Saturday Morning

Bonar Hall. 30th November – 9.30am – £6


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We start off with four great films. After the interval we have a  presentation by Peter Cairns – Scotland – A Rewilding Journey. Peters’s talk is also the annual Irvine Butterfield Lecture, in commemoration of the local author and Munro Society champion.


Chasing The Sublime


UK 2018. 7 Minutes. Director Amanda Bluglass

Why do we put ourselves into the path of discomfort and risk? What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to battle with fear, in the name of adventure? Follow the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, ‘swim twins’ Kate Rew and Kari Furre, in this hauntingly beautiful glimpse at the physicality of UK cold water swimming, as two friends set out to chase the sublime.


Director of Photography: Danny Cooke
Underwater Photography: Neil Hope & Danny Cooke
Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Clark
Written & Narrated by Kate Rew
Swimmers: Kate Rew and Kari Furre
Sponsored by The Outdoor Swimming Society in association with Alpkit, with Red Moon Cruises, Akur Capital, Dryrobe and Aquatica Digital

Dave MacLeod – The 24/8

UK 2018. 16 Minutes. Director Kevin Woods

Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the ’24/8′ might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around; an 8A boulder, 8a sport route, E8 trad route, a grade VIII winter route and 8 Munros, all in under 24 hours.




Down The Rabbit Hole

UK 2019. 40 minutes. Director Mike Webster

James Roddie is a caver, climber and a professional photographer. He’s also a 30 year old man with an eating disorder. After the death of his father, James deals with it the best way he knows how – heading underground with his camera. Delving into his story, James candidly explores why caving, adventure, and mental health are so intricately tied together


Wide Boyz – All Tooled Up

UK 2019. 12 Minutes. Director Paul Diffley

In this light hearted film, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker learn the art of ice climbing and terms from Kev Shields on Ben Nevis








There will be an interval for 30 minutes. Refreshments are available upstairs and downstairs in the foyers. Don’t miss the trade stands and voluntary organisations in the Ustinov Room (upstairs). There are also art exhibitions downstairs.

Irvine Butterfield
Irvine Butterfield

The Dundee Mountain Film Festival is honoured to incorporate the Annual Munro Society Irvine Butterfield Memorial Lecture in its programme. This year. our presenter is Peter Cairns.

The Munro Society president will give a short tribute to Irvine before the talk, and you can read more about Irvine Butterfield here.



Peter Cairns:  SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey

It wasn’t so long ago that vibrant, wild forest stretched across much of Scotland. Beavers and cranes were at home in extensive wetlands. Salmon and trout filled the rivers. Lynx, wolf and wild boar stalked wooded glades. Today, although it’s easy to be seduced by the raw beauty of the landscape, Scotland has become one of the most ecologically depleted nations on Earth. It doesn’t have to be this way.

A bold vision for the future is slowly emerging where native woodlands regenerate at a landscape scale; where damaged peatlands are restored; where rivers run freely and where oceans are full of life. This is the vision of a wilder Scotland – a place where nature works, where wildlife flourishes and crucially, where people prosper.

In this show, photographer and Director of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, Peter Cairns, showcases Scotland’s natural beauty and drama with stunning imagery and film, but he also poses an intriguing question: What should Scotland look like?

Photographs © Peter Cairns