Yorkshire rowers star in Banff Mountain Film Festival in Harrogate tonight

A spectacular scene from one of the short films screening at this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival in Harrogate. (Picture by Brett Lowell)
A spectacular scene from one of the short films screening at this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival in Harrogate. (Picture by Brett Lowell)

The word is that at least one of the four inspirational Yorkshire mums who became famous after rowing the Atlantic is to attend a spectacular film event in Harrogate tonight, Thursday.

A movie of the courageous women's incredible adventures - Four Mums In A Boat - will be screened tonight, Thursday at the Royal Hall as part of this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
The whole event promises to provide an unforgettable evening of adventure films - as anyone who's been before will tell you..
None of the four working mums had rowed for more than a couple of years before they set off in December 2015 in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to the finishing point in Antigua.
During the 68-day journey, the four mums faced a hurricane, power failures, seasickness and the occasional physical injury in constantly rough seas.
As well as setting a new Guinness World Record as the oldest all-female crew to row across any ocean, the amateur team also raised funds for two chosen charities - MAGGIES and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, which tours the world annually, is famed for its incredible cinematography, epic scenery, mind-blowing journeys and hair-raising moments in the wildest corners of the planet.
Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offersa real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions.”
This year’s UK and Ireland tour includes 14 diverse films, featuring everythingfrom tales of high-adrenaline action to poignant documentaries.
The short films are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.
The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

Banff Mountain Film Festival stars - The four Yorkshire rowers.

Banff Mountain Film Festival stars - The four Yorkshire rowers.