A Celebration of Mountain Culture in the Outdoor Capital of the UK

Hill Running Highs 

An evening of film, chat and inspiration from an amazing line up of speakers. 

We start the evening with the film “The Dragons Back” by Shane Ohly.

Only run once before in 1992, the Dragon’s Back Race is legendary. This film takes you into the heart of an inspiring adventure as the 2012 race weaves a brutal path down the mountainous spine of Wales. Follow the 84 runners as they battle fatigue, blisters and their own mental and physical limits. The Dragon’s Back Race film is a compelling, intimate and beautiful portrayal of mountain running.

 Photographer: © Jon Brooke
Photographer: © Jon Brooke
Competitors head to the summit of Fan Brycheiniog in the spectacular mountains of the Brecon Beacons, on the final day of the 2012 Dragon’s Back Race™.

Manny Gorman on Beinn Chaorach

Then sit tight for a great tale of a superb adventure by a talented speaker and very modest man. Munroist Manny Gorman talks about his incredible achievement of running the Corbetts – all 219 Corbetts in 70 days, in one continuous journey by running, cycling and sailing is an outstanding achievement totalling 2609.5 miles & 484,108ft of ascent.

Hear about this epic 70 day journey from Manny himself.

  • On foot 1,001.5 miles & 420,658ft of ascent
  • On bike 1,132 miles & 44,077ft of ascent
  • On mountain bike 276 miles & 19,373ft of ascent
  • Sailing approx 200 miles

Total journey of 2,609.5 miles & 484,108ft of ascent – not bad for Scotland!

Quote “You’re an idiot, but a truly inspirational one!” by Stuart Simpson

*The Corbetts are Scottish hills between 2,500 and 3,000ft, with at least 500ft ascent on all sides.


Followed by a ridge running QA session with an amazing panel of elite athletes: 
Manny Gorman, Finlay Wild, Donald King and Guy Steven. 

Images: Top to bottom
Finlay Wild finishing the Skye Ridge in less than 3 hours
Mike, Kenny Grant, Donald King and Guy Steven at the end of their winter traverse of the Skye Ridge
Guy Steven on the Skye Ridge in winter

Festival Price

Online Tickets are now closed for this event

Booking Office and on the door tickets are available





The 2014 Festival Pass* is no longer available, individual tickets can be purchased from the booking office and on the door.

Please Note:

  • Ticket office open from 6pm 20th – 22nd, 4.30 pm 23rd February
  • Doors open from 6.30pm 20th – 22nd, 4.30 pm 23rd February
  • Shows start promptly at 7pm 20th – 22nd, and 5 pm for The Dynamic Image then
    7.00 pm Best of Banff on 23rd February
  • Concessions are for under 16s only
  • Some shows may contain adult language or themes
  • Children must be supervised by an adult

* West Highland College UHI Students showing their current student card can buy tickets from the festival ticket office on the night for £10.00.
Advanced discounted tickets can be bought online until noon on the day of the event.
Advanced discounted tickets can be bought from the booking offices at the Nevis Centre or Ellis Brigham, Fort William from 6th – 31st January 2014.
Full price tickets can be bought from the Advance Booking Offices at the Nevis Centre or Ellis Brigham, Fort William from 1st – 19th February 2014, and from the Festival Booking Office 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 20th – 22nd February 2014, and 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm 23rd February.


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