This weekend the big climb to mend our mountains starts. Join us, Mary-Ann Ochota, Alan Hinkes, and Niall Grimes in Sheffield for a fun Friday night to celebrate our massive new campaign.

Mend our Mountains – our award-winning, headline-grabbing initiative which raised more than £100,000 to repair Britain’s hills and mountains in 2016 – has returned. This time, we’re raising our sights 10 times higher.

Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million aims to raise £1 million for a range of vital path repair projects across all our national parks.

Run in conjunction with a UK-wide coalition of National Parks and other organisations, with headline sponsorship provided by Cotswold Outdoor and Snow + Rock, it is a call to action for everyone who values the hills, mountains and landscapes of Britain.

Join us to celebrate the public launch

We’re launching the public push for Mend our Mountains: Make One Million at the BMC Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on 9-11 March. Join the Mend Our Mountains team, comedian Niall Grimes and BMC ambassador Mary-Ann for a a fun, sociable Friday night, then pull on your boots for a Peak District walk on Saturday.

WATCH: The ShAFF trailer 2018

Friday 9 March

18:00 Launch party
Showroom café bar, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
Join us in the Showroom café bar for evening drinks and nibbles from 18:00, hosted by the Mend our Mountains team and BMC walking ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota. Find out more about the project and meet mountain celebs such as Alan Hinkes.

Sign up for the launch party: On Eventbrite (it’s free)

19:00 Mountain film session

Screen 2, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
After drinks, the action moves to the main screen in the Showroom Cinema, where Niall Grimes and Mary-Ann Ochota will present the first session of the BMC ShAFF weekend: the mountain film session.

This session features five of the best current films capturing the spirit of the mountains: Right to Roam, Life Coach featuring Alex Honnold, 2.5 Million, Testing Ourselves, featuring Kilian Jornet and The Place of the Gaels.

Plus, this session will start with a special showing of Inaccessible, Mary-Ann’s new short film about the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye, followed by an extended QnA and banter session with Niall Grimes. There will be prizes.

Buy your ticket: for the film session here

Films rated 12A. Tickets are £8.80, but don’t forget that all BMC members get 15% off all ShaFF ticket prices – check your email for the offer code.

To use your 15% BMC discount, phone 0114 275 7727 or call into the box office during opening hours.

Sat 10 March

09:30 Mam Tor and Great Ridge walk
Castleton, Peak District
Pull on your walking boots and join us for a walk along Mam Tor and the Great Ridge. Accompanied by BMC ambassador Mary-Ann Ochota and the Mend our Mountains team, this is your chance to discover more about the campaign, whilst enjoying a day out on one of the UK’s top 10 walks.

Take a look at why Mend Our Mountains is so badly needed, hear from local experts, and then enjoy a tasty pub lunch in nearby Castleton.

Walk details
The walk will start from Castleton Visitor Centre, take in the climb up to Mam Tor and traverse the Great Ridge before dropping back down to Castleton near Lose Hill. Please arrive at around 09.30 for a 10.00 start. If you need transport from the Showroom/Sheffield, please indicate this via Eventbrite. Alternatively the route can be joined from the Mam Nick car park if you wish to reduce the distance, and there are various drop-off points along the way if you need to leave earlier. A pub lunch will be provided at the Peak Hotel in Castleton after the walk. There will also be an opportunity for an informal Q+A.

Sign up for the walk: On Eventbrite

This is a free event, but please sign up with EventbriteWe are also asking attendees to make a donation to the Mend Our Mountains campaign, which you can do here.

Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

The hugely popular Mend Our Mountains campaign returns in 2018 with a target 10 times higher than before. That’s right, we’re aiming to raise £1 million to repair paths in the UK’s 15 National Parks.

Love the outdoors? Join us to help heal the hills and countryside that we all value so highly. Donate to Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million

WATCH: Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million