Durham Adventure Festival basecamp is the heart of the event - here's what's scheduled now that the basecamp timetable 2019 has been released.

Head to the Gala Theatre and you'll find the basecamp, where you can relax, have a drink, chat to fellow adventurers and sign up for some great events. Durham Adventure Festival basecamp is the hub of the whole weekend, with talks, film content and sponsored events.

Here's what's happening at Durham Adventure Festival basecamp over the three days of the event.

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Durham Adventure Festival basecamp Friday April 26

The whole of Friday April 26 at basecamp is 'East Coast Visions presents Best Day Ever'.  There's an introduction from adventure cameraman Chris Mclean and featuring Montane’s athlete manager Wim Stevenson. See the christening of the base camp stage with inspiring stories from Montane, and collect some freebies.

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Durham Adventure Festival basecamp Saturday April 27

12-12.30pm The View from the Summit: John Robson from Fire and Ice Expeditions explains why Mountains are a metaphor for life.

12.45pm-1.15pm Montane presents Marcus Scotney: Marcus talks about his most recent achievements in the vanguard of British ultra-running, reflecting on his own running highs and lows, and exploring what running can do for your mental health.

5.15-5.45pm Mera Peak: Mera Peak director, producer and expedition member Andy Spink introduces his short film.

6-7.15pm East Coast Visions presents Water Women: Sally McGee and Georgie Page have taken their love of the ocean and made it central to everything they do in their lives. These two Water Women show how you can use your passion to create new horizons in your communities, and inspire positive change.

8.15-9.15pm East Coast Visions presents Anto Baird - Way Off Piste: Anto Baird tells the story behind the photography exhibition in the basecamp gallery space. From penguins to powder skiing, sails to sunsets, and taking in a five day sail across the convergence line.

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Durham Adventure Festival basecamp Sunday April 28

12-12.30pm Durham Johnston students present a collection of short adventure films: Alongside the visual art displayed in the basecamp area, students from Durham Johnston have also shot their own adventure films, inspired by Durham Adventure Festival 2019.

2-2.30pm Dan Smith - Paddle of Britain: Kayaking the length of Great Britain inland, Dan talks about his journey to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

4.45-5.15pm Adventures in Western Papau Duncan Hale describes his expedition to climb Carstensz Pyramid involving jungle, cannibals, penis gourds and guerrillas.

6-7pm East Coast Visions presents Franco Cookson A regular in the North East and one of the most committed climbers in the UK, Franco's exploits in the hills are the stuff of legend. Join Franco to hear about the knife edge between success and failure.

7.15-7.45pm I’ll Make a Way or Find A Way John Robson tells of his extraordinary recovery from being told he would never run or climb again to summit Mera Peak (6,476m) in the Nepal Himalayas.

8.30-9pm East Coast Visions presents Gary Fildes – Searching for Light: East Coast Visions presents Gary Fildes, the story of a bricklayer from Sunderland who always dreamed of the stars and the many mysteries of outer space. Gary took this passion project and slowly turned it in to the monumental success that is Kielder Observatory. Gary's story then takes him from Kielder to South America, into the Atacama desert and beyond.

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