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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Book tickets to our 2020 tour

With 40 dates across the UK from February to June.

Alongside a selection of our award-winning adventure films, each tour date features an incredible speaker; from cave rescue divers to extreme tree-climbers, barefoot runners to paraclimbers, ‘kendal’ never fails to deliver an exceptional line up! With thanks to our Tour Presenting Partner Fjällräven.

Coronavirus Update

It’s been a while since we said hello and checked-in with you, our Kendal friends, so we wanted to say, “That we hope you are all doing well" and let you know where we currently stand with the 2020 event.

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Tour Speakers

We're delighted to announce the talented adventurers and athletes who will be joining us to share gripping tales on our 2020 Tour. Who will be coming to a venue near you?

Discover our tour speakers

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.

Explore our partners

Save the date

Our 2020 Festival will take place 19 - 22 November

Tickets will be on sale next year, but it's never too early to book accommodation and travel for the Festival.

Browse our Festival guide

Share your stories

Our 2020 Film Competition is now open for entries

Will you win a famous 'Kendal' award?

Enter your film

Festival Gallery

A glimpse of the action!

Explore our Festival Gallery

Discover the 2019 Film Award Winners

Thanks to our Film Programme Partner Pertex

Discover the winners

View the 2019 Photography Competition Winners

Presented by Heart of the Lakes

View the winner

Open Out

Presented by Columbia

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

Watch the 2019 Festival Trailer

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


Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour 2020 Kendal

Brewery Arts Centre Theatre





Watch an incredible collection of films on the big screen, plus hear from Waldo Etherington and Matt Pycroft, who recently completed a month long expedition to take on an epic free climb of the prow of Mount Roraima.

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 Lincoln

New Theatre Royal





Join us to watch an incredible collection of short films on the big screen plus hear from Jenny Graham, who recently smashed her way into the Guinness Book of Records by becoming the fastest woman to cycle solo around the planet!

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 Oxford

The North Wall





Watch a brand new collection of short films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments and hear from award-winning modern explorer, social entrepreneur, and environmental photojournalist – Martin Holland.

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Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour 2020 - Canterbury






Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure. Watch a collection of our best short films on the big screen and hear from Fjällräven Ambassador Alan Hinkes OBE

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