Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has revealed the first details of plans for 2016.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival will host its biggest ever programme of outdoor and sporting activities next year, and will run from Thursday 19 until Sunday 22 May.  KMF, sponsored by Hi-Tec, has grown into one of the biggest and best loved outdoor events in the UK, with over 17,000 visitors this year, including over 2,000 who took part in the sporting events.
In the runup to this year's Kendal Mountain Festival the focus is firmly on film production with a series of talks covering everything from a "DSLR Crash Course" to "Advanced shooting techniques". The Kendal Mountain Film Academy runs from Tuesday (17th) morning through to Friday 20th and is targetted at enthusiastic amateurs and semi-pros with costs ranging from £50 to £120.
On Saturday 7th November Kenton Cool, who has climbed Everest 11 times, will be the first headline speaker as Buxton Adventure Festival takes an exciting new direction.  Previously held over a single weekend the festival is now switching to a new format of 10 mini-festivals, one a month with a July and December break, throughout 2015/16
Everest mountaineer Kenton Cool will be trekking to Buxton for his latest expedition – delivering the inaugural lecture at the new format Buxton Adventure Festival. The 11 times Everest summiteer will be the first headline speaker as the festival, now in its fourth year, takes an exciting new direction.