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Programme

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

Upcoming Events: Speaker Events

19.30 - 22.00 Thursday 16th

Inov-8 Fell Running Session

Top speakers and films from the world of fell running.

00.00 - 23.59 Friday 17th

Secret Sessions

The Secret Sessions are back...mysterious intimate events across the festival weekend.

11.30 - 13.00 Friday 17th
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
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 - 21.00 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'

19.30 - 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 - 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

European Film Première - Psychovertical: The Andy Kirkpatrick Story

European Film Première - Psychovertical: The Andy Kirkpatrick Story

09.00 - 10.30 Saturday 18th

Findra - Women in Adventure Session

New for 2017, a celebration of Women in Adventure featuring Jenny Tough, Lee Craigie and Cat Sutherland 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

A celebration of alpine climbing.

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

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 Districts 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

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.

13.30 - 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.

13.30 - 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.

13.45 - 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 - 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

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

19.30 - 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
09.00 - 10.15 Sunday 19th
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.

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.

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.

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...

13.00 - 14.30 Sunday 19th

Mammut Mountain Speed Session with Dani Arnold & Jérémie Heitz

Celebrate alpine climbing with Mammut 's new Mountain Speed Session featuring Jérémie Heitz & special guests.

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: From Climbing to Performance

Join us for an exciting panel discussion and 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

Drink and Divulge

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

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.

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 - 18.00 Sunday 19th

Tanya Shadrick - Watermarks

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

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.

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