Mountain film festival aiming to scale new heights

OVER 3,000 outdoors enthusiasts and film fans are expected to descend on Edinburgh next month for a festival of mountaineering movies, arguably the highlight of which will be the world premiere of one of the most keenly-anticipated mountain films in years: E11.

This will be the fourth Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival and it takes place over the weekend of 20-22 next month.

In a 20-plus line-up of films from around the world, eight will be from Scots.

E11 tells the story of the first ever ascent of Rhapsody, considered the world’s hardest rock climb,