For the 18th outing of the FORT WILLIAM MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, organisers will once again stage a live, multi-venue event in and around the bustling Highland town of Fort William, at the heart of THE OUTDOOR CAPITAL OF THE UK (OCUK), a location known for its adventure roots, its global provenance, stunning landscapes, peaks, glens, waterways, beaches, history and culture.
From Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 February 2022, they have programmed an exciting line-up packed with inspiration, education and entertainment plus plenty of action and adventure. It includes presentations from world-class outdoor adventurers; adrenaline-fueled and thought-provoking films from both the Festival’s very own international film competition entries and the Banff Centre Mountain Festival World Tour.
Award nights, include The Scottish Awards for Excellence in Mountain Culture and The Photographer of the Year Award, celebrating a range of outstanding achievements Also, thought-provoking environmental discussion; and a collection of quality FRINGE EVENTS including winter mountain skills workshops, philosophy walks, and bike and running themed nights.
Visitors to and residents of Lochaber can celebrate everything that the great outdoors has to offer at the Fort William Mountain Festival, presented in association with the NEVIS LANDSCAPE PARTNERSHIP, the OCUK, ELLIS BRIGHAM, JAHAMA HIGHLAND ESTATES, JOHN MUIR TRUST and the HIGHLAND COUNCIL.
Rod Pashley, Chairman of The Highland Mountain Culture Association, said, “In 2021 we produced a stunning online Festival amid the challenges of Covid-19. Now, as we finalise the programme and update the website for our 2022 Festival, we’re back to a live, multi-venue event, celebrating the wild landscape that surrounds us in Fort William and Lochaber; the inspiration that fuels the passion and enthusiasm behind the Mountain Festival.
“The mountains, glens, rivers and coastline influence our culture in many ways, whether it is the beauty of the landscape, our engagement with it or the opportunities we find in it. It is for everyone who appreciates the great outdoors. With the best winter walking, climbing and snowsports conditions of the year, visiting Fort William and Lochaber in February, for the Mountain Festival, is the perfect time of year to experience the stunning landscape of the area first-hand.”
Photo credits: Omega Guiding