Friday 1 March
Abbeydale Picture House
TICKETS: £18 | Under 25s £10 | Group discounts available
Calling all adventure lovers, the Kendal Mountain Film Festival is coming to Sheffield 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. We'll be screening over 60 minutes of highly visual film* on the big screen including:
Plus hear from two incredible speakers:
Holly Page is a British fell and trail runner who last year stormed the Migu Skyrunner World Series – winning 3 of the 8 races she competed in and becoming the Sky Classic World Champion! Holly has a reputation as The Hitchhiking Skyrunner - having hitched to all of the skyraces.
British alpinist Tom Livingstone has a penchant for trad, winter and alpine climbing - the bigger and harder, the better. In 2018 he successfully climbed Latok I in the Karakorum, Pakistan. The North Ridge of Latok is recognised as one of the last major lines in high-altitude mountaineering.
The evening will be presented by Festival director Steve Scott.
We’re excited to be holding this event during Sheffield’s inaugural ‘Festival of the Outdoors’, a month long celebration of Sheffield’s unique outdoor communities.
*Films are subject to change
Tom is a 27-year-old British climber and writer who has a penchant for trad, winter and alpine climbing - the bigger and harder, the better.
Some of Tom's favourite routes include Cracking Up (IX,9), The Fourth Dimension (E7 6c), Fun or Fear (ED3), Rare Lichen (E9 6c), The Secret (IX, 9), Divine Providence (ED3), and a winter ascent of the Walker Spur (ED3). However the biggest news came last August when, with Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar, he successfully climbed Latok I in the Karakorum, Pakistan. They climbed three-quarters of the coveted North Ridge, before taking a line on the face in the upper section. The North Ridge of Latok is recognised as one of the last major lines in high-altitude mountaineering, and this was also the second-ever successful ascent of Latok I.
The fell, trail and sky runner had an amazing year in 2018 – racking up wins around the world in the Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series. Of the eight races she competed in, Holly won 6 of them, making her the Sky Classic Champion.
Holly has a reputation as the ‘hitchhiking skyrunner’, in this great interview, she says:
“Hitching is often the fastest way of getting somewhere – buses take ages, so it’s much more efficient to just stand by the road and hop in a passing car! What I love most of all is that you meet such a cross section of people and can really learn about the politics/history/culture of a place from the people who live there. I hitchhiked much of the length of South America a few years ago which was such a fantastic experience – nothing like chugging down through Patagonia drinking tea with an Argentine lorry driver (who thinks you’re French because the “British are Pirates, they stole the Falklands” signs are somewhat foreboding).”