Kendal Mountain Festival Heads On Tour To US And Canada

The Kendal Mountain Tour is coming to the USA and Canada for the first time this fall bringing a selection of the very best short adventure documentaries to North American audiences.

Kendal Mountain Tour North America Trailer

“We’re incredibly excited and honoured to finally be bringing the Kendal Mountain Tour to our friends across the Atlantic.

“We’ve worked hard to programme the best Festival films alongside hosting great guest speakers at our live events across North America.

“Join us for an evening that will celebrate adventure stories from some of the most spectacular places on earth.

“You’ll be guided through our curation featuring a unique collection of travelers, athletes, activists and creatives”, says Steve Scott, Director of Kendal Mountain Festival.

How is Kendal Mountain Tour different?

These are films you won’t catch elsewhere, incredible stories from award-winning filmmakers with a uniquely British and European slant.

It is a chance to discover new people and places, characters you’ll instantly warm to, in amazing locations you’ll instantly make top of your bucket list.

The programme is carefully selected by the team from Kendal Mountain Festival in the UK, which attracts over 20,000 outdoor enthusiasts to this legendary event every year.

A similar program tours throughout the UK on an annual basis, and is now available to North American audiences, viewing in theaters across the U.S.

Kendal Mountain Festival, with presenting partners Montane, and OS Maps, will bring the Kendal Mountain Tour throughout the U.S.A. and Canada premiering in Santa Cruz, CA on September 19, Seattle on September 22, Boston on October 4 and Denver on October 6, before expanding into over 75 additional markets throughout the fall.

The Kendal Mountain Tour is proudly produced in the USA & Canada by Adventure Entertainment.  

Adventure Entertainment with support from presenting partners Montane, and OS Maps, and official Travel Insurance Partner, World Nomads, will bring this epic festival to audiences theatrically across the U.S.A. and Canada in cinemas in more than 75 markets beginning on September 19.

Montane, and OS Maps, as presenting sponsors will be working collaboratively to share adventure stories with new audiences across the US.

A Woman’s Place image 2 - Kendal Mountain Festival
Still from A Woman’s Place – Kendal Mountain Festival

The plan for the Mountain Festival team is to take the spirit and essence of the premiere adventure festival, the Kendal Mountain Festival, and put it on tour.

Brining the fun, great speakers, carefully curated films, bags of inspiration and yet more fun.

Adding the ‘Kendal’ is all about adventure, stories of extreme human endurance, breathtaking environments and adrenaline-fueled excitement.

This spirit of adventure and exploration is distilled into a traveling film tour of short adventure films and adventure speakers on stage.

Matt Hickman, Global Marketing Manager of Montane, says: “We are a long term supporter of the Kendal Mountain Festival and are looking forward to expanding this support into the North American tour.

“At Montane, we aim to inspire people to immerse themselves in nature and push their boundaries of what is possible- what better way to do this than sharing a range of inspirational stories that our industry produces.

“This announcement continues our commitment to the North American marketplace and we continue to evolve our premium product assortment within the active, lightweight apparel and equipment categories, to become even more relevant to the US market.”

Britain’s national mapping service Ordnance Survey (OS), which operates navigation app OS Maps, has confirmed its support for the ‘Kendal Mountain Film Tour’, with OS Maps joining the new US tour as a Presenting Partner.

The two organisations will combine to host a selection of tales of inspiration and high quality tools for adventure to new audiences in the US and Canada.

Nick Giles, Managing Director for OS Leisure says: “We are delighted to join together with the ‘Kendal Mountain Film Tour’ on their expansion into the US and Canada.

“Both our organisations are driven by a shared passion for the outdoors; focussing on encouraging and inspiring more people to explore their local neighbourhood or further afield.

“With our recent launch of the OS Maps app in the US, we bring a serious boost to hikers, runners and riders looking to plan and experience their next outdoor adventure.

“We hope that the Tour will leave viewers itching to get outside and explore, with OS Maps as their perfect partner to help them expand their horizons.”

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