The Mountains Are Calling

Sorry there will be no Braemar Mountain Festival in 2020, but will be back in 2021 with an exciting range of speakers, activities and events.


Braemar Festival

Thank you and see you next year

Wow, it’s been an awesome weekend. We didn’t get the snow this year but still managed to deliver about 50 ticketed events and had amazing support and attendances.

The Festival Team would like to say a BIG thank you to all our community partners, sponsors, speakers, instructors, musicians, prize donors and the army of volunteers who all helped make it happen.

Let’s do it all again next year……we might even have the right amount of snow!!

Thank You

The Braemar Mountain Festival Team

Braemar Festival

Alternative ski touring

The recent warm weather has continued to strip the snow, so we are thrilled to announce that Di Gilbert has agreed to deliver alternative training. On Saturday she will lead a full day course on High Level Mountain Navigation, followed on Sunday by a half day course on Navigation for ski tourers. Both will be delivered on foot. This is a great opportunity to work with Di on the hill and tap into her immense knowledge and experience gained from mountaineering and guiding, not just in Scotland but all over the world.


Programme update

With the forecast showing yet more unseasonably warm weather for this time of year, we are making some small adjustments to our extensive festival programme.

Those booked on winter skills and avalanche courses will be refunded in the coming days and offered a discounted rate on the wider programme as a gesture of good will. Worth noting that we are now offering an alternative half day avalanche course which is not snow dependent!

Braemar Mountain Festival is proud to showcase the best of Scotland’s mountain life and our programme is always designed with the famous unpredictability of the Scottish weather in mind. .

With a programme packed full of adventure films, inspirational talks, skill sessions and evening events, we hope you’ll don your sunglasses and join us for some glorious days out in and around Braemar!

Festival update

Tickets are selling fast for some of our sessions and talks. We’ll provide regular updates as we countdown to the opening of the festival.

Please be advised that the following sessions are now sold out:

Half day navigation courses on Sat and Sunday now full. An additional full day navigation course with Andy Mallinson has now been organised for Sunday.
Winter skills course now full on Saturday, with a few places remaining on Friday.
Winter mountain walks with Gary Hodgson. Just a couple of places remaining on Friday.
Photography masterclass with Ed Smith, last few places remain on Friday and Saturday.

View the full programme here: