Saturday, 28 November 2015 14:27

Kendal Countdown - 2015 Day by Day highlights

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A week from now the outdoor world will again descend on the Lake District for the annual Kendal Mountain Festival. Recognised as one of the world's leading mountain festivals the event is constantly growing and evolving.
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
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