Kendal, in the heart of the Lake District, plays host once more to one of the world’s most popular mountain festivals this November, with outdoor enthusiasts, adventure sports addicts and professional athletes coming together to share knowledge and experiences over a long weekend.
The impressive line-up of lectures from inspirational athletes, talking about their latest groundbreaking achievements in a range of outdoor disciplines; from sport climbing to speed climbing in the Alps, include legendary French alpinist Christophe Profit, known for his astonishing solo of the Petit Dru in 3 hours 10 minutes and many other record-breaking ascents across the Alps. Also speaking is Chamonix-based photographer, Jonathan Griffith, one of the world leaders in photographing modern alpinism and stunning landscapes. He often climbs some of the hardest and most adventurous routes in the Alps, in order to capture breathtaking images from a unique perspective.
The ‘Swiss Machine’ Ueli Steck will also be sharing his experiences, including his coveted ultra-fast solo ascent of Annapurna’s South Face. Ueli is highly regarded within the mountaineering community, setting countless speed-records all over the world. Three climbing legends and pioneers of the sport, Martin Boysen, Martin Moran and Steve McClure will also be lecturing and talking about their biographies.
With hundreds of film screenings, including high-profile premieres and lectures from influential world-renowned athletes, this event is not to be missed. The festival runs from 20th – 23rd November, with tickets already on sale. Trek & Mountain will be there again of course, and we have some exciting news of our own to announce shortly – involving one of the world’s greatest alpinists… keep an eye on our homepage for more details soon!