KMF 2018 to host Free Solo UK Premiere
Here it is; the film that everyone's been talking about. Kendal hosts the UK Premiere of Free Solo, the amazing story of Alex Honnold's solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan.
We have the Petzl Lead Final and lots of fun comps running throughout the day, Masterclasses from Dave MacLeod and Steve McClure, fish and chips from the Hip Hop Chip Shop, talks from John Dunne, Dave MacLeod and Steve McClure, light shows, Petzl head torch demo and competition, a DJ, a bar and lots of opportunities to win fantastic prizes.
During the day the Petzl Lead Climbing Competition Final will be taking place. All the finalists from the 3 rounds at Manchester, Harrogate and Reading will be invited to compete and, of course, the competition will be open to everyone else who wants to compete. There will be prizes for those competing on the day as well as the finalists.
9.30am – Registration for the Petzl Lead Climbing Competition.
10.00am – Petzl Lead Climbing Competition starts.
Throughout the day there will be fun competitions for the chance to win fantastic prizes. 'Bring Sally Up, Bring Sally Down' (check out the challenge on YouTube if you're not sure what it is – we will be doing the push up version) and more.
Don't miss your chance to book onto a FREE Masterclass with Dave MacLeod and Steve McClure. Places on the Masterclasses will be limited, so be sure to book your space as soon as you can (each individual must come up and book their own space, you cannot book on behalf of others). There will also be talks from Dave and Steve early in the evening – not to be missed.
2.30pm – Petzl Lead Comp will finish.
3.00pm – Finalists will be announced.
3.30pm – Petzl Lead Comp Final starts.
5.00pm – Petzl Lead Comp Final finishes.
From 4.30pm all ticket holders can claim their FREE portion of fish and chips from the Hip Hop Chip Shop. Please don't be mistaken, these are no ordinary fish and chips. Golden era beer battered sustainable coley fish, triple cooked chips, and minty mushy peas.
5.30pm - 7.30pm – Three giants of climbing John Dunne, Dave MacLeod and Steve McClure will be giving a series of talks about their experiences as professional climbers pushing the limits throughout their careers.
8.00pm – The light show will commence.
8.15pm - Petzl head torch demo and competition will begin. The lights will go out and the head torches will go on!
We will be serving alcohol from 5.00pm onwards. Please note you will be asked to sign an agreement upon your entry that states that you will not participate in climbing activities if you have consumed any alcohol.
The DJ will be on hand providing a backdrop of house, electro and rock.
11.30pm – Last Orders
Midnight – Close
Tickets are £10 for Manchester, Harrogate and Reading Climbing Centre members (you will be asked for proof of membership at reception), £12 for non-members and £30 for Family Tickets (max 2 adults, 3 kids).
The event is kindly being sponsored and supported by Mountain Equipment, Lyon Equipment, Ellis Brigham, Climb Magazine and UKClimbing.com
Every ticket holder will receive a FREE commemorative MCC T-Shirt to remember this fantastic event.
This is not to be missed!