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 will be a talk from Leo Houlding, one of Britain's top climbers. Pushing the limits of exploratory adventure by taking the ultimate in extreme sports to the most extreme environments, Leo is still planning epic adventures to the most remote corners of Earth - from the frozen mountains of Antarctica to the sweltering jungles of South America.
As an exclusive addition to the Kendal Mountain Tour programme in Chester this year, Leo’s film Two Point Four will be featured during the event, offering a unique glimpse into his extraordinary family adventures.
Also, hear from Chester Frosties, an informal, free to join, group of people who aim to swim in open water at least once a week, 52 weeks a year, regardless of the weather.
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’)
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’)
Two Point Four - 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. (20’)