Kendal Mountain Festival, Visit England’s ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ 2014 is delighted to announce the final three stops of the 2017 UK Tour – Bristol, London and Brighton.
Celebrating and sharing adventure, guests are invited to enjoy an evening packed full of award-winning films and first-hand accounts from some of the UK’s most intrepid explorers.
Supported by Fori, the savoury alternative to traditional snack bars and Hydro Flask – the highest quality stainless steel flasks, speakers and films on show include:
Bristol. Saturday 20th May. 7pm
Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 3LE
A night of two halves: the film Tupendeo tells the story of mountaineer Jonathan Bamber and the mystery on Tupendeo, an unclimbed peak in the Indian Himalaya. See the film first, then ask Jonathan your questions.
Speaker: Lee Cragie
UK 24 Hour Mountain Biking Champion and one of the founders of The Adventure Syndicate, Lee Craigie inspires all with her epic feats of endurance including The 2016 Highland Trail 550 – a 500 mile plus non-stop, self-supported individual time trial.
Speaker: Jonathan Bamber
Professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol and world authority on how the ice sheets covering Antarctica and Greenland respond to climate change. Jonathan will document his near fatal summit attempt of Tupendo in 1992.
London: Wednesday 7th June. 8pm
Rio Cinema, 07 Kingsland High St, Hackney, London. E8 2PB
Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg.
Speaker: Lizzie Carr
Adventurer, Environmentalist and Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion – in 2016 Lizzie was the first person to paddleboard 643km along the connected waterways from Surrey to Cumbria to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
Speaker: Dave Cornthwaite
British adventure Dave became the first person to skateboard from John O’Groats to Lands End. He’s best known for Expediton1000 – a plan to undertake 25 separate journeys of 1000+ miles using non-motorised transport.
Brighton: Thursday 8th June. 7pm
The Old Market Theatre, 11A Upper Market St, Brighton. BN3 1AS
Film: Tom Seipp – A Mountain Journal Short
Winner of ‘Best Adventure Sport’ film at Kendal Mountan Festival 2016, Tom is 11 years old and just loves riding his bikes with his dad, no matter what the terrain, no matter what the weather – this incudes completing 2 Strathpuffer 24hr races.
Speaker: Lizzie Carr
Adventurer, Environmentalist and Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion – in 2916 Lizzie was the first person to paddleboard 643km along the connected waterways from Surrey to Cumbria to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
Speaker: Stephen Fabes
For six years, from 2010 to 2016, Stephen pedalled across 75 different countries, clocking up a distance of 86,209 km (53,568 miles) by bicycle. Like most decisions of great consequence, Stephen settled on the plan in a pub, beer in one hand, mini-atlas in the other.
Tickets: £15 | Under 16s £7.50
For more information, please visit: www.kendalmountaintour.com