To celebrate the first ever Kendal Pride and stand in solidarity with the local LGBTQIA+ community, Kendal Mountain Festival is proudly supporting an evening of Queer-led films.

The event will be hosted by one of the Kendal Mountain team and Kendal Pride organisers, Emily Lyons who will guide you through films that will transport you all over the world and showcase a multitude of folk from the community, from those getting outdoors everyday and people at the top of their game.

Kendal Pride is happening over the weekend of 21st – 23rd July.


I Am A Fellrunner – 4 mins
Fell running is more than a sport – it is part of an identity. Through the evocation of a poem, ‘I am a Fellrunner,’ explores the way in which one woman is defined as a fellrunner in the place where she belongs.

Fragments Choisis – 12 mins
In the mountains, she is Elisabeth the skier, in the streets, she is Elisabeth the activist. She lives her two lives very separately and makes sure those two sides do not interfere with each other.
Until the day she becomes world freeride champion. The activist then meets the sportswoman when Elisabeth decides to use her title and the attention around it to come out publicly.

Venture Out – 15 mins
Venture Out is a story of overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and ultimately, the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community building. The Venture Out Project, founded by Perry Cohen, is a non profit organisation that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors on wilderness trips. In sharing Perry’s story, and hearing from the other TVOP participants, we get a glimpse into the healing qualities of nature and life-saving community bonds that are being forged as a result of Perry’s work.

Big Things to Come – 21 mins
Elite climber Alex Johnson has attempted to climb the iconic boulder The Swarm, California, for a decade. Not succeeding breaks her down into self-reflection where she finally accepts her sexuality.

The Ascension Series – Hamish Frost – 8 mins
Episode 3 of Berghaus’ ongoing Ascension Series featuring Hamish Frost – one of Europe’s most talented mountain and climbing photographers. This deeply personal film celebrates diversity and inclusivity in the great outdoors, offering an intimate and deeply personal account of Hamish’s journey as a gay man living in Scotland. Encompassing his childhood and studies at the University of Glasgow, the challenges and triumphs of embracing his sexuality and rediscovering his love for the great outdoors after a sports-related injury.


Brewery Arts, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, United Kingdom