Berghaus Women in Adventure at Kendal Mountain Festival... PLUS exclusive interview with Anna Blackwell

Kendal Mountain Festival – fellow attendees, have you recovered yet? What a crazy packed weekend! I was there representing Intrepid, as official new Blog Editor for the team – woop!

One of my absolute must-go-to’s for the weekend was Berghaus’ Women in Adventure session on Saturday night – hosted by the one and only Anna McNuff. Anna is also known as the happiest and most enthusiastic person in adventure, and her achievements include running the length of New Zealand, cycling all 50 states of the US, and rollerblading Amsterdam (yes, you heard that right). I have been fangirling her for a while, so I was only just able to hold back a squeal when I bumped into her in the media room, and she a) remembered who I was, b) agreed to a future interview (watch this space!), and c) gave me a huge hug. Dream come true.

Anna was on top form as host, and the line-up of ladies was incredible. First up was Anna Blackwell, definitely ‘one to watch’...

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Kendal Mountain Festival! 7 insights from Seonaid Lafferty, sustainability advisor for the festival

Welcome to our first Intrepid Blog! Instead of writing a nice, gentle, fluffy ‘Intro Blog’ we are going to launch right in and get talking about what’s happening this weekend – Kendal Mountain Festival. You may (let’s be honest, you HAVE) heard of this whopper in the adventure calendar. It has grown from a small film festival, into one of the most acclaimed outdoor gatherings the world has to offer. It is running from Thursday (yes, today!) to Sunday, and will be packed full of films, speaker events, literature, discussions, stalls, brands, a bar, two stages – and overflowing with every type of adventurous body.

We decided to delve a little deeper into what makes this festival special and what it has to offer, all in the context of the ‘bigger questions’ we are all facing. We chatted to Seonaid Lafferty, a PhD researcher and sustainability advisor for Kendal Mountain Festival, about the changes the team have been making, the link...

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