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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