Fort William Launches 2009 Mountain Festival Programme

HIMALAYAN EXPERT AND LEGENDARY SLOVENIAN CLIMBER JOIN SCOTS
FOR 2009 FORT WILLIAM MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

The best of the best in the fields of climbing, kayaking, and skiing and much more are flocking to Fort William from Friday 06 to Saturday 14 March for the 2009 Fort William Mountain Festival. The launch of the festival today (Tuesday 02 December 2008), unveiled a programme that will put the Outdoor Capital of the UK – Fort William and Lochaber – at the centre of Scotland’s events programme in 2009. Presented with The Nevis Partnership, the week long celebration promises a varied and entertaining programme packed with mountain sports, films, lectures, guided walks, skills workshops and fringe activities for all those who want to learn about and celebrate mountain culture.

Highlights of the 2009 Fort William Mountain Festival include:

Fast and Light in the Himalaya – the world renowned mountaineer Adrian Burgess, a pioneer of high-altitude climbs will join forces with Slovenian climbing superstar Marko Prezelj, known for his impeccable style on spectacularly difficult routes, to share the passion that drives them to keep exploring ever-higher and more exhilarating climbs.

Contact: Paddy Cuthbert
Phone: 7968699636
Email: paddy@podge.co.uk
Website: http://www.mountainfestival.co.uk/