The Kendal Mountain Festival took place from the 15th - 18th November and had the feel of the biggest KMF yet. A new exhibitor area at the Adventure Village made the Kendal Dojo venue feel like a much bigger concern and a grand, public opening in the centre of the town of Kendal saw 400 spectators take to the street.
The weekend saw a huge number of films screened which culminated in the most coveted of awards - the Grand Prize - being awarded.
KMF's 2011 award went to 'Crossing the Ditch', which saw Justin Jones and James Castrission become the first to people to paddle the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand, 2012's award saw the pair return with a compelling film of their second record breaking expedition together 'Crossing the Ice' which documents the first ever unsupported crossing from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.
The Judge's of the KMF film awards felt that their story was one which kept you on the edge of your seat and in equivalent film terms was a real 'page turner.'
The video below shows the full speech by Lucy Creamer of the judges panel talking about why 'Crossing the Ice' won KMF 2012's Grand Prize.
Full details of Cas and Jonesy's Expeditions can be found on their website
KMF details can be found on the event website - www.mountainfest.co.uk
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