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Mountaineering Scotland joins line-up for Fort William Mountain Festival 2024

Tuesday 23rd January 2024, 9:00am

Mountaineering Scotland is delighted to be joining the Fort William Mountain Festival again next month as part of their 20th anniversary line-up. 

From 15th to 18th February, the Fort William Mountain Festival will welcome adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life to Fort William for an action-packed programme full of inspiring speakers, creative workshops, guided outdoor activities and thought-provoking film. 

Mountaineering Scotland will be setting up an interactive stall once again at Festival Hub in the Nevis Centre - alongside other exhibitors such as Scottish Mountaineering Press, The Highland Bookshop and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports - where you can meet the team, find out more about the work we do and have the chance to win some incredible prizes. Our popular “Guess the Mountain” competition will return, along with a new competition offering you the chance to win an Osprey backpack! 

Headline speakers include wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin, record-breaking mountain runner Jamie Aarons, adventure photographers and filmmakers Emma Crome and Hamish Frost and Mountain Biking team Aneela and Andy McKenna.

Mountaineering Scotland are excited to be part of Friday 16th Feb’s Running headliner event with Jamie Aarons, during which we’ll be hosting a talk all about our joint partnership campaign with the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland to save Scotland’s mountain paths. 

We’re also delighted to be hosting a #ThinkWINTER Discovery Session this year with Glenmore Lodge, taking place on Friday 16th Feb at 3.30pm in the Nevis Centre. Join Heather Morning, Kirsty Pallas and friends for an interactive session, where they will be sharing their own stories  of winter adventures and talking about how we can all learn from our own and other’s mistakes along the way. They’ll also be answering questions and testing your winter safety knowledge! Tickets are just £5 and all proceeds from sales will be split between Scottish Mountain Rescue and the It’s Up to Us mountain path campaign.