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Spotlight on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour’s extreme expeditions to Derbyshire

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The Buxton Opera House will host the latest films from the world’s best adventure filmmakers on 11 February and 30 March 2022.

Tour Director Neil Teasdale said: “We are delighted to share these impressive new films with audiences in the UK and Ireland – on the big screen!

“In addition to adrenaline-fueled stories from the world’s best adventure filmmakers, Banff events are a celebration of the great outdoors with a vibrant atmosphere – and we guarantee audiences will leave inspired to have their own adventure.”

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Elite mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, with his child, stars in the film Dream Mountain (photo: ciracrowell)

Highlights include Exit the North Pole, in which Børge Ousland and Mike Horn attempt a 1,500 km ski expedition across the frozen Arctic Ocean. With drifting ice and the threat of polar bears, this grueling journey has been described as the most daring polar expedition of modern times.

Elite mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has summited K2, Everest, and other world-class peaks. Life has changed with the birth of her son, but Pasang decides that to be the best mother she can be, she must once again follow her dreams. She attempts a spectacular peak called Colatse in the movie Dream Mountain.

Former pro mountain biker Rab Wardell attempts the 95-mile West Highland Way that stretches from Scotland’s biggest city to the iconic town of Fort William. It’s a popular long-distance route for hikers, and also the subject of fierce competition among elite mountain bikers, all vying to set a record for the fastest known time on the difficult route. Find out how Rab fares in the film West Highland Way: Rab Wardell’s Record Attempt.

West Highland Way is one of six films that will screen as part of the red program on February 11 at Buxton Opera House. Exit the North Pole and Dream Mountain will be presented as part of the Blue Program in Buxton on March 30

Rab Wardell travels the 95 mile West Highland Way.

Banff Tour films are chosen from hundreds of entries at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, held each November in the Canadian Rockies.

A 1,500 km expedition across the frozen Arctic Ocean is depicted in the film Exit the North Pole.