Unmissable – The best action and adventure films from around the world!
Each year the very best films from Kendal Mountain Festival are hand-picked by Porter’s Progress UK as we proudly host the Best of Kendal World Film Tour.
Come and join us and experience the essence and inspiration of Kendal with a selection of the hottest action sports and adventure films and also raise well needed funds for some of the world’s poorest communities in Nepal.
Doors and cash bar open at 6pm.
Full Film schedule will be published here shortly.
£10 (Groups 10+)
Tickets available via Eventbrite – click here to book
In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge. Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside you own back door.
The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.
In 2017, two filmmakers travelled to Mallorca to film and climb with professional rock climbers; Margo Hayes, Emily Harrington, and Paige Claassen. They began the trip as five vastly different women with just a shared passion for climbing. They left as ‘Slaydies’.
Running time: 8 minutes
The call to prayer is a familiar sound in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Five times a day the minaret sounds, and people across the Moroccan valleys pause to say their prayers. The people of these villages are proud of their traditions, and many are subsistence farmers who work hard to make a living and maintain their families. This is no different for Aziza Raji, it’s just that despite the daily tasks that are expected of her, she manages to find time to train to be one of the rising stars of Moroccan ultra-running.
For the past 20 years, Australian photographer Nick Moir has been chasing weather systems throughout the world. Nick journeys through the famous Tornado alley that stretches through the American midwest that produces catastrophic yet beautiful storms that earn the appropriate nickname; monsters on the plains.
Running time: 5 minutes
Stephen Redmond from West Cork was the first person ever to complete the world famous ‘Ocean’s Seven’ challenge. This film looks at the beauty and the poetry of Stephen’s passion and touches on the lives of the people he loves and those he has lost. It delves into the peculiar, solitary psyche of an open-water swimmer who spends much of his time immersed in a world underwater.
Liv Along the Way
Since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. She was twice crowned World Champion in sport climbing, and eventually expanded her professional horizons to mixed climbing, ski mountaineering, and base jumping. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.
Running time: 22 minutes
As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, tests and football practice? In April, David and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. David makes his living guiding some of the world’s most incredible peaks and Nepal is like a second home. He wanted to deepen Thorne’s understanding of the world beyond their Seattle neighborhood. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring.”
We are Send
‘Send’ are a group of the world’s best whitewater kayakers who are all united with a common desire; to do things bigger and better than ever before. This is them paddling some of the biggest and scariest waterfalls in the world!
Running time: 8 minutes
The UK in 100 seconds
What does the United Kingdom really look like? To get a better sense of proportion, let’s go on a 100 second walk across our nation. Each second of the walk reveals one percent of our lands and how they look from above. Are you ready for the UK in 100 seconds? Do we need to re-think this mix of the lands we have, and how we use them?
Running time: 2 minutes
La Congenialità – The Attitude of Gratitude
Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are an odd pair. As an alpinist, Simone prefers to take the hard way and has nearly 30 years of winter climbing experience. Tamara, on her way to achieving a long and successful career in ski mountaineering, is just 30 years old. Despite the age difference, these two shared a similar goal and their roles were clear — he the wise mentor, she the eager student. But as the team heads for Kanchenjunga to attempt the highest traverse across 8000-meter peaks, their roles begin to shift.
Running time: 30 minutes