In British Climbing, when we talk about the cutting edge of the sport in the modern day, there is one name that will ALWAYS crop up in the discussion.
Steve McClure has been at the forefront of British Climbing for more than two decades and he has laid claim to being our most prolific sport climber and one of our most accomplished trad climbers with significant repeats and standard-raising first ascents common place throughout his career. Only a small number of people can include sport routes of 9a and above AND trad routes of E11 on their climbing CV, across the world … McClure is one of them.
2014 sees Steve headline the UK’s premier outdoor festival, Kendal Mountain Festival, for the first time in its long history. Along with this, the weekend will also coincide with the launch of his first book, Beyond Limits, an autobiography charting his life, influences, career and some of the most interesting topics surrounding it.
To celebrate the launch of Steve McClure’s book, and his appearance at this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival, Marmot have put £1000 of gear up for grabs. Your chance to win is easier than ever and all you have to do is answer the following question:
FIRST PRIZE - £500 OF MARMOT GEAR
SECOND PRIZE - £350 OF MARMOT GEAR
THIRD PRIZE - £150 OF MARMOT GEAR
Established in 1974, and now in their 40th year, Marmot have been at the forefront of design and technology when it comes to equipment for the mountains since day one. This competition gives YOU the chance to get your hands on some of the best gear in the business, from bouldering to high-altitude mountaineering and 60 degree snow to blue runs, Marmot has the clothing and equipment that you will need.
Check out the Marmot facebook page here for a chance to win more Marmot goodies in the “What Gives You Life?” photo competition.
Kendal Mountain Festival is by far the largest and most varied event of its type in the world - it is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK
'Kendal' is one of the leading festivals of its kind in the world. It is an internationally-known event, attracting film premieres from around the globe. Film makers, TV producers, adventurers, climbers and world-class lecturers gather to take part in four packed days of the very best films, speakers, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and 2014 will be our 15th straight year.
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS
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.
This year we will once again have a camping field but owing to its popularity, you need to book in advance - more info.
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.