/ NEWS: Best Kendal Line Up Yet... The Details
Mick Ryan gives us the lowdown on this year's Kendal Mountain Festival with details about some of the main speakers and films.
A beacon lighting up the early winter darkness with a glowing light of climbing spirit and camaraderie.
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There are several ticket options
I will try and find out specific details.
I'd recommend getting a film pass for Friday (a bit busy at the weekend except at 9:00am) and see stuff on Saturday and Sunday without overdoing it, as lots of other things going on are good. It is pricy but no more than most talks or films. There are also a few too many rambler loadsamoney types desperate for their latest everest death fix stories for my liking but I guess they help bankroll the festival. A lot of the talks, films and extras are real good and there are some freebie fringe things like the art and the odd free presentation (MarcC's band performing to confused grannies amongst industial museum pieces with Gordon Stainforth dressed as Elvis I shall remember to my grave...I nearly died laughing so it can be closer than you think) and some good bargains in the attached shops. The best bit for me is also free... meeting climbers, new or old mates, and the next best thing is no different from a normal weekend good night out: the late bar to drink with said climbers. You can also harrass hacks on a freebie (Mick Ryan seems to encourage it).
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