Dundee Mountain Film Festival

25 November 2016

Several members manned The Society's stand at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival on 25th and 26th November 2016. As in previous years the main benefit comes from The Society having a presence at this popular event, the oldest one of its kind in Scotland. This year we sold publications to the value of £95 and attracted two new members, more than covering our costs of £20. This was the third year The Munro Society Irvine Butterfield Lecture has been held under the auspices of the Festival. President Stewart Logan introduced the speaker, our own Honorary President Robin Campbell, whose talk was titled “Harold Raeburn – Master Mountaineer”.  Robin spoke of the well-known pre-eminence of Harold Raeburn in early Scottish Mountaineering and of his decline and death following the 1921 Everest Reconnaissance. Robin, a renowned mountaineering historian, presented an account of Raeburn’s climbing elsewhere: in the Lake District, Norway, the Alps, the Caucasus and Kanchenjunga. Robin highlighted that Raeburn’s achievements in these areas were remarkable, and mark him as one of the most successful British mountaineers of his era. More than 200 people attended the talk on the Saturday morning underlining how successful the transfer of the lecture to the Festival has been. For more information visit www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk

President Stewart Logan and Alex Thomson man the stand at DMFF