Ambleside Outdoor Festival - Montane Lectures

As part of the Ambleside Outdoor Festival 2010, held in and around Ambleside between 16th – 19th September, The Climbers' Shop are helping to host a special talk/lecture from three guest speakers on Saturday 18th September. Tickets are £10 and include all three lectures and light supper.

Ambleside Outdoor Festival - Montane Lecture #1, 137 kb

Marc Laithwaite, 17 kb
Marc Laithwaite

Sponsored by Montane, one the country's leading outdoor clothing brands, the evening will be composed of three thrilling and truly inspiring talks from sterling outdoor athletes who have more than a few tales to tell! With talks from endurance coach Marc Laithwaite, climber Ian Almond, and mountain biker Paul Errington, there should be something for everyone and it will be a highly enjoyable evening.


Marc Laithwaite: Lakeland 100 – the Ultra Tour of The Lake District

The Lakeland 100 is the most spectacular race in the UK. The circular 100 mile route encompasses the high passes of the Lake District with over 6300m of ascent. In its third year and incredibly fast growing in popularity, the Lakeland 100 is set to be a world classic ultra race. Organiser of the Lakeland 100, Marc Laithwaite is a Sports scientist as the Endurance Coach, a seasoned Triathlete, and writer for numerous UK publications. Marc will share stories of what such an endurance challenge it is both for the participants and the organisers!

Ian Almond: Patagonia Expedition - Spring 2010

Active local Alpinist (and ex-Climbers Shop employee) Ian Almond will recount his 4 week expedition to Patagonia, climbing on Ag Guillaumet, Ag Poincenot, Ag Mermoz and Fitzroy. From perfect weather to Hurricane winds, incredible granite climbing to tales from camp sunshine, Ian Almond gives a gripping and inspiring presentation of his adventures.

Ian Almond is a local active Alpinist with extensive experience, specialising in fast Alpine ascents

Ian Almond, 165 kb
Ian Almond
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Paul Errington: Highest and Coldest in 2010 – The three toughest mountain bike races in the world

High – Yak Attack, the highest mountain bike race on earth in Nepal. 400km, over 9000m of ascent reaching as high as 5146m.

Paul Errington, 116 kb
Paul Errington
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Cold – The Arrowhead, a 135 mile winter ultra marathon where temperatures drop as low as -29 C. Paul will inspire us with tales of these three crazy events and what kept him going through the inevitable rigours and hardships.


  • Date: Saturday 18th September 2010
  • Time: 4.30pm (approx time till 7.30)
  • Location: Ambleside Mountain Rescue Base, Low Fold, Old Lake Rd LA22 0DN

Tickets include all three lectures and light supper.

For more information visit AOF Montane Lecture
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