Here in Cornwall we’re blessed with a wealth of opportunities to get outside and be active. From surfing to kayaking, mountain biking to slacklining, there is always loads going on.

If you’re one of those who take part in these activities already or even if you don’t but would like to one day, you may be interested in the Thrillseekers Adventure Film Festival. The festival runs from Monday 21st October for three consecutive nights at the Phoenix Cinema in Falmouth. Each night kicks off at 6.45pm with a programme of several short inspirational films documenting adventure.

The Festival features three action-packed programmes. This year, the line-up includes the latest installment from Posing Productions, The Last Great Climb (Programme 1), which sees Britain’s top speed and solo climber, Leo Houlding, attempting a world-first ascent of the Ulvetanna Peak in Antarctica. Audiences can also expect big mountain ski and snowboard action from Teton Gravity Research in Way of Life (Programme 1), a homage to British adventurer Wilfred Thesiger in Alastair Humphreys’ Into the Empty Quarter (Programme 2), athletes taking the sport of canyoning to a new level in The Beginning (Programme 3) and a T4 paraplegic surfing the waves with the help of a close friend and a roll of duct tape (Programme 3).

The festival also features Into the Wilderness, a unique film that follows last year’s Nissan Juke Built to Thrill competition winner, Frank Dias, on his ultimate adventure into the Alaskan wild. Inspired by the tragic true story of Christopher McCandless, subject of book and film Into the Wild, Frank set out to hike to Christopher’s final resting place, Bus 142, and search for his own meaningful adventure. His journey was captured by Bear Grylls’ adventure cameraman, Paul Mungeam.

The full programmes and further information can be found at www.adventurefest.co.uk or at www.merlincinemas.co.uk and tickets are the same standard prices as the cinema usually charges.
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