Kendal Mountain Festival: Nadir Khan Photography

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The Kendal Mountain Festival 2013

Kendal Mountain Festival, 74 kb


The dates are 14-17 November and tickets are available now. Book online - - or by phone 01539 725133 - news as it happens at


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 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.


Film Premieres

There are two big film premieres confirmed; the Hotaches Productions film Distilled (which involves Andy Cave and whisky), and the first Northern screening of Alastair Lee's much-anticipated film The Great Last Climb (which probably also involves whisky).

The Last Great Climb tells the incredible story of Leo Houlding, Sean Leary, Jason Pickles and filmmaker Alastair Lee attempting an unclimbed route on the granite tower of Ulvetanna in Queen Maud Land, eastern Antarctica.

Film Academy

This year's Adventure Film Academy will be run from Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November. It's the best adventure film training you'll find anywhere in the UK, run by legendary experts such as Brian Hall and Keith Partridge. It will include the legendary 48-hour film marathon! If you want to learn more about making film this is for you.


  • Confirmed speakers for this year include US alpine hot-shot Kelly Cordes
  • Everest man-of-the-moment Kenton Cool 
  • Top women climbers are well represented with Shauna Coxsey, Lucy Creamer, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk
  • Spanish big-wall soloist Silvia Vidal.
  • Ultra-athlete Jez Bragg
  • Pro kayaker and National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year Erik Boomer
  • Top female MTB racer Sally Bigham
  • Himalayan paraglider Babu Sunuwar
  • Ace French skier Vivian Bruchez

Factor in Neil Gresham, Dave Pickford, Everest raconteur John Earle and Jack Geldard - plus a new Petzl Caving Session – and it's looking like a hell of a weekend. 

Nadir Khan Photography

Nadir Khan, 149 kbNadir Khan

This year at KMF in the Brewery Arts Centre, photographer Nadir Khan will be exhibiting some of his superb action photographs.

Nadir's work has received recognition in the Photography awards in 2012 for best trad climbing photo with 'Archangel' and has been shortlisted for the finals of the Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) in 2011 and 2013. Nadir is one of the rising stars of UK photography, applauded for his images that are full of impact and drama that cover climbing, outdoor action and lifestyle, commercial and travel.  

His work has been commissioned by The North Face, Wild Country and Rab and he has been published in the climbing press in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Nadir will be on hand at the exhibition to discuss his images, including: how he takes them, the equipment he uses, and the post-processing involved.

Here's a preview of some of his work.

The Cuillin Ridge, September 2013., 245 kbThe Cuillin Ridge, September 2013.
© Nadir Khan

After the Deluge, shot using the Quadra S head portable 400ws flash unit., 202 kbAfter the Deluge, shot using the Quadra S head portable 400ws flash unit.
© Nadir Khan

Into the Light , Glencoe Mountain, this image is shortlisted in the Living the View category of LPOTY, 149 kbInto the Light , Glencoe Mountain, this image is shortlisted in the Living the View category of LPOTY
© Nadir Khan

Kev Shields drytooling at Newtyle quarry, 258 kbKev Shields drytooling at Newtyle quarry
© Nadir Khan

Trail running on Benn Alligin ,Wester Ross, shot as a commission for Trail Running magazine , 214 kbTrail running on Benn Alligin ,Wester Ross, shot as a commission for Trail Running magazine
© Nadir Khan

Archangel , UKC trad photo of 2012, 263 kbArchangel , UKC trad photo of 2012
© Nadir Khan

Rab photoshoot in Cogne, 225 kbRab photoshoot in Cogne
© Nadir Khan

For more of Nadir's work go to

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