Bristol, London and Brighton: Kendal Mountain Festival goes on Tour

Enjoy an evening of adventure with award-winning films and first-hand accounts from some of the UK’s most intrepid explorers. Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour gets underway this weekend in Bristol, followed by events London and Brighton.

Published: May 16th, 2017 at 9:28 am

Speakers and films on show include:



Saturday 20th May, 7pm

Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 3LE

Film: Tupendo

Head to the Indian Himalayan mountains for the evening with the film Tupendeo 

A night of two halves: the film Tupendeo tells the story of mountaineer Jonathan Bamber and the mystery on Tupendeo, an unclimbed peak in the Indian Himalaya. See the film first, then ask Jonathan your questions.

Speaker: Lee Cragie 

UK 24 Hour Mountain Biking Champion and one of the founders of The Adventure Syndicate, Lee Craigie inspires all with her epic feats of endurance including The 2016 Highland Trail 550 - a 500 mile plus non-stop, self-supported individual time trial.

Speaker: Jonathan Bamber 

Professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol and world authority on how the ice sheets covering Antarctica and Greenland respond to climate change. Jonathan will document his near fatal summit attempt of Tupendo in 1992.


Wednesday 7th June. 8pm

Rio Cinema, 07 Kingsland High St, Hackney, London. E8 2PB

Film: Johanna 

Johanna discovered her love of cold water and freediving following a serious accident

Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg.

Speaker: Lizzie Carr

Paddleboarding environmentalist Lizzie Carr raises awareness of plastic pollution along our waterways.

Adventurer, Environmentalist and Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion – in 2016 Lizzie was the first person to paddleboard 643km along the connected waterways from Surrey to Cumbria to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

Speaker: Dave Cornthwaite

British adventure Dave became the first person to skateboard from John O'Groats to Lands End. He’s best known for Expediton1000 - a plan to undertake 25 separate journeys of 1000+ miles using non-motorised transport.


Thursday 8th June. 7pm

The Old Market Theatre, 11A Upper Market St, Brighton. BN3 1AS

Film: Tom Seipp - A Mountain Journal Short

Active kid Tom is just 11 years old but has already tackled some incredible feats. Inspirational. 

Winner of ‘Best Adventure Sport’ film at Kendal Mountan Festival 2016, Tom is 11 years old and just loves riding his bikes with his dad, no matter what the terrain, no matter what the weather – this includes completing 2 Strathpuffer 24hr races.

Speaker: Lizzie Carr

Adventurer, Environmentalist and Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion – in 2916 Lizzie was the first person to paddleboard 643km along the connected waterways from Surrey to Cumbria to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

Speaker: Stephen Fabes 

For six years, from 2010 to 2016, Stephen pedalled across 75 different countries, clocking up a distance of 86,209 km (53,568 miles) by bicycle. Like most decisions of great consequence, Stephen settled on the plan in a pub, beer in one hand, mini-atlas in the other.


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Kendal Mountain Festival 2017
 will run from 16-19 November. More details:


Carys MatthewsGroup Digital Editor

Carys is the Group Digital Editor of and Carys can often be found trail running, bike-packing, wild swimming or hiking in the British countryside.


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