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Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 13th-15th February

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival started last night with a quartet of short films and a talk and film by cyclist Rob Jarman. The festival continues all weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday and tickets are still available at www.eastgatearts.com. You can view the full programme here. With such a wide range of events there's bound to be something to interest every outdoor enthusiast.
We're working today and sorry to be missing the talks by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Borders doctor Andrew Murray and this evening's cycling themed films. But we are looking forward to heading down tomorrow to hear global adventurer Alastair Humphreys talk about the inspiration behind his Microadventures and hoping to be inspired for some adventures of our own. Sender Films' Valley Uprising is also on our must-see list. It's been picking up awards at film festivals all over the world (including Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival last weekend) and its exploration of the development of climbing in Yosemite could hardly be more topical with the recent exploits of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on the Dawn Wall breaking through in to the mainstream media.



The evening is rounded off by Lukasz Warzecha introducing his own films on a diverse group of Wild Women including trail runner Sarah Ridgway, mountain biker Hannah Barnes, wingsuit flyer Ellen Brennan and para-athlete Karen Darke.
Living in Peebles, it's fantastic to know we can enjoy such high-quality films and talks right on our doorstep. If you're in town this weekend too we hope we'll see you at some of them.

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