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sunday 19 may

Assembly Roxy

TICKETS: £18 | Under 25s & Students £10
START: 7.30pm


Join us in Edinburgh for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. 

Watch the world's BEST adventure films - stories of talent, endurance and excitement to take your breath away! Ride icy waves in sub zero winter, chase tornados, run in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and mountain bike into the wildest reaches of your imagination.

We’ll be joined by Uisdean Hawthorn, a Scottish climber with a love for big mountain routes. Over the last 3 seasons he has racked up a number of significant first ascents including The Giant (VII,7) and Han Solo (VIII,7).

We'll be screening approx. 90 minutes of highly visual film* on the big screen including:

Surfer Dan

La Congenialita

We are Send

Chasing the Frog


Ski Photographer

Chasing Monsters 

Every Single Street

The evening will be presented by Festival Director Steve Scott and we will have giveaways from our tour sponsors.

*Films are subject to change


Uisdean Hawthorn

© Martin Hartley

Uisdean grew up on a small farm in the west coast of Scotland.  Participating in all types of activity’s from gathering sheep to rugby and football. The one thing he didn’t do growing up was climbing.

He started climbing age 19 while doing his joinery apprenticeship and quickly developed into one of Scotland’s most active winter climbers.

Scottish winter climbing and big mountain routes have become his main focus. He has developed a passion for thin ice, and has really excelled in this style of climbing. Over the last 3 seasons he has racked up a number of significant repeats and first accents. First accents include The Giant (VII,7) Han solo (VIII,7) Call Me Ishmael (VIII,9) The Messiah (X,10).

“The first winter ascent of The Giant is without doubt one of the most important winter ascents in Cairngorm Climbing history.”  Simon Richardson Scottishwinter.com

Now 24 and finished his apprenticeship he is looking to train and climb as much as possible.

But Uisdean is always happy to be out having an adventure with friends, meeting new people and living life to the full.

© Lukasz Warzecha/LWimages/Mountain Equipment

© Lukasz Warzecha/LWimages/Mountain Equipment


Assembly Roxy

2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU