A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to join our friends from Jack Wolfskin at the Kendal Mountain Festival.
For those of you who haven't been - Kendal Mountain Festival is a great event in the Lake District that allows members of the public to get a bit closer to their favourite brands. The festival includes group walks, bike rides, and even wild swimming, alongside talks from inspirational outdoor adventurers and some great outdoor-focused films.
We started the weekend on a sunrise hike with the Jack Wolfskin team and their partners from the insulation superstars PrimaLoft. A meandering route took us south of Kendal into the beautiful countryside surrounding the town. We walked alongside the River Kent and the old disused canal (partly responsible for Kendal’s growth in the 1800’s). For the full route see here.
Toby (a key member of the ExtremeGB Product Testing team), particularly enjoyed the walk - mainly because of all the tasty snacks he was fed to keep him entertained!
Presented by Jack Wolfskin & WaterBear, this session focused on the power of storytelling in environmental filmmaking - we watched A Wild Education, which if you haven't already seen is an amazing insight into the importance of rewilding. Created in partnership with Jack Wolfskin, the documentary follows the extraordinary journey of a family living deep in the wild of the Carpathian Mountains.
WaterBear is a free Netflix-style streaming service, and the source of recent environmentally-focused documentaries such as the "Every Living Thing" series and "Racing Extinction”. If you’d like to check it out, you can watch the documentary for free here.