The biggest social event in the UK outdoor calendar is back once again, and this time Kendal Mountain Festival is set to offer one of its most diverse programmes yet. Join Blacks as official sponsors of this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival between 17th to 20th November, and help celebrate the best the world has to offer in outdoor adventure and exploration.
Celebrating both the well-known achievements and lesser-known talent within the outdoor community, Kendal Mountain Festival champions the very best in adventure, exploration and bravery over four days of high-profile film premieres, literary experiences, inspirational speakers and visual art entertainment. Read on to discover all the latest news from this year’s most exciting outdoor event.
In a recent interview ultra-fell runner Jasmin Paris reflects on her momentous year and shares with us some of her most memorable moments, including her first sunrise summit on the infamous Ramsay round. Read more06-03-17 • Sam Taylor
As part of our ongoing series of interviews documenting influential people instrumental in the outdoors we recently had the chance to sit down with Helen Mort, British poet and avid outdoor activist. Read more04-03-17 • Leonie Saleem
He’s conquered some of the most technical climbing routes in the world, but German-born star of the rocks, Alexander Megos, shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. We caught up with Alex in-between training sessions, to reminisce on some tough routes and how it feels to defy gravity and... Read more15-02-17 • Leonie Saleem
Big wall climber, Andy Kirkpatrick, is a hard-core adrenaline seeker, whose combination of self-depreciating humour and maverick attitude has made him one of Britain’s biggest personalities on the rocks. But what makes Kirkpatrick tick, and what’s the motivation behind every climb and... Read more08-02-17 • Leonie Saleem
One of UK’s most celebrated mountaineers for over half a century, Sir Chris Bonington discusses his motivations behind reaching new heights, the peaks of his career and how we can all motivate ourselves to accept new challenges. Read more31-01-17 • Leonie Saleem
Last weekend’s Kendal Mountain Festival (17-20 November) will go down as one of the highlights of 2016 for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline seekers. Showcasing a massive diversity of talent from a range of disciplines, the festival highlighted everything from outdoor filmography and... Read more23-11-16 • Leonie Saleem
With over 70 screenings at several locations across Kendal the world famous International film festival is a haven of new and established talent. Here we break down the most anticipated films from the upcoming festival to make sure you don't catch a case of severe FOMO. Enjoy! Read more17-11-16 • Sam Taylor
Looking for an exciting and adventurous way to experience the bucolic Kendal countryside? Then kick off your slippers and doff your running boots because the Adidas 10K Trail Run is back! In preparation Blacks has gone behind the scenes to get a first look at this years course and what you can... Read more07-11-16 • Sam Taylor