Rab Stage

Join us in the Shackleton Tent outside the Brewery Arts Centre at our new stage presented by Rab.

Listen to a series of free how-to-do talks, hear about the best technical kit from our partners and delve into our mountaineering heritage – you might even spot a few famous faces.

Friday 19th November

10.15 How To - Live Adventurously With Childrenwith Menna Wakeford and Alistair Hearn 

11.00 How To - Take Your First Steps into Filmmaking with Emma Crome

11.45 How To - Plan Adventures Around Your Periodwith Emily Davis

12.30 How To - Prepare for Winter in the Mountainswith Kirsty Pallas

13.15 Womens Trad Festwith Festival Directors Gilly MacArthur, Hetty Key & WTF attendees

14.30 Filmmakers Festival Welcome (invitation only)

15.30 Kilian Jornet & Huw James - Athlete Climate Academy (invitation only)

17.15 Robbie Philips - Film premiere - What We Do In The ShadowsPresented by Patagonia

18.30 Doug Scott Tribute Last year, the climbing community lost one of its giants. Our tribute to Doug’s life will feature those who knew him from his early days, through his development into big wall climbing and expeditions, and his work and influence through CAN. With Andy Perkins at the helm we’ll hear Guy Lee, Tut Braithwaite, Andy Parkin, Victor Saunders, Brian Hall, and Chris Bonington recount Doug’s contributions to mountaineering and the people of Nepal.

20.30 Rab 40th Birthday PartyJoin us with friends old and new to celebrate 40 years of Rab. A good excuse to raise a glass (or a bottle!) on us after a challenging 18 months.

Saturday 20th November

09.45 Vivian Bruchez

11.00 Andy CavePresented by Rab

12.15 Emma TwyfordPresented by Rab

13.30 Colin Prior - KarokoramColin shares his unique photographic record of the spectacular Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan.Presented by Mountain Equipment

14.45 Pinnacle Club 100 years

16.00 Julie Carter & Mandy Glanvill Lakes Classic Rock Round

17.15 Future Places Environmental Essay PrizeWelcome to this new UK wide prize for environmental literature. The Future Places Prize called for essays and poems that illustrated how literature can be a revelatory and imaginative force for transforming the way we encounter—and understand our place within—the living world. Future Places writer in residence Karen Lloyd will be onstage with the judges and the winning writers.

19.00 Film AwardsPresented by DannerOur ‘Oscars’ of mountain film - Jury Chair Keme Nzerem and our panel of judges reveal the winners.

Sunday 21 November

09.30 BMC Breakfast Club (ticketed event)

11.45 Face of Winter with Jon Gupta20 tips for a successful winter presented by AMI 

13.00 Colour UpPresented by Patagonia

14.15 Huw JamesPresented by Rab

15.30 Dave and Clare MacLeod - Keystone


Rab are bringing their Down Recycling Point to Kendal Mountain Festival where it will be available for anyone to bring their worn-out down products like old down duvets, pillows, jackets, sleeping bags and more to be recycled via their partners in Italy.

What’s more, take a picture of you recycling your down and tag Rab on social media and show it to the team on the Rab stand, they will reward you with a gift from the brand. Remember to use #rab #wearethemountainpeople on your post.

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