Page updated 7 December 2013


The Dundee Mountain Film Festival 2013 is now over! We hope you enjoyed the films, speakers and exhibitions. The film voted as our People's Choice, was Tim Cope's On the Trail of Genghis Khan which was shown on Saturday evening. Congratulations to Tim on yet another award!

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The Wednesday evening session was very successful and sold out. This was the first time we had used Discovery Point as a venue and it worked out very well. Hamish related some amazing stories of his mountaineering life and Clint Eastwood's climbing prowess rather than leaving it all to a stunt man. and it was good to see the cult film The Eiger Sanction again.The picture shows Hamish MacInnes on the left with the session chair and interviewer, Alfie Ingram.


28 November: Thursday evening: This was a musical evening with integrated images. Matilda Brown and her ensemble with the Whitfield Community Choir performed Matilda's Mountain Music - Inspiring Images, a piece inspired by the love of the mountains and the outdoor life. Also featured were some dramatic large panoramic photographs by Nick Rawle



Friday evening included three stunning Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour films, including the award winning Crossing The Ice, possibly the best outdoor adventure film ever made. After the break, Sandy Allan, in his understated style, related his outstanding climb of the Nanga Parbat Mazeno Ridge.


On Saturday morning we had Scottish films, including Paul Diffley's latest epic featuring Andy Cave. Matt Brown and Roger Cox introduced the Scottish Premiere of The Beinn Ghlas Project, and we slipped in three short films from Stefan Morrocco before the break. After the break, Jim Crumley, well known author and radio and TV contributor, gave his personal view of The Nature of Mountains - Stirling to Suilven




On Saturday afternoon, we had the second programme of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Then Dolina Swanson and Christine Stewart from Stornoway introduced the film about their kayaking adventure from the Western Isles to St Kilda. The solo St Kilda paddler, Dave Clement, also gave us a taste of what the Western Isles could offer the climber and adventurer.





On Saturday evening, we showed Push It, Jen Randall's attempt on the ultimate big wall - El Capitan in Yosemite. Some of you may remember her as a student at Duncan Of Jordonston or her visits to Avertical World! On the Trail of Genghis Khan was a short version of the film series of Tim Cope's three year adventure from Mongolia to Hungary. This film won the Peoples Choice Banff, 2011, Grand Prize Vancouver Festival 2012 and Prize of the Jury Graz 2010. The film was a UK premiere for us and we are delighted to say that Tim's film won our People's Choice award! Tim also introduced his film, with a question and answer session afterwards, and sold copies of his book, On The Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads, which won the Grand Prize at Banff last month. A great Christmas present for many people and likely to hit the best seller lists shortly.




The finale to the festival was Kenton Cool, a much requested speaker by last year's audience. Kenton, in his energetic motivational fashion, told us about his Everest Triple Crown - the "Everest Horseshoe" of Nupse, Everest and Lhotse. The photograph shows Kenton on the left with the session chair, Geoff Bardsley



As well as the usual speaker and film sessions, we had a fantastic exhibition of photography and artwork by Jean Stenico and Hans Grossman on Friday and Saturday.


Missed some films or want more? - here are some films to watch to keep you inspired - click this link!


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Our major sponsors this year are Tiso and The Scottish Mountaineering Trust

About the Festival

The first Dundee Mountain Film Festival (DMFF), a one-evening event, was staged to raise funds for building the bridge at Bachnagairn in memory of our friend Roy Tait, a member of the Grampian Club and Tayside Mountain Rescue Team. We just carried on, a fitting tribute to one we loved and admired. More about our history here..

TayFM and Cash for Kids


Congratulations and thanks to Ian Croft for successfully bidding for DMFF tickets at the recent Tay FM Cash for Kids Charity Auction. Cash For Kids is Radio Tay’s listeners’ very own charity, lending a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged local children.

DMFF and Oxfam, Lochee


The Oxfam shop in Lochee collected outdoor related donations (e.g. Outdoor clothes, books, DVDs, rucksacks, boots, artwork etc) for going on sale in the shop the Saturday before the festival (23rd November) and was on sale until after the festival closed, and there were only a few items left. We had some great donations and must have sold in the region of £200 worth of outdoor gear and books etc. Thanks for all your donations and I hope you enjoyed your visit to our friendly shop. Any other further donations are also welcome, to support Oxfam in their great work, particularily with the recent events in Syria and the Phillipines.

The address of the Lochee Branch is:

71 High Street