Trust sponsors Fort William Mountain Festival film competition

Fort William's annual celebration of mountain culture is once again proudly supported by the John Muir Trust

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The John Muir Trust, which owns and manages the Ben Nevis Estate – which includes the summit and upper slopes of the mountain, part of Glen Nevis and two other Munros – is delighted to be among the sponsors of the Fort William Mountain Festival (FWMF).

Specifically, the Trust is sponsoring the Festival’s film competition on Thursday 16 February, showcasing bold, innovative and inspirational films that seek to capture the essence of mountain culture.

The competition will include a special screening of the acclaimed short film, Wilderness, made by adventurer Alastair Humphreys with a voice-over by nature writer Jim Crumley.

The Trust has also been coordinating a Wild Writing competition with schools across the Lochaber area.

John Muir Trust Nevis land manager Alison Austin, said: “We’re delighted to be associated once again with this fantastic annual mountain festival, on the doorstep of Scotland’s highest mountain.

“We’re looking forward to a great film night on Thursday, with entries from talented up-and-coming film-makers, and a special screening of Alastair Humphrey’s Wilderness, filmed on Ben Nevis, Steall Gorge and other John Muir Trust properties across the Highlands.”

The film festival is part of the Climbing Night at the Fort William Mountain Festival on Thursday 16 February, which will also feature a talk by traditional climber, Hazel Findlay, who has been described as “the best female mountaineer in Britain”.

Find out more about the Fort William Mountain Festival.