friday 17 may

Eden Court

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


Calling all adventure lovers!

Join us to watch the world’s BEST adventure films on the big screen - breathtaking cinematography, enthralling scenery and exhilarating journeys to the most remote parts of our planet.

Plus hear from two incredible speakers:

Jennifer Tough - an incredible adventurer who is currently running a self-supported solo run across a mountain range on every continent! So far she's crossed the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Cordillera Oriental in Bolivia and she's currently heading to the Southern Alps! Jenny joins us to share honest tales from her solo adventures.

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

The evening will be presented by Festival director Steve Scott.

We’ll be screening the following incredible films*:

Chasing Monsters (05’)
AMA (06’)
Every Few Winters (10’)
We are Send (04’)
Chasing the Frog (09’)
La Congenialita (30’)
Surfer Dan (08’)

(*Films are subject to last minute changes)


Jenny Tough

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

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.


Jenny Tough is on a mission to run solo and unsupported across a mountain range on every continent, and will be joining us on the tour this year fresh back from the fourth installment, her >1000km run across the Southern Alps. In 2016 she became the first person to run across the Tien Shan of Kyrgyzstan, and in 2017 the Atlas Mountains, and in 2018 the Bolivian Andes.

She is passionate about all human-powered endurance challenges and encouraging others to push their own limits, and to go find adventures.

Eden Court

Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA