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25 October 2012

Kendal Mountain Festival comes to Kendal Wall

Posted in Monthly Diary

The Kendal Mountain Festival is the biggest of its kind in the world, and here at the Lakeland Climbing Centre we are pleased to be part of this marvellous event.

The KMF is not just about films, this year there are many events for all those mountain users out there and we are pleased to announce we are offering some fantastic practical events to benefit all those who just love being on the hill.

The first of these will be a series of free alpine skills workshops with British Mountain Guides

The workshops will offer a chance to learn some ropework required by climbers tackling a trip to the Alps. There will be 3 x 30 min separate sessions on crevasse rescue, prussiking and roping up for glaciers and ridges.

These will start at 10am on Saturday 17 November, please contact us here at the Wall (01539 721766) to book your place.  There is no entry fee for the sessions but those wishing to stay on and climb will benefit from a special reduced Festival goers fee of £5.

Over the whole weekend there will be Climbing Workshops with the Association of Mountain Instructors (AMI) here at the Lakeland Climbing Centre. This is an ideal opportunity to further your climbing skills!

Workshops last for one hour and are as follows:

Climbing Improver

If you’ve done a bit of climbing but could do with a tune up on your movement technique or your ropework, you’ll be able to learn some top tips and handy hints from the experts. Aimed at novice to intermediate climbers.

Self Help for Climbers

Lock off your belay plate, in reach or not, now what ? A workshop of basic rescue techniques for those moments when it all goes pear shaped. Top advice about slick rope work and tangle free rescues. Aimed at intermediate climbers with outside climbing experience.

There are 6 places available on each workshop.

Workshop Times


2pm - 3pm: Climbing Improver

3pm - 4pm: Self Help for Climbers

4pm - 5pm: Climbing Improver


11am - 12pm: Climbing Improver

12pm - 1pm: Self Help for Climbers

2pm - 3pm: Climbing Improver

3pm - 4pm: Self Help for Climbers

4pm - 5pm: Climbing Improver

Booking and Further Information

Advance booking on the workshops is essential. For further information or to book, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it stating which workshop and time slot you would like to attend, and give your name(s). You will receive a reply confirming the booking.


Please note that we are offering a discounted £5 entry fee for participants of the AMI Workshops.  This fee also covers participants for climbing at the Wall following their workshop (season card holders are free). All instruction is free and is provided by full members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.

Photography Workshop

Finally, the weekend following the KMF we will be holding a Photography workshop with well known local adventure photographer Dave Willis. Although this is not strictly a KMF event, photography is close to the heart of many of the folk that attend the Film Festival.

This workshop will run on Saturday 24 November and will include; camera techniques, lighting theory and practice, off-camera flash techniques and shooting sports climbing action at the Kendal Wall.

Ticket cost for the day is £75

Please go to Adventure Photography Academy for full details and booking





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