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Kendal Mountain Festival - Ask Tom Randall Questions and Early Bird Offers


Kendal Mountain Festival is just around the corner and the event is going online this year for the first time. As always, the team behind the festival have been hard at work putting together a programme of films, sessions, lectures and the Literature Festival. Despite this year's obvious difficulties, the team have doubled down to bring us oodles of exciting and inspiring content, combined with the atmosphere of the festival but streamed straight to our screen.

At UKClimbing, we'll be adding to the excitement and festival build-up with our own interviews of the inspiring guests. We'll speak to authors such as Helen Mort, Ed Caesar and Kerry Andrews, all of who have new books out.

On the climbing side, instead of our usual 'on-site' interviews, we'll be talking to some of the festival guests via Zoom. One we're particularly keen to hear from is Tom Randall, who spent most of his summer going toe-to-toe with Will Birkett for the Classic Rock Round record. We'll find out Tom's motivation behind the continuous swapping of best times, how he coped with the physical demands of the round and knowing Tom, a few funny stories about getting lost along the way.

Let us know any questions you have for Tom in the forums and we'll choose the best five to ask him.

Tom will be interviewed in a session at the festival by UKC's very own Rob Greenwood, alongside Will Birkett who holds the current record.


Take advantage of KMF's early bird offer with a big reduction on our Full Festival Pass. Providing unlimited access to all the content of our 10-day Festival, jammed packed with the latest films, inspiring speakers and soul-stirring stories for you to explore, live and on-demand.


KMF received a record number of entries from across the world in our Film Competition. Their film pass will allow you to explore all our carefully curated programmes, stand-alone films and premieres and allow you to search for the movies that are important to you.

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020


Catch up with all their writers, authors, poets and artists in a programme that includes highly anticipated book launches, lively debates and lectures, including the prestigious Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. Over 30 Literature Sessions for you to consume!

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