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Film  ·  Events  ·  Culture  ·  People  ·  15-18 Nov 2018

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Programme

  1. Thursday 16th November
  2. Friday 17th November
  3. Saturday 18th November
  4. Sunday 19th November

Saturday 18 November 2017: Speaker Events

09.00 - 10.30 Saturday 18th

Findra - Women Adventure Session

New for 2017 - 'Women Adventure Session' featuring Megan Hine, Lee Craigie, Jenny Tough, Emily Chappell and Rickie Cotter in partnership with Findra.

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 18th

Dr. Fiona Edmonds - Mountain names and Myths in Medieval Cumbria

Who named Cumbria’s Mountains? And what was the significance of this world-famous landscape in the past?

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 18th

Richard Hamblyn - Clouds - Nature and Culture

Do you want to know everything about the Clouds above?

09.30 - 11.30 Saturday 18th

Black Diamond Alpine Session

The Alpine Session aims to entertain, amaze and inspire with an exciting mix of people and films dedicated to that most testing of activities - alpine mountaineering. You know the drill; the tormented night’s sleep, the 2am start, the headtorch world, squeaky...

09.45 - 10.45 Saturday 18th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

11.15 - 12.15 Saturday 18th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 18th

Harvey Wilkinson - ​Big Rocks: Culture and the Lake District’s Climbing Landscape

What is a cultural landscape and how does climbing history and bouldering venues such as The Bowder Stone reflect our changing attitude to nature?

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 18th

Bodies of Water and Stone: Poetry from Elizabeth Jane Burnett and Polly Atkin

Join us to hear from two poets sharing work from their debut collections, and the landscapes that inspired them, introduced by award-winning-poet, runner and climber Helen Mort.

12.00 - 13.30 Saturday 18th

Sir Chris Bonington - Ascent - A Life Spent Climbing on the Edge

Mountaineering legend and icon Sir Chris Bonington examines his life and share tales of triumph and tragedy. A truly inspirational journey.

12.00 - 13.30 Saturday 18th

The Art of Survival - with Aldo Kane, Megan Hine & Nick Shoolingin-Jordan

Venture with us to the world's most hostile and extreme locations and get a fascinating insight with behind the scenes footage from some amazing adventures. To guide us on this journey, we'll be in the trusted hands of survival and safety experts Megan...

13.00 - 14.00 Saturday 18th

​The Lost Words - Jackie Morris

“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed - until one day, they were gone. But there is an old kind of magic for finding what is missing,...

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 18th

Judith Matloff - The War is in the Mountains

Join veteran war correspondent Judith Matloff as she travels to remote mountain communities across the globe, from Afghanistan to Colombia and from Chechnya to Kashmir, to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 18th

Jim Crumley - The Nature of Winter

Venture with Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley into our countryside and experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature’s rest period.

13.45 - 14.45 Saturday 18th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

14.00 - 15.30 Saturday 18th

The Sherpa Secret Sessions 3

The 'Sherpa Secret Sessions'…insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Andy Kirkpatrick and special guests.

14.00 - 16.00 Saturday 18th

Patagonia - Adventure Activist’s Tour with Rick Ridgeway and Rok Rozman

The 2017 Adventure Activists Tour culminates with a special event at Kendal Mountain Festival!

14.00 - 16.30 Saturday 18th

La Sportiva Mountain Running Session feat. Anton Krupicka

Inspirational stories, films and top speakers from the world of mountain running with principle guest Anton Krupicka plus special guests Sarah Rowell, Robbie Britton, Natalie White and Damian Hall.

14.30 - 15.30 Saturday 18th

Secrets of Snow Leopards

Featuring unique footage from BBC 1's Planet Earth 2 series, come and discover the world of the Snow Leopard. The ultimate children's guide to the secretive 'Ghost of the Mountains'.

15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 18th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 18th

Christopher Somerville - The January Man

Over the hills and along the byways of the British Isles, Times columnist and author Christopher Somerville shares his story of a year of walks describing the history, wildlife, changing landscapes and people he passes and reflects upon his childhood and the relationship...

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 18th

Bernadette McDonald - Art of Freedom - The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka

Join award winning author Bernadette McDonald as she examines the life of one of the greatest alpinists of our time, Voytek Kurtyka.

16.00 - 17.30 Saturday 18th

The Sherpa Secret Sessions 4

The 'Secret Sessions'…insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Andy Kirkpatrick and special guests.

16.30 - 19.00 Saturday 18th

Lowe Alpine Adventure & Exploration Session

An afternoon of challenging adventures plus films from around the globe feat. explorers Ben Page and Jenny Tough, presented by Lowe Alpine’s very own Joe White.

17.30 - 18.30 Saturday 18th

Britain’s Abandoned Playgrounds

Come and watch a freerunner, highliner, BMX rider and skateboarder on stage as they share their urban playgrounds doing what they do best; backflipping, bar-spinning and vaulting!

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 18th

Imaginary Mountains - Why Mountains Capture Our Minds

A lively discussion lead by Panorama editor Amy GiGi Alexander, taking in the imaginary mountains and experiences of an eminent panel including Helen Mort; BT Judge and renowned poet, Nahida Esmail; Tanzanian writer of mountain fiction and Ed Douglas, Guardian journalist and 2017 BT...

19.15 - 20.45 Saturday 18th

Wild Adventures with Steve Backshall and Aldo Kane

Steve has been passionate about the wild world ever since he could crawl. Growing up, he counted the animals that lived around him as his best pals – from the asthmatic donkey to the grass snakes in the manure heap!

19.30 - 21.00 Saturday 18th

Tommy Caldwell - The Push

Tommy talks about his dramatic, inspiring memoir.

19.30 - 22.00 Saturday 18th

Spoken Word and a Pint

Grab a drink from the bar and settle down for some serious literary revelry!

20.00 - 23.00 Saturday 18th

Ortovox Snowsports Session

The best snowsports action, film and on-stage entertainment at Kendal Town Hall.

21.00 - 22.30 Saturday 18th

Into Twin Galaxies - Special Screening with Filmmaker Jochen Schmoll & Adventurer Ben Stookesberry

A spectacular and insane ski and kayak mission across Greenland presented by filmmaker Jochen Schmoll and adventurer Ben Stookesberry!

21.30 - 23.00 Saturday 18th
21.30 - 23.00 Saturday 18th

The Sherpa Secret Sessions 5

The 'Sherpa Secret Sessions'…insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Andy Kirkpatrick and special guests.

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