Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 Sale, Manchester

Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure.

Watch a brand new collection of short films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments. Plus hear from diver Jason Mallinson who made headlines around the world as a part of the team who rescued a group of schoolboys from a submerged cave in Thailand. Jason joins us to share tales from this gripping rescue.

Festival Director Steve Scott will present the evening and there’ll be prizes from our tour partners.

This event is taking place at: Waterside, 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF.

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

The Speaker


Jason Mallinson

In 2018, Jason Mallinson helped rescue a group of boys from a flooded cave in Thailand. The football team’s plight and the daring three-day operation to rescue them gripped the world’s attention for more than two weeks. As a member of the British Cave Rescue Council, Jason was part of a team of specialist divers assembled to attempt the rescue who were trapped 4km (2.5 miles) inside the caves in June 2018.

The Films

Ride 3

Every child’s dream comes to life in this tender short film from Guillaume Broust. Seen from the eyes of this young aspiring pilot, his role play comes to life when he meets his dream pilot and finally takes to the skies under the bright tandem wing in the southern French Alps.

Life of Pie

A story about Pizza and Bikes, and how the combination really can fix anything!

Well Preserved

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. They go in every day of the year, sunshine or snow, unless a storm roughs up the water too much. And for them it is as much about connection and friendship as it is about exercise and invigoration.

Deep Water

“Deep Water” is a captivating exploration of fear, mentorship, and deep water soloing in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with psicobloc pioneer Tim Emmett and competition climber Kyra Condie.Watch as Kyra learns from the master, tackles the fear of climbing high above the water, and then succeeds on one of the hardest deep water solos in Vietnam, The “Lightning Crack”.

Sketching the Alps

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

Coming Home

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.

Turn of Mind

“Going up on a splitboard, slow by nature, you start to gaze around. With not much to do, your mind wanders freely.” Intrigued by a deep connection with nature, Patagonia ambassador Nicholas Wolken spent time in the Swiss mountains with his splitboard, good friends and an open mind. He shares his story in the film: Turn of Mind.

The Flip

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.

Wild Swim

“It’s the closest I can get to my brain being still.” In Wild Swim, Amy Walker talks honestly about how swimming helps her deal with depression and accept her body shape. In the film, shot at Janet’s Foss waterfall in North Yorkshire, she refers to the great joy she finds in cold-water swimming.

Fjällräven Waxing Demo

You can catch a Fjӓllrӓven Waxing Demo at our Manchester tour date, watch waxing demos live, get your own gear waxed by Fjӓllrӓven’s resident expert and most importantly, learn how to adapt and look after your beloved G-1000 jacket, trousers or backpack so it is ready for a lifetime of adventures.