Online competitions launched, jackets to be won and loads more attractions at this year's Kendal fest.
It's all go for this year's Kendal
with the brand new web site being
regularly updated with new of new attractions at the event which runs
from 20-23 November 2008
including an online amateur film competition.
The Amateur Film
is being run on line and is sponsored by
Berghaus, who are also the overall festival sponsors. It's a stripped
down sort of thing with entries limited to 3mb, which is about a minute
of footage, so it's all about getting the basics right and tight. There
are also two online photography competitions, amateur and professional,
with winners chosen by public voting plus a judged prize.
Grangers and Oxfam
going to be launching their innovative Fabric4Life
at the Festival. It's an initiative where Grangers will be restoring
technical clothing donated to Oxfam shops, so they can then go back
into stock and be sold giving them a second lease of life. There's
going to be a Fabric4Life stand at Kendal where visitors can donate
clothing in exchange for some Grangers 2-in-1 samples.
The other major launch at Kendal is the return of the innovative Skymasters
competition at the 2009 OS Outdoros Show. Last year's
inaugural comp was simply stunning and it's back next year for more
More Festival Folk...
Lots more added to the programme as well including Leo Houlding
about his transformation from rock climber to all round meeja
personality including his recent trip to Everest. Kenton Cool
describing his ascent of the Eiger Norwand with Rannulph Fiennes -
summit picture above.
There's loads more besides - Mark
on his round the world, record-breaking cycle
ride. Remy Lecluse
the Chamonix guide and extreme skier who has made over 500 steep
descents including 50 first descents in the Alps, Atlas, Himalaya and
the massively experienced expedition leader who has arguably put more
clients on the summit of Everest than any other; and Graham Bell,
British downhill skier and presenter on BBC TV’s Ski Sunday.
In addition, Cameron
and Richard Else, responsible for the hugely
successful Wilderness Walks series, preview a new BBC documentary to be
broadcast this Christmas including video clips with ascents of Suilven,
Foinaven and Ben Loyal.
Anyway, you get the idea. Lots to see and do. There's even an
innovative ‘schedule builder’ on the web
site allowing you to plan your weekend and buy tickets online. Oh, and
you could win a Berghaus Gore-Tex jacket by signing up to the festival
Full details and lots more at www.mountainfilm.co.uk