This Patagonia film explores how being respectful, reasonable, and responsible allows universal outdoor land access and the shelters that support mountain folks to rove freely.
The 15th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival this year will run 3-4 February 2018 at the George Square Lecture Theatre at Edinburgh University.
Along with the selection of mountain and adventure films, this year’s guest speakers include Mark Beaumont, Sarah Outen, Pete Whittaker and Kelly Cordes.
Ness Knight is gearing up for the biggest adventure of her life, to row the Pacific Ocean — solo — later this year. Yet she makes time for other adventures, like exploring Scotland. Next month Ness will head off to the Guyana with Laura Bingham and Pip Stewart to paddle the Essequibo River.
We often think of the British Isles as tame, wildlife-wise, and crowded. But neither is true of the Highlands, and that was part of Ness’s justification for going there. She is an adventurer, having crossed the harsh Namib desert solo, paddle-boarded 1,000 miles of the Missouri river, and cycled the breadth of Bolivia without spending any money – but in exploring wild Scotland, she believed, she could show her online followers that you don’t have to take a long-haul flight to go adventuring.
Ness worked her way clockwise around the north of Scotland, starting at Glencoe and moving on to Skye. From there she went to the Outer Hebrides, visiting the hilly, weather-battered island of Barra, before heading back to the mainland.