white-water kayaks 1,000km over the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the northernmost river ever paddled – and then the challenge gets even tougher. With spectacular cinematography, remote wilderness and a large amount of suffering, this film shows what it’s like to be far out of your comfort zone.
With new partners, the Choice Splitboard Camps will be starting into the 5th season in January 2018. Beside the popular splitboard weekend camps, the Choice Company will bring up Choice Splitboard Days for splitboarding newcomes and passionate backcountry fans in January and February.
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