Speakers 2014

Kendal Mountain Festival
Every year Kendal Mountain Festival has a wide variety of Speakers and Presenters on a range of outdoor topics.
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Helen Mort lives in Sheffield and is the current Derbyshire Poet Laureate.  Her collection ‘Division Street’ was published by Chatto & Windus and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Alpinist and in the anthology ‘Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best Mountain and Wilderness Writing.’ She’s has a pet whippet, is a keen fell runner and rock climber.

Helen Mort lives in Sheffield and is the current Derbyshire Poet Laureate. Her collection ‘Division Street’ was published by Chatto & Windus and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Alpinist and in the anthology ‘Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best Mountain and Wilderness Writing.’ She’s has a pet whippet, is a keen fell runner and rock climber.

Travel editor, writer and author Phoebe Smith has seen her love of dramatic landscapes and wild places take her on adventures all around the world.  She is editor of Wanderlust, the UK’s best adventure travel magazine (Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, PPA, Independent Publisher’s Award) and author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper.  www.phoebe-smith.com

Travel editor, writer and author Phoebe Smith has seen her love of dramatic landscapes and wild places take her on adventures all around the world. She is editor of Wanderlust, the UK’s best adventure travel magazine (Consumer Magazine of the Year 2013, PPA, Independent Publisher’s Award) and author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper. www.phoebe-smith.com

“The Swiss machine” Ueli Steck comes to Kendal fresh from his latest exploits.  Last year the man who holds the speed record for the North Face of the Eiger (2hrs 47min) focused on the high peaks of the Himalayas, soloing the South Face of Annapurna in an astonishing 28 hours Yet soon afterwards he flew into Scotland for an under-the-radar climbing hit – for Ueli, variety is the spice of life.  www.uelisteck.ch/en.html

“The Swiss machine” Ueli Steck comes to Kendal fresh from his latest exploits. Last year the man who holds the speed record for the North Face of the Eiger (2hrs 47min) focused on the high peaks of the Himalayas, soloing the South Face of Annapurna in an astonishing 28 hours Yet soon afterwards he flew into Scotland for an under-the-radar climbing hit – for Ueli, variety is the spice of life. www.uelisteck.ch/en.html

Tim Cope is an Australian adventurer, author and filmmaker who has spent the best part of a decade travelling Russia, Mongolia, and Central Asia by bicycle, row boat, skis, horse, camel and many other means, turning these experiences into award-winning films and books.  www.timcopejourneys.com

Tim Cope is an Australian adventurer, author and filmmaker who has spent the best part of a decade travelling Russia, Mongolia, and Central Asia by bicycle, row boat, skis, horse, camel and many other means, turning these experiences into award-winning films and books. www.timcopejourneys.com

Thibaud Duchosal is a freerider in the truest sense.  Raised in Les Arcs, France, like all kids in the valley he started skiing slalom and racing very young and as an adolescent, turned to freeride to explore the exceptional terrain that was his backyard.   arcteryx.com/Athlete.aspx?EN/ThibaudDuchosal

Thibaud Duchosal is a freerider in the truest sense. Raised in Les Arcs, France, like all kids in the valley he started skiing slalom and racing very young and as an adolescent, turned to freeride to explore the exceptional terrain that was his backyard. arcteryx.com/Athlete.aspx?EN/ThibaudDuchosal

After establishing Cut Media (formerly MTBcut) in 2013, Stu has grown the business into a fresh and creative production company bringing unique concepts and visually stunning films to a multitude of international brands.  As a director Stu has followed his passion for incredible cinematography and story telling, most notably working alongside his close friend Danny Macaskill to create several viral videos and achieving millions of Youtube hits.  www.cutmedia.com

After establishing Cut Media (formerly MTBcut) in 2013, Stu has grown the business into a fresh and creative production company bringing unique concepts and visually stunning films to a multitude of international brands. As a director Stu has followed his passion for incredible cinematography and story telling, most notably working alongside his close friend Danny Macaskill to create several viral videos and achieving millions of Youtube hits. www.cutmedia.com

Born in the North East, Steve McClure is one of the UK's highest profile and most influential rock climbers.  Steve’s reputation has been well earned over the last decade through his constant pushing of standards and ground-breaking ascents. He was the first Briton to onsight F8b and then F8b+, climb the first F9a (Northern Lights), F9a+ in 2007 (Overshadow) and has been British Indoor Champion four times.   www.steve-mcclure.com/index.php

Born in the North East, Steve McClure is one of the UK's highest profile and most influential rock climbers. Steve’s reputation has been well earned over the last decade through his constant pushing of standards and ground-breaking ascents. He was the first Briton to onsight F8b and then F8b+, climb the first F9a (Northern Lights), F9a+ in 2007 (Overshadow) and has been British Indoor Champion four times. www.steve-mcclure.com/index.php

"It was easily the closest I've ever come to dying”. That's what South African paddler and filmmaker Steve Fisher says of his epic first descent of the infamous Inga rapids, the world's biggest rapid.  www.stevefisher.com

"It was easily the closest I've ever come to dying”. That's what South African paddler and filmmaker Steve Fisher says of his epic first descent of the infamous Inga rapids, the world's biggest rapid. www.stevefisher.com

Steve Birkinshaw is a formidable endurance runner.  In 2012 he won the Dragon’s Back race down the length of Wales. He has won the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) seven times, the Lakeland 100, the British Adventure Racing Championships (twice) not to mention a whole raft of other Ultra and mountain marathons.   stevebirkinshaw-wainwright2014.blogspot.co.uk

Steve Birkinshaw is a formidable endurance runner. In 2012 he won the Dragon’s Back race down the length of Wales. He has won the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) seven times, the Lakeland 100, the British Adventure Racing Championships (twice) not to mention a whole raft of other Ultra and mountain marathons. stevebirkinshaw-wainwright2014.blogspot.co.uk

Chris, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951.  It has been his passion ever since. He made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger and led the expedition that made the first ascent of The South Face of Annapurna, the biggest and most difficult climb in the Himalaya at the time.  www.berghaus.com/athletes-chris-bonington.html

Chris, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951. It has been his passion ever since. He made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger and led the expedition that made the first ascent of The South Face of Annapurna, the biggest and most difficult climb in the Himalaya at the time. www.berghaus.com/athletes-chris-bonington.html

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