Montane Presents First-Ever Kendal Mountain Film Tour in the United States
September 13, 2022
UK’s foremost adventure film and speaker festival brings the best cinematic adventure stories to North American audiences in over 50 locations
Boulder, Colo (September 13th, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – British outdoor apparel and equipment brand, Montane, is pleased to announce it’s bringing the popular Kendal Mountain Tour to the US for the first time ever. As a presenting sponsor alongside OS Maps, Montane is eager to share these uniquely British and European short films and stories with North American audiences.
Premiering September 19th, 2022 with incredible stories from award-winning filmmakers, the Kendal Mountain Tour showcases the best of UK adventure documentaries and offers viewers in the United States a chance to experience new locations, athletes, and the culture of outdoor adventure outside of North America.
“We are a long-time supporter of the Kendal Mountain Festival and look forward to expanding into the next phase of the film tour in North America. At Montane, we aim to inspire people to immerse themselves in nature and push their boundaries of what’s possible – and what better way to do this than sharing inspirational stories that come from our country,” said Matt Hickman, Global Marketing Manager at Montane.
The lineup of films is curated by the Kendal Mountain Festival Team in the UK, which attracts over 20,000 outdoor enthusiasts to their renowned annual premier event.
“We’re incredibly excited and honored to finally be bringing the Kendal Mountain Tour to our friends across the Atlantic! We’ve worked hard to program the best films alongside hosting great guest speakers at our live events across North America. We hope everyone will come out for an evening to 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.
“This announcement strengthens our commitment to the North American marketplace and as we continue to evolve our premium product assortment within the active, lightweight apparel and equipment categories, we become even more relevant to the US market,” added Hickman.
Proudly produced by Adventure Entertainment, The tour kicks off with premieres in Santa Cruz, CA on September 19th, Seattle, WA on September 22nd, Boston, MA on October 4th, and Denver, CO on October 6th, before advancing to over 75 additional venues throughout the fall.
Pushing the limits of endurance and versatility for almost 30 years, the British outdoor performance specialist, Montane, engineers innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing, and equipment of uncompromised quality for multi-activity adventures, mountain activities and extreme environments.
The drive to find, see and do more in the outdoors has driven Montane to evolve for efficiency through a simplified ‘less is more’ approach. The brand works closely with serious mountain professionals, leading adventurers, and top-performance athletes to be at the forefront of developing a clothing range that allows people to be immersed in nature, no matter the environment. Montane uses its unrivaled expertise to create a collection of reliable and versatile running, walking, and mountaineering clothing allowing its wearer to go FURTHER. FASTER in the outdoors.
About Kendal Mountain Festival
Over 40 years ago, back in October 1980, Kendal hosted a new low-key two-day event. Named the ‘Kendal Mountaineering Film Festival’, visitors experienced art, seminars, films, photography and – importantly – “two bars”. The Festival grew in stature and became globally respected as a launchpad and international showcase for mountain and outdoor film, premiering or screening such classics as ‘The Bat’, ‘Five Days One Summer’, ‘Hard Grit’, ‘Touching The Void’ and more recently ‘Free Solo’, ‘14 Peaks’ and ‘The Rescue’. ‘Kendal’ became recognized as the main annual social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and Europe, and built its strong international reputation. Since then Kendal has gone on to become a global touring film festival spreading across the United Kingdom and now North America.