Nestled in the wild and beautiful Lakeland countryside, the Keswick Mountain Festival has grown over the years to become one of the nations leading outdoor festivals. With a spectrum of races, challenges, and engaging talks from some of the most intrepid adventurers of our age, the KMF ensures people of all ages and disciplines are inspired to enjoy the Great Outdoors.

This year, Montane have teamed with our partners the BMC to provide a full schedule of exciting outdoor themed films, talks, and lectures from the famous BMC Skills Tent. Featuring famous Montane athletes and equipment technicians - not to mention the most entertaining mountain-based Pub Quiz you've ever had in a tepee - there promises to be something for everyone.



For over 25 years the experts at Montane have worked with some of the best athletes on the planet and supported expeditions to the earth’s most extreme environments. In that time, they’ve learnt a thing or two about dynamic layering systems and staying comfortable in the mountains.

Let Montane’s design team show you how to tailor your own system to allow you keep going Further.Faster. in the mountains.

Marcus is man that knows a thing or two about running in the mountains and is one of the highest profile and recognisable ultra-trail runners in the UK, despite only entering the world of ultra distance running in 2008.

His meteoric rise has seen him represent England and Great Britain numerous times across a range of disciplines, as well as winning the inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra in Scotland followed by the epic Dragon’s Back race in Wales.

Award-winning filmmaker Terry Abraham and record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE will be on hand to talk high altitude adventures and show footage from their latest films.

Stick around after for an hour of beer and banter, and test your knowledge during our mountainous pub quiz, with epic prizes.

We are the master of designing innovative and intuitive lightweight backpacks for fast-paced mountain users. So, they know a thing or two about what it takes to pack for every type of activity from done in a day mountain assaults to country spanning multi week long distance trails.

Let Montane’s backpack expert take you through the best way to pack your own rucksack for all types of adventures in the mountains.