Kendal Mountain Tour 2024

A night of adventure and films with special guest Leo Houlding
Thu 8 Feb 19:30
Thu 8 Feb

Prepare for an unforgettable night of adventure as the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 comes to Sunderland!

Join us on a journey through the world’s most breathtaking landscapes with a selection of award winning films showcasing the year’s most daring feats of courage and tales of human resilience.

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or simply someone who appreciates the majesty of nature, this tour promises to ignite your sense of adventure and leave you with a renewed appreciation for the planet we call home.

The films will be introduced by a member of the Kendal Mountain Presenting team. Alongside the collection of films, will be a talk from an incredible guest speaker – an explorer, activist or adventurer with a unique and inspiring story to share.

Get ready to be thrilled, inspired and moved at the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 – where adventure begins at your doorstep… 

With special guest speaker Leo Houlding

Over three decades, climbing legend Leo Houlding has led landmark expeditions around the globe. From rocky outcrops in England to the ends of the Earth; if it’s steep, adventurous and extreme, that’s where you’ll find Leo Houlding. 

Join Leo on stage where he will share his epic life stories including first ascents in all seven continents, leading teams to climb giant walls deep in the Amazon, taking his kids on epic climbing adventures, as well delving into the untold tales behind The Asgard Project, Leo’s expedition to make the first free ascent of the North Face of the incredible Mt Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic. As an exclusive addition to the Kendal Mountain Tour programme in Sunderland this year, Leo’s film Two Point Four will be featured during the event, offering a unique glimpse into his extraordinary family adventures.

Doors: 19:00
Performance Starts: 19:30
Tickets: From £17 (U18 from £9)
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

To find out more about accessibility at The Fire Station visit our Access page.


  • The White Giant (22′)
    Krister Kopala dedicates his season to riding some of the most unforgiving lines on Jiehkkevárri, the highest and arguably most remote mountain in Norway’s Lyngen Alps.

  • Lando Steezy
    Leo Smith is a self proclaimed bodge job and helper of people. Forging his own path in the bike industry, Leo is creating space in the sport for everyone.

  • La Gara
    Journey into one of the world’s toughest mountain races in the Italian Alps with mountain runner Hillary Gerardi as she pushes herself to the limit, chasing after a dream.

  • Soup (6′)
    Discover the Sheffield Outdoor Plungers (SOUP) in this uplifting film exploring access rights and the cold water swimming community based in the Peak District.

  • An Eye For Plants
    Plant blindness is our tendency to overlook and undervalue the plants around us. The inspirational 97-year old Dr Margaret Bradshaw champions doing the opposite.

  • I Am Because You Are
    Despite varying levels of experience, a fearless crew of six women venture into the wild and embark on their first mountaineering expedition in the Bugaboos.

  • Two Point Four
    Not your typical family holiday, but this is not your typical family. Climber Leo Houlding, his wife Jess, their two children Freya (9yrs) and Jackson (5yrs) climb Norway’s national mountain via a 2000ft big wall.