Being held in a brand-new, virtual format for its fortieth anniversary, Kendal Mountain Festival will take place online over ten days between 19th-29th November, featuring its renowned mix of outdoor films, live events, guest speakers, interviews and more.
Cut loose from any geographical ties, the festival organisers hope that this year’s online event will be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts not only in the UK but also all over the world. As one of the festival’s partners, Fjallraven is collaborating to present headline talks from travel writer and presenter Simon Reeve and survivalist, author and outdoor expert Ray Mears.
Taking place on Friday 20th November at 7.30pm, an exclusive interview with Ray will be hosted by Geoff Bird. One of the UK’s most prominent survival and outdoor experts, he will explain techniques that help us improve our senses and highlight the problems nature faces today. As Ray says, “We need the wilderness as much as the wilderness needs us. We have learnt to value our green spaces more than ever; it’s time to cease being frustrated and act now to prevent crimes against nature and the environment.”
Well known for his inspiring and empathetic programmes, Simon Reeve is one of the UK’s most popular travel writers and TV presenters. His career has taken him to countries all over the world where he has highlighted the beauty of both physical and human nature, as well as exposing the negative realities in many of these places. Interviewed by Channel 4 and ITV’s Keme Nzerem, Simon will share stories from some of his latest adventures and also talk about how lockdown has affected his outlook. Simon’s talk will take place on Saturday 28th November at 7.30pm.