Fort William Mountain Festival & Nevis Landscape Partnership will be Celebrating the Wild in lots of different ways and you're more than welcome to join in! You can seize the adventure and sign up for one of our Carpe Diem events, nominate your very own Youth Mountain Culture Ambassador and celebrate the mountain culture and heritage of the local area. We are also aiming to work with local artists to create a visually stunning tribute to the icemen who pioneered mountaineering in Lochaber. Since the project was launched we have hosted a successful series of fully-booked Carpe Diem adventure days on Ben Nevis which saw the removal of over 50kg of litter from the mountain. Willing participants explored the mountain in various ways such as scrambling up Ledge Route, tackling the famous Tower Ridge & camping at halfway lochan whilst being looked after by local mountain guides. The Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture was introduced at last year's Fort William Mountain Festival and the inaugural winner was Zeki Basan. An inspiring and enthusiastic young man, he will pass on the title at #FWMF2016.
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Who has inspired you lately? Fort William Mountain Festival & Nevis Landscape Partnership want to celebrate the spirit of adventure and award an inspiring individual with The Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture. You have until December to get your votes in!
YOUTH AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Thank you for your amazing response, now our judges will scrutinise every entry to make sure we have our inaugural winner by the time the festival comes along.
Fort William Mountain Festival is NEXT MONTH! We can’t wait. Our film premieres along with a host of other inspiring adventure films, guest speakers and a jam-packed exhibition area where we’ll have a stall. Come say hello & learn all about how YOU can get involved to Celebrate the Wild.
Congratulations to Zeki Basan! This young adventurer truly embodies what we were hoping to celebrate and we can’t wait to see what he gets up to during his year as our Youth Mountain Culture Ambassador.
Lots of last minute planning for the festival happening here, busy busy busy! Carpe Diem, Citizen Science & Creative Kids Competition are go, swing by our stall for more information. See you there!
Thank you to everyone who came along to Fort William Mountain Festival, stopped by the stall & signed up to be a volunteer! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and our big movie premiere.
FWMF never rests! We’ve had the first meeting for next year and are planning a BIG year. Stay tuned!
This weekend was the first Carpe Diem event of the year & it was a huge success! The group enjoyed exploring the North Face of Ben Nevis and wild camping at halfway lochan. The team managed to remove a massive 16KG of litter from Ben Nevis! A huge thank you to Connor, Atlas Mountaineering for sharing his extensive North Face Survey knowledge with us.
Tom Prescott, butterfly aficionado, took a group out in Glen Nevis to explore the wonderful butterflies and moths that frequent this area. This was the first of our Citizen Science events and we think everyone was really interested in the biodiversity on their back doorstep. Next up squirrels!
Seize the Adventure! Another month, another adventure. This time four adventurers explored Coire Leis with Craig Dubh Mountaineering and were amazed to still see large patches of snow! Another great day out & even more litter taken off Ben Nevis.
Weather unfortunately stopped play for this month’s planned Carpe Diem expedition up Ledge Route but the team did the best they could & gathered lots of litter from around The CIC Hut. Thank you to the hardy adventurers who turned up despite the howling weather & to Dave, Highland Mountain Company.
Family fun in Glen Nevis! Everyone enjoyed our Citizen Science event all about red squirrels this weekend. A huge thank you to everyone who came along and to the fantastic Lochaber Countryside Rangers!
Arguably the most famous route on Ben Nevis & the first of our Carpe Diem days to be fully booked! This weekend Lucy & Stephen took on the classic route with Hunter Mountaineering and loved every minute of it. Stephen reported that he took as much litter as his backpack could handle & was amazed at what gets left on the summit!