Through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful and thought provoking films we’ll ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild and what defines adventure?

The evening will include on-screen insights from the Kendal Mountain Festival team, as well as on-screen interviews with the filmmakers themselves.

Kendal Mountain Festival is the ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers taking place on the edge of the Lake District each year. The Kendal Mountain Tour brings the best of the Festival films to cinemas across the UK. Whilst the Kendal Mountain team are unable to join you live at the venue this year, they will be with you on-screen and hope to return with live appearances in 2022.

List of Films

The Church Forest of Ethiopia
Over the past century, nearly all of Ethiopia’s native forests have been cleared for farming and grazing. Now it is up to the Orthodox Churches, who for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest that grow around them, to preserve Ethiopia’s quickly shrinking biodiversity and teach people how to live with forests.

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Seifert
United States

Venture Out
Venture Out is a story of overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community building. The Venture Out Project, founded by Perry Cohen, is a non-profit organisation that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors on wilderness trips. In sharing his story, we get a glimpse into the healing qualities of nature and life-saving community bonds that are being forged.

DIRECTOR: Palmer Morse
DIRECTOR: Jamie DiNicola
DIRECTOR: Matt Mikkelsen
United States

Loic and the Flolopapys
Twenty two year old Loic became a passionate climber after having received his first pair of climbing shoes at age six. Along with Florian, Pablo and Pierre, they are the inseparable ‘Flolopapys’, bringing their energy and good vibes to the farthest reaches of the climbing world.
Although each is unique, they complement and support each other like a band of brothers. You’ll fall under the spell of their humour, friendship and fragility. But can Loic use the Flolopapys energy to overcome his haunting fear of heights as he confronts some of the toughest climbs on the planet?

DIRECTOR: Dominique Snyers
Belgium

Born from Junk
Born From Junk traces the outlaw roots of mountain biking back to its raw beginnings in Crested Butte, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains, where a crew of unlikely pioneers in pursuit of wild times in the mountains blossomed into a global phenomenon.

DIRECTOR: Mike Horn
DIRECTOR: Galin Foley
United States

Zermatt to Verbier
The Patrouille des Glaciers is a legendary race across the highest traverse in the Alps, linking Zermatt to Verbier, organised by the Swiss Army. Zermatt to Verbier follows the Faction team’s human-powered journey as they discover the majestic peaks, incredible ski descents and deep history of alpine culture distilled in these mountains.

DIRECTOR: Etienne Mérel
Switzerland

Pathfinder
Six world-class slackliners attempt something that’s never been seen before; walking a thin line, elevated between two colossal cliffs, illuminated only by the mystical northern lights. The yearning that drives adventurers and explorers to climb the highest peaks, sail endless oceans, and cross vast deserts is the same passion that drives these slackliners to attempt what has still been unclaimed.

DIRECTOR: Adam Rubin
DIRECTOR: Dan Lior
Israel

Image credit: The Ghosts Above, Photographer Renan Ozturk

Please note this event is an external hire.