Fort William Mountain Festival 2010by Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com Jan/2010
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This year's programme of new events and old favourites will take place throughout Fort William and Lochaber - the Outdoor Capital of the UK - from Thursday 11 to Monday 15 February, during the best winter walking and climbing conditions of the year.
Tickets at: www.mountainfilmfestival.co.uk/tickets
The festival favourite 'Party at Nevis Range', the official opening ceilidh at the top of the Nevis Range mountain gondola, will launch the varied and entertaining programme that includes lectures and film screenings from cutting edge outdoor athletes and adventurers.
These include paddler and big-wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick, multi award-winning film maker Paul Diffley, an appearance by Jimmy Marshall, the architect of modern Scottish climbing, lectures from Dave Macleod & Andy Turner and a screening of the award-winning film by Posing Productions, The Asgard Project. The festival will close with the now legendary film night - The Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival.
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The winner of the 2010 Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture will be announced during the festival. There will also be plenty of opportunity for both novices and experts to hone their skills through inspirational workshops in mountain skills, avalanche awareness, winter walking, winter climbing, skiing and snowboarding in the Outdoor Capital during a festival that is dedicated to celebrating mountains and the culture that surrounds them.
The presenting sponsor is www.outdoorcapital.co.uk.
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