UKC, UKH and Rockfax at Kendal 2016 Press Release

UKC/UKH and Rockfax in the Basecamp Village

The Rockfax and UKC/UKH team will be at the Kendal Mountain Festival for all four days from the opening on Thursday 17 through to Sunday 20. We have a stand in the Basecamp Village where you will be able to meet the team, try out the Rockfax App and grab bargain guidebooks.

The new Rockfax stand for 2016

The Basecamp Village has been redesigned this year to give a bigger space which we will be sharing with Vertebrate Publishing and Cicerone. Those present on the UKC/UKH/Rockfax stand at various times will be: Alan James, Natalie Berry, Rob Greenwood, Nick Brown, Dan Bailey, Stephen Horne, Paul Phillips, Mark Glaister and Martin McKenna.

If you have any questions that you wish to ask then visit the stand and we will either arrange a meeting or pass your question on.

Facebook Live

Throughout the festival we will be broadcasting live interviews on our Facebook Page. We will be grabbing the likes of Alex Megos, Cedar Wright, Pete Whittaker, Andy Kirkpatrick, Michaela Tracy, James McHaffie and various film makers. Keep an eye throughout the weekend for these live and impromptu interviews.

Rockfax Bargains

We will have the full current range of Rockfax books available at bargain prices including the amazing new Chamonix guide at £24.95 (RRP £34.95). We also have Rockfax guidebooks covers for £10 and free car stickers.

UKC/UKH Events

This year we have two films in the Festival and UKC staff are involved with two other events.

Film - Run Forever

Nicky Spinks is a beef farmer from Yorkshire and one of the UK's best fell runners. In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, turning her world upside down. Nick Brown's film 'Run Forever' looks at Nicky's inspirational life and her record breaking attempt of a double Bob Graham Round in the Lake District; a 132 mile route, with 54000ft of ascent, that only one person has completed in under 48 hours.

Viewings: Part of the Space programme

Director: Nick Brown

Featuring: Nicky Spinks, Charlie Spinks, Steve Burgess, Roger Baumeister, Joss Naylor and Jasmin Paris.

Film - Dear Alison

A short from UKClimbing made in collaboration with Dark Sky Media. Dear Alison' is a poem featured in the anthology 'No Map Could Show Them' by critically acclaimed poet Helen Mort - a collection of poems centring on women making their mark and forging their own paths throughout history, both in the wilderness and in modern urban life. 'Dear Alison' is a personal tribute written by Helen to the late British mountaineer Alison Hargreaves - a mother, a wife and a talented climber who faced criticism due to her risk taking and her decision to continue climbing as a young mother, before her untimely death on K2 in 1995.

Viewings: Part of the 'Vision' programme

Director: Chris Prescott

UKC/RF at Kendal 2016 - Petzl Rock Session Panel Session - Petzl Rock Session

Hosted by Rob Greenwood and featuring Jorg Verhoeven, Katha Saurwein, Robbie Phillips and a virtual Andy Pollitt. The Rock Session aims to inspire with an exciting mix of people and films concentrating on rock climbing.

When: Sunday 20th, 12:00-14:30

Where: Kendal Town Hall

UKC/RF at Kendal 2016 -  Nat interview Interview - Dan Richards

Dan is the author of 'Climbing Days' - An exploration of the writing and climbing lives of his great great aunt and uncle - Dorothy Pilley and I. A. Richards. He will be interviewed by Natalie Berry.

When: Friday 18th, 19:00-20:30

Where: Brewery Arts Malt Room

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2016

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.

'Kendal' is one of the leading festivals of its kind in the world. It is an internationally-known event, attracting film premieres from around the globe. Film makers, TV producers, adventurers, climbers and world-class lecturers gather to take part in four packed days of the very best films, speakers, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and 2016 will be our 17th straight year.


- Grab a Film Pass here: FILM PASS

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