thursday 16 may
Drygate Brewing Co
TICKETS: £18 | Under 25s & Students £10
Calling all adventure lovers, the Kendal Mountain Film Festival Tour is coming to Glasgow to share an incredible night of adventure stories.
Watch the world's BEST adventure films - stories of talent, endurance and excitement to take your breath away! Ride icy waves in sub zero winter, chase tornados, run in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and mountain bike into the wildest reaches of your imagination.
Plus hear from two incredible speakers:
Jenny Tough is an incredible adventurer who is currently running a self-supported solo run across a mountain range on every continent! So far she's crossed the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Cordillera Oriental in Bolivia and she's currently running in the Southern Alps. Jenny joins us to share honest tales from her incredible solo adventures.
Uisdean Hawthorn is a Scottish climber with a love for big mountain routes. Over the last 3 seasons he has racked up a number of significant first ascents including The Giant (VII,7) and Han Solo (VIII,7).
The night will be hosted by Festival director Steve Scott and we'll be giving away prizes from our tour sponsors.
We’ll be screening the following incredible films*:
Chasing Monsters (05’)
Every Few Winters (10’)
We are Send (04’)
Chasing the Frog (09’)
La Congenialita (30’)
Surfer Dan (08’)
(*Films are subject to last minute changes)
Uisdean grew up on a small farm in the west coast of Scotland. Participating in all types of activity’s from gathering sheep to rugby and football. The one thing he didn’t do growing up was climbing.
He started climbing age 19 while doing his joinery apprenticeship and quickly developed into one of Scotland’s most active winter climbers.
Scottish winter climbing and big mountain routes have become his main focus. He has developed a passion for thin ice, and has really excelled in this style of climbing. Over the last 3 seasons he has racked up a number of significant repeats and first accents. First accents include The Giant (VII,7) Han solo (VIII,7) Call Me Ishmael (VIII,9) The Messiah (X,10).
“The first winter ascent of The Giant is without doubt one of the most important winter ascents in Cairngorm Climbing history.” Simon Richardson Scottishwinter.com
Now 24 and finished his apprenticeship he is looking to train and climb as much as possible.
But Uisdean is always happy to be out having an adventure with friends, meeting new people and living life to the full.
Jenny Tough is on a mission to run solo and unsupported across a mountain range on every continent, and will be joining us on the tour this year fresh back from the fourth installment, her >1000km run across the Southern Alps. In 2016 she became the first person to run across the Tien Shan of Kyrgyzstan, and in 2017 the Atlas Mountains, and in 2018 the Bolivian Andes.
She is passionate about all human-powered endurance challenges and encouraging others to push their own limits, and to go find adventures.