Kenton Cool, nine-times Everest summiteer, will talk at the festival

Kenton Cool, nine-times Everest summiteer, will talk at the festival

Three of Britain’s top climbers will give accounts of their adventures at festival next month.

The Cardiff Adventure Film Festival will also include a series of short movies directed and filmed by young people.

Record-breaking Everest summiteer Kenton Cool, who has made it to the top of the world’s highest mountain nine times, will be joined on the bill by Lochaber-based climber Dave MacLeod, renowned for pushing the limits on routes such as his Echo Wall and the E11 Rhapsody on Dumbarton Rock.

Also speaking will be Tim Emmett, who joined MacLeod on the televised assault on Sròn Uladail on Harris last year. Emmett also beat the ever popular Jeremy Clarkson by climbing the Verdon Gorge with Leo Houlding before the Top Gear motormouth could drive to the top.

Headlining guest at the festival, which runs from 13 to 15 January, is Richard Parks, the former Welsh international rugby player who combined summiting the seven continents’ highest peaks with a trip to the North and South Pole in seven months.

The festival will take place at the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay.

More information in the programme and how to obtain tickets are on the Cardiff Adventure Festival website.

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