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ARTICLE: 10 People You'll Meet (Virtually) at Kendal Mountain Festival 2020

Kendal Mountain Festival may be going online in 2020, but you can still e-meet (sorry!) a wide range of influential climbers, walkers, runners, writers, filmmakers and generally outdoorsy people. This year, it'll be a case of Bring Your Own Beer - or cup of tea, whatever floats your boat - rather than the usual Brewery Arts Centre shenanigans, but with English lockdown and the cold winter nights drawing in, we know where we'll be spending our evenings... We couldn't include everyone, but we've compiled a list of 10+ interesting, fun and quirky characters who will be gracing your screens at home from 19 November until 31 December.

FEATURE: Crag Notes: Ninety-Five Minutes

Climber and author Julian Lines describes a sun-kissed solo ascent of Coire an t'Sneachda's Magic Crack... IN THE DISTANCE, there they lie under the canopy of an oven...

ARTICLE: Stack Them Up - Scottish Sea Stacks

Richard Haszko recounts a 'long weekend' of ticking three classic Scottish sea stacks, meetings with Fulmars, fisherman and some sandbagged grades... "I bet you a pound we...
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Tonight we open Kendal Mountain Festival 2020 to the globe!

So despite being in lockdown, 'grab' your down jacket, a beer, a pizza & #sharetheadventure with us directly from your home. We have an incredible Festival lined up for you over the next 43 days; 200 films, 15 sessions, 30 literature talks to share some truly inspiring stories.

From 6pm the virtual Festival gates will be open. We can’t wait to share the adventure with you all!


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