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Aviemore Adventure Film Festival line-up announced

Still from film to feature at Aviemore Adventure Film Festival Image copyright AAFF
Image caption The festival celebrates film-making done in locations all over the world

The programme for this year's Aviemore Adventure Film Festival (AAFF) has been announced.

Over three days next month, there will be screenings of films shot on the Eiger mountain in Switzerland and the Fitz Roy Massif in South America.

Films made in Scotland to be shown during the event include Cape Wrath and Transition.

There will also be a talks by some of the world's leading outdoor athletes, the festival's organisers said.

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Image caption The film festival runs over three days in April
Image copyright AAFF
Image caption Screenings will be held at Aviemore's Spey Valley Cinema

Transition follows top young female climber Natalie Berry's move from indoor climbing to tackling routes in the outdoors.

The 23-year-old, who is originally from Bearsden and now lives in Edinburgh, was recently named this year's Scottish Youth Ambassador for Mountain Culture.

Lochaber-based professional climber Dave MacLeod, who helped Ms Berry to make the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing, will give AAFF's guest lecture.

Cape Wrath, another of the Scottish films to be shown, sees mountain bikers Lee Craigie and Andy Toop make a journey to one of the remotest points on the UK mainland.

Among the international features will be Shifting Ice and Changing Tides. It follows six women as they set sail for Greenland in search of far flung pistes to ski.

The festival will be held at the Spey Valley Cinema in Aviemore from 22-24 April.

Image copyright AAFF
Image caption The programme includes films made in Scotland, such as Cape Wrath
Image copyright Climbers Against Cancer
Image caption The film Transition tells of Natalie Berry's move from indoor climbing to tackling routes in the outdoors

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