Fort William Mountain Festival 2011

Ben Nevis Fort William

A Celebration of Mountain Culture

The 2011 Fort William Mountain Festival, takes place from Friday 11 to Tuesday 15 February.

In the organisers own words:

A Celebration of Mountain Culture in the Outdoor Capital of the U.K.
Mountains inspire us all in different ways – and you won’t find a better example of the diversity of mountain culture than in this year’s festival lectures and films.
But don’t just spectate – participate! We’ve got loads of ways for you to get active and involved, so grab the chance to join in on an avalanche awareness course, winter-climbing or winter-walking workshop.

Is Fort William the Outdoor Capital of the UK? What would Ambleside and or Keswick have to say about that?

Anyway the line up is impressive here are some highlights:

Friday 11th February – Paddling Evening

* “A drop in the ocean, and aware of it” with guest speaker Patrick Winterton
* “Searching for the Rivergod” a new film from legendary kayaker & film maker Olaf Obsommer
* “Wild Water” A different look at the world of white water paddling.

Saturday 12th February – From The Edge To The Great Climb & Jump Jam

* Richard Else of Triple Echo Productions & Cameron McNeish take us on a historical journey about the making of Scottish mountaineering films.

Sunday 13th February – Mountaineering Evening & Mammoth Descent

* An evening of inspiration with allround extreme athlete and television presenter Tim Emmett (more to follow) plus mountaineering films.

Monday 14th February – The Best of Banff World Tour

* Come and check out this year’s selection of films from the world class Best of Banff World Tour.

Tuesday 15th February – Festival Wrap Up Party

* The festival will close this year with a party up a Mountain at Nevis Range with music and dancing at over 2000 feet on Aonach Mor.

To find out more about the Festival Programme

Rohan Heritage

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