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Programme

  1. Thursday 15th November
  2. Friday 16th November
  3. Saturday 17th November
  4. Sunday 18th November

Upcoming Events: Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

13.00 - 17.45 Friday 16th

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Join us as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2018.

19.00 - 20.30 Friday 16th

Nadir Khan – Extreme Scotland - BOOK LAUNCH

In Extreme Scotland, Nadir takes us on a jaw-dropping tour through Scotland’s epic mountain landscape.

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Nancy Campbell - The Library of Ice

Nancy will be discussing her new book, A Library of Ice. A fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in...

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Raynor Winn – The Salt Path

The true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey not of escape but salvation.

09.45 - 10.45 Saturday 17th

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 17th

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 17th

This Place I Know: A New Anthology of Cumbrian Poetry

This wonderful new anthology of Cumbrian poetry brings together a contrasting collection of voices in recognition of the great and continuing tradition of Lake District poetry.

12.00 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

Jess Butterworth - When The Mountains Roared (Children’s Literature)

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers.

13.30 - 14.30 Saturday 17th

MG Leonard - The Beetle Boy Trilogy (Children’s Literature)

A darkly hilarious adventure full of exotic beetles, daring schemes, and true friendship.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 17th

Tim Leach – Smile of the Wolf

Tim Leach is a writer of historical fiction, specialising in the ancient world, unreliable source texts, and the crossover points between myth and history.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 17th

William Atkins – Desert Places

One third of the earth’s land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history?

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 17th

Graham Hoyland – Yeti: An Abominable History

​Graham Hoyland, the climber who was responsible for finding the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, has been on another quest. On an expedition to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, he found and filmed footprints of the mythical Yeti in a...

13.45 - 14.45 Saturday 17th

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!

15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

David Long - Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals (Children’s Literature)

For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives.

15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

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 17th

Tim Dee – Landfill & Groundwork

Acclaimed author and naturalist Tim presents these two wonderful books which are essential nature writing for our times.

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 17th

Yvonne Reddick – Translating Mountains

Award-winning poet Yvonne Reddick shares her poetry about mountains, hiking and her father's sudden death in the Highlands.

16.30 - 17.30 Saturday 17th

Alastair Humpherys - Great Adventurers (Children’s Literature)

The incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived.

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Travels and tours in Cumbria before the ‘Discovery’ of the Lakes

Christopher Donaldson and Ian Gregory explore some of the sensational stories and curious facts about early travellers in Cumberland and Westmorland from the period before the lakes became the Lakes.

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Nature Connection: Finding words in wordless worlds

Join Abi Andrews, Jay Armstrong, Natasha Carthew and Horatio Clare in conversation with Claire Carter on Nature Connection; the words that connect the worlds, the writers and the readers.​

19.30 - 21.00 Saturday 17th

Nick Bullock – Tides

Nick Bullock is a climber who lives in a small green van, flitting between Llanberis, Wales, and Chamonix in the French Alps.

09.30 - 11.00 Sunday 18th

This Girl Did: Dorothy Wordsworth & Women Mountaineers

Join us for the premier of the short film and a wonderful account of the project This Girl Did: Dorothy Wordsworth and Women’s Mountaineering which documents a reimagining of Dorothy Wordworth’s pioneering ascent of Scafell on 7th October 1818.

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 18th

Jonny Muir - The Mountains are calling

Join Jonny for a running journey over Scottish Mountains and it's wild landscape

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 18th

Aileen Harvey – The Shape of a Place: Walking, Art and the Landscape

Aileen Harvey is an artist whose work focuses on the experience of place.

12.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Tom Palmer - Armistice Runner (Children’s Literature)

Lily has lots of worries. She’s struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she’s losing her gran to Alzheimer’s.

12.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Entwined Lines: Art & Climbing

A performance by artist Paul Evans and poet Mark Goodwin exploring climbing and art as entwined forms of movement.

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 18th

Mark Cocker – Our Place: Can We Save British Nature Before it is Too Late?

A radical examination of Britain's relationship with the land, by one of our greatest nature writers.

13.00 - 14.30 Sunday 18th

Tanya Shadrick – Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of Westcountry Waters

Join Tanya to discover the life and writing of the late Lynne Roper, a visionary wild swimmer whose diaries are a celebration of the close-knit communities that form wherever strangers meet to swim together.

14.00 - 15.00 Sunday 18th
14.00 - 15.30 Sunday 18th

The Great Gift of Freedom with Sir Chris Bonington

In partnership with the National Trust and the Fell & Rock Climbing Club, Kendal Mountain Festival presents a unique event about the Great Gift War Memorial.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Max Leonard – Higher Calling

Why do road cyclists go to the mountains? What is it about the high peaks that inspires us and why do we love something so hard?

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Mick Fowler – No Easy Way – BOOK LAUNCH

Mick Fowler has been a leading figure in the climbing world for 40 years.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Waymaking – Book Launch

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 18th

Cameron McNeish – There’s Always The Hills

Award-winning mountaineering writer and television presenter Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to mountaineering, hill-walking and long distance backpacking.

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