Cotswold Outdoor Stage

Welcome to the Cotswold Outdoor Stage, kindly presented by Cotswold Outdoor.

A space to celebrate everyday adventure - inspiring stories from our local community! Expect tears, laughter and the warm fuzzies!Times and talks subject to last minute changes.Any updates will be on display at the Basecamp Info Desk.

Friday 18th November

10:00 Bob HenfryKendal Mountain Festival resident Basecamp artist.

11:00 A Conversation with Every Body Outdoors: Making SpaceMeet the women behind the pioneering campaign ‘Every Body Outdoors’ working to improve plus size inclusivity in the great outdoors.

11:45 Hugh Francis Anderson, Andreas B. Heide and Hugo Pettit: Tales of Jan MayenTales of Jan Mayen chronicles a sailing voyage to the remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen to recreate the 1921 British expedition to summit Mount Beerenberg, the world’s northernmost active volcano.

12:45 The Head Outside AwardsCome and join us for the first ever Head Outside Awards - celebrating the outstanding organisations and inspirational individuals who harness the life-changing power of the outdoors for mental health.

13:45 Nils Amelinckx: Rider ResilienceAfter Nils was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in 2017 he created Rider Resilience - a community movement designed to support riders facing hardships.

14:30 Sara Barnes: The Cold FixDrawing strength from cold water swimming and immersion

15:15 Matt Staniek: Pollution in WindermereMatt has been campaigning for better water quality in Windermere and other waterways in the Lake District since 2021

16:00 Jon Gupta: The Snow Leopard AwardA mission to become the first Brit to climb the 5 x 7000m peaks in the old Soviet area of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Presented by Rab

17:00 Pauline Sanderson, Freshta Ibrahimi and Amira Patel: The Unstoppable ProjectUsing the mountain environment to heal and empower

19.30 Evie Plumb - Live Music

Saturday 19th November

09:45 Vicky Balfour: Mindful Mechanics & Pockets of AdventureSpecial Needs Parent, Wife, Cyclist and Bike Mechanic, Vicky found that fixing bikes helped her face her fears, fix herself and create the Pockets of Adventure she needed to thrive in everyday life.

10:45 Professor Gina Moseley: Caving and Climate ChangeGina is a British climate change researcher, polar explorer and caver, specialising in Arctic science, known for her work leading expeditions to explore and study caves in Greenland.

11:30 Kate O’Brien and Rehna Yaseen: Right to ExploreWorking in partnership to create outdoor leadership opportunities for young people from ethnic minority backgrounds, in order to support development of role models in outdoor leadership.

12:15 Join Mary-Ann Ochota, Jo Smith, Maxwell Ayamba, Mike Innerdale and Nadia Shaikh: Who Owns the Countryside?Should we extend the right to roam? Can we ever meet the needs of residents, visitors and nature equally? Can our fragile uplands cope with more people? And if we need radical change, what would it actually look like? Supported by Patagonia

13:15 Jamie Ramsey: 50,000km of AdventuringJamie has adventured all over the world by foot and my bike. Hear the highlights of his globe trotting record breaking adventures. Presented by Cotswold Outdoor

14:15 Adam Raja-CampbellOutdoor photographer and climate activist Adam shares his life story, taking us on a compelling journey from his troubled upbringing on the streets of Glasgow to how he found the mountains that saved him. Presented by Berghaus

15:30 Nick Gardner and Jay Golian: Moving MountainsNick made headlines this year after he scaled all of Scotland's 282 Munros in tribute to his wife Janet at the age of 82. Presented by Jack Wolfskin

16:30 Blue Mind Men: Dipping for Mental HealthHear how this men’s and friends group benefits from cold water swimming that stretches well beyond the lakes and rivers of Cumbria

17:15 Amira Patel, Katy O’Neill Guitierrez and Dom Ferris: Building CommunitiesThe power of community in making the outdoors more accessible for all. Presented by Komoot

18:00 Bea Leaske, Jo Moseley, Athena Mellor and David Harvey: Discover Your Outdoor SpiritPresented by Findra

19.30 Cotswold Outdoor Silent Disco

Sunday 20th November

09:45 Toby Fells: Queer RunningsThe world's first virtual run club for the LGBTQI+ community and why representation matters

10:30 Josh Wade: Ultra RunningPresented by The North FaceLakes local runner Josh on his journey from the fells to Podium of world famous ultra races

11:15 Emma Woodhall & Mel Jones: Adventures of the Wild Women WanderersFrom climbing the three peaks in high heels to hiking Scafell Pike with sinks tied to their backs, these women have truly tested their strength and endurance. Presented by Craghoppers

12:15 Danny Bent: Pogo TogoDanny takes us back to our childhood playground in his search for happiness and adventure. Presented by BAM

13:00 Niall McNulty and Robert White: Anti-racism Along The WallEarlier this year Anti Racist Cumbria members walked Hadrian's Wall, walking more than a marathon a day. They'll discuss their experience and the importance of celebrating the contribution Black and Brown people have made and continue to make across the wall. Presented by Anti-Racist Cumbria

13:45 Charlotte and Simon Milligan: The Pan Celtic ride - A family affairKendal local father and daughter duo join us to talk about their adventure on the incredible 2022 Pan Celtic ride.

14:30 Siobhan Daniels: Retirement RebelOne Woman, One Motorhome, One Great Big Adventure - Approaching retirement and frustrated with her job, Siobhan made a BIG decision: to start living life on her own terms.

15:30 Janie Oates and Victoria Thompson: WomOMM: Women & the OMM2022 winners of the OMM Elite course discuss their experience of the OMM and female representation

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