The University of Derby are launching Thunderdome - a brand new free adventure event and dry tooling competition. All alongside the Great Peak District Fair & Buxton Beer Festival.
We’re also looking for the most promising young climbers to nominate for the University of Derby Young Adventurer Of The Year Awards on Friday 10th October. There’s a chance to win 3 iPads and for the best climbing entry there’s an additional prize of a pair of Five Ten HiAngle shoes worth £100 up for grabs. Shauna Coxsey will give a keynote speech to our short-listed nominees. Make your nomination (deadline Mon 6th Oct): http://www.buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk/young-adventurers-awards/
THUNDERDOME DRY TOOLING COMPETITION - 9AM-8PM SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER - FREE
The star attraction of the University of Derby's Thunderdome Buxton Campus Open Day event is what promises to be an amazing Dry Tooling Competition in the Devonshire Dome - Europe's largest unsupported Dome. Open to pro climbers. Andy Turner, Team GB ice climber, has devised the course and will be competing on the day as will Tim Emmett. Find out more.
There are also free Mountain Training Taster Sessions with Mountain Training and Alpine Skills Workshops with Peak Mountain Training and free family activities including a mini climbing wall with the YHA. Find out more.
Devonshire Dome....venue for The Thunderdome
TALKS, FILMS & WORKSHOPS
TIM EMMETT - ROCK & ICE CLIMBER - 4PM SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER
Tim Emmett is a rock and ice climber, B.A.S.E jumper, wingsuit Flyer, surfer, skier, snowboarder, inspirational speaker, and stuntman and has made a living out of his passion for climbing and extreme sports. Find out more.
SHAUNA COXSEY - PRO CLIMBER - 6PM SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER
21 year old professional climber Shauna Coxsey won Silver at this year's International Federation of Sport Climbing’s Bouldering World Cup. Find out more.
BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR - 8PM SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER
Following its sell-out premiere at Rheged, here’s another chance to see Alastair Lee's all new series of adventure films including free climbing soloist Julian Lines in Stone Free and Jen Randall's Project Mina with pro climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk. Find out more.
ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - 7.30AM SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
Aimed at enthusiastic amateurs and aspiring pros, world-class adventure and travel photographer Lukasz Warzecha will share his secrets for capturing that perfect moment in this early morning photography workshop in the heart of the Peak District. (£25 - Advance booking required). Find out more.
LUKASZ WARZECHA - LIFE OF A PRO - 10.30AM SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
Peak District based Lukasz Warzecha (LW Images) on how he has carved out a formidable reputation as one of the top adventure photographers in the world. Find out more.
KAREN DARKE - PARALYMPIC ADVENTURER - 12PM SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
A few years ago, Karen Darke was on a rock-climbing expedition on sea cliffs in Scotland. She fell, and was paralysed. She’s since gone on to win a Silver medal in handcycling at the 2012 Paralympics. She’ll talk about her most recent expedition - cycling across Tibet as well as other adventures like climbing El Capitan. Find out more.
HOW TO BECOME A TRAVEL WRITER TALK - 12.15PM SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
Had an incredible adventure? We all want to share our experiences but how do you write about your's in a way that people will want to read? And where and how can you get it published? From blogs to books, websites to magazines, author and Wanderlust magazine editor Phoebe Smith reveals her expert tips, common mistakes to avoid and helpful advice for writing, pitching and publishing your stories. (£30 - Advance booking advised) Find out more.
MAIN THEATRE SESSION TICKET PRICES:
ADULT: £10 for 1 session
MULTI-BUY SAVER: 3 sessions for £25
FULL TIME STUDENTS & UNDER 16s: £5 for 1 session
MULTI-BUY SAVER: 3 sessions for £12.50
FAMILY SAVER SESSION TICKET (2 adults and 2 under 16s): £20
ADVENTURE BITES FILM LOOP (STUDIO THEATRE) TICKET PRICES: ADULT: £4 / FULL TIME STUDENTS & UNDER 16s: £2 / UNDER 3s: FREE