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.
The 2015 Keswick Mountain Festival has a very busy programme, with a wide range of activities and attractions from 14-17 May.  Here's a few highlights to look out for on each day of the event, which is sponsored by Hi-Tec, and by Garmin and Ordnance Survey.  It's also been announced that £1 from every ticket purchased (festival weekend or concert) will be going to the Community Action Nepal appeal following the devastating earthquakes that have hit Nepal over the last…