Vertebrate authors at the Kendal Mountain Festival
- 14th—17th Nov 2019
This year, The Kendal Mountain Festivalwill be bringing you an exceptional line up of speakers from the world of adventure. A number of our authors are taking part in events and hosting talks this year.
Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature
13.00 - 17.30, Friday 15 November, Brewery Arts Centre - Malt Room
No Easy Way by Mick Fowler has been nominated for the Boardman Tasker Award. Catch him at the awards ceremony where this year’s winner will be announced. Book tickets and find out more here.
13.30 - 15.00, Saturday 16 November, Brewery Arts Theatre
Pete is widely regarded as one of the best crack climbers in the world, having made dozens of cutting-edge first ascents and hard repeats, including the first ascent of Century Crack (5.14b) in Canyonlands, Utah. Find out more and book tickets here.
17.00 - 18.00, Saturday 16, Brewery Arts Centre Centre
Lily Dyu is an author and freelance journalist with a passion for the outdoors, wild places and nature. Her adventures have seen her cycling in Ladakh on the loftiest roads of the Himalaya, running across England, Scotland and Wales, and also around Manaslu – the eighth highest mountain in the world. Fantastic Female Adventurers is her first book for children. Find out more and book tickets here.
17.30 - 19.00, Saturday 16, Abbot Hall Social Centre
Michael Gill joins us to share his new biography of an incredible man – Edmund Hillary – the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains. Find out more and book tickets here.
19.30 - 21.00, Saturday 16, Abbot Hall Social Centre
Join Tony Howard to discover the jaw-dropping account of a life of adventure that is the very definition of true exploration. Find out more and book tickets here.
See the full Kendal programme here.