Great Line Up for Fort William Mountain Festival 2012 Announced

Be inspired, energised and entertained by a superb line-up of lectures and jaw dropping films from cutting edge climbers, mountaineers, mountain bikers, outdoor athletes and adventurers.

Highlights include:

Mountaineering Night - Join highly experienced Arctic explorer Bob Shepton for the film of his breathtaking sailing and big-wall climbing expedition among Greenland's fjords. This amazing adventure culminated in an ascent of an 850-metre sea wall, from the sea. Plus a screening of 'The Long Hope' by Paul Diffley featuring Dave MacLeod and his 1000ft ascent of St John's Head on the Island of Hoy in one day!

Bob Shepton and the Belgians - Vertical Sailing 2, 82 kb

Climbing Night - A lecture from the maverick master of climbing Johnny Dawes. This quirky show involves unseen video, award-winning film, writings, drawings and Dawes's notorious approach to communicating using metaphor and humour. An entertaining evening exploring the links between climbing and art, the universe and everything! Johnny Dawes at the PYB wall in the 1980s, 118 kb

Opening Night at Nevis Range - a four-course dinner followed by a special musical performance from award-winning Gaelic singer Mary Ann Kennedy.

Bike Night with downhill legend Steve Peat and other biking greats. Lecture, Q&A and film. Steve Peat who is at FWMF 2012, 79 kb

The Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival - Inspiring mountain adventure films from around the world. This year's selection includes incredible films about skiing, ice-climbing, slack-lining, mountain rescues and, oh yes, one Australian's quest to follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan.

To find out more and to buy your festival tickets go to -

Dave MacLeod and his 1000ft ascent of St John's Head on the Island of Hoy, 107 kb
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Bob Shepton and the Belgians - Vertical Sailing 1, 118 kb

Ed Ward Drummond re-visiting the Long Hope on Hoy
© © Lukasz Warzecha -

For more information visit Fort William Mountain Festival
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