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Kendal Mountain Festival is an annual festival held in the town of Kendal, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District. It is one of the most diverse festivals of its kind in the world, attracting film premières from around the globe. Filmmakers, TV producers, adventurers, top brands, athletes and speakers gather to take part in four days of the films, talks, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture.

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Kendal Mountain Festival makes a momentous comeback

Anticipation for this year's Kendal Mountain Festival was palpable after a year's hiatus from meeting in person. Now in it's 41st year, the annual event welcomed the return of over 20,000 festival goers, who relished the opportunity to ...

Environmental + Climate Change Sessions at Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival brings together international athletes, filmmakers, conservationists and authors to share their experience of the impact of climate change as part of the UK's largest annual gathering of the...

World champion athletes, pioneering explorers and intrepid adventurers at Kendal 2

Tickets are selling fast for the 2021 Kendal Mountain Festival, the largest gathering of the outdoor community in the UK. This year's speaker programme is packed with tales of adventure shared by some of...

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival 2021 Programme Announced

The 2021 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival programme has been unveiled; revealing a...

Mountain Equipment to support Boardman Tasker Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, is delighted to announce that it will now...

Kendal Mountain Festival confirms new Basecamp for 2021 Festival

The legendary, fully accessible, free-for-all, tented Basecamp Village is the...

Kendal Mountain Festival goes hybrid 

After last year's upheavals forced the entire event online, organisers and Festival-goers alike are understandably...


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Article 10 People You'll Meet at Kendal Mountain Festival 2021

Following a brief online-only interlude last year, a physical Kendal Mountain Festival is on the horizon and another exciting line-up of films, events and festivities is on offer. The programme has expanded in scale and scope this year,...

Interview The Mountain Path by Paul Pritchard

Ahead of his Kendal Mountain Festival event, John Middendorf interviews author Paul Pritchard about his latest book, The Mountain Path.

Interview Author Nick Hayes on Trespass and the Right to Roam

Can it be right that most people in England are excluded from most of the country? In The Book of Trespass, author Nick Hayes dismantles the notion of private land as a public no-go zone, and makes an impassioned case for an extension of England's...

Interview Nick Bullock on Tea & Tribulations in Tibet

'He failed to make me a cup of tea in the morning, ever!'As reported earlier this week, British climbers...

Interview Natalie Berry's 'Transition'

In this interview Jack Geldard talks to UKC's very own Natalie Berry, and asks her about the last two years of her climbing -...

The Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 ? A Survivor's Guide

Going to the Kendal Mountain Festival? Not sure how on earth you are going to cope? Here Niall Grimes gives us...

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