The BMG will once again playing a major role at the premier event in the social climbing calendar, the Kendal Mountain Festival. Top of many Fester’s wish lists will be the special screening of Citadel, featuring BMG members Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker. Directed by renowned filmmaker Al Lee, Citadel features amazing high quality aerial footage as well as close up action of two BMG guides at the top of their game in a high pressure super-alpine environment. Matt and Jon will be there to answer questions afterwards. An unmissable session…
Sandy Allan will feature at the Boardman Tasker awards as his book, In Some Lost Place, has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. Sandy’s first book recounts his ascent of the Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat, and is a must read for anyone into mountain adventure.
The BMG will be providing training through workshops at the Kendal Wall. Supported by the BMG’s partners Arc’teryx, Adrian Nelhams and his team will give technical input on subjects as diverse as alpine glacial travel and big wall techniques.
BMG trainee guide Jack Geldard will host the Chamonix Session on Sunday morning featuring an international all-star cast to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the golden age of alpinism in Chamonix, the world centre of alpinism.
James Thacker and Matt Spenceley will be in the Haglöfs tent dispensing their technical expertise for free.
And finally Andy Perkins will be heading up the Festival presenter team, opening the event in Kendal high street on Thursday evening as well as hosting the Awards ceremony, the Kendal version of the Oscars, on Saturday night.
The BMG is delighted to be right at the core of the Festival in all these diverse ways. See you all there – 19 to 22 November. Be there….