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    'Taking film-making to extremes'

    by Tarquin Cooper

    "Among mountaineers and adventurers, it's as important a date on the calendar as Cannes or Sundance is to a movie critic.

    ".....up to 7,000 visitors will descend on the town to catch a glimpse of the best high-adrenalin action from the world's top adventure film-makers.

    "Among the headline acts are British climber Leo Houlding, who has just returned from a 14-day epic ascent of Mt. Asgard, a 1,400m peak in the Canadian Arctic. His achievement left the climbing community in awe.

    "Not only did Houlding parachute in as if he was in the SAS, he also base jumped off the summit. The film of the adventure, by climbing team-mate Alastair Lee, is one of the most eagerly anticipated in the festival line-up.

    "Also speaking is the French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert, who solo climbs skyscrapers with no ropes or safety equipment. ('He's never spoken in the UK before', says event director Clive Allen).

    "Other highlights include the premiere of THE WILDEST DREAM, a film about Mallory and Irvine's fateful climb on Everest in 1924....."

    Kendal Mountain Festival

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    Hi Maurice...

    thanks for the link. I'd forgotten about the festival.

    Particularly exciting is the appearance of Alain Robert, truly a visitor from another planet.

    Kendal Mountain Festival | Programme | Speakers


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