We are Kendal Mountain Festival

Each year we bring thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe together to share and celebrate the best stories from the world of adventure. Save the date: 19 – 22 November 2020

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2020 Festival Update

As mountain enthusiasts, we’re all familiar with the challenge of assessing risk. Do you continue to head for that summit, or seek another route? Recent events have made it clear that, for us, it’s time to re-calibrate.

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Tour Update

The ‘Tour’ must go on, check out where we are heading to this year with our new look film screenings, and our Live Streamed events straight from the 2020 Kendal Mountain Festival. We are also starting to release dates for our Tour 2021, so keep your eyes peeled for a venue near you.”

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Tour Partners

We are delighted to welcome our tour partners for 2020. Thanks to our Presenting Tour Partner Fjällräven and tour partners Lowe Alpine, Mountain Equipment, Fatmap, Yeti and Pala Eyewear.

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Share your stories

Our 2020 Film Competition is NOW CLOSED

Will you win a famous 'Kendal' award? Good luck to all of those who entered!

Festival Gallery

A glimpse of the action!

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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.

Donate now with Just Giving

FEATURED EVENTS

Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour 2020 - Canterbury

Gulbenkian

2020

Oct

09

7:30pm

Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure on our 2020 UK Film Tour! We’ve curated this fantastic set of films, featuring ultra running, surfing, slacklining and outdoor swimming... taking you around the world from Cuba to Ireland, London to Vietnam. With especially recorded segments from the heart of The Lake District; Festival Director - Steve Scott and Artistic Director - Claire Carter carefully guide viewers through each film, sharing unique insights and reflections, alongside some great interviews from key filmmakers from across the globe.

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Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour 2020 Kendal

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

2020

Oct

13

7:30pm

Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure on our 2020 UK Film Tour! We’ve curated this fantastic set of films, featuring ultra running, surfing, slacklining and outdoor swimming... taking you around the world from Cuba to Ireland, London to Vietnam. With especially recorded segments from the heart of The Lake District; Festival Director - Steve Scott and Artistic Director - Claire Carter carefully guide viewers through each film, sharing unique insights and reflections, alongside some great interviews from key filmmakers from across the globe.

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 Bath

Komedia

2020

Nov

19

7:30pm

*EVENT POSTPONED until 8th October TBC. Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure on our 2020 UK Film Tour! We’ve curated this fantastic set of films, featuring ultra running, surfing, slacklining and outdoor swimming... taking you around the world from Cuba to Ireland, London to Vietnam. With especially recorded segments from the heart of The Lake District; Festival Director - Steve Scott and Artistic Director - Claire Carter carefully guide viewers through each film, sharing unique insights and reflections, alongside some great interviews from key filmmakers from across the globe.

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 London Deptford

The Albany

2020

Nov

19

7:30pm

EVENT POSTPONED* until 10th October 2020 TBC Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure on our 2020 UK Film Tour! We’ve curated this fantastic set of films, featuring ultra running, surfing, slacklining and outdoor swimming... taking you around the world from Cuba to Ireland, London to Vietnam. With especially recorded segments from the heart of The Lake District; Festival Director - Steve Scott and Artistic Director - Claire Carter carefully guide viewers through each film, sharing unique insights and reflections, alongside some great interviews from key filmmakers from across the globe.

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