The premier international mountain literature award commemorates the lives of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker who were lost on the North East Ridge of Everest in 1982.
In April our Patron Sir Chris Bonington received one of the most prestigious awards in mountaineering- the Piolet d'Or Career.
For over 15 years, the Kendal Mountain Festival has screened and showcased the very best films from around the world in adventure , mountain culture, environment and exploration.
We are delighted to welcome the world famous 'Coupe Icare' team from St.Hilaire, France to KMF this year. We will present a selection of their winning free-flight films ‘hot off the press’ straight from their annual International Free-Flight Film competition.
Welcome to Kendal Mountain Festival
We host a highly respected international film competition, a packed lecture programme of guest speakers, filmmakers and athletes and crucially it’s the main social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts. We have thousands of visitors from home and overseas, hundreds of film screenings including high-profile premières plus plenty of special guests making this a must-do long weekend in The Lake District.
So please stay in touch, sign-up for our newsletter, become a 'Friend of KMF'. Keep an eye on our website for the latest news during 2015 plus our upcoming worldwide TOUR dates.
This years' shortlist for the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature has been anounced. more →
Enter your film into the internationally acclaimed Kendal Mountain Film Comp! more →
A limited number of film passes for KMF 2015 have been released. Don't miss out! more →