Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

ire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure.

Watch a stunning collection of short films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments and hear from a top speaker from the world of adventure!

The event will be hosted by Festival artistic director Claire Carter and there will be exciting prizes from our tour partners.

With thanks to our Tour Presenting Partner Fjällräven and our tour partners Mountain Equipment, Yeti, Lowe Alpine, Fatmap, Explore South Lakeland and Pala Eyewear.



The Speaker

ALASTAIR LEE

Plus hear from one of the UK’s top adventure filmmakers Alastair Lee. Al is a director and camera man specialising in the outdoor world. Twenty years in the industry he is a veteran of expeditions to the likes of Baffin Island, the Venezuelan jungle and Antarctica. Producing award winning films and TV commercials with stunning photography his special talent for combining the spectacular with the human have made him one of the leading forces in his industry with over 100 international awards to his name. Al joins us to share tales behind filming some of these incredible adventure hits. Al's latest film 'Climbing Blind' won the Grand Prize at our 2019 Festival.

The Films

THE FLIP

REED RICKERT / BASE JUMPING

What drives us to step beyond the bounds of what we know even when the stakes are high, possibly fatal? French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purist form. *National Geographic Wild To Inspire Short Film Competition Winner 2019.

ALLEIN

Every year we get a little older. One day you turn 50. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Alpinist and mountain guide Robert Jasper is heading out to Greenland for a solo expedition.He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads Robert reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face

CHARGE

Four world-class freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing in British Columbia for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can every day. This is drone footage like you’ve never seen before…

CAMEL FINDS WATER

IAN DURKIN / SURFING / ADVENTURE

Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.

SKETCHING THE ALPS

MAX ROMEY / RUNNING

Running through the Alps it is important to stop and smell the roses... or at least sketch them

COMING HOME

RYAN SCURA & DYLAN LADDS / RUN / ADVENTURE

Paddy O'Leary grew up in Wexford, Ireland, but didn't discover his love and talent for running until he moved to San Francisco. Now, he is returning to Ireland to take on the fastest known time on the self-navigated 115 kilometer Wicklow Round, and to rediscover his home through the lens of running.

LIMITLESS

HAYDEN GRIFFITH / ADVENTURE

Limitless chronicles the story of Jezza Williams, from life as a rogue adventurer to a life-changing accident that left him a C5 tetraplegic. Positivity bursts from every fibre of his being. He’s been to some dark, wild places yet it seems the journey is just beginning. He now runs an inclusive adventure tourism business who's mission is to make adventure sports accessible to all.

WELL PRESERVED

MICHAEL RAYMOND / SWIM

There is no better way to start the day than an early morning sea swim. It's physical, mental, spiritual, communal - all wrapped up in a simple dip in the sea.A group of women, who call themselves the 'Morning Swimmers of Sandagerði', brave the icy waters of the North Atlantic, along the coastline of the Faroe Islands, for their morning dip in the ocean.They go in every day of the year, sunshine or snow.

This event is taking place at: Theatrau Sir Gâr: Ffwrnes, Park St, Llanelli SA15 3YE.