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Programme

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

Upcoming Events

17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 15th

The Kendal Mountain Festival Opening Celebration

Celebrate the start of the Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 on Thursday 15 November with a big welcome from our patrons, Sir Chris Bonington and Leo Holding.

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FREE
19.30 - 21.30 Thursday 15th

Best of Kendal Past

On the Thursday evening we will be holding a special screening of our best and award winning films from past years. A chance to see some of the Festival Directors' personal favourites!

19.30 - 22.00 Thursday 15th

Ozone Free-Flight Session

The Ozone Free-Flight session at Kendal Mountain Festival is our traditional exciting opening event!

19.30 - 22.00 Thursday 15th

Harvey Maps Fell Running Session

Join us for a journey over fells, crags, bracken and peaty trods, celebrating the grass roots of this unique and historical sport.

09.00 - 11.00 Friday 16th

Collection 1 - Journey

Chase a golf ball across the wilderness, chase a frog through Cumbria, close a chapter through adventure, choose to journey where you shouldn't.

09.00 - 11.00 Friday 16th

Collection 4 - Fight

Fight to find time outside the day job, fight to save your outside, fight to find yourself, fight for elements, not against them.

09.00 - 11.00 Friday 16th

Collection 8 – Spark

Fire up, cause chaos, keep shooting in the dark. Be a bright idea, be your own ignition, but listen, try to listen.

09.00 - 11.00 Friday 16th

Collection 5 - Create

Use endurance and grace as art and adventure, sail out into a lucid world of ice in your own boat, create a future, create a community.

09.30 - 11.00 Friday 16th

The Baby Friendly Film Sessions

An opportunity for parents & carers (alongside their babies) to enjoy a selection of our highly-visual, adventure films.

09.30 - 12.00 Friday 16th

The Royal Geographical Society Film Archive comes to Kendal

This session profiles some of the hidden gems from the Royal Geographical Society’s film archive.

10.00 - 12.00 Friday 16th

Collection 6 – Flow

Look to your bodies rhythm, match it with the sea, ride the waves of age, chase the clouds of change.

10.00 - 16.00 Friday 16th

AMI – FREE workshops at the Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal

Lakeland Climbing Centre have the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) delivering four workshops on Friday 16th of November.

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Free
11.30 - 12.30 Friday 16th

Accessible Film Screening

An opportunity for people with learning difficulties, or those living with dementia, and their carers to enjoy a programme of highly visual short films in a relaxed atmosphere.

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£4 / Carers free Buy Tickets
11.30 - 13.30 Friday 16th

Collection 5 - Create

Use endurance and grace as art and adventure, sail out into a lucid world of ice in your own boat, create a future, create a community.

11.30 - 13.30 Friday 16th

Collection 3 - Discover

Find lines between couloirs, find a landscape in a history box, discover yourself in another, experiment with expression on just a single ice sheet.

11.30 - 13.30 Friday 16th

Collection 2 - Imagine

Ride a bike out on to ice, define yourself a new future, play big with your kids, imagine if your world was under water...

11.30 - 13.30 Friday 16th

Collection 4 - Fight

Fight to find time outside the day job, fight to save your outside, fight to find yourself, fight for elements, not against them.

12.00 - 17.00 Friday 16th

Guided walk to Red Tarn (John Muir Trust / Mountain Equipment)

As part of our joint presence at Kendal Mountain Festival, John Muir Trust and Mountain Equipment invite you to join John Muir Trust staff on a tour of the land in the Trust’s care. We'll lead a small group up to the...

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FREE - Donations welcome
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.

14.00 - 16.00 Friday 16th

Collection 7 – Connect

Shock yourself with the cold truth, see a view to the moon, play with sound and silence, make friends, find company, connect to the unexpected.

14.00 - 16.00 Friday 16th

Collection 9 – Climb

From childhood to olympian, from 8A to 8a to E8 to 8 Munroes, climbing is at our core; come celebrate the vertical.

14.00 - 16.00 Friday 16th

Collection 6 – Flow

Look to your bodies rhythm, match it with the sea, ride the waves of age, chase the clouds of change.

14.00 - 16.00 Friday 16th

Collection 10 – Mountain

Summit for joy, for age, for realisation, for relief, for political recognition, to look back.

14.00 - 16.00 Friday 16th

Collection 1 - Journey

Chase a golf ball across the wilderness, chase a frog through Cumbria, close a chapter through adventure, choose to journey where you shouldn't.

15.00 - 16.30 Friday 16th

The Secret Sessions 1

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend, featuring Joe White and his 'special' guests.

16.00 - 19.00 Friday 16th

Cicerone Press event at Juniper House

If you’re new to the idea of multi-day walking, or you are planning to trek somewhere new, Paddy and the Cicerone team will help you prepare and get the best out of your trip.

16.30 - 18.00 Friday 16th

Special Preview: Statement Of Youth

The eagerly-awaited first look at the film from Nick Brown, tracing the highs (and lows) of the UK climbing scene in the 1980s.

16.30 - 18.30 Friday 16th

Collection 8 – Spark

Fire up, cause chaos, keep shooting in the dark. Be a bright idea, be your own ignition, but listen, try to listen.

16.30 - 18.30 Friday 16th

Collection 10 – Mountain

Summit for joy, for age, for realisation, for relief, for political recognition, to look back.

16.30 - 18.30 Friday 16th

Collection 3 - Discover

Find lines between couloirs, find a landscape in a history box, discover yourself in another, experiment with expression on just a single ice sheet.

16.30 - 18.30 Friday 16th

Collection 2 - Imagine

Ride a bike out on to ice, define yourself a new future, play big with your kids, imagine if your world was under water...

17.00 - 18.30 Friday 16th

The Secret Sessions 2

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Joe White and special guests.

17.00 - 09.30 Friday 16th

Campervans - Friday & Saturday Night (Leisure Centre) *SOLD OUT*

Campervan spaces with use of leisure centre toilets and shower facilities.

17.15 - 18.45 Friday 16th

Saltstreet Productions Presents ‘All the Filming Tricks’ - On Stage with Freerunner, Eric Moor

Calling young (and not so young) filmmakers, freerunning enthusiasts, lovers of live stage action and those who marvelled at 'Abandoned Playgrounds' at last year's Festival. Saltstreet Productions are back! And ready to spill some more of the secrets and shortcuts used by professional...

19.00 - 20.30 Friday 16th

Special Screening: Spectre - To the End of the Earth

Leo Houlding presents the premiere of Spectre - To the End of the Earth, charting the highs and lows of an extraordinary expedition.

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.

19.00 - 21.00 Friday 16th

Collection 12 – Protect

Consider, think, empathise, error, learn, fight, rage, and reach out.

19.00 - 21.00 Friday 16th

Collection 7 – Connect

Shock yourself with the cold truth, see a view to the moon, play with sound and silence, make friends, find company, connect to the unexpected.

19.00 - 21.00 Friday 16th

Collection 11 - Run

We run for independence, for identity, for prosperity, to keep going, to stop.

19.00 - 21.00 Friday 16th

Collection 9 – Climb

From childhood to olympian, from 8A to 8a to E8 to 8 Munroes, climbing is at our core; come celebrate the vertical.

19.00 - 22.30 Friday 16th

Trek Bike Night

It's back! New presenting partners. A wealth of incredible content. This is the UK's best social bike event of the year!

19.30 - 20.30 Friday 16th

Jane Rushton - Breathing Spaces

Jane will be talking about her works that reflects on an immersion in the landscape and environment of northern locations including the Highlands of Scotland where she lives, Greenland, and Svalbard.

19.30 - 22.30 Friday 16th

Petzl Underground Session

An awesome mix of caving films and lectures brought to you by UK Caving and Petzl.

21.00 - 22.30 Friday 16th

Special Screening: Blood Moon

Award-winning director Alastair Lee and climber Robbie Phillips presents a new adventure, big-wall climbing in Madagascar.

21.00 - 22.30 Friday 16th

Brendan Leonard: Do What You Think You Can’t, In 226,000 Simple Steps

Writer, filmmaker, runner, climber and outdoor funny man Brendan Leonard reckons we all need to spend more time doing things we love, while remembering to laugh at ourselves.

21.00 - 23.00 Friday 16th

Collection 14 – Survive

How do we keeping moving forwards. Tradition? Competition? Community? Love? What threatens our survival values? What's next?

21.30 - 23.00 Friday 16th

Film Premiere: Cerro Kishtwar - An Ice Cold Story

In October last year Stephan Siegrist, Julian Zanker and Thomas Huber set off to climb the granite giant Cerro Kishtwar (6,155m), attempting a spectacular new line on the central northwest face.

21.30 - 23.30 Friday 16th

Collection 13 – Explore

Out the door, into technology, into the stars, with your closest allies.

09.00 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 2 - Imagine

Ride a bike out on to ice, define yourself a new future, play big with your kids, imagine if your world was under water...

09.00 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 3 - Discover

Find lines between couloirs, find a landscape in a history box, discover yourself in another, experiment with expression on just a single ice sheet.

09.00 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 7 – Connect

Shock yourself with the cold truth, see a view to the moon, play with sound and silence, make friends, find company, connect to the unexpected.

09.00 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 11 - Run

We run for independence, for identity, for prosperity, to keep going, to stop.

09.00 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 6 – Flow

Look to your bodies rhythm, match it with the sea, ride the waves of age, chase the clouds of change.

09.00 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 5 - Create

Use endurance and grace as art and adventure, sail out into a lucid world of ice in your own boat, create a future, create a community.

09.15 - 11.15 Saturday 17th

Black Diamond Rock & Ice Session

Meet two very different climbing specialists, Klemen Premrl and Calum Muskett, in an exciting session steered by the ever-psyched Matt Helliker.

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Family Adventure Film Screening

Join us to be entertained by a selection of short films on the big screen and inspire your children for life - with the world of outdoor adventure.​

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Lucy Siegle - Turning the Tide on Plastic

Ace reporter on the BBC's One show, Lucy will be discussing her inspiring new book that not only serves as a much-needed call to arms to end the plastic pandemic, but gives useful tools on how to make meaningful change in our everyday...

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Findra Everyday Adventure Session

A celebration of adventure, and how it's easier to have one than you think!

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...

09.45 - 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!

10.00 - 12.30 Saturday 17th

British Mountain Guides – FREE workshops at Lakeland Climbing Centre

The British Mountain Guides (BMG) are once again making their expertise available to customers at the Lakeland Climbing Centre with FREE workshops, providing an opportunity to gain skills and insights into mountaineering. These workshops are on Saturday 17th of November to coincide with...

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Free
11.00 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

adidas TERREX 10k Trail Run

Back once again for a little 10k jaunt, from the centre of Kendal up to Scout Scar, with the thigh burning, calf pinging warm-up up Beast Banks - it's not called that for nothing!

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£15.00 in advance
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

Performing Mountains: How do Artists Touch the Void?

Film and literature have always been wedded to the mountains but what about the other arts?

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.

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

Liv Sansoz: LIVe life to its fullest

Top French alpinist Liv Sansoz shares the stories from her incredible achievement of climbing all the 4000m peaks in the Alps in a single year.

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 18 – Lose

Loss isn't always about losers. Pain can help us gain new knowledge, experience and respect.

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Palm & Pyranha Paddlesports Session

This is a real gem! We're re-vamping Paddlesports at Kendal with the best line-up we've ever had in this genre - it's definitely one not to miss!

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 1 - Journey

Chase a golf ball across the wilderness, chase a frog through Cumbria, close a chapter through adventure, choose to journey where you shouldn't.

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 9 – Climb

From childhood to olympian, from 8A to 8a to E8 to 8 Munroes, climbing is at our core; come celebrate the vertical.

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 4 - Fight

Fight to find time outside the day job, fight to save your outside, fight to find yourself, fight for elements, not against them.

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 6 – Flow

Look to your bodies rhythm, match it with the sea, ride the waves of age, chase the clouds of change.

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.

12.00 - 14.00 Saturday 17th

Patagonia - Adventure Activists

The 2018 Adventure Activists Tour culminates in a special event at Kendal Mountain Festival.

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

Anna McNuff - Fifty Shades of the USA

Join Adventure Queen Anna McNuff as she shares tales of her 11,000-mile cycling adventure on her own, through each and every state of the USA.

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...

13.30 - 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.

13.45 - 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!

14.00 - 15.30 Saturday 17th

The Secret Sessions 3

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Joe White and special guests.

14.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 10 – Mountain

Summit for joy, for age, for realisation, for relief, for political recognition, to look back.

14.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 7 – Connect

Shock yourself with the cold truth, see a view to the moon, play with sound and silence, make friends, find company, connect to the unexpected.

14.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 15 – Suffer

Get deep, go far, grit your teeth and smile!

14.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 8 – Spark

Fire up, cause chaos, keep shooting in the dark. Be a bright idea, be your own ignition, but listen, try to listen.

14.15 - 16.15 Saturday 17th

Columbia Mountain Running Session

Including the special insiders' UTMB stories and other astounding Ultra tales, films and top speakers from the world of international mountain running.

14.30 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

​Shauna Coxsey – High Hopes

Two Bouldering World Championships, the first British women to boulder 8B+, founder of an award-winning women's climbing event and an MBE all under the age of 25 underlines the ambition, talent, and determination of Britain's top female boulderer.

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

Yvonne Reddick – Translating Mountains

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

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.

16.00 - 17.00 Saturday 17th

Try Kayaking hosted by Lakeland Canoe Club

Welcome aboard the Kendal Mountain Festival kayaking practical session

16.00 - 17.30 Saturday 17th

The Secret Sessions 4

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Joe White and special guests.

16.00 - 18.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 4 - Fight

Fight to find time outside the day job, fight to save your outside, fight to find yourself, fight for elements, not against them.

16.30 - 17.30 Saturday 17th

Alastair Humphreys - Great Adventurers (Children’s Literature)

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

16.30 - 18.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 8 – Spark

Fire up, cause chaos, keep shooting in the dark. Be a bright idea, be your own ignition, but listen, try to listen.

16.30 - 18.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 10 – Mountain

Summit for joy, for age, for realisation, for relief, for political recognition, to look back.

16.30 - 18.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 12 – Protect

Consider, think, empathise, error, learn, fight, rage, and reach out.

16.30 - 18.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 3 - Discover

Find lines between couloirs, find a landscape in a history box, discover yourself in another, experiment with expression on just a single ice sheet.

16.30 - 18.30 Saturday 17th

Collection 5 - Create

Use endurance and grace as art and adventure, sail out into a lucid world of ice in your own boat, create a future, create a community.

16.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Lowe Alpine Adventure Journals

An afternoon of challenging adventure tales from around the globe, featuring explorers Pip Stewart, Adam Rolston and Ron Rutland, presented by Joe White.

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