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Kendal Mountain Festival 40th Anniversary

Kendal Mountain Festival 40th Anniversary

Bringing the Great Outdoors Indoors

Kendal Mountain Festival, beloved amongst UK outdoor enthusiasts as the largest annual community gathering for the last 40 years, is moving the festival online this year for the first time ever. The mission of KMF is to showcase inspiring, soul-stirring adventure across films, live events, guest speakers, and literature programmes, and the festival will continue this year so that anyone, anywhere will be able to enjoy it.

For ten days, from 19th to 29th November, the festival will provide unlimited access to curated films, live sessions, literature and inspiring speakers all through the festival’s website.

Like every year, 12 major film prizes are up for grabs, including the People’s Choice award, voted for by the public. With a record number of film submissions in 2020, it will be the most exciting film competition in the festival’s history.

Kendal Mountain Festival 40th Anniversary

In addition to films, the festival brings another year of big-name speakers featuring world-class athletes, adventurers, authors, and film makers. Some of the speakers this year include Ray Mears, Simon Reeve, Keme Nzerem, Rhiane Fatinikun, Jason Fox, Aldo Kane, and Leo Houlding.

Alongside the main festival is the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival, established under patron and renowned author Robert MacFarlane. Speakers in the Literature Festival come from all themes of mountains, landscape, nature, and sense of place, and viewers can enjoy hearing from writers, authors, poets, and artists in live lectures, debates, and highly anticipated book launches.

KMF’s Basecamp Village – the buzzing hub of the event – will also be going virtual, bringing viewers an interactive experience with Festival partners, free content, and the Yeti Basecamp Stage which this year will be showcasing Everyday Adventures. Even the annual Adidas 10k run will still be taking place – virtually, of course.

All the content created for the Festival will be available to view at leisure, during the 19th to 29th November. To book a pass please visit and keep up to date by following along on Instagram @kendalmountainfestival and Twitter @kendalmountain.






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