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    • Mountain Equipment at Kendal Mountain Festival

      We're thrilled to be attending this year's Kendal Mountain Festival alongside our partners at Plas y Brenin, Boardman Tasker and more. Check out what's on below. 

      Freja Shannon, Senja, Norway.

    Plas y Brenin and Mountain Equipment Tent

    We're thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of partnership and passion for the outdoors with Plas y Brenin this coming year.

    Drop in and see us at the Plas y Brenin and Mountain Equipment tent at Basecamp for talks and workshops from the Brenin and Mountain Equipment athletes on everything from climbing tips from Dave MacLeod, to avalanche safety with the SAIS, and night navigation

    Friday 17th November

    12:00pm Careers in the Outdoors
    1:30pm Diversity in the Outdoors
    3:00pm Striving to be More Sustainable
    in Manufacturing, with Mountain Equipment's Dr Philippa Hill and Pete Astles of Peak UK
    3:30pm Night Navigation Masterclass
    5:00pm Mappy Hour Masterclass with OS
    6:30pm Outdoor Cooking with Fell Foodie
    7:30pm Why our lives depend on Dark Skies


    Saturday 18th November

    9:30am Kit and Coffee
    10:00am Rock, Ice and Beyond: A Journey Into Climbing and Alpinism with Freja Shannon and Emma Warren
    12:00pm Protecting and Restoring Our Mountain Landscapes with Isaac Johnson from the John Muir Trust
    1:00pm Tips for Big Trips: Expedition skills, stories and planning with Tom Livingstone and Olly Sanders
    3:00pm Climbing to Your Limit: Style, Tactics and Training with Dave Evans and Dave MacLeod
    3:30pm Night Navigation Masterclass
    5:00pm Mappy Hour Adventure Essentials
    6:30pm Outdoor Cooking with Fell Foodie

    Sunday 19th November

    9:30am Kit and coffee
    11:00am Avalanche Awareness: A
    Decision-Making Journey in the
    Winter Mountains with the SAIS
    1:00pm The Art of Winter Climbing
    (in Scotland, the Alps and Canada) with Tom Livingstone, Freja Shannon and Dave Evans
    2:00pm Breaking the Ice: An Introduction to Winter
    Adventures with Matt Stygall

    Scrambling in Cwm Idwal

    Mountain Equipment Risk Sessions

    Following the success of last year's Risk & Rewards In The Mountains event, the Mountain Equipment Risk Sessions are back, featuring even more world class athletes.

    This year's Mountain Equipment Risk Sessions will feature climbing psychologist Dr Rebecca Williams talking one-on-one with a selection of well-known climbers and outdoor adventurers about their attitude to risk, their motivation and how we can learn to manage the dangers faced in adventure sport.

    Taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - each day will feature different speakers, each of whom excel in differing areas of climbing and alpinism.

    Friday 17th November

    Red Session, featuring Freja Shannon and Aldo Kane

    Saturday 18th November

    Blue Session, featuring Dave MacLeod and James McHaffie

    Sunday 19th November

    Green Session, featuring Tom Livingstone, Paul Ramsden and Fay Manners.

    Tom Livingstone, K7

    2023 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

    Friday 17th November

    The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature continues to attract a substantial degree of interest and level of entries in its 40th year. The Award will be made at the Boardman Tasker Shortlisted Authors and Awards event at the Kendal Mountain Festival on Friday 17th November 2023.

    Stephen Venables - Everest East Side Story

    Friday 17th November

    35 years on from his climb, 70 years on from the first ascent, and a century on from the very first attempts, Stephen Venables discusses his new route up the Kangshung Face and it’s place in the Everest story. Four men, no high altitude porters and no oxygen, on Everest’s biggest face, and Stephen reached the summit alone – in the words of Reinhold Messner, ’the most adventurous ascent in Everest’s history’.

    Stephen will be in conversation with legendary climber John Porter.

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