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Kendal Mountain Festival to host premieres and amazing adventurers

Published on: Wednesday 16th November 2016

The largest and most varied event of its kind, Kendal Mountain Festival returns this weekend with its biggest programme to date.

After welcoming more than 14,500 visitors, hosting more than 100 filmmakers and media and enjoying the company of a truly remarkable collection of guest speakers, the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK is back for 2016.

Offering by far the most extensive programme in its history, the 2016 festival will, as ever, feature hundreds of film screenings, including a number of high-profile premieres looking to secure one of the 11 prestigious awards.

Celebrating both the well-documented and lesser-known feats of adventure, endurance and exploration, the Kendal team have worked hard to curate the very best and most entertaining schedule of speakers to accompany the films at this years’ festival.

Headliners for 2016 include: Alex Megos, the 20-year-old superstar of modern climbing; Cedar Wright, a US climber and filmmaker who’s travelled the world making daring first ascents; and some of the leading names from the UK and international mountain biking scene at the ever-popular Bike Night.

The social hub of the event, an enlarged Basecamp Village, will be brimming and buzzing all weekend with the Sidetracked Cafe and Bar providing refreshments, alongside a programme of free performances on the mini stage.

For those looking to bring the adventure to life and explore the outskirts of Kendal, a 10K trail run climbing above the town is open to all.

Choose Cumbria will have a stall in the Basecamp Village for the duration of the Festival to promote the career opportunities on offer to outdoor enthusiasts who are already sold on the lifestyle in Cumbria.

Find out more about Kendal Mountain Festival on the Go Active website.