Events selling out. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Here is a quick update on ticket sales as of 17th Feb 2018:-

Courses and workshops:

Navigation courses – Saturday and Sunday are now both full

Mountain First Aid – Saturday has 2 x places remaining, still good availability for Sunday

Winter skills – Saturday and Sunday are both full. There is 1 x place remaining on Friday

Avalanche Courses – Saturday has some availability but Sunday now full.

Biking ride outs – Women biking on Friday 1 x place remaining. Skills sessions with Joe Flanagan on Friday good availability. Youth ride on Saturday is half full. Bike-packing ride out and workshops on Saturday have good availability.

Ski sessions with Gillian Parker – 3 x places on Friday, good availability for Saturday and Sunday. Telemark skiing sessions have good availability.

Ski tech workshops – Good availability on Saturday, but only 2 x places on Sunday.

BMRT visit – 2 x places remaining.

Photography workshops – 2 x places on Friday remaining but good availability on Saturday

Adventure Film Making – Availability on both Saturday and Sunday.

Orienteering and hill running – Availability at all sessions.

Talks and Films

Availability currently remains for all our talks and films across the weekend at all venues.

Evening Events

Tickets are still available for all our evening events, however sales have been very brisk in the past week and the following events were all sell outs last year (and we turned away people on the doors):

  • Ceilidh
  • Mountain Food and Music night
  • Headline speakers on Friday and Saturday nights

Programme change

Please note that due to health reasons, Charlotte Peacock has had to unfortunately cancel her talk on Nan Shepherd. We wish Charlotte a speedy recovery.

Orienteering information

© Nigel Corby

Orienteering Info for Braemar Mountain Festival

At the Braemar Mountain Festival this year there will be an opportunity to try out orienteering on each of Fri, Sat and Sun afternoons. As well as being a fantastic family sport in its own right, orienteering is an excellent way of practising skills for navigating in the mountains. The fundamental skills involved in orienteering include map interpretation, route selection, compass work and understanding contours, all of which are equally important for navigating in the mountains. The difference is that orienteering offers opportunities to practice these skills repeatedly in easily accessible locations.
The sessions on offer at the Braemar Mountain Festival will take place in Creag Choinnich woodland and up onto the open hillside of Carn nan Sgliat.
Fri pm : 60’ “Score” event suitable for anyone with basic navigation skills
Sat pm : Introductory session for families or youths
Sun pm: “So you think you can navigate” challenge suitable for those with some prior navigation experience
More details and registration are available on the Braemar Mountain Festival and Mar Orienteering Club websites

Ed Smith Photography

Great to hear that Ed Smith has had work shortlisted for the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Awards.

Ed will be exhibiting at this years Festival together with a host of other artists in St Margaret’s Braemar between 1st – 4th March 2018

Ed Smith Photography (@edsmithphoto)