In April our Patron Sir Chris Bonington received one of the most prestigious awards in mountaineering- the Piolet d'Or Career.
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.
All of the proceeds from this event will go towards delivering aid directly to the people of Nepal following the recent devastating earthquakes. Our three charities have over 20 years experience of working in the remote mountain regions of Nepal, and are dedicated to rebuilding the lives, homes and communities that have been destroyed.
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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.
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Enter your photographic masterpiece to this prestigious competition. more →
Congratulations! The 7th Piolet d'Or Career lifetime achievement award goes to Sir Chris. more →