We are Kendal Mountain Festival

Every November, we bring thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe together to share and celebrate the best stories from the world of adventure. Stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys. We live for adventure. Join us.

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Tickets now on sale

With over 100 incredible events, there's something for everyone!

With thanks to our Presenting Partner Columbia

Available Tickets

With so many of our 2019 Festival events now sold out. We've compiled a quick list to show you the events with tickets still available. Many of these are close to selling out...

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View our Festival Programme

Our jam-packed and oh-so-beautiful programme can be downloaded here.

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View our Festival Planner

With over 100 events, use our overview planner to help you to schedule your weekend!

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The one we've been waiting for!

Presented by Columbia

We're delighted to share with you our 2019 Festival Trailer – 'Open Out' presented by Columbia.

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Thanks to our Presenting Partner – Columbia

For more than 80 years, Columbia have been making gear for people who enjoy the outdoors

We are honoured and proud to have Columbia as our presenting partner.

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Run away with us

VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 50 RACES BY RUNNER'S WORLD

Taking place over the Festival weekend, our adidas TERREX 10k Trail Run follows a classic route with lots of great ascents, jaw dropping vistas, grassy trails and a great town centre finish.

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FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY

Inspire the younger generation with our great range of family friendly events

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Book your accommodation

Book a stay at the Festival hostel or a space for your campervan.

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Help us to buy & protect a mountain range!

We're working with the World Land Trust to raise vital funds of £24,100 to protect 241 acres of threatened habitat in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

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Information is beautiful

Our tickets will be on sale on Friday 27th September, but it's never too early to book accommodation and travel for the Festival.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Dierdre Wolownick Honnold – The Sharp End of Life: A Mother's Story

Kendal Town Hall

2019

Nov

17

2:30pm

Coming over from the USA, join us as we welcome Dierdre Wolownick to hear an inside look at what it was like to raise Alex Honnold, plus a recount of her own incredible climbing exploits. Inspired by her son, at 66, Dierdre became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan. A honest, passionate and captivating talk.

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Lowe Alpine Friday Night Adventures

Kendal Town Hall

2019

Nov

15

5:15pm

Celebrating adventure tales from around the globe with incredible polar explorer Ben Saunders and full time nomads Faye and Matt Doyle.

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World Premiere - Trek presents Going In

Kendal Town Hall

2019

Nov

16

12:15pm

In professional mountain biking, every moment matters. Get up close and personal with Trek MTB athletes as they experience the highs and lows of training, racing, and living for the sport they love. We're delighted to host the World Premiere of this feature length film Going In!

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