Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019

Touring festival celebrates it's 10th year and return's to Galway's Town Hall Theatre

A scene from RJ Ripper.

A scene from RJ Ripper.

A JOURNEY by bike through the mountains of Nepal, a 97-year-old who runs up Mount Washington ever year, and a mother and daughter's epic ski adventure - this is the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

The 10th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Monday May 13 at 7.30pm, with a selection of screenings from the hundreds entered into the Banff festival, which takes place each November in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. “We guarantee that the anniversary atmosphere at the shows will be buzzing," said tour director Nell Teasdale, "and that audiences will go home inspired to have an adventure of their own as well."

The highlights this year will be the multi-award-winning This Mountain Life, where 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 of British Columbia.

RJ Ripper is a mesmerising blend of mountain sports and culture as leading mountain biker Rajesh Magar explores his native Nepal, from the streets of Kathmandu to the Himalayas beyond - an inspirational story of perseverance with high-adrenaline riding in stunning scenery.

InFor The Love Of Mary, we meet 97-year-old George Etzweiler. He started competing in the annual 7.6 mile race up Mount Washington aged 69 and still takes part nearly 30 years later. 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.

For tickets contact the Town Hall (091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie ). See also www.banff-uk.com

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