The Fort William Mountain Festival runs from 16th February to 3rd March 2007 and is a two week celebration of mountains and the culture that surrounds them. During the best winter walking and climbing conditions of the year audiences will be entertained by a varied and very full programme of lectures, films, activities, exhibitions, plays and music.An annual feature of the Lochaber events calendar since 2000, the event was formerly known as the Fort William Mountain Film Festival and for 2007 will feature an extended programme to coincide with and celebrate The Highland Year of Culture. Festival highlights include Yvon Chouniard (CEO of the Patagonia Company), Jimmy Marshall, Hamish MacInnes, Timmy O?Neill (reputed to be the fastest climber in the world),  Niall ?Grimer? Grimes, Jim Perrin, Cameron MacNeish, original photographs by Frank Hurley in the ?Antarctic Witness? exhibition, the festival favourite ?Party up a Mountain? at Nevis Range ski area, and plenty of opportunities to get involved with a range of workshops and practical activities. Full programme details are available at http://www.mountainfestival.co.ukTickets for all events are available online or by calling 01397 700707