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EMFF Tickets Go On Sale

World famous names from the climbing world will head the line up for this year’s Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival alongside a packed programme of awe-inspiring adventure films from Scotland and around the world.

Tickets are now on sale for the three-day festival which takes place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21 October at the George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh University. The exciting programme features over twenty films along with lectures from Stephen Venables, legendary Canadian mountaineer Barry Blanchard (who was due to appear on the BBC's Great Climb in August before it was washd out), Ian Parnell (freshly back from Patagonia), Cameron McNeish and Karen Darke, and is expected to attract over 2500 climbers and outdoors enthusiasts.

The Hot Aches team, who scooped all the prizes with 'E11' in 2006, will also premiere their new film 'Committed' at the festival at the evening show on Saturday 20 October. The special festival cut focuses mostly on Scottish climbers and venues, and whets the appetite for the launch of the full-length DVD, and tickets will be sought after for this big screen event.

A strong Scottish line up also includes films such as ‘Polldubh – A Mountain Climbers Playground’ featuring 77 year-old Jimmy Ness repeating his ascent of ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ – a severe rock climb - sixty years after he first climbed it. Dave MacLeod, Terry Sullivan and Ed Grindlay are also filmed repeating their first ascents of classic routes in Glen Nevis.

Other films to look out for include 'Didier versus The Cobra', which follows Didier Berthod & Sonny Trotter's battle to climb Cobra Crack in Squamish, which is claimed to be the toughest crack climb in the world. Meanwhile, 'Aweberg' follows Will Gadd on a very sketchy iceberg climbing trip and Timmy O'Neill returns with more 'Urban Ape' antics. On a similar note, but with more of a local connection, ‘Bricks & Mortar Disorder’ documents climbers in Dundee trying out their skills on some of the city’s buildings. Surely no-one in Edinburgh would dare to try this, and record it on film??!! For a full list of films being screened, click here[1].

Away from climbing, there is a fantastic selection of films to suit all interests, with lots of extreme mountain biking, blissful skiing and adventurous journeys across the wild corners of the world. Whatever your interest in the outdoors, it's going to be a lot more fun than sitting in watching the X-Factor!

The ever popular climbing master classes, led by top Scottish climbers Niall McNair & Alan Cassidy, also return costing £30 per person (book at Alien Rock 1).

The festival party, which takes places after the evening show on Saturday 20 October promises to be the biggest and best yet, with some great DJs and - most importantly! - a 3am license (at last!).

As part of the festival programme the Edinburgh Fine Art Library on George IV Bridge plays host to ‘The Crux: 25 Classic British Climbing Images’ from 3 - 30 October. The free exhibition charts the development of British climbing and includes iconic photographs including the last shot of Mallory and Irvine on Everest and Doug Scott’s enduring image of Dougal Haston arriving at the summit of Everest in 1975. There are some amazing images, so do try to make it along.

The festival has also announced that it has joined 1% For The Planet[2], a worldwide alliance of businesses which pledge to give 1% of their annual turnover to environmental groups that are actively working to protect the global environment. The festival will also continue its fund raising efforts for its chosen charities - the John Muir Trust and the Mountain Rescue Committee for Scotland. Over £4,000 has been raised for these organisations by the EMFF to date.

For full details of the festival, which is staged in association with Tiso[3], Glenmore Lodge[4] & Wilderness Journeys[5], see the EMFF website[6].

Tickets and free programmes are now available from selected Tiso stores and at Alien Rock 1.

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