Kendal is gearing up to host the much-anticipated Kendal Mountain Festival, returning for its 43rd edition from 16th to 19th November. This four-day extravaganza promises to be a gathering like no other, where all those who cherish the great outdoors can come together to share their tales of adventure through film, book events, music, outdoor activities, and unforgettable parties..

This year’s Festival is set to feature a stellar lineup of headline speakers, including renowned adventurer, Kristin Harila who is currently attempting to set a new world record by climbing the world’s highest 14 peaks above 8,000 metres in under six months! We’ll also welcome to the stage round-the-world cyclists Mark Beaumont and Jenny Graham, adventurers Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith and endurance athlete and presenter Louise Minchin. Adding a melodic touch to the festivities the renowned Music on Nature event returns with: acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, poet and academic Elizabeth Jane Burnett, soulful singer-songwriter Sam Lee and multi-instrumentalist Hayden Thorpe.

The heart of Kendal Mountain Festival lies in its celebration of outdoor sports that ignite our collective spirit. From the snow-capped peaks to the vertical cliffs, enthusiasts can immerse themselves in sessions dedicated to climbing, snow sports, outdoor swimming, biking, and the empowerment of women in adventure. These sessions, led by seasoned professionals and charismatic athletes, provide a platform for exchange, learning, and inspiration that transcends boundaries and unites outdoor lovers from all walks of life.

Alongside the captivating events, Kendal Mountain Festival is renowned for its unparalleled selection of films, showcasing breathtaking adventures from every corner of the world. From ski descents down the world’s highest mountains to gripping rock-climbing expeditions, these carefully curated cinematic experiences will transport viewers to the edge of their seats, stirring their own desires for exploration and discovery.

We are thrilled to announce that tickets for Kendal Mountain Festival 2023 are now on sale! Secure your spot at We encourage you to plan ahead and reserve your tickets for the highly anticipated speaker and film events, as these experiences are individually ticketed.

Please note: tickets to our film events and some speaker events will be available in autumn.

Entry to the festival’s Basecamp tented village is free for all and no ticket is required. This vibrant hub serves as the heart of the festival, where you can explore a myriad of outdoor exhibitors, engage in interactive activities, and grab a beer with fellow adventure enthusiasts. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, looking to try out the latest outdoor gear, or simply soaking in the festival atmosphere, Basecamp offers a welcoming space for all to enjoy.

For those unable to attend the event in person, fear not! You can still catch up on all the excitement through the Kendal Mountain Player, our online streaming platform. With subscriptions starting at just £9.99, you can enjoy the thrill of Kendal Mountain Festival from the comfort of your own home.

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