Buff Bothy Stage

Welcome to the Buff Bothy Stage, kindly presented by Buff.

The Buff Bothy Stage hosts brand athletes, explorers and adventurers. Fun conversations with superstars hosted by our presenters Becki Vale, Rachael Crewesmith and George Lonsdale!Times and talks subject to last minute changes.Any updates will be on display at the Basecamp Info Desk.

Friday 18th November

09:45 Kate Applebee: Survive or ThriveAdaptive Adventurer Kate candidly discusses how the outdoors saved her life and how she adapts to live a life outdoors alongside chronic illness.

10:30 Abby Poppleston and Kelly-Jayne Collinge: Doing It AnywayHow to embrace adventure as a woman in the outdoors. Presented by Komoot

11:15 Pushing the Limits of Design and InnovationHear from Dr Bodil Oudshoorn of Inov-8, Dr Philippa Hill of Mountain Equipment and Jen Wood of Dirtbags Climbing about how their work is influencing the design, manufacturing and impact of outdoors equipment

12:30 Hamish Frost: Behind the LensListen and learn with adventure photographer Hamish. Presented by Gore-Tex

13:15 Katy Parrott: Back on Track to Find Your UnknownComing back from injury as an athlete and into the unknown. Presented by Montane

14:00 Trina Dawkins, Seana Forbes and Georgia Tindley: Trails of the UKThe Merrell Trail Team has left the mainland to go in search of trails less travelled in some of the UK most remote and beautiful places. Presented by Merrell

15:00 Lauren MacCallum and Adam Raja-Campbell: Protect Our Winters UKMeet the POW UK team and hear about how they are working globally and locally to help everyone become effective climate advocates to achieve systemic solutions to climate change. Presented by Patagonia

15:45 Graeme McLean and Christine Fox: Developing MTB in ScotlandHow 10 years of hard work has created a vast community of riders and MTB projects across Scotland. Presented by Trek

16:30 Opening Up The OutdoorsOUTO is a not-for-profit initiative that focuses on the continued inclusion, education, and enjoyment of outdoor spaces by people of the global majority

17:45 Julien Durant and Elias Elhardt: Ride, Protect & ShareThe story behind Picture and where the brand is today. Presented by Picture

18.30 Folk in The Fells - Live Music

Saturday 19th November

09:45 Anna Taylor: Mountain RockAnna shares her experience of the Mountain Rock challenge from earlier this year, in which she became the first climber to successfully complete a human powered round of 100 British Mountains. Presented by Berghaus

10:30 Jack Fleckney: Challenge AfricaJack will be inspiring you with some of the highlights of his Challenge Africa expedition. Presented by Craghoppers

11:15 Gillian Rosh: Social ResponsibilityPresented by Picture

12:30 Jennifer Roberts and Fran Cavanagh: Monstrous Regiment ExpeditionTeam members of the 2022 Womens Expedition who explored and climbed new peaks in Kyrgyzstan. Presented by Mountain Equipment

13:30 Franco CooksonPresented by Petzl

14:30 Adriana Brownlee: Trailblazing: my life in the Death ZoneAdriana is on a mission to become the youngest female to climb all 14 of the world's highest peaks. Presented by The North Face

15:30 Willis Morris and Caitlin Connor: GB Ice Climbing Team; Fools with ToolsAthletes of the GB Ice climbing team reflect on their experiences travelling and competing on the international competition circuits and the resurgence of the UK tooling scene. Presented by BMC

16:30 Jaha Browne, Olivia Martin Maguire, Sabah Amhed, Mary-Ann Ochota, Cherelle Harding, Claire Carter: Kendal Mountain Festival and Rab Film Grant2021 Grant winners 'We Are Nature' Launch, and 2022 Award Announcement.

18:00 Rab and Danner Film AwardsEveryone is invited to the Kendal Mountain Festival awards - come and find out who's won in 2022!

20.00 ARCADE Social / Live Music with The Aerobees

Sunday 20th November

09:45 Henry Schniewind: Avalanche SafetyHave more fun, be safer off-piste and ski touring. Presented by Ortovox

10:30 Ed Salisbury and Jon Moy: The Last Ride - Find Your UnknownSkiing the Seven Summits and pursuing activism through adventure. Presented by Montane

11:15 Soraya Abdel-Hadi and guests: The (Outsiders) Summit - Power of CommunityTo inspire and connect new and visible communities of diverse outdoor people. Presented by Patagonia

12:30 Stefan Amato and Tom Hill: Grand Bikepacking JourneysJoin bikepackers and writers, Stef and Tom, as they ride through what makes a great bikepacking trip, a selection of the iconic journeys in the newly-released gestalten book, and, with your help, build the ultimate bikepacking bucket list. Presented by Gestalten

13:30 Cherelle Harding: Steppers UKSteppers UK aims to encourage diverse and underrepresented communities to participate in the outdoors. Presented by adidas Terrex

14:15 Temi Lateef: The Black Riders AssociationThe Black Riders Association is a community outreach cycling programme, providing regular cycling sessions to adults and children in London. Presented by Trek

15:00 Jacob Cook: Full Circle - Ten years of adventure climbing in the ArcticFrom first heading to Greenland in 2013 as a fresh-faced big wall newbie, to heading back in Summer 2022 on the Sea to Summit expedition (showing in this year's Brit Rock Film Tour). Hear stories, mishaps and what he’s learnt from expeditions to Greenland, Baffin Island and more during the past ten years. Presented by Rab

16:00 Allie Bailey: We Do RecoverUltrarunning - an escape from alcoholism, self-sabotage & depression.

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