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Programme

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

Upcoming Events

13.30 - 17.30 Thursday 16th

The Paraglider Workshop Sessions

Come and enjoy six curated workshops at the Town Hall throughout the afternoon followed by the super-charged Free Flight Night

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£12.50 for the six sessions Buy Tickets
19.30 - 21.30 Thursday 16th

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 the directors' personal favourites for just a fiver!

19.30 - 22.00 Thursday 16th

Inov-8 Fell Running Session

Join us on Thursday evening for a grassroots journey over fells, crags, peaty trods and bracken!

19.30 - 22.30 Thursday 16th

Ozone Free Flight Session

The Ozone Free Flight session at the Kendal Mountain Festival 2017 is back and bigger than ever!

09.30 - 11.00 Friday 17th

Parents and Babies Film Screening

An opportunity for parents and their babies to enjoy high-visual adventure shorts.

11.30 - 13.00 Friday 17th
11.30 - 13.00 Friday 17th

Dementia Friendly Film Screening

An opportunity for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy a social and sensory experience.

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£4 / Carers free Buy Tickets
13.00 - 17.45 Friday 17th

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Join us as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2017.

14.30 - 16.00 Friday 17th
15.00 - 16.30 Friday 17th

The Secret Sessions 1

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

17.00 - 18.00 Friday 17th
17.00 - 18.30 Friday 17th

The Secret Sessions 2

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

17.00 - 09.30 Friday 17th

Campervans - Friday & Saturday Night (Leisure Centre)

Campervans welcome at Kendal 2017!

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£20 per person for both nights Buy Tickets
18.00 - 19.30 Friday 17th

Adam Ondra

The problem with writing stuff about Adam is, the moment you think you’re up-to-date, he goes and does something bigger and better. And so it proves now.

18.30 - 20.30 Friday 17th
19.00 - 20.30 Friday 17th

Karen Lloyd - The Blackbird Diaries •BOOK LAUNCH•

Join us to for the launch of local author Karen Lloyd's second book 'The Blackbird Diaries'

19.00 - 23.00 Friday 17th

Santa Cruz Bike Session

It's back. A new team. A new format. The best social bike event of the year!

19.30 - 21.00 Friday 17th

Emma Henderson - The Valentine House

Emma Henderson's entrancing novel about a young French girl and the English family who invade her Alpine village and her life.

20.00 - 22.00 Friday 17th

DMM Pub Quiz

It's a pub quiz. With the DMM team. What's not to like?

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£20 per team of 4 Buy Tickets
20.00 - 23.00 Friday 17th

Petzl Underground Session

An awesome mix of caving films and lectures brought to you by Petzl and in association with UK caving.

21.00 - 22.00 Friday 17th

Tom Musgrove and Simon Bray - The Edges of these Isles

​Artist Tom Musgrove and photographer Simon Bray talk about their collaboration depicting seven landscape locations from across the British Isles using their respective mediums. Their pieces will exhibited at the venue.

21.00 - 22.30 Friday 17th

Jim Herrington - The Climbers *UK Launch*

A UK exclusive! All the way from NYC we are delighted to have Jim Herrington on-stage to share his story of photographing the Icons of Mountaineering.

21.00 - 22.30 Friday 17th

European Film Première - Psychovertical: The Andy Kirkpatrick Story

European Film Première - Psychovertical: The Andy Kirkpatrick Story

21.30 - 23.00 Friday 17th

Special Film Screening - Mountain

From the director of the BAFTA-nominated Sherpa and narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains in collaboration with one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world.

08.45 - 11.15 Saturday 18th

Mini Explorers Childcare - Saturday Morning

​New for 2017, Festival childcare for children age 3 - 6

09.00 - 10.30 Saturday 18th

Findra - Women in Adventure Session

New for 2017, - 'Women Adventure Session' featuring Jenny Tough and Lee Craigie in partnership with Findra.

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 18th

Richard Hamblyn - Clouds - Nature and Culture

Do you want to know everything about the Clouds above?

09.30 - 11.00 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 - 11.30 Saturday 18th

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 - 11.30 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!

11.00 - 12.30 Saturday 18th

UK Première - Magnetic Mountains

UK Première - Magnetic Mountains - Featuring some of the biggest names in mountain sports, this film explores the psychology of risk taking in the mountains, asking - is it really worth it?

11.00 - 13.00 Saturday 18th

adidas 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 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

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.

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?

12.00 - 13.30 Saturday 18th

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

Join us for a thrilling and fascinating insight into the world of survival and safety with experts Megan Hine and Aldo Kane alongside award-winning filmmaker Nick Shoolingin-Jordan.

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.

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!

13.45 - 16.15 Saturday 18th
14.00 - 15.30 Saturday 18th

The Secret Sessions 3

The '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 with Anton Krupicka

La Sportiva Mountain Running Session with Anton Krupicka

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 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 high adventure with tales from around the globe from 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

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 - 20.30 Saturday 18th

Film Awards Ceremony 2017

The Oscars of mountain film, hosted by Andy Kirkpatrick!

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

The Secret Sessions 5

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

22.00 - 00.00 Saturday 18th
08.45 - 11.15 Sunday 19th

Mini Explorers Childcare - Sunday Morning

​New for 2017, Festival childcare for children age 3 - 6

09.00 - 10.15 Sunday 19th
09.30 - 11.00 Sunday 19th

The Ario Dream - Special film screening

By popular demand, a special screening of The Ario Dream, raising funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation.

09.30 - 12.00 Sunday 19th

Alpkit Outdoor Swimming Session

Join us on Sunday morning for an exhilarating journey through rivers, lakes and the sea, as seen through the goggles of three intrepid women.

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 19th

Ashley Cooper - Images from a warming planet

​Join Ashley, an award winning environmental photographer, as he shares his tales of his travels to every continent on the planet to document the impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy.

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 19th

Ed Douglas - The Magician’s Glass

Award-winning writer Ed Douglas discusses his collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing.

10.30 - 12.30 Sunday 19th

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.​

11.00 - 12.30 Sunday 19th

BMC TV Breakfast Club with Niall Grimes

Supercharge your Sunday with Niall Grimes: climber, storyteller and mischiefmaker. Features BMC TV films, star climbers and prizes.

11.30 - 13.00 Sunday 19th

Steve Swenson

American alpinist Steve Swenson talks about his life, climbs, and new book 'Karakoram Climbing - Through the Kashmir Conflict'

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 19th

Hugh Warwick - Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife

It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines – the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to connect. Join Hugh Warwick as he talks about our...

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 19th

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent - The Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains

Join Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent on her thrilling and dangerous solo adventure through Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world's least explored places.

13.00 - 14.00 Sunday 19th

Secrets of Snow Leopards

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

13.00 - 14.30 Sunday 19th

Mammut Mountain Speed Session with Dani Arnold & Jérémie Heitz

Meet the fastest men on the mountains: steep skier Jérémie Heitz and Swiss speed climber Dani Arnold.

13.45 - 16.15 Sunday 19th

Mini Explorers Childcare - Sunday Afternoon

​New for 2017, Festival childcare for children age 3 - 6

14.00 - 15.30 Sunday 19th
14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 19th

Veronica Della Dora - Mountain - Nature and Culture

​In this compelling journey through peaks both real and imaginary, Veronica Della Dora, explores how the history of mountains is deeply interlaced with cultural values and aesthetic tastes, with religious beliefs and scientific practices.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 19th

BLACK ROCK: With Johnny Dawes - from Climbing to Performance

Join us for an exciting panel discussion with Johnny Dawes and a film showing of 'Black Rock', a Kendal Mountain Festival commissioned multimedia performance translating the experience of rock climbing to an audience on the ground.

15.00 - 16.30 Sunday 19th

Richard Else - Wainwright Revealed

This is the first EXCLUSIVE event for Richard, after the publication of Wainwright Revealed. Join him in Kendal Town Hall, where Alfred Wainwright worked, as he shares a new insights into the man and reveals little-known aspects of his character.

15.00 - 16.30 Sunday 19th

Drink and Divulge

'Drink and Divulge' - An intimate event with limited tickets!

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 19th

Tanya Shadrick - Watermarks

Dive in with Tanya Shadrick and immerse yourselves with prose and poetry celebrating the life aquatic.

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 19th

Nick Hunt - Where the Wild Winds Are

Join Nick Hunt as he talks about his new book 'Where The Wild Winds Are' and how he walked the invisible pathways of four of Europe's local winds to explore how these unseen powers affect the countries and cultures of Europe.

16.30 - 19.30 Sunday 19th

Best of Kendal Afternoon

Featuring a selection of the 2017 award winning films, screening over 6 venues in Kendal.

17.00 - 19.30 Sunday 19th

Kendal around the World

Join us as we share our adventure with our International partners from around the world.

20.00 - 23.00 Sunday 19th

Best of Kendal Evening

Featuring a selection of the 2017 award winning films, screening over 6 venues in Kendal.

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