A SERIES of adrenaline-packed films will be shown in the region as part of a world tour.

Yarm's Princess Alexandra Auditorium will be one of the venues for the Banff Mountain Film Festival tour, which is celebrating its 10th year.

The tour features two different collections of brand-new films from the world’s most intrepid film-makers, starring pioneers and explorers tackling extraordinary expeditions in the wildest corners of the planet.

Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “We’re thrilled to have reached 10 years of bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the UK and Ireland – and what better way to celebrate than with the latest dose of cutting-edge adventure films from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival.

“We guarantee that the anniversary atmosphere at the shows will be buzzing – and that audiences will go home inspired to have an adventure of their own as well.”

Films in the World Tour are selected from hundreds entered into the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which takes place every November in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

A collection of seven of the short films will be shown in Yarm on Saturday, March 2.

Among the films in the Yarm programme are the multi-award winning This Mountain Life, which follows the story of Martina and her 60-year-old mother Tania embarking on an epic ski traverse from Vancouver to Alaska – six months and 2,300km of journeying though relentless mountain wilderness.

Ice and Palms follows the latest expedition of two German friends Max and Jochen – five weeks, 1,800km and 35,000km vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.

And How To Run 100 Miles is described as a film of pain, suffering, persistence – and glory – as Jayson Sime enters his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon.

Other venues for the tour include Harrogate Royal Halls on March 1, York Barbican on March 28 and Whitley Bay, Playhouse on March 29 and 30. Each event features a free prize draw for outdoors goods.

For more information and to book tickets, see www.banff-uk.com.