Basecamp

Our legendary, fully accessible, free-for-all, tented Basecamp Village is the heart of our Festival – our social hub where brands bring their stories to life, our stages deliver talks from everyday adventures to the icons of the world of mountaineering and exploration and there is endless excitement from being with a whole bunch of people that love and cherish the outdoors.

Step inside one of our Basecamp villages and enter a one-of-a-kind destination celebrating all things outdoor!

Built using reclaimed wood and dressed in prayer flags, our Basecamps are a vibrant place to catch up with old friends and make new ones (have we mentioned that many a relationship has started in our Basecamp!) over a beer and live music.

Entirely free to enter, Basecamp is alive with exciting activations, competitions and demonstrations from your favourite outdoor brands. There's something for all of the family and it's a place you'll find yourself returning to time and time again over the Festival weekend. 

This year it is bigger and better than ever before with more brands involved, three packed stages of content - the YETI Stage, the Buff Stage, and the Rab Stage which will include, three full days of talks, panel discussions, the Festival Film Awards, and an extended food and drink offering. 

The Shackleton Tent will once again return to the Brewery Arts Centre and here you will find a space dedicated to our mountaineering core. Listen to a series of how-to-do talks and hear about the best technical kit from our brand partners and delve into our mountaineering heritage – you might even spot a few famous faces.

It is the place to be over the Festival and we look forward to welcoming you to the wonder of the Shackleton and Basecamp Tents.

Please note that all Covid regulations that are required by the English government at the time of the Festival will be adhered to; which may or may not include face coverings, vaccination passports, negative lateral flow tests, and/or social distancing. 

© Kendal Mountain Festival 2021
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