Buxton Adventure Festival

2nd Nov 2015

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We are really excited.  This coming weekend marks the start of the Buxton Adventure Festival - one of our very favourite local events.  Even better, this year the event has a completely new format….

The festival has previously been held over one weekend but, in an exciting format change, from this coming Saturday (7th November) every speaker will get a headline evening slot and there will be 10 mini-festivals taking place throughout the 2015/16 calendar.  A monthly dose of inspiration!

Each event will feature both a main and support speaker, along with a short film and stunning photography presentation.  Some speakers for events further down the line are still to be confirmed, but even those coming up over the next few months show the quality ahead.  Each month we’ll be introducing the speakers well in advance on the Peak Mountaineering blog, but for now this shout out is all about this weekend’s event.   

The speaker line up for this weekend is superb.  The headline speaker is no other than Kenton Cool.  Kenton needs little introduction as a high altitude mountaineer, mountain guide and, more recently, author.  We know from personal experience that he is a great speaker and his talk is sure to be, as well as fun and emotive, full of inspiration.

Kenton will be supported by accomplished mountaineer Heather Gulak.  Heather was on expedition when the recent devastating earthquake shook Nepal and she abandoned her climb to help those in immediate need.  She was so affected by the situation that she has continued to support the relief and regeneration efforts in the months since.  This is sure to be a fascinating and emotional talk.

The short film for this weekend also looks to be a cracker.  Polished Projects have produced a great portrayal of the challenges and joy of Scottish winter climbing.  Perfect psyche as the winter winds start blowing and climbers everywhere start sharpening their crampons.

Finally, this weekend's event will feature a stunning audiovisual presentation by photography legend and Hope Valley local John Beatty.  We really love John’s work and we are sure you will too.

Full details on both this weekend’s and upcoming events are on the Adventure Festival website here.  Be inspired.  

Posted by Cal

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