Catherine Destivelle will speak at the festival

Catherine Destivelle will speak at the festival

Scotland’s capital city hosts its ninth annual adventure film festival next week.

Among guest speakers at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will be Karina Hollekim, the Norwegian woman who hit the ground at 60mph when her parachute failed to open, and survived.

The 35-year-old Base jumper will talk about her experience Fighting Back, an account of her career, her accident and the long road to recovery.

Also on the bill is Catherine Destivelle, the Algeria-born climber renowned for her solo routes and the first woman to make a solo event of the North Face of the Eiger.
Andy Turner will recount his exploits in the Scottish Highlands with Living for Winter, his story of pushing the limits in onsight winter climbs.

Climber Johnny Dawes, round-the-world cyclist Alastair Humphreys and photographer and cameraman Lukasz Warzecha will all deliver lectures as part of the festival.

There is also a full bill of adventure cinematography, including Speleoski a film of a Scottish skier in the Alps who abseils 60m into an underground cave to go skiing underground in the dark.

The event opens on Thursday, 6 October, and runs until Sunday, 9 October at the George Square Lecture Theatre and Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho.

The ninth EMFF photography exhibition, run in conjunction with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, is now open and ends on 23 October. The photography display is being staged in the main foyer at Ratho.

Further details and booking information can be found on the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival website.