Kendal Mountain Festival

Head to Kendal  from 15th – 18th November 2018 to experience one of the biggest Festivals in our town’s annual calendar – Kendal Mountain Festival.

At the heart of the event is an international film competition attracting world premieres and the best directors, writers and videographers from the outdoor adventure genre. Each year the Festival curate over 240 entries, narrowing it down to a schedule of 100. Today the film programme sits alongside a packed lecture programme of guest speakers and athletes. The Festival has become one of the main social gatherings for outdoor enthusiasts across the world. The Festival starts with a free opening ceremony through our town centre on Thursday evening and continues through to Sunday night with a packed calendar of events. We have handpicked the highlights we are most excited to see for 2018:

High Hopes - Shauna Coxsey

Saturday 17th November | 14.30 – 16.00

Britain’s two-time World Bouldering Champion – MBE Shauna Coxsey – takes to the Kendal Mountain Festival stage! An opportunity to hear about her goals, motivations and experiences from within the sport. Many events at the Festival will sell out, so if you’d love to hear from Shauna get your tickets today.

Lowe Alpine Adventure Journals

Saturday 17th November | 16.30 – 19.00

The annual Adventure & Exploration session is always one of our favourites with challenging adventure tales from around the globe. This year’s line-up is set to exhilarate with stories from explorers Pip Stewart, Adam Rolston and Ron Rutland.

Palm & Pyranha Paddlesports Session

Saturday 17th November | 11.30 – 13.30

The Paddlesports session is back and with the biggest line-up to date, an interesting mix of speakers and genres. Listen to incredible adrenaline fuelled stories from the world of Playboating (Freestyle Kayaking) with three of the world’s top kayakers today – Bren Orton, Dane Jackson and Nouria Newman. Hear from the world’s greatest paddle adventurers Sarah McNair-Landry & Erik Boomer and be inspired by four paddlesport environmental activists – Rok Rozman and Carmen Kuntz (Balkans River defence), Dan Yates (Save Our Rivers / The Free Rivers Fund) and Stand Up Paddleboarder – Cal Major.

Tanya Shadrick – Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of Westcountry Waters

Sunday 18th November | 13.00 – 14.00

Forming part of the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival – join Tanya Shadrick to discover the life and writing of the late Lynne Roper, a visionary wild swimmer whose diaries are a celebration of the close-knit communities that form wherever strangers meet to swim together.

Full line-up

The depth and diversity of events at this year’s Festival is vast, head to the Festival website to handpick your favourites and purchase tickets.

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