Less than two weeks to go before a cracking day out in the Peak District.
The small but perfectly formed Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival is back for 2012 and taking place on Saturday 25 February at Hope Valley College in the Peak District with profits going to support the college.
Organised by Neil Mcadie of Rab and his wife Sue, HVAFF is a proper community-based event in the heart of the Peak. This year it features more than 20 films including Best of ShAFF and Best of Kendal programmes plus lots more.
Films on show include Cold, the epic Cory Richards account of climbing an 8000m peak in winter and Vertical Sailing, an amphibious tale of Greenland cliff-climbing from a sailing boat.
Lots more includes three lectures, a range of activities, great local food and beer, a raffle with £1,000-worth of outdoor-related prizes, a mini-film competition and an exhibition of works by local artists with an outdoor focus.
It should, says Mcadie, be 'a great day out for anyone from hard-core enthusiasts to active families'.
Richard Parks, Pies, Peas And Beer...
One of the highlights promises to be the evening lecture by ex-Welsh rugby international turned mountaineer, Richard Parks, which covers his extraordinary personal journey taking in the summits of the seven highest continental mountains plus the north and south poles all within seven months.
Preceded by pie and peas and accompanied by good beer, it should be make for a cracking finale to the event.
HVAFF takes place on Saturday 25, February 2012 and is open from 11am through to 10pm at Hope Valley College in Hope. You can buy both Day Film Pass tickets and evening lecture ones either over the counter at Outside in Hathersage or online at www.hvaff.co.uk.
And if you're not local, why not make a weekend of it, and go walking, climbing or biking in the Peak District?