KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT ALPINISM SESSION, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ALPINE CLUB
Brewery Arts Centre Theatre
Sunday 17 November 2019 at 11:45 - 13:45
This provocative theme forms the core of this year's event, exploring where alpine climbing sits in today's world.
How has media saturation affected alpinism, especially social media? Society in general is becoming more risk averse; is that true of climbing? What pressure does sponsorship add to brand athletes? Plus there's the question of carbon footprints; should this affect choices in a world of rapidly fading glaciation? Should we extend the ethics of alpinism to include sustainability? And what exactly are the challenges left? Our panel of well-known personalities will debate these issues, hoping to find a consensus along the way