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:



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:



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

Great evening at the Kendal Mountain Festival tour. #kendaltour very inspiring!
— Yorkshire Bike Fit @YorksBikeFit | Harrogate, March 2017
Thanks for a fab evening at the Gulbenkian, Canterbury with speakers Elise and Steve and great films. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the evening but really enjoyed it, and myself, my husband and daughter were all inspired to do more cycling than planned the next day!
— Sarah Mackey | Canterbury, May 2017
Enjoying Kendal Mountain Festival @kendalmountain in Oxford #kendaltour
— Emily Taplin @EmilyT2406 | Oxford, April 2017
Watching #KendalMountainFestival amazing and inspiring!!!! @aberystwytharts #sharetheadventure @kendalmountain @JennyTough #liveoutdoors
— Hannah Vallin‏ @HannahVallin | Aberystwyth, February 2017
Brilliant talk (as ever) from @leecraigie_ at the Kendal Mountain Festival on tour in #Leeds
— Tim Moss @NextChallenge | Leeds, March 2017
Brilliant night last night at the @kendalmountain talks & films at @_GALERI_ in #caernarfon. Inspirational stuff @JennyTough & @AldoKane 👏👏
— Mel Garside‏ @melcgarside | Caernarfon, February 2017
Excellent talks and films at the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in #Harrogate #kendaltour
— Matthew Webber @mwebber_hgte | Harrogate, February 2017
Great night at @kendalmountainfestival’s UK tour tonight in Leeds. @leecraigie_ What a genuine, down to earth & empowered woman! 💪🏼 great to hear her speak! & @davecorn’s happiness was infectious! #SayYesMore #WonderfulWildWomen #KendalTour17
— Sarah Gerrish @sarah_gerrish | Leeds, March 2017