Mountains on Stage is coming back in April in the UK. With nine cities in total, starting with Edinburgh on April 16, the festival will screen five films that are inspired by climbers and mountaineers.

The films are all inspired by experiences in the mountains and range from 26 to 35 minutes in length.

The films include:

Lunag Ri

two climbers shining headtorches on a mountain at noght

This gripping film documents the second attempt of two mountaineers, David Lama and Conrad Anker, to climb Lunag Ri, a virgin summit (6907m) located on the border between Tibet and Nepal. This new documentary, which will have its premiere at Mountains on Stage, is packed with stunning alpine climbing, but it also shows how even the best mountaineers can be fragile in the mountains...Length: 35 minutes

Notes From The Wall

two climbers shout from a mountain cliff

The Belgians are back to Mountains On Stage ! In this documentary, the mythical team composed of Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse and Siebe Vanhee are involved in a new adventure in Chilean Patagonia (Torres del Paine), the land of "big walls". A mix of hard climbing, spectacular exploration, music and humour! Length: 35 minutes

Break On Through

Margo Hayes rock climbing

Tthrough Girl power! The level of difficulty in modern climbing is steadily increasing to reach 9c today, but the gap between men and women is getting ever smaller. Margo Hayes proved it by achieving an historical performance: to become the first woman to climb a 9a+. Her projects are two legendary routes, “La Rambla” (Spain) and “Biographie” (France) which will require an absolute commitment. A must-see film about an exceptional woman! Length: 26 minutes

Surf The Line

Surf The Line film poster

In 2015, Anicet Léone and Tancrède Melet had a bright idea: surf in the air. After the death of Tancrède, the continuation of this project became very important for the Flying Frenchies. If adrenaline is guaranteed, the beauty of the film comes mainly from the sincere confessions of the protagonists regarding the absence of their friend, and their approach to risk-taking moving forward. A film that is both intimate and full of life! Length: 26 minutes

The Mountain Of The Crystal Diggers

A group of climbers crouching on cliff edge

The new gold diggers: it's the story of a passion shared by four friends who gather each year in the mountains to look for crystals. Global warming and retreating glaciers make the modern era a golden age for this practice. In 2015, the discovery of an exceptional "oven" changed their lives. This documentary takes another look at the mountains, far from performance, it becomes a place for sharing and exploration. Length: 26 minutes

Full programme:

Dates, Venues And Tickets:

Get your tickets here:

  • Monday 16th April, EDINBURGH - Vue Cinemas Omni Centre (61/11 Leith Street - Edinburgh EH1 3AU). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm) £16.00
  • Tuesday 17th April, GLASGOW - Vue Cinemas Fort (Glasgow Fort Shopping Park - Junction 10 M8 - Glasgow G34 9DL). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm) £15.00
  • Wednesday 18th April, LEEDS - Vue Cinemas The Light (22 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm). NEW CITY £15.00
  • Thursday 19th April, MANCHESTER - Vue Cinemas Printworks (The Printworks - 27 Withy Grove - Manchester M4 2BS). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm) £15.00
  • Friday 20th April, LIVERPOOL - The Capstone Theatre (Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm). NEW CITY £15.00
  • Monday 23rd April, BIRMINGHAM - Vue Cinemas (Star City - Unit 29 - Watson Road - Birmingham B7 5SA). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm) £15.00
  • Tuesday 24th April, LONDON - Vue Cinemas Islington (Angel Central, 36 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS). From 7pm to 10:30pm (doors open 6:30pm) £16.00
  • Wednesday 25th April, SOUTHAMPTON - Vue Cinemas Eastleigh (The Swan Centre, Wells Pl, Vue, Eastleigh SO50 5SF). From 7pm to 10:30pm (doors open 6:30pm). NEW CITY £16.00
  • Thursday 26th April, BRISTOL - Showcase Cinema Avonmeads (Avon Meads - St. Phillips Causeway - BS2 0SP Bristol). From 7pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:30pm) £16.00
Posted by: Pete F Tagged as: Mountain Equipment