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Kendal Mountain Tour 2023 – Adventure Film Collection

20 Apr 2023


120 minutes
Unleash your wild side…

Join us for an evening celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the world's biggest mountain Festival - Kendal Mountain Festival.

A chance to watch a selection of award-winning films from high altitude adventure to cinematically beautiful tales showcasing wilderness and adventure travel from across the globe.

The event will be introduced by adventurer and TV producer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent.

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent is an author and broadcaster with a particular love of wandering alone through remote regions. Her love of extreme travel has seen her trek across the Eastern Himalayas in search of Shangri-La, set an unlikely Guinness World Record for driving a tuk tuk 12,500 miles from Bangkok to Brighton, follow the remains of the Ho Chi Minh Trail on a tiny motorcycle and interview Naga rebel commanders high in the mountains of the Indo-Myanmar border.

Her latest book, Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains, was Shortlisted for the 2018 Stanford's Adventure Travel Book of the Year. Antonia's stories have appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, Sidetracked, Geographical and she has presented a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4.

The Films: 

 Expect exhilarating and moving tales from those creating waves in the worlds of cycling, skiing, mountaineering, swimming and running. These are this year's Tour films… 

 Free to Run 
31’ USA 
Follow ultra runner and human right lawyer Stephanie Case as she trains for the 450km Tor Des Glaciers and her work advocating for Afghan women through the Free to Run organisation. 

The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us 
2’ UK 
Based on the stories of women who dip, dive and swim in rivers, lakes and seas, the film celebrates the power of water to wash away pain and fear and restore and revive our relationships with the natural world and each other. 

Mbogi Amani 
16’ UK 
In the world of bike racing, there is one continent that’s yet to have its turn in the spotlight. A growing community of African cyclists is ready to show their strength on an international level. A game changing film following some of the top cyclists in East Africa. It’s time to change the face of cycling. 

29’ New Zealand 
A quest to enchain New Zealand’s 24 highest mountains above 3000 metres in a continuous 31-day push. A trans-alpine journey, from west coast jungle to high-alpine summits, traversing some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. But with the clock ticking down, fatigue mounting and storms arriving, would they be able to complete the project before their time, weather & luck ran out? 

Write your Line 
3’ France 
As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favourite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest. This descent will go viral on the internet, provoking the craze of future generations, all curious to see such a sharing. 

Digging For Answers 
7’ USA 
Jackson Hole Bike Park's Deepest Darkest trail proves universal design makes better trails for everyone. Inspired by their mutual connection to Pierre Bergman, whose life was forever changed due to a biking injury, they created a universal trail design that not only brings flow, speed, and excitement to adaptive and non-adaptive riders alike but also strengthens the bond within the biking community.Running the New York City Marathon at Age Eighty-Six 
7’ USA 
Ginette is 86-years-old. She ran her first marathon at age 69 and runs ten miles every day. In 2019 she ran her seventeenth New York City Marathon. “It’s nice to be the oldest, because there’s no more competition,” she says. We are honoured to be screening this vibrant and uplifting film made by The New Yorker, which inspires us all just to keep moving. 

Please note some film programmes are bespoke and therefore subject to change.


Choose a date and time...

Thu 20 Apr 23

Gwybodaeth Allweddol

120 minutes
20 Apr 2023
Standard | Safonol: £13.75, Concession | Consesiwn (Over 60s & below 16): £9.35
Production Company
Kendal Mountain


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