Kendal Preview: Win Two VIP Tickets To The North Face Night

by Michael Ryan Oct/2011
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On Saturday night in the Dojo at the Kendal Mountain Festival is a special evenings entertainment featuring The North Face athletes, James Pearson and the Gasherbrum II Team of Cory Richards, Denis Urubko and Simone Moro.

COMPETITION: Win a VIP Ticket to The North Face Evening

In this preview, as well as introducing the evening, there is a competition where two lucky people can win VIP tickets to The North Face evening. You will be VIP guests at both lectures, receive a TNF goody bag including copies of the limited print run TNF Yearbook STORYTELLER, have access to the VIP lounge - food and drink provided - and will meet James, Simone, Denis, Cory and other members of The North Face team. Accommodation is not provided.

The North Face Night - Part 1: James Pearson - Saturday 19 November 18:00 - 19:30- buy tickets

The North Face Night - Part 2: Gasherbrum II Team of Cory Richards, Denis Urubko and Simone Moro - Saturday 19 November 18:00 - 19:30- buy tickets

Competition now over. The winners are UKC Users mattias13 and pschaggar


The North Face Night - Part 1: James Pearson

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from The North Face Storyteller Yearbook
UKC Articles, Oct 2011
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+From a story about James by Riky Felderer in The North Face Storyteller Yearbook, 136 kb
From a story about James by Riky Felderer in The North Face Storyteller Yearbook
UKC Articles, Oct 2011
© The North Face

James Pearson is one of the UK's most talented climbers and has been since a young age. Cutting his teeth on gritstone he made early repeats of Hard Grit routes culminating in the third ascent of Equilibrium E10. He then went onto add his own creations including The Groove at Cratcliffe, one of Gritstone's last great problems. Spreading his wings further he established The Walk of Life on the sea cliff of Dyer's Point in Devon. He is now resident in Austria where is establishing multi-pitch climbs and honing his sport climbing skills.

You can read a fuller CV of his climbing life at www2.thenorthface.com and at www.wildcountry.co.uk. At UKClimbing.com you can find out more about James in this interview Exclusive Interview: James Pearson by Jack Geldard

Highlights this year include climbing Muy Caliente! an E10 in Pembroke from the ground up with no practice from a top rope, a superb and bold achievement; plus his recent trip with Alex Honnold to Chad.

James has always been very frank and honest about his climbing, he blogs extensively about his life, not just climbing, and his lecture promises to reveal more about his motivations, his adventures and his life.

The North Face Night - Part 1: James Pearson - Saturday 19 November 18:00 - 19:30- buy tickets


This competition has now closed.

The winners are UKC Users mattias13 and pschaggar

The North Face Night - Part 2: Gasherbrum II Team of Cory Richards, Denis Urubko and Simone Moro

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In February 2011 the Italian Simone Moro (CV), Denis Urubko (CV) from Kazakhstan and Cory Richards from the USA achieved the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II (8,035m / 26,362ft) in Gilgit Baltistan province in Pakistan, near the Chinese border (see the NEWS FLASH below for details of their latest adventure).

At Kendal the men will recount the highs of achieving the first winter ascent - to the lows of surviving an enormous avalanche on the precarious descent back to base camp. Enduring freezing -46° temperatures, blizzards and fierce winds; the intense and inspirational story is also vividly brought alive with an exclusive film edit and unique photo gallery all taken by Cory Richards. This is Simone Moro's third 8,000m peak climbing in winter and Denis's second, Cory Richards is the only American to summit any 8,000 meter peak in winter.

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The North Face Night - Part 2: Gasherbrum II Team of Cory Richards, Denis Urubko and Simone Moro - Saturday 19 November 18:00 - 19:30- buy tickets

NEWS FLASH: Moro, Urubko and Richards to attempt Nanga Parbat in Winter

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Nanga Parbat
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Departing after Christmas celebrations straight into the heavy winter conditions, Nanga Parbat, the last great mountain in the Himalaya, boasts the highest face in the world. A favourable summit bid, in pure alpine, light, fast style, will be dependant on a minimal weather window between end of January and March 2012. The North Face® three-man expedition team hailing from three continents - Simone Moro (ITA), Denis Urubko (KAZ) and Cory Richards (USA) – are famous for the first winter ascent of 8,025m Gasherbrum II (GII) in Karakoram, Pakistan, in February 2011.

Leader of the expedition is renowned Italian alpinist and The North Face® athlete, Simone Moro, who, with over 40 expedition achievements to his name, including eleven in winter, has paved the alpine history books with the first winter ascents of Cerro Mirador (1993); Marble Wall (2001); 8000m Shisha Pangma (2005); and, the historic summit of the 8,481m Nepali peak, Makalu (2009); and 8,025m Gasherbrum II (2011).

Accompanying Moro is decade-long climbing partner and mountaineering stalwart, Kazakh Denis Urubko. Urubko, who partnered Moro in Gasherbrum II, Makalu, Shisha Pangma and Marble Wall, has summited each of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks without oxygen, including opening new routes. Experienced by GII, American climber and outdoor photographer, Cory Richards, will not only climb alongside Moro and Urubko, but aims to capture the expedition's key moments digitally.

Located in the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan, Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest mountain in the world and the second highest peak in Pakistan. First climbed by an Austrian alpinist, Hermann Buhl on July 3rd 1953. Nanga Parbat is also known as 'Killer Mountain' being one of the most deadly 8000ers, having claimed many lives between 1930-1953 and in recent decades. It is considered one of the most seriously difficult to climb and has been the most attempted 8,000mer peak in winter since 1990.

Follow exclusive expedition highlights as Moro, Urubko & Richards tell their story of life at base camp, preparing for the Nanga Parbat summit, on the following link:

web: www.thenorthfacejournal.com


The Kendal Mountain Festival 2011

Kendal Mountain Festival - Ticket Information, Lectures, market research, commercial notices Premier Post, 8 weeks @ GBP 25pw, 11 kb

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS

The dates are 17 to 20 November and tickets are available now. Book online - www.mountainfest.co.uk - or by phone 01539 725133 - news as it happens at www.mountainfest.co.uk

ACCOMMODATION

Easily accessible from the M6 and by train and there are plenty of accommodation options in and around the town but you need to be on your toes as they fill up very quickly over the Mountain Festival weekend.

For all your questions, accommodation and travel needs go to www.golakes.co.uk here you will find all the information you should need for your visit to Cumbria, alternatively call the accommodation booking line on 0845 450 1199.

www.mountainfest.co.uk

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