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Kendal Mountain Tour 2024: A Night Of Adventure Films + Guest Speaker

Amazing films and Guest Speaker Louis Hall! Tickets available separately via the Kendal Mountain Events website.

  • 14th March 2024 - 14th March 2024
  • 7:45 pm - 10:15 pm

Prepare for an unforgettable night of adventure as the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 comes to life!

Join us on a journey through the world’s most breathtaking landscapes with a selection of award winning films showcasing the year’s most daring feats of courage and tales of human resilience. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or simply someone who appreciates the majesty of nature, this tour promises to ignite your sense of adventure and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the planet we call home.

The films will be introduced by a member of the Kendal Mountain Presenting team.

Get ready to be thrilled, inspired and moved at the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 – where adventure begins at your doorstep…

Guest Speaker:

Horseback adventurer and trail setter Louis Hall comes to Cambridge! Louis is a writer, rider and explorer from Scotland. Aged 18, he first discovered the power of the horse while in search of a tribe in northern Mongolia. Since then he has gone on to ride the length of the UK and across Europe in aid of charitable causes. In 2022 Louis created the first conclusive horse trail across the Ligurian Alps, on his way from Siena, Italy to Cape Finisterre in Spain. He now has his eyes set on America and the Silk Road.

In 2020 Louis founded The Big Hoof – a charity promoting adventure and wellbeing through long distance rides. So far, his charity has travelled over 4000 km in 5 different countries, raising over £70,000 for causes centred on mental health, wellbeing and child welfare. 

Films:

The White Giant – Krister Kopala dedicates his season to riding some of the most unforgiving lines on Jiehkkevárri, the highest and arguably most remote mountain in Norway’s Lyngen Alps. 22’

Lando Steezy – Leo Smith is a self proclaimed bodge job and helper of people. Forging his own path in the bike industry, Leo is creating space in the sport for everyone. 6’

La Gara – Journey into one of the world’s toughest mountain races in the Italian Alps with mountain runner Hillary Gerardi as she pushes herself to the limit, chasing after a dream. 15’

Soup – Discover the Sheffield Outdoor Plungers (SOUP) in this uplifting film exploring access rights and the cold water swimming community based in the Peak District. 6’

An Eye For Plants – Plant blindness is our tendency to overlook and undervalue the plants around us. The inspirational 97-year old Dr Margaret Bradshaw champions doing the opposite. 4’

Soundscape – Using beautiful animation, Soundscape shares the sightless experience of climbing a mountain featuring blind climber Erik Weihenmayer as he ascends a massive alpine rock face deep in the Sierra Nevada. 15’

I Am Because You Are – Despite varying levels of experience, a fearless crew of six women venture into the wild and embark on their first mountaineering expedition in the Bugaboos. Together, they redefine the conventional mountaineering narrative, embodying the timeless African philosophy of Ubuntu. 17’

Freya – Not your typical family holiday, but this is not your typical family. Climber Leo Houlding, his wife Jess, their two children Freya (9yrs) and Jackson (5yrs) climb Norway’s national mountain via a 2000ft big wall. 4’

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Did you know?

Cambridge University Library is one of the UK’s six legal deposit libraries, which means it receives a copy of every book published in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It now houses over 8 million books, journals and other items!