Unleash your wild side…
Join us for an evening celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the world's biggest mountain Festival - Kendal Mountain Festival.
A chance to watch a selection of award-winning films from high altitude adventure to cinematically beautiful tales showcasing wilderness and adventure travel from across the globe. Each film will be introduced by the Kendal Mountain Festival team.
The Guest Speaker:
We will also welcome the incredible alpinist and wingsuit BASE jumper Tim Howell to the stage. An unmissable evening as he talks about what it takes to be the first person to fly from Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, and what it takes to mitigate the risks of high altitude flights.
Tim was a Royal Marine commando for eight years, and a member of the elite Mountain Leader Cadre. Leaving the military to pursue a full-time career in the mountains, he joined the Jöttnar Pro Team, giving him the chance to pursue his ambitions for adventurous big wall climbs and alpine ascents in remote parts of the world, usually ending with a wingsuit descent.
Expect exhilarating and moving tales from those creating waves in the worlds of cycling, skiing, mountaineering, running and swimming. These are this year's Tour films…
Free to Run
Follow ultra runner and human right lawyer Stephanie Case as she trains for the 450km Tor Des Glaciers and her work advocating for Afghan women through the Free to Run organisation.
The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us
Based on the stories of women who dip, dive and swim in rivers, lakes and seas, the film celebrates the power of water to wash away pain and fear and restore and revive our relationships with the natural world and each other.
In the world of bike racing, there is one continent that’s yet to have its turn in the spotlight. A growing community of African cyclists is ready to show their strength on an international level. A game changing film following some of the top cyclists in East Africa. It’s time to change the face of cycling.
29’ New Zealand
A quest to enchain New Zealand’s 24 highest mountains above 3000 metres in a continuous 31-day push. A trans-alpine journey, from west coast jungle to high-alpine summits, traversing some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. But with the clock ticking down, fatigue mounting and storms arriving, would they be able to complete the project before their time, weather & luck ran out?
Write your Line
As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favourite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest. This descent will go viral on the internet, provoking the craze of future generations, all curious to see such a sharing.
Digging For Answers
Jackson Hole Bike Park's Deepest Darkest trail proves universal design makes better trails for everyone. Inspired by their mutual connection to Pierre Bergman, whose life was forever changed due to a biking injury, they created a universal trail design that not only brings flow, speed, and excitement to adaptive and non-adaptive riders alike but also strengthens the bond within the biking community.
Running the New York City Marathon at Age Eighty-Six
Ginette is 86-years-old. She ran her first marathon at age 69 and runs ten miles every day. In 2019 she ran her seventeenth New York City Marathon. “It’s nice to be the oldest, because there’s no more competition,” she says. We are honoured to be screening this vibrant and uplifting film made by The New Yorker, which inspires us all just to keep moving.
Please note some film programmes are bespoke and therefore subject to change.
With thanks to Presenting Partner Cotswold Outdoor.