A 4 day festival celebrating the best in adventure.
Join us for inspiring speakers; creative workshops, guided outdoor activities. thought-provoking films and a free, interactive festival hub.
From Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 February 2024, they look forward to welcoming both adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life to Fort William and Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK
, for an action-packed programme full to the brim with inspiring speakers, creative workshops, guided outdoor activities, thought-provoking films, and an interactive festival hub.
Discovery Sessions have been specially curated to bring festival goers a wide variety of content across all outdoor disciplines. Drop in to hear from world renowned base jumper Tim Howell
; explore long distance running with Jenny Tough
; discover Scottish Winter
with Mountaineering Scotland
and rock climbing inspired creativity with Anna Fleming
; and get an insight into extreme documentary making with Joe French
and watery exploits of both paddler Nick Ray
and white water paddleboarders Sam Garthwaite
and Cameron Hopkin
Explore Events are your opportunity for some hands-on learning with the experts. The activities take place indoors at the festival hub, as well as enabling festival goers to get out and discover the amazing landscapes of Lochaber. The festival is extremely proud to be able to work with such a diverse range of activity providers to showcase everything that gives Lochaber its deserved reputation as a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Outdoor events include mountain illustration, nature writing, wild swimming, trail running, mountain biking and, of course, winter walking, mountaineering, and skiing. Indoor events include mountain weather with the Mountain Weather Information Service, adventure filmmaking and Yoga.
No Festival would be complete without awards recognising the phenomenal effort and talent that goes into adventure filmmaking and photography. The specially curated International Film night will showcase the best entries to the festival’s own competition as well as award presentations.
The Nevis Centre
in Fort William will be transformed into the Festival Hub, packed with a diverse range of outdoor organisations, brands and creators ready to share their inspirational stories, expert information and quality kit and goodies. Alongside this festival goers will be able to grab a coffee and some delicious grub before heading into one of the inspiring talks, film sessions and workshops happening each day between 14:00 and 22:00.