The North Face® Mountain Festival
The ultimate weekend of adventure in nature’s greatest playground
10th May 2016, Stabio – Introducing The North Face® Mountain Festival, an immersive celebration of exploration, set in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, at the foot of one of the most iconic mountains in the Alps, the Eiger, from 16 – 18th September 2016. Leave normal behind and disconnect yourself for a weekend, joining likeminded modern day adventurers for a unique opportunity to taste and trial the delights of day to day outdoor living in a breath-taking natural setting. From running mountainous trails for the first time, to following a pro athlete up a rock-face, learning gourmet expedition cookery or simply sharing tales of extreme adventure around a campfire, there will be something for everyone.
The festival caters for all levels from novice to advance with both introductory and challenging, hikes, trail runs and climbs in stunning scenic surroundings, led by The North Face® professional athlete team. The festival is designed to equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed to become an avid adventurer, with expert mountain guides and athletes on hand providing basecamp workshops and talks including inspiring stories of exploration, epic outdoor cinema, adventure photography and expedition kit prep. For the brave and intrepid there will be the chance to experience paragliding or rafting, and even attempt to summit the Eiger alongside one of the The North Face® athletes. This truly will be an adventure to remember.
By nightfall, festival goers will be able to eat and dance under the stars with some un-missable live music, outdoor cinema screening, and fresh local meals set in a geodesic banqueting hall. Like all good festivals, there is the chance to indulge completely and kickback & recuperate at the in-forest spa, offering a range of relaxing activities.
Mountain Festival will leave your muscles gratifyingly tired, your sprits enlightened and your heart content.
Earlybird tickets are available now for €99 which outside of all of the above includes a camping spot in the awe-inspiring basecamp location – for tickets and further information, visit: thenorthface.com/mountain-festival or follow @TheNorthFaceEMEA on Twitter and Facebook.
About The North Face® Mountain Festival
An earlybird ticket costs €99 and includes the following:
- Hikes, trail runs and climbs led by expert mountain guides and The North Face® athletes including Jezz Brag, Fernanda Maciel, James Pearson, Tamara Lunger*
- All meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast, served in a geodesic banqueting hall
- Basecamp workshops and talks that include Expedition Cookery and Nutrition*
- Access to all spa facilities*
- Evening entertainment including live music and an outdoor cinema experience*
- Camping spot, including use of all onsite facilities
*Further additions and details to be released in due course
The basecamp is in Lauterbrunnen and a short walk from the centre.
Bern: The Jungfrau Region is within an hour from the Bern-Belp airport by train or car.
Basel: Direct Intercity trains operate between Basel and Interlaken Ost. Journey time: approx 2 hours.
Zurich/Geneva: Intercity trains to Bern, change there for Intercity train from Basel to Interlaken Ost. Journey time: Zurich approx 2 hours; Geneva approx 3 hours.
International trains from over 12 countries within Europe offer train connections to Switzerland. Within Switzerland, you can reach Interlaken Ost by Intercity trains, with connections to the region. There are direct trains from Basel to Interlaken Ost; from Zurich or Geneva you need to change in Bern. Trains run every 30 minutes.
Lauterbrunnen has a railway station and is easily accessible. You can plan your trip using www.thetrainline.com
Lauterbrunnen can be reached by car from Basel / Zurich / Geneva via Bern or Lucerne / Brünig Pass. From the south, you reach the Jungfrau Region via Grimsel or Sustenpass or via Simplonpass and afterwards Lötschberg Car Transport.
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About The North Face®
The North Face®, a brand of VF Corp, was founded in 1966. Headquartered in Alameda, Calif., the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company’s products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains.
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