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Fort William Mountain Festival 2023

Wednesday 15th February 2023, 2:34pm

The Mountaineering Scotland team are heading to Fort William this weekend, where we are looking forward to joining a fantastic range of exhibitors at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

Held in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, the Fort William Mountain Festival features a superb line-up of talks, film screenings, workshops, exhibitors and more, running from today (Thursday 16th ) to Sunday 19th February.

Covering a whole host of outdoor activities – from climbing and mountaineering to swimming, cycling, running and more – the festival will see some of the top names in each field flock to Fort William.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 6-9pm, members of the Mountaineering Scotland team will be in the Exhibition Zone at the Nevis Centre. We’ll be around to answer any questions you might have about Mountaineering Scotland and the benefits of becoming a member, as well as some offering some great competition prizes to be won each day.

If you’re going to be at the festival this weekend, don’t forget to come and say hello! 

Tales from the Trails: An evening of running, biking and hiking stories

Adventurer, writer, filmmaker and presenter, Calum Maclean, will host a unique celebration of the world-famous long-distance trails that start in Fort William, with a collection of speakers and films that show off these remarkable trails. 

Friday 17th February, 7:00pm, Nevis Centre. 

Tickets and info.


Protect Our Winters: An evening of inspiring stories and films

Join Lauren MacCallum, General Manager of POW UK, for a free evening of fun, thought provoking and non-judgemental chat, and learn how you can turn you passion into purpose. 

Friday 17th February, 7pm, The Highland Bookshop. 

Tickets and info.

The Climbing Night will include an hour long talk from Robbie Phillips as part of his exciting new Edge of the World Tour, alongside a talk from Carlos Casas - one of the founding members of the community group Colour Up Bristol, which celebrates diversity within the climbing community.

The Climbing Night will also host the presentation of the Scottish Awards for Excellence in Mountain Culture, as well as the inaugural Golden Axe Award - a very special short film competition in honour of Rob Brown. 

Saturday 18th February, 7pm, Nevis Centre (Main Theatre). 

Tickets and info.

BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Hosted by: Cameron McNeish

Following the festival in Banff, Alberta, each fall, the BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour reaches more than 40 countries on seven continents, arrives in the Outdoor Capital of the UK as part of the Fort William Mountain Festival. Come along for a specially curated selection of Banff’s top films. 

Sunday 19th February, 7pm, Nevis Centre. 

Tickets and info.