Kendal Mountain Tour 2024: the mountains are calling

Sheffield is a city known for its love for climbing and outdoor activities, thanks to the stunning Peak District on our doorstep. Many city-dwellers rediscovered their passion for the great outdoors during the pandemic and enjoy rambling through parks, woods, and valleys. While there is plenty to explore out in the gritstone and peaks, you can travel the world and reach dizzying new heights with cinema.

Adventure films have become more popular than ever, especially for those seeking escapism and thrills. It’s a risk-free way to experience the highest summits, remote locations and to see intrepid explorers and athletes push the boundaries of what’s possible. There have been breath taking dramas and documentaries reflecting our fascination with Earth’s highest places such as last year’s The Eight Mountains and Berg.

Mountaineering has always drawn fearless individuals looking to conquer their immensity, and technology like GoPro cameras and drones now allow everyone to immerse themselves in hardcore activities like base-jumping and downhill mountain biking with point-of-view footage.

It’s also the passion and determination of filmmakers and athletes that allows us to share in adventures from far and wide. If you’re interested in climbing, trail running and the beauty of the wild, Kendal Mountain Tour is bringing us two special screenings in April that will get your heart racing.

On Friday 12 April, we’re hosting a night of short adventure films with special guest speaker Andy Berry, a mountain ultra runner with big dreams. These films will take you on a journey through the Norwegian and Italian Alps, the Sierra Nevada in Spain, the Canadian Bugaboos mountains and back to the Peak District to experience climbing, swimming, biking and running.

On Friday 26 April, the tour brings us ADRA, a feature film about adventure climbing in Llanberis and Snowdonia. Discover the rich history of mountain climbing in this stunning area which holds incredible memories for so many climbers and hikers. There will also be a live panel discussion with the directors and stars of the film for deeper insights into the magic of Llanberis and the production process.

Adventure films give us a window into staggering scenery, human courage and transformative experiences. It is more important than ever to examine our relationship with the changing natural world and inspire new generations in future adventures.

Head to our website to learn more: /kmtadventure


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