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Boardman Tasker Award shortlist announced

28th August 2016 | views | 0 comments

                          The shortlist for the 2016 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature has been announced, and includes books by Alex Honnold, Simon McCartney, Steve Olson, Mark Vallance and Robert Wainwright,  Interest in the Boardman Tasker (BT) Award for Mountain Literature remains as great as ever and this year’s …

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Banff Film Tour dates and films announced

7th January 2016 | views | 0 comments

The UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is now in its seventh edition, and the 2016 UK and Ireland leg of the Banff World Tour will be the largest Tour to date with more than 50,000 adventure lovers expected to gather together indoors to celebrate the outdoors with 85 screenings and 55 tour locations right across the UK and …

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Reel Rock Tour set to kick off across UK

17th September 2015 | views | 0 comments

This year’s Reel Rock Tour is about to kick off with 14 screenings across the UK and Ireland. In its 10th year, Reel Rock 10 will once again bring a variety of adventure films to a worldwide audience, with the event taking place in over 450 locations across all seven continents. This year’s festival will feature films about Tommy Caldwell …

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Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Prize announced

16th September 2015 | views | 0 comments

The shortlist for the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature has been released, and it looks like 2015 could be a vintage year.  This year’s judges – Robin Campbell, Graham Desroy and Terry Gifford – have chosen the following five books from the 36 entries received: ‘In Some Lost Place’ by Sandy Allen (Vertebrate Publishing) ‘Snowblind: Tales of Alpine …

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Everest movie – 'Cliffhanger' or 'Touching The Void'?

13th August 2015 | views | 0 comments

The official trailer of the upcoming Hollywood movie ‘Everest’ was released recently and the big question of ‘will it be any good?’ got a bit closer to being answered. The film, starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley and Emily Watson among others, focuses on the 1996 disaster on the mountain and follows the summit attempts of the teams led by …

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Kendal Mountain Festival announces headliners

9th August 2015 | views | 0 comments

Held every November in the Lake District, the Kendal Mountain Festival features hundreds of film screenings plus numerous speakers and guests. Festival organisers have revealed some of the big names that will make an appearance at the festival. Tommy Caldwell, who made headlines last year for free climbing the Dawn Wall with Kevin Jorgeson as well as the completion of …

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Sir Chris Bonington climbs the Old Man of Hoy at 80

29th November 2014 | views | 0 comments

Sir Chris Bonington, legendary climber, mountaineer & first ascensionist, has proven that age does not have to be a barrier to strength and fitness. Led by British traditional climber, Leo Houlding, Sir Bonington defies age in his ascent of the famous sea stack. The Old Man of Hoy is revered by many, and is a classic sea cliff climb in …

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Chamonix Adventure Festival launches new 2015 winter edition

22nd November 2014 | views | 0 comments

For any aspiring adventure film makers, the opportunity to have your work screened at one of Europe’s best adventure film events is not to be missed! The Chamonix Adventure Festival film programme showcases the latest adventure and environmental films from across the world. Several nights of inspiring tales will be screened in Chamonix and Les Houches, with explorers, athletes & …

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'Jeff Lowe's Metanoia' to be shown at Kendal Mountain Festival

11th November 2014 | views | 0 comments

Kendal Mountain Festival has secured the second public screening of ‘Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia’, a film about the life and times of the legendary US alpinist. Only two weeks ago, Jeff Lowe’s film was completed and premiered at Banff Mountain Festival on 2nd November. The film has been in production for several years, and to celebrate the screening, Jeff Lowe himself …

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Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon 2014 movie – watch it here!

29th October 2014 | views | 0 comments

Running Wild: 20 Years of the Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon from Lowe Alpine on Vimeo.   Last June, in one of the remotest locations in the UK, nearly 1,000 competitors gathered for the 20th Anniversary Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon (LAMM) and a new film reveals just what a tough event this is. The LAMM is a two-day mountain orienteering competition …