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.

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 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

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!

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

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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