As reported at UKClimbing.com (Jun 27: Kendal Mountain Festivals Announce Headline Speakers) the headline speakers are Reinhold Messner, Catherine Destivelle, David Breashears and Steph Davis.
Matt Heason of Heason Events has been appointed programmer for KMFF and Brian Trevelyan (long time poster at UKClimbing.com - BrianT's profile) has been appointed assistant programmer.
David Breashears will be showing his latest Everest IMAX film, a UK premiere.
Dave Gill of Steep Media plans to premiere Call It What You Want about Kendal's own climbing prodigy George Ullrich. We ran two shorts by Dave Gill at UKClimbing.com recently, watch them at a Bachar-Yerian Without Bolts and Less Internet, Less Topos, Less Everything.
Alastair Lee, man of many talents, will be presenting On Sight his much anticipated morality tale of style, ethics and how we really should climb - 'hey no top roping or worse, headpointing, at the back there!' and not only that he'll then educate you with anecdotes from the making of the film.
Andy Cave and Andy Kirkpatrick (UKClimbing.com gear columnist) will be there; Andy to deliver his unique take on life. The other Andy to recount his eventful life. Both of them to explain about their latest books Thin White Line and ...Psychovertical.....not bad for a coal miner from Barnsley and the third best climber ever to come out of Hull
That guy with the wonderful name, Kenton Cool, may be there, and maybe with his new wife, Jazz Black (Slander alert: Cool has climbed Everest far too many times and apart from his cool name his real claim to fame is his friendship with Sir Ranulph Fiennes ).
Question is though. What do you call the Cool and Black now they are married? Kenton Black and Jazz Black, Kenton Cool and Jazz Cool? Or is it the Cool-Blacks that you now have to invite round to your Chamonix pied-à-terre? I'm sure this has been discussed many times.
TICKETS: Tickets for the Kendal Mountain Festivals can be bought online SOON or through Kendal's Brewery Arts box office on 01539 725133.
Thanks to Clive Allen for the word up.
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