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Friday 9th February, 2024
Alnwick Playhouse - Alnwick
7:00pm (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)
Run time: 2 hours 15 minutes
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Prepare for an unforgettable night of adventure as the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 comes to life!

Join us on a journey through the world’s most breath-taking landscapes with a selection of award winning films showcasing the year’s most daring feats of courage and tales of human resilience. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or simply someone who appreciates the majesty of nature, this tour promises to ignite your sense of adventure and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the planet we call home. The films will be introduced by a member of the Kendal Mountain Presenting team.

Alongside the collection of films, we'll be joined on stage by extreme ice swimmer Becca Harvey. In a fascinating and empowering discussion Becca will delve into the challenge of swimming an Ice Mile, the suffering that goes into training, the beauty of swimming, and the relationship swimming has to solitude and community.

Also, hear from Earth Sea Love, a community group that offers opportunities in nature for People of Colour in the North-East of England. As a social enterprise, Earth Sea Love also offers anti-racism training and education to individuals, groups and organisations within the natural environment, where difficult and challenging conversations can happen with more ease and real growth and understanding develops.

Get ready to be thrilled, inspired and moved at the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 – where adventure begins at your doorstep…

Films:

The White Giant - Krister Kopala dedicates his season to riding some of the most unforgiving lines on Jiehkkevárri, the highest and arguably most remote mountain in Norway’s Lyngen Alps. (22’)

Lando Steezy - Leo Smith is a self proclaimed bodge job and helper of people. Forging his own path in the bike industry, Leo is creating space in the sport for everyone. (6’)

La Gara - Journey into one of the world’s toughest mountain races in the Italian Alps with mountain runner Hillary Gerardi as she pushes herself to the limit, chasing after a dream. (15’)

SOUP - Discover the Sheffield Outdoor Plungers (SOUP) in this uplifting film exploring access rights and the cold water swimming community based in the Peak District. (6’)

An Eye For Plants - Plant blindness is our tendency to overlook and undervalue the plants around us. The inspirational 97-year old Dr Margaret Bradshaw champions doing the opposite. (4’)

Soundscape - Using beautiful animation, Soundscape shares the sightless experience of climbing a mountain featuring Erik Weihenmayer as he ascends a massive alpine rock face deep in the Sierra Nevada. (15’)

I Am Because You Are - Despite varying levels of experience, a fearless crew of six women venture into the wild and embark on their first mountaineering expedition in the Bugaboos. Together, they redefine the conventional mountaineering narrative, embodying the timeless African philosophy of Ubuntu. (17’)

Freya - Not your typical family holiday, but this is not your typical family. Climber Leo Houlding, his wife Jess, their two children Freya (9yrs) and Jackson (5yrs) climb Norway’s national mountain via a 2000ft big wall. (4’)

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