KMF14 – Preview
Kendal Mountain Festival is by far the largest and most varied event of its type in the world – it is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.
The festival, running from the 20th – 23rd November 2014 is in its 15th year, and promises to be the biggest and best yet. Alongside screenings of over 50 films there is a series of lectures, exhibitions and literature events. As a small taster, here are some of the trailers for films showing this year.
For full programme information and to book tickets, visit mountainfest.co.uk
Between Snow And Stars – Tom Valliant
Between Snow and Stars follows renowned mushers and climbers on Everest and in Finland. This film was started as an opportunity to collect stories, photographs and music to inspire others towards the unclimbed mountains and unseen places. I dedicate this collection to every adventurous spirit.
Déjame Vivir – Summits of My Life
Throughout history, there have always been people who have chosen to live differently. Discover the Kilian way in Déjame Vivir, an epic adventure lived on Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Mount Elbrus, three emblematic peaks in Europe. Will Kilian manage to conquer the three summits that have fascinated him since childhood?
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
Premier: As The Crow Flies
As The Crow Flies is a new cinematic documentary following a team of 4 as they set a new record for a Lands End to John O’Groats expedition. Beeline Britain set out on the 17th May 2014, and for 28 days sea kayaked, road biked, mountain biked and trekked the length of the UK from bottom to top, in a straight line. Read the story on Sidetracked
UK Film Première: Jeff Lowe’s ‘Metanoia’
‘Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia’ explores the life and climbs of legendary US alpinist, Jeff Lowe. Narrated by Jon Krakauer, the film tells the compelling story behind that climb and what lay beneath Jeff’s high adventure lifestyle. For the past decade Jeff has suffered from a relentlessly progressive neurological deterioration, and is now confined to a wheelchair. Buy Tickets
A Portrait of Orozbek
Jamie Bunchuk and Matthew Traver spend time with Orozbek, a hunter from Tajikistan, during an extended expedition in Central Asia. Filmed and produced by Matt Traver. Read the story on Sidetracked
The Forge by Nadir Khan
This video is about Trail and wilderness running in the far NW of Scotland , on and around An Teallach ‘The Forge’.