The list of exhibitors for the Basecamp Marquee, 2012.
Needing more energy to complete a 175 mile bike ride, Gary Erickson grabbed his last energy bar—the only bar available at the time—and realised he couldn’t take a bite. Right then, he had an epiphany, as a baker and an athlete, that he could make something portable that tasted better. Today, Clif Bar continues to blaze trails in nutrition to get you through all your outdoor adventures.
Specialist TV, film and documentary support and location consultancy for the Arctic, polar travel and logistics.
Experienced provider/fixer for many successful TV documentaries.
Specialists for Greenland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Baffin Island and Ellesmere Island.
Mountaineering, climbing, ski-touring, kite skiing, extreme skiing, snow-boarding, mountain biking and boating expeditions.
Guided ascents of the highest mountains in the Arctic (Greenland).
Greenland icecap crossings and journeys.
Logistics specialist for independent groups.
First ascents of previously unclimbed mountains.
Chartered aircraft, helicopters, snowmobiles, boats, dog sled teams.
Fully ATOL bonded tour operator.
Technical clothing for women who enjoy an active lifestyle - running, cycling, hiking and yoga, as well as luxurious cover-ups!
Offering the true quality of premium performance wear, ZOCA ranges are developed with integrity, manufactured in the EU and made to last. Invest and enjoy!
Your National Park – for you, for life.
We are delighted once again to be supporting the Kendal Mountain Festival, as it represents so many of the activities we are trying to encourage in the Lake District National Park. But while the Mountain Festival lasts for just one long weekend, the fun in the national park lasts all the year - you can always walk, cycle, climb and ride around the beautiful Lake District National Park. And of course you can also get on the water on our lakes and coastline.
planetFear - Bike | Run | Climb | Ski
‘planetFear are delighted to once again take the role as official retail partner to the Kendal Mountain Festival. Come and see us in the marquee for some incredible bargains on top kit including samples at up to 70% off RRP from Haglofs, Marmot and Icebreaker, back by popular demand, and don't forget to visit www.planetfear.com for the latest news, articles, videos, events, competitions, and product for climbing, mountain-biking, skiing, running and adventure-racing.’
“Patagonia, the Californian outdoor gear and apparel company founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, is noted internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism.
Incorporating environmental responsibility into product development, the company supports the ambitious mission statement: “To make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis”.
The Lake District, Cumbria is the country’s biggest adventure playground and is breathtaking, in every sense of the word! Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or a mountain scramble, a coastal cycle or a sportive challenge, this dramatic landscape of lakes, mountains, countryside and coast has something for everyone.
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the national representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales. As a long-standing supporter of Kendal Mountain Festival, the BMC will be selling books, maps and merchandise in the festival marquee. We’ll be launching the new Rock Climbing DVD and the latest BMC Guidebook – Cheshire & Meresyside Sandstone. Come say hello and support the work of the BMC by joining our flourishing membership of over 75,000 members. www.thebmc.co.uk
Polartec® NeoShell® is Polartec’s first ever waterproof breathable and was launched to wild acclaim last year. With a clutch of awards including Fall Line Ski's "Innovation of the Year Award" it’s giving users the protection of a hardshell with the breathability of a soft shell – the best of both worlds - and perfect for the British climate. Check out the following: Rab’s Neo Stretch collection; Eider Uphill jacket; Lafuma Peak Neo Jacket; Marmot Zion jacket; The North Face® Jammu jacket; 66NORTH® Snaefell collection; Montura Supernova jacket and Westcomb’s Apoc jacket. More info visit www.polartec.com
Community Action Nepal is a UK registered charity – set up by mountaineers – to help the mountain people of Nepal. Visit our stand at the Kendal Mountain Festival to find out about our grass roots community based projects, discover how you can help by taking a trekking holiday in the Himalaya with our linked company Community Action Treks or just pick up Nepalese crafts, clothing and gifts from our Himalayan Bazaar. www.canepal.org.uk
Hand-made beanies, head warmers and other great accessories ideal for climbers and the like-minded. Our products are made with Merino wool and can be customised to your preference. They make the ideal gift for yourself or for someone else.
World Challenge specialises in youth expeditions to developing countries; teaching life skills and expanding minds outside the classroom. We are recruiting Mountain Leader qualified individuals to lead such expeditions. Candidates need to have developing world travel experience and a youth work background.
For over 40 years Petzl - based in the heart of the French Alps - have been at the forefront of product innovation for activities relating to lighting and the vertical world. Born from caving this has spread to mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, exploration and beyond. Today they are still at the cutting edge of not just product design but safety features as well, which have revolutionized many activities practices. The latest product coming soon to the market is the Sirocco helmet – the lightest climbing helmet in the world.
The John Muir Trust is the leading wild land conservation charity in the UK. Working with people and communities to conserve, campaign and inspire, we seek to ensure that wild land is protected and that wild places are valued by and for everyone. We need your support to strengthen our voice. Join us and become a guardian of wild land and wild places.
The Spirit of Adventure Foundation is an exciting new global concept founded by Colin Mortlock based on the importance of Pure Adventure. It is a global people's movement committed to changing the modern world so that it lives in harmony with Nature. Latest books by founder on sale. www.soadventure.org
We know that climbers aren’t always extreme risk takers, yet many are highly penalised when it comes to obtaining life insurance. Well, not with FMB! You wouldn't climb without a helmet, so why would you climb without being covered by your life insurance policy?
adidas Outdoor – rough feels good
We’re proud to be supporting the Kendal Mountain Festival this year and couldn’t be more excited about joining you in natures outdoor stadium. At adidas Outdoor we’re passionate about designing footwear and clothing with technologies you can rely on, allowing you to be athletic in all terrains. Also, with our special guest Olympians; Alistair and Jonny Brownlee visiting, make sure you come say hi and check out our range and discover adidas outdoor.
An exciting opportunity to visit the University of Cumbria in our very own yurt! Come and join us for a chat with one of our students or lecturers, we will be on hand to talk about every aspect of university.
Based in Sheffield, Jagged Globe organises climbing, trekking and skiing trips to destinations on every continent of the globe. Jagged Globe CLIMB includes mountaineering expeditions and courses, ranging from introductory-level snow and ice instruction, through to first ascents and expeditions on the world’s highest peaks. TREK includes classic treks, as well as esoteric trips to the quieter corners of the Himalaya. SKI covers everything from Off Piste courses in famous resorts, to ‘first descents’ trips to the Antarctica Peninsula.
Dallam Outdoors are experts in outdoor education, recreation, qualification courses, expeditions and children's activities... Join us for our unique adult developers’ course, instructor training, an expedition, or a taster day – we have something for outdoorsy people of all ages and abilities.
The RSPB is a conservation charity set up to protect declining wild species and preserve special places for future generations. We work across the U.K on 210 nature reserves, campaign, and work internationally to protect wildlife.
Mountain Pro is the brand new online magazine for mountain professionals from leading outdoor publisher, Target Publishing (publisher of Outdoor Enthusiast and OERetailer magazines). iPad and Kindle friendly, it provides unrivalled coverage of the latest news, views, research, kit reviews, features and products in mountaineering and the outdoors. Come to our stand and sign up for your free subscription.
YHA is a charity with a clear mission, to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery.
Thamserku is Nepal’s leading adventure travel group. With over 25 years experience with our international partners and guest, we are the specialists in organizing tailor made programs, tours, trek, logistics support, filming and expedition services for groups from across the globe.
Marmot holds true to the belief that constant testing, trashing and refining of prototypes is the only way to create products good enough for use in the most extreme environments possible.
Our global test centres based in La Grave France and Jackson Hole USA, all help in the development of new prototypes through constant field testing and performance feedback. This essential feedback allows us to dissect and fine tune each new product’s to a point where you can then get the best performance possible without compromise.
British Mountain Guides Association are part of the International IFMGA Guides Association. They are Professional Guides who provide Guiding in all climbing and Mountain environments. Whether it be rock climbing, ice climbing, Mountaineering or skiing Guides provide instruction, coaching and Guiding worldwide.
The National Trust is a charity that looks afters over 250,000 hectares of land of outstanding natural beauty, and over 700 miles of coastline, including a quarter of the Lake District National Park. Visit our stand to find out more about how we protect these special outdoor places forever, for everyone.
Travel & Outdoor clothing for an extraordinary world...
Craghoppers started making clothes specifically designed for the outdoors back in 1965. A group of guys in West Yorkshire were planning to climb Everest and wanted gear to withstand the harshest of conditions, so they researched and designed fabrics that would protect them from the extreme cold. All their preparation paid off as they successfully reached the summit of Everest. This was the birth of Craghoppers.
However, we're not a group of people satisfied to sit on our laurels, we're passionate about pushing the boundaries of fabric technology, being innovative is in our DNA. We recognise that nowadays people have much greater access to travel, all over the world, and at all times of the year. We like to think that whether you're walking in Scotland, watching polar bears in the Arctic, or trampling through the rain forest, we have designed an appropriate set of gear.
Based in the French Jura, Julbo have been making glasses since 1888 and is the only independently owned sunglass manufacturer in the world. Julbo produced their first glacier goggle in 1950; this was the beginning of their specialisation in optical protection for extreme mountain environments. Today Julbo are still pushing the boundaries with lens and frame technologies, using their own in-house design and production teams.
Ullswater Steamer cruises connect some of the most famous and spectacular walking routes in the Lake District. Its sister attraction the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway have easily accessible bike and walking trails from both ends of the line.
The Alpine Club, the world's first mountaineering club, has members from around the world. Since it was founded in 1857 they have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. We aim to be the club of choice for all mountaineers providing a forum for sharing experiences and information.
Wild Country Crack Machine,
Having seen the film (!?)and gazed at the media reports you can now get involved directly with the hardest crack in the world.
Wild Country have commissioned a model of Century Crack for you to struggle with for yourself.
Free Prize draw as well signed posters and stickers for your to remember your efforts.
Find us at:
• Trekking specialists
• Italy, Nepal, India, Bhutan, East Africa, Morocco, Peru.
• Treks for individuals, families & groups.
• Proud of our personalised service. Trips tailored to your requirements.
The trek you’ve been dreaming of treated with the personal care it deserves!
Real Adventure is a unique outdoor company based in the Lake District. We provide a wide variety of high quality adventure courses tailored for individual clients at no extra charge. From residential courses for young people to private guiding and skills courses to family adventures to qualification courses in a wide variety of activity's. Visit our site to find out more.
Real Adventure also runs a Lake District winter conditions blog for snow & ice climbers.
See you on an adventure soon.