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OurTop Picks for Kendal Mountain Festival 2022

The team at Kendal HQ have done an incredible job of curating four days of adventure and discovery, and we've chosen our top picks from a stacked schedule.


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Article Managing Menstruation in the Mountains

Amanda Vestergaard writes about managing menstruation in the mountains following a conversation with hill runner and climber Laura Barraclough, who organised a student mountaineering club talk on the topic.  

HERSTORY 1 - ORIGINS: The surprising origins of women's mountaineering - 1770-1830

Anna Fleming profiles four women from the archives of climbing history, and gives us a glimpse into the origins of women in mountaineering.

opinion The Hot Tent - the opposite of fast, light, and miserable

Tents and fire don't mix... or can they? With a switch from fast and light to slow and luxurious, it's possible to enjoy secluded spots in warmth and comfort. As the long nights of winter approach, John Burns (let's hope it's not a case of...

Bagging Good things in small packages - Anne Butler on Bagging the Grahams

The 2000-foot Grahams may lack the headline appeal of Munros or even Corbetts, but this...

Article Coronation Coincidence: Everest 1953 and Queen Elizabeth II

On 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was coronated. As crowds lined the procession route to...

Article The Melting Border

In this extract from 'The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World', James Crawford travels in search of the Grafferner...

Article Meet Ralph, the First Canine Compleatist of the Grahams

When Ralph completed all 219 mountains on the 'Grahams' list on Creag Ghuanach in July, he...

Running Lauren Johnson - Winner (and Record Breaker) of the Montane Summer Spine Challenger

Article Climbers and Guides Adapt to Changing Climate and Landscape in the Alps

Running A Race Against Time on the Coulin Hills

Article Ladakh's Pursuit of Sustainability

backpacking In It For the Long Haul - Walking to Make Votes Matter

backpacking Lands End to John o' Groats With a Dog and a Sketchbook

literature Trailblazing Mountaineering Women - Anne Lister and Ann Walker

War in Ukraine Beyond the Front Lines, Ukrainian Mountaineer aids War Effort

Article History at a Height - Mountain Petroglyphs in Guyana

backpacking Chris the Coast Walker - 11,000 Miles Round Britain

Article Earth Day 2022: Climate Change and Mountains - The Latest Science


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