Movie-making award launched for man who died climbing Ben Nevis

A movie-making award is ready to be launched in reminiscence of a person who died whereas climbing the UK’s highest mountain final summer season.

Rob Brown, 33, from Fort William was an skilled climber who fell whereas he was climbing Ben Nevis on July 29 final 12 months.

A committee member for the annual Fort William Mountain Competition, Mr Brown’s reminiscence will likely be recognised at this 12 months’s occasion from Thursday February 16 till Sunday February 19 with an award referred to as The Golden Axe.

Mr Brown was referred to as an “avid” movie maker when on his adventures throughout his free time.

The award will recognise short-films, with the one guidelines being they should be not than two minutes and embrace vibrant colors, out of doors journey and meals.

Movie-making award launched for man who died climbing Ben Nevis
The Fort William Mountain Competition 2023 will return in February (Anna Danby/PA)

Simon Pitman, sponsorship and advertising and marketing co-ordinator for the pageant and a pal of Mr Brown instructed the PA information company these had been issues he was recognized for.

“Rob was well-known for some actual traits in himself.

“One was all the time sporting hilariously vibrant vibrant clothes, simply subsequent degree.

“He would by no means handle to make you anticipate what he was going to put on subsequent, it was all the time one other degree up of color.

“He was all the time famend for climbing in winter with a pair of golden axes, there’s not many about,” Mr Pitman stated.

The golden axes are the place the title for the competition stems from.

“All of us knew him for his golden axes.

“We wished to place one thing collectively to rejoice him and likewise simply to encourage all people to get entangled.

“It must have a little bit of journey, vibrant colors and a few meals.”

Mr Brown was described as “inspiring” and “great” when he died following the tragic accident on Ben Nevis final 12 months.

In addition to the competition, attendees will have the ability to get pleasure from a spread of actions together with the Scottish awards for excellence in mountain tradition; a movie pageant and alternatives to attempt a spread of out of doors actions in addition to a conventional Scottish ceilidh.

Anna Danby, co-ordinator of the 2023 Fort William Mountain Competition, stated: “Our hope is that we’ve curated a programme that really affords individuals from all walks of life the chance to return alongside and get entangled.

“The overriding goals of the pageant are to encourage everybody to be impressed by, respect and defend our pure panorama and we’re assured that or pageant guests will depart feeling motivated to just do that.”

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