Keswick Mountain Festival

9th-11th June, 2017

BMC and Lowe Alpine tipi KMF16

Keswick Mountain Festival has become one of the UK’s leading festivals for outdoor enthusiasts, with everything from triathlons and mountain marathons to festival camping, live music and the festival village. This year, Mountain Training will be part of the BMC & Lowe Alpine Skills Camp in the festival village, offering FREE mountains skills sessions for hill walkers to help kick start your adventures.

The sessions are a taster for some of the topics covered on our Hill Skills and Mountain Skills courses: navigation and planning/packing. Each session lasts for an hour and will be practical in nature, with plenty of time for questions and practice. So if you’re planning on going for a walk, why not pop in and brush up on some skills before you head out to enjoy the hills. There will also be sessions on first aid (delivered by Dr Stuart Allen and Dr Christopher Abbott) and campsite cooking (delivered by expedition chef Kieran Creevy).

Friday 9th June

12.30-13.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Navigation
13.30-14.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Planning and Packing

Saturday 10th June

9.30-10.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Navigation
10.30-11.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: First Aid
11.30-12.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Planning and Packing
12.30-13.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Campsite Cooking

Sunday 11th June

9.30-10.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Planning and Packing
10.30-11.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: First Aid
11.30-12.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Navigation
12.30-13.30 FREE Mountain Skills Session: Campsite Cooking

Navigation session at KMF16

As well as these mountain skills sessions, the BMC & Lowe Alpine Skills Camp has a full schedule including:
  • the Meek family - sharing their experiences of their ‘Do Try This At Home’ approach to adventure
  • BMC TV - showcasing some inspirational films including Bothy Project, Cape Wrath Ultra and Hard Rock
  • KE Adventure Travel - reporting on the situation in Nepal and giving advice on overseas expeditions
  • Steve Birkinshaw - telling us all about his record breaking Wainwrights challenge and signing copies of his recently published book; There is no map in hell
  • the BMC pub quiz on Saturday night – free entry and free beer for BMC members.
Whatever you’re interested in, pop over to the BMC & Lowe Alpine Skills Camp to say hello and ask us anything about training or qualifications.

If you’re keen to spend a day exploring the festival and a day out in the hills, The Lake District Walker is offering a full programme of guided walks throughout the weekend, with everything from family friendly journeys to long distance mountain challenges. Check out the festival walks programme and book now.

Keswick Mountain Festival