Unleash your wild side…
Join us for an evening celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the world’s biggest mountain festival – Kendal Mountain Festival.
A chance to watch a selection of award-winning films from high-altitude adventure to cinematically beautiful tales showcasing wilderness and adventure travel from across the globe. Each film will be introduced by the Kendal Mountain Festival team.
We will also welcome British journalist and travel writer Monisha Rajesh to the stage to share fascinating insights from her 45,000-mile adventure across the globe by train.
Monisha will be sharing tales from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet’s Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, celebrating the glory of train travel and taking a witty look at the world.
Expect exhilarating and moving tales from those creating waves in the worlds of cycling, skiing, mountaineering, running and swimming. These are this year’s tour films…
Free to Run
Follow ultra runner and human rights lawyer Stephanie Case as she trains for the 450km Tor Des Glaciers and her work advocating for Afghan women through the Free to Run organisation.
The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us
Based on the stories of women who dip, dive and swim in rivers, lakes and seas, the film celebrates the power of water to wash away pain and fear and restore and revive our relationships with the natural world and each other.
In the world of bike racing, there is one continent that’s yet to have its turn in the spotlight. A growing community of African cyclists is ready to show their strength on an international level. A game-changing film following some of the top cyclists in East Africa. It’s time to change the face of cycling.
29’ New Zealand
A quest to enchain New Zealand’s 24 highest mountains above 3000 metres in a continuous 31-day push. A trans-alpine journey, from west coast jungle to high-alpine summits – traversing some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. But with the clock ticking down, fatigue mounting and storms arriving, would they be able to complete the project before their time, weather & luck ran out?
Write your Line
As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favourite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest. This descent will go viral on the internet, provoking the craze of future generations, all curious to see such a sharing.
Digging For Answers
Jackson Hole Bike Park’s Deepest Darkest trail proves universal design makes better trails for everyone. Inspired by their mutual connection to Pierre Bergman, whose life was forever changed due to a biking injury, they created a universal trail design that not only brings flow, speed, and excitement to adaptive and non-adaptive riders alike but also strengthens the bond within the biking community.
Running the New York City Marathon at Age Eighty-Six
Ginette is 86 years old. She ran her first marathon at age 69 and runs ten miles daily, and her seventeenth New York City Marathon in 2019. “It’s nice to be the oldest, because there’s no more competition,” she says. We are honoured to be screening this vibrant and uplifting film made by The New Yorker, which inspires us all to keep moving.
Please note some film programmes are bespoke and, therefore, subject to change.
Kendal Mountain Festival has been sharing adventures for over four decades and has grown to become the ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers taking place on the edge of the Lake District each year. Each year, the best content from the Festival is taken out on tour across the globe.
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Full price – £14.00
Concessions price – £10.00