The Keswick Mountain Festival -Outdoor activities, sporting events, speakers, music and camping.
This was our first EC event in the UK. It was a long drive up from SW London to the Lake District but it was going to be a great opportunity to test out our new event set up, sell some T's and spread some EC love at the same time! I’ve only been to the Lake District a couple of times and every time I go I get blown away by its beauty. The location of the Festival was awe inspiring, right in Derwentwater in Keswick.
We had an amazing view from our location in the expo, looking down over the rest of the event with the water and mountains in the background. Beats the inside of Excel hands down!
One of the best things about the weekend (apart from selling lots of cool t shirts and meeting lots of nice people) was the fact we were unknowing at one of the locations of the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens! We were super excited to learn that we were looking down on a scene where a squadron of X-Wing fighters fly low across the water in the trailer. Check it out and see if you can spot it!
We love a bit of Star Wars here at EC and we will have a few EC Star Wars T’s coming soon to the UK estore, so keep your eyes peeled, here is a sneak preview of a couple of them!
In the expo we were next to our friends at www.hokaoneone.eu www.exodus.co.uk and www.chillswim.com so I’d like to give them a little shout out.
As well as selling T's we had tickets to the Ray Mears talk on Saturday night. What a legend! If anyone encapsulates the spirit of the outdoors and adventure it’s Ray. If he and Bear Grills had a survival-off I know where my money would be!! www.raymears.com
The festival its self was a huge success. With triathlons, cycle sportifs, trail runs and open water swims there was plenty of offer for triathlete, cyclist and runner. Coupled with the talks, presentations, climbing walls, and music, all right on the lake, you couldn’t ask for more! So thank you to the organisers it was a great weekend, see you next year, may the Force be with you.
Seek and Enjoy.
The Fit Shall Inherit The Earth.