Based in North Wales’ most buzzing outdoor town, last year saw a record number of ticket sales and a weekend long, high energy vibe. It's easy to see how this is fast becoming one of the 'must do' outdoor events of the year.
After last year's roaring success, 2017 is shaping up to be even better. Mountaineering legends join inspirational speakers and hugely talented rock-star climbers to bring you an amazing array of events.
The VIP opening night on Friday features Alan Hinkes, the only Briton to have climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks, and he will be joined by the very special guest, and one of the patrons of LLAMFF, Paul Pritchard, whose recent film Doing it Scared – the tale of his tragic accident, recovery, and struggle to continue pursuing adventure – will be premiered on the Llanberis big screen as a special treat for festival goers.
WATCH: The trailer for Paul Pritchard's film, Doing It Scared
On Saturday, the lineup of speakers is headed by an all-star cast of climbing and mountaineering legends in a remarkable panel session hosted by Neil Gresham. Neil will be talking to the original 'rock athlete' Ron Fawcett, local legend Dai Lampard, and a crew of the old-school elite to discover what first inspired them and what their lasting legacies have been.
With a raft of phenomenal films showing across the three main venues of Electric Mountain (festival HQ), Caban Cyf and Beacon Climbing attendees will be able to see great new films such as Coldhouse Collective’s “Mirror Wall”, Leo Houlding's latest big-wall adventure, and “Devotion”, a short film about British Mountain Guide Libby Peter.
On Sunday comes our popular panel evening showcasing “Next Generation Adventurers” with a fantastic lineup of speakers including Ash Dykes and young Alex Stainforth – who was at Everest Base Camp when the devastating earthquake struck in 2015. This session will cover what they have done to achieve their impressive goals, overcome setbacks and how they hope to continue with their aspirations to inspire others to lead a more adventurous life.
Plus, a whole raft of fringe events which are bigger and better than before! Tickets start from £5 and range up to £35 for the VIP opening event.
WATCH: All the entries to the BMC's Women in Adventure Film Competition
LLAMFF speakers include:
and loads more
There are over 60 epic films to watch, including:
Doing it Scared
The Bothy Project
Shupun Khick: The last of the Wakhi Shepherdess
Valley of a Thousand Hills
All of this year's Women in Adventure entries
Fringe events include:
All new exhibitor area within the Festival HQ. Here you'll find the fabulous Patagonia 'Worn Wear' team who, as part of their commitment to lowering our impact on the planet, will be offering free repairs on broken zips, rips, tears, buttons, pulls and more on your outdoor gear, regardless of brand.
Also on hand is us, the BMC, to talk to you about all things hill walking, climbing and mountaineering and showcasing our brilliant BMC TV films; the DMM folk showing you how to break their kit, Joe Brown & Crib Goch Outdoors shops with a range of goodies and so much more...
The UK's largest outdoor kit boot fair will take place on Sunday. Buy! Sell! Support Mountain Rescue!
Tough Girl Tribe International Women's Day Meetup & Workshops. Hosted by Women Climb and Tough Girl, tickets are limited for a raft of fun and inspiring workshops, talks and skill sessions.
Photography gallery open all weekend to see some of the top Adventure and Landscape photographers that Wales has to offer. Support by Caernarfon Camera Club.
Olympic Climbing competition hosted by Beacon Climbing on Saturday. Taste the action and pit yourself against the Olympic climbing wall, you never know you could be the next big Olympic hope.
Climbing and skills sessions from main sponsor DMM in conjunction with Association of Mountaineering Instructors.
Outdoor photography workshop from British Mountain Guide Andy Teasdale.
After parties will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with live music, raffles and a truck load of fun for all. Songwriters Sera Owen and Roger Hughes return this year with some of the best live bands in North Wales which are bound to help keep the ale flowing and the dance floor moving. Come along and see them all in action at this years main party venue the Padarn Hotel.
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