IF you’re in need of some motivation to get outdoors, then the Banff Mountain Film Festival is a must-see. Over the past ten years, it has grown from a one night, one programme event, to a global tour that visits every key venue in Dorset with two different short film selections.

But the underlying message is always the same – that literally anyone can have adventures. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how poor you are, even if you’re missing limbs. It’s all about mindset.

The first film of the night, and probably the most poignant, was called For The Love of Mary. George Etzweiler is still running and setting records in the annual race up Mount Washington at the age of 97. He didn’t start running until he was 49. He’s had open heart surgery and a pacemaker fitted, but he still runs in memory of his late wife of 68 years in the same lucky green shorts she bought him when he first started.

Next up was a story of sheer perseverance in the face of poverty as we followed RJ Ripper's bid to become a world class mountain biker which included stunning, high adrenaline footage as he explores his homeland in Nepal on his bike.

Another highlight of the night was a film called Exploring the Outback, starring Michael Atkinson who decided to retrace the steps of two German aviators stranded in the Australian wilderness 80 years ago.

He wanted to discover if could survive alone in the remote Australian bush with a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932 for a whole month.

The last film starred 19-year-old Margo Hayes who became the first woman to climb the elusive 5.15 grade known as the apex of climbing. At the start of 2017 only a few men had achieved the grade and no women until Margo set a new precedent.

As ever, you can never fail to feel inspired by this film festival.

And just to give you the heads up - the producers of Banff Film Festival tour are returning to the UK in October with a collection of short films called Top Dog, which explores the bond between canine and human at Lighthouse Poole on October 3.