Kendal Mountain Festival
2019 tour


This year we will be sprinkling the spirit and inspiration of the Festival to twenty venues across the UK. Book your place now and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. Each session will feature incredible speakers alongside a selection of our award-winning adventure films.

Got a question? Get in touch here.
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Book your tickets for our tour:


We’re happy to be supporting the National Trust at Sticklebarn (Great Langdale, the Lake District) by offering FREE Family Adventure Film Sessions on the following days…

  • Sunday 21st April

  • Sunday 4th August

  • Sunday 25th August

  • Sunday 20th October - as part of the Octoberfest celebrations

Each film session will run from 4pm - 5.30pm and are suitable for ages 4+.

No need to book tickets - just turn up!



At each event, you'll hear stories from our amazing line-up of speakers.
At Kendal we work with some of the world's most intrepid explorers, whose stories can inspire, motivate and even teach us all.

We are delighted to announce the following speakers for the dates from 8th February to 8th May

(Speakers for the remaining dates will be confirmed very soon!)


Hear from Kate at:

Hear from Damian at:

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Hear from Jenny at: London (Hackney), Brighton, Bristol, Penrith

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Hear from James at:
Nottingham, Canterbury & Edinburgh

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Hear from Uisdean at:
Glasgow, Inverness & Banchory

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Hear from Huw at:
Caernarfon and Cardiff

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Hear from Kenton at:

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Hear from Ben at:

Hear from Colleen at:

Hear from Holly at:

Hear from Tom at:

Hear from Jenny at:
Nottingham, Glasgow & Inverness

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Hear from Clare at:

Hear from Charlie at:
London Whitechapel



Films are at the heart of our Festival in November and we are bringing some of the most loved films from the 2018 Festival on our 2019 tour. Our outstanding programme will inspire, inform, challenge your perceptions and take you to places and on journeys that will stay with you forever.

Here are some of films you could see on our tour... 


Surfer Dan
Official Selection at Kendal 2018

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Official Selection at Kendal 2018


Best Short at Kendal 2018

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Dreamride 3
Official Selection at Kendal 2018

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Wild Ice: Backcountry Skating Alaska
Official Selection at Kendal 2018


We Are Send
Official Selection at Kendal 2018


Watch our Festival trailer to get a taste of some of the films you'll see!


We'd like to say a big Thank You to the following brands and organisations for their support!

Presenting Sponsor


In 1967 Lowe Alpine started making outdoor gear that inspired people to seek out more adventure in the mountains. 50 years later they still have the same purpose.
Visit their website here.


Supported by


It’s not our job to try to tell people why they go to the wild places and mountains. It’s our job to make the very best gear in the world.

Since Mountain Equipment began in 1961 we have participated in countless ascents of the world’s highest peaks, supported climbers establishing ever more adventurous routes and equipped world record setting trips to the North and South Poles.

We have been making gear for the most inhospitable places on the planet for over 50 years. You learn a lot here. And all we have learned, lives in our gear.

Visit their website here.


Whether it’s a matter of taking a stroll through town or going off on a bike tour around the world, bike bags and backpacks by ORTLIEB are ideal for those who want to venture outdoors no matter what the weather.
Visit their website here.

Starting in the early 80's as a distributor of other outdoor brands, they began to build their own gear in 1997. Since then they have created many highly innovative products and won many awards for their designs.
Visit their website here.


Established in 1957, George Fisher is the UK's premier outdoor equipment store. Our enthusiastic staff have the most up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of outdoor clothing and equipment. Whatever your chosen activity we can help you enjoy it! Complete your shopping experience with a visit to Abraham's Tearoom - the perfect place to contemplate your future adventures.
Visit their website here.

We think Kendal will surprise you – our streets are alive. We are no ordinary market town. Kendal is beautiful inside and out – we can’t wait to show you around.
Find out more here.


Media Partners


Sidetracked Magazine is an online and printed journal featuring a limited collection of personal stories of adventure travel, journeys and expeditions. The concept is simple: to capture the emotion and experience of adventures and expeditions throughout the world… and to inspire. 
Visit their website here.

Terra Incognita tells stories of adventure and exploration. An ongoing series of long-form conversations with pioneers of exploration and discovery, filmmaker Matt Pycroft speaks to the most knowledgeable, accomplished and respected voices in the field. From mountaineers to Arctic scientists, tree climbers and polar explorers, Terra Incognita is a unique podcast that allows you to get up close with those who live extraordinary lives.
Visit their website here.


 audience feedback

Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny.
— @sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019
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Big thank you to @jennygrahamis, what an inspiring, warm & funny talk tonight at @riocinema for @kendalmountain tour #kendaltour19. Really glad my daughter was with me - she loved it.
— @alunjhughes | London, March 2019
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‘Grab life by the balls’ and other wise words from @AnnaMcNuff at the wonderful @kendalmountain Festival Tour. Great selection of films and narratives. Thank you @SteveScott_KMF
— @runnyhunny | Salisbury, March 2019
Great night at @chaptergallery watching the Kendal Mountain Festival tour. Thoroughly recommended. @HuwJackBrass was 100% awe inspiring.
— @theDaveThomas82
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Tonight at #kendaltour19 – the films were incredible... @tom_livingstone & @hollyapage – you were both especially inspiring.
— @emmacoleman64 | Sheffield, March 2019
Amazing kick off to the #FestivaloftheOutdoors this evening at the @kendalmountainfestival tour @abbeydalepicturehouse.
— @theoutdoorcity | Sheffield, March 2019
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Brilliant evening @kendalmountain @TheOldMarket in Brighton. A bunch of @brightonmitre buddies and me inspired by @AnnaMcNuff and #JennyGraham from @adventuresynd.
Right, where will our next 2 wheel adventure be?
#thisgirlcan #OneInAMillion #womenempowerment #Cycling
— @VeloVixenBton | Brighton, March 2019