Cumbria’s pre-winter season social gathering returns with action from the world of snowsports, including unseen content as well as the latest news and gear. From Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November, Kendal Mountain Festival throws open the doors to welcome Fall Line readers to its biggest festival to date. What to expect?
- Over 150 speakers
- World and UK film premieres
- An international film competition
- Entertaining events celebrating 12 adventure sports
- A free to enter vibrant tented Basecamp village with speaker stages
- Photography competition
- Free Family Adventure Film sessions
We’ve got sights set on the Snow Night (sponsored on by The North Face and Ellis Brigham). There’s going to be an epic line-up of speakers, including snowboarding legend and back-to-back Freeride World Tour champ Marion Haerty. Joining her will be big-mountain snowboarder, wingsuit flyer and pilot Géraldine Fasnacht.
Gracing the stage will also be elite mountain athlete, guide and outdoor photographer-filmmaker Mathis Dumas from Chamonix.
Skiing, snowboarding, touring, free-riding and big mountain exploration – it’s all covered.
If you want to bag tickets to ‘The North Face Aprés Party’, book tickets to the Snow Night before Sunday 2 October (the party is on 19 November from 9.30pm).
As well as the Snow Night, soak up the atmosphere in the cinema, on the trail run, in the bar, up on stage, on the dance floor, or explore the beating heart of the festival at our Basecamp tented village.
‘Share the Adventure’ is the motto of the event, and that’s exactly the headline speakers will be doing. Speakers will discuss all areas of adventure, sport, environment and discovery. The festivities kick off with renowned environmentalist George Monbiot to ask the question: what if there was a way to stop climate change and end global hunger at the same time?
Alongside the much-loved and award-winning film programme, there are also over 30 book events to explore. How about Raynor Winn’s story behind her latest best-seller, ‘Landlines’ – the epic tale of a 1000-mile journey across Scotland’s Cape Wrath Trail.
On Saturday, survival and bushcraft specialist Ray Mears joins the party for an exclusive event to share his lifetime’s journey exploring nature in the worlds’ harshest environments.
Find out more and start Sharing the Adventure on the Kendal Mountain Festival website.