MOUNTAIN GOAT COLLAB : THE BEINN GHLAS PROJECT

Beinn Ghlas is a 1,103m (3,619ft) mountain in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Situated on the north shore of Loch Tay, it is part of the Ben Lawers Range. The Gaelic name means "grey-green mountain", a reference to the colour of the mica-schist that makes up the bulk of the hill and falls as a scree on its south-western side. IN THE 1930s, Beinn Ghlas in Highland Perthshire was the centre of the Scottish skiing universe, and some of the first ever Scottish ski races were held on its slopes. The construction of purpose-built ski resorts at Glencoe and Cairngorm in the 1950s caused the crowds to drift away, but now, thanks to a resurgence in the popularity of ski touring, the area is back on the map. In the Spring of 2013, five friends set up camp at Beinn Ghlas and set out to ski some of its historic lines. This film tells their story - and the story of the people who skied there before them. Mixing rarely-seen footage from the Scottish Screen Archive with stunning contemporary cinematography, The Beinn Ghlas Project shows how a mountain once packed with skiers wearing tweeds and plus fours is now becoming a playground for a whole new generation of backcountry enthusiasts. The documentary was very well received. The film was screened at many Mountain film festival, including the Banff film festival.

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