Kendal Mountain Tour 2022

Cinema |
29th June 2022

Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 | Conc £10.50 | Theatre

Use the code KMTOUR22 at checkout to enjoy 2 for 1 tickets!

Unleash your adventurous side…
Join us for an evening of film and talks celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the team behind Kendal Mountain Festival. You’ll be guided through a curation of stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists and creatives. Through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful and thought provoking films we’ll ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild and what defines adventure?

Alongside the collection of adventure films, will be a talk from adventurer Anna Taylor. Anna is the first woman to complete a self-powered round of every route that features in ‘Classic Rock’, the iconic guidebook written by Ken Wilson. The 23-year-old from the Lake District cycled 2,400 km and climbed over 10,000 m during a journey that lasted 62 days and saw her solo most of the 83 routes. In 2020, Anna became the first woman to climb the 2,000ft (610m) sheer rock face of Mount Roraima, in Guyana, South America as part of an epic expedition led by Leo Houlding.

We’ll also be inviting Blue Mind Men to the stage, a peer supported swim club promoting better mental health through cold water swimming. Founded in January 2022, the club meets every Sunday morning at Windermere for dips, chats and cake. It is an inclusive club for men of all ages and swimming abilities – all are welcome!

The evening will be hosted by Kendal Mountain Director Steve Scott, with thanks to Presenting Partner Cotswold Outdoor.

What’s in store for you at the Kendal Mountain Tour 2022

The Process – Director – Matt Pycroft – ColdHouse Collective – UK, 15 minute film

Tom Randall is a world class crack climber. He is also a terrible runner, which is why his latest challenge seems like an odd choice. He decided to link up two of the Lake District’s biggest and toughest endurance challenges, the Bob Graham Round and The Classic Rock challenge into one hellish 24 hour mad dash. A funny, honest, genuine and heartfelt story.

Girls Gotta Eat Dirt – Director – Elliot Wilkinson-Ray – USA – 6 minute film

The story of three best friends and riding partners. A mix of lighthearted fun moments with high alpine MTB action.

ASCEND – Reframing Disability in the Outdoors – Director – Faith E. Briggs – USA – 12 minute film

Vasu is not seeking to inspire you to feel good. His trauma doesn’t exist solely to benefit the education of others. He is seeking to inspire you to move mountains. To take action. Skiing is the method, but the real mountains are the ‘isms’ that fail to support Disabled communities, communities of colour and so many others for whom access has not been a right.

Talk by: Anna Taylor – 45 minute talk – A Climber with some impressive routes to her name!

In 2021 Anna became the first woman to complete a self-powered round of every route that features in iconic guidebook ‘Classic Rock’. The 23-year-old Berghaus Ambassador from the Lake District cycled 2,400km and climber over 10,000m during a journey that lasted 62 days and saw her solo most of the 83 routes. In 2020 she joined an epic expedition led by Leo Houlding and climber the 2,000ft (610) sheer rock face of Mount Roraima, in Gyana, South America.

Interval – 15 minutes

Short Q&A with the Kendal based group: Blue Mind Men – 8 minutes talk

Blue Mind Men is a peer supported swim club promoting better mental health through cold water swimming. Founded in January 2022, the club meets every Sunday morning at Windermere for dips, chats and cake. It is an inclusive club for men of all ages and swimming abilities – all are welcome!

If You Give a Beach a Bottle – Director – Max Romey- Alaska – 5 minute film

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.

Spellbound – Director – Richard Sidey – NZ – 5 minute film

Wingsuit BASE jumping is often presented as a thrill-seeking adrenaline rush. Spellbound takes us deeper into the more contemplative aspects of jumping, as David Walden and friends venture into the mountains around his home in New Zealand.

Link Sar – Director – Graham Zimmerman – USA -17 minute film

Zimmerman’s climb of one of the world’s most challenging unclimbed peaks in the mountains of Pakistan – resulting in a Piolet D’Or award.

Ebb and Flow – Director – Alice Ward – Ireland – 12 minute film

A female led production featuring the surf community on the west coast of Ireland and shining a spotlight on its creative community. Enjoy the mystical relationship these women have with the power and magnitude of the Atlantic Oceanâs surf.

Touching the Water – Director – Hannah Maia – UK – 7 minutes

Mhairi Helme’s poetic reflection of a 100 mile run around the English Lake District inspired by the landscape, the people she meets and her fell running hero, Joss Naylor.

The Farmer – Director – Michael James Brown – Sweetgrass Productions – USA – 4 minute film

An unusual and beautiful short film following ‘The Farmer’ who spends his winters harvesting one of the most precious crops on earth: Powder.

DATES & TIMES

29th June 2022

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