Speakers

The 16th EMFF will be staged on Saturday 8th February and Sunday 9th February 2020. We’re taking 2019 as a year off – we’ll miss you, but we’ll be back!

Our EMFF 2020 speakers will be announced late 2019.

Our speakers at EMFF 2018 were:

1MarkBeaumont_croppedMark Beaumont – Sunday 4th February at 7pm
Mark Beaumont has become a household name through his documentaries about ultra endurance and adventure.  Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours.  His epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, also surviving a capsize in the mid-Atlantic.
Find out about Mark’s presentation – click here.
@MrMarkBeaumont
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Kelly Cordes portrait as part of the garage series.Kelly Cordes – Saturday 3rd February at 7pm
Climber, writer and self-proclaimed margarita specialist Kelly  Cordes has established new alpine routes around the world, from Alaska to Peru, and Patagonia to Pakistan. He was an editor for the American Alpine Journal from 2000-2012, and his book, The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre, won the 2015 nonfiction outdoor literature categories of the Banff Mountain Book Awards and the National Outdoor Book Awards. He also co-authored Tommy Caldwell’s 2017 bestselling autobiography, The Push. Kelly lives in Estes Park, Colorado, USA.
Find out about Kelly’s presentation – click here.
@kcordes
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1SarahOuten_croppedSarah Outen MBE – Sunday 4th February at 2pm
Sarah has spent more than a year rowing solo across the world’s oceans, kayaked for thousands of miles in remote and beautiful places, and cycling the bits in-between. Her most recent adventure was a 4.5 year expedition looping the planet using human power.  An advocate of getting outside and of breaking down the lack of diversity in the adventure world, Sarah is all about sharing the good energy and spirit of the outdoors. She’s not one for hyperbole  – but is appreciated for her rawness, honesty and smiling ability to share both the storms and the sunshine. Sarah is an ambassador and patron for a number of charities and is an author of two books Dare to Do and A Dip in the Ocean.
Find out about Sarah’s presentation – click here.
@SarahOuten
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1PeteWhittaker_croppedPete Whittaker – Saturday 3rd February at 2pm
Pete has been climbing since the age of 7. Growing up in Peak district it was the technical and bold climbing that caught his imagination. Even on the un-adventurous outcrops of the Gritstone, he seeked adventure in pursuing new routing and 24 hour challenges. He has taken his style of climbing into Europe and over to America, where he made first ascents of ‘the worlds hardest offwidth’ and ‘the worlds largest roof climb’. The challenge and endurance aspect he loves about climbing has lead him to Yosemite where, in 2016, he became the first person to solo-free El Capitan – doing so in under 24 hours.
Find out about Pete’s presentation – click here.
@petewhittaker01
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