Share the Adventure


Thank you to everyone who supported our first live Kendal Mountain Festival tour!
The tour successfully inspired audiences across nine UK venues between February and June 2017. 

Each evening of adventure received great feedback and we are delighted to announce we will be expanding the tour in 2018, taking the spirit and inspiration of the Festival to a wider audience throughout the UK with a series of events celebrating exploration of some the wildest places on earth.

We will announce details of the 2018 tour soon, to be the first to hear subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social accounts.


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 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

Our 2017 Tour reached the following locations:



Our speakers are some of the world's most intrepid explorers, whose stories inspire, motivate and educate us all as they share intimately the adventures they undertook.


Ash Dykes

Walked solo across Mongolia and Madagascar

Hear Ash speak at:


Lee Craigie

Ex-pro mountain biker turned long distance bike packer

Hear Lee speak at:

Leeds & Bristol

Stephen Fabes

Cycled 86,209km through 75 countries and 6 continents

Hear Stephen speak at:

Oxford, Canterbury & Brighton

Jonathan Bamber

Mountaineer & environmentalist

Hear Jonathan speak at:


Aldo Kane

Explorer, extreme/hostile locations for TV & Film, world record rower & former Commando

Hear Aldo speak at:

Aberystwyth & Caernarfon

Sarah Outen

Round the world adventurer by land and sea

Hear Sarah speak at:

Harrogate & Birmingham

Dave Cornthwaite

Completing 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more


Hear Dave speak at:

Leeds, Birmingham & London

Jenny Tough

Ran 900km across Kyrgystan via the Tien Shan mountains

Hear Jenny speak at:

Aberystwyth & Caernarfon

Elise Downing

Ran a lap of the British coast: 5000 miles | 10 months

Hear Elise speak at:

Oxford & Canterbury



A selection of some of our award winning films - representing the best in adventure-filmmaking, mountain culture, environment and exploration.

Films are at the heart of our Festival in November and 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 films you could see...


Official Selection at Kendal 2016

Crossing Home: A Skier's Journey
Best Adventure & Exploration film at Kendal 2016

Best Visual film at Kendal 2016

Tom Seipp - A Mountain Journal
Best Adventure Sport film at Kendal 2016

Official Selection at Kendal 2016

The Runner
Official Selection at Kendal 2016

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


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