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An exciting double act of speakers this evening, in a new venue for us, the Steps Theatre. Both speakers are Celebrating The Extremes
Calum Maclean is a film-maker, TV Presenter and avid outdoor swimmer. From swimming under the ice in Cairngorms, to crossing the Firth of Forth in January, his work showcases Scotland’s vast variety of incredible swimming potential in his own unique style.
His short films for BBC The Social have racked up millions of views and led to his own BBC ALBA series Dhan Uisge. From his “Scottish Water Temperature Chart” to the infamous “One Minute Midgie Challenge”, he’s never one to shirk a challenge.
Calum is an ambassador for the Outdoor Swimming Society.
Nadir Khan is a well known photographer and film maker, and will talk about his recent projects, and promote his book, ‘Extreme Scotland’, a photographic journey through Scottish adventure sport and at the Dundee Mountain Film festival will be talking about the making of the book, both the highs and the lows and a behind the scenes look at some of the shots in the book.
Nadir started his photographic journey while studying at Glasgow University in the mid 80s. Weekend trips into the mountains would be accompanied by his camera documenting adventure and misadventure as he and his pals stumbled through the apprenticeship of Scottish winter mountaineering.
Nadir now lives in Edinburgh and for the past 8 years has been working in the adventure sports industry as a much sought after professional photographer and film maker. His images have been used by Visit Britain, Sports Scotland and many outdoor brands keen to use his skills in creating dramatic and eye catching imagery.
Nadir is an ambassador for Ellis Brigham Mountain sports, F-stop camera bags, Elinchrom lighting solutions and runs photographic courses at Glenmore Lodge
Photographs © Nadir Khan and Calum Maclean