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WIN a Marmot Trestles Elite 20 sleeping bag worth £150!

16th November 2018 | 0 comments

Have your say… The museum also houses an large array of photos and illustrations, including magazine covers and drawings featuring the famous Duke of Abruzzi. It was also particularly interesting to see the tools that were used for the first Everest and K2 ascents, as was a display showing what the ladies used to wear, making the feats of those …

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Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Prize announced

16th September 2015 | 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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Kendal Mountain Festival announces headliners

9th August 2015 | 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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Bonington and Scott to 'climb Everest again' for Nepal

15th May 2015 | 0 comments

40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott team up once again to launch #ClimbForCAN, a campaign to raise funds which will go to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal. Starting June 12th, they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong …

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Kendal Mountain Festival is GO!

20th November 2014 | 0 comments

It’s Thursday evening and we’ve just come from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Kendal Mountain Festival, which kickstarts three days of films, lectures and socialising in the heart of the Lake District! Crowds gathered in the centre of Kendal for the now-traditional screening of the official KMF trailer, introduced by ‘MC’ Andy Perkins and new co-patron of the festival …

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Update: The winner of our Ueli Steck competition is…

20th November 2014 | 0 comments

This Saturday, 22nd November, the winner of our Ueli Steck competition will be interviewing the man himself, and collecting his new jacket! The lucky winner is Christian Shaw, and in just a couple of days he’ll be talking with Ueli at Kendal Mountain Festival. He’ll be asking the best questions submitted by our readers, so stay tuned to hear about …

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

11th November 2014 | 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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Competition: Meet Ueli Steck and win his Mountain Hardwear Torsun Jacket!

5th November 2014 | 3 comments.

How would you like to interview one of the biggest ever mountaineering stars? You could also walk away wearing the jacket he uses and a couple of tickets to the Kendal Mountain Festival! Ueli Steck, one of the greatest alpinists alive today, invites you to lunch! Well-known for his almost unbelievable speed ascent of Annapurna’s legendary South Face in only …