Fort William hosts its annual mountain festival later this week.

The fortnight of celebrations of everything to do with the pointy bits of our landscape kicks off (or should that be strides out?) on Friday with winter workshops on walking and avalanche awareness, a photography exhibition of Shackleton’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition and writing workshops.

There will also be the first viewing of the light show on the hillside of Meall an t-Slamain plus a lecture on white-water kayaking. For those who prefer their foaming liquids in a pint glass, there’s also a beer festival.

The event takes place not just in Fort William but in other Lochaber locations too. Films from the Banff festival will be shown and the winner of the Fort William Film Festival will be announced.

Full details and ticket prices are on the festival website.