KMF Workshop : Unlocking Your True Potential

KMFLyon and Petzl are delighted to announce the first part of our involvement at this years Kendal Mountain Festival.

In association with The Lakeland Climbing Centre and Lyon/Petzl team members Andy Cave & Kev Shields we're presenting a morning workshop on unlocking your true climbing potential, the workshop is aimed at those finding their climbing progression is being hampered by mental blocks. Attendees to the full workshop will receive a Petzl Goodie Bag worth at least £20.

WHEN - Saturday 17th November 09.00 to 11.30
WHERE - At the Lakeland Climbing Centre
WHAT - Unlocking your true potential, with Andy Cave & Kev Shields.

PetzlThis is a 2 ½ hour session for lead climbers who are capable climbers, yet when moving from bouldering to lead-climbing indoors, or from indoor leading to climbing outside, drop their grades.

Activities will commence at 9.00 promptly with a presentation on preparing, understanding and managing fear for the chosen climb. For Premier ticket holders this is followed by practical application and discussion of the topics.


-Importance of risk assessment before leaving the ground. Assessing belaying/belayer, runner positions and gear requirements.
-Fear is important and to maximise our potential we should prepare for it and minimise the consequence of a fall. De-sensitize from the fear. Prepare for the climb, understand and manage the risks.
-Develop concentration on movement and manage your fear of falling off.

To purchase tickets please visit the Lakeland Climbing Centre website here

Standard Tickets
Cost £5.00 (includes entry to climbing wall)
15 places available
30 minute talk with Lakeland Climbing Centre experts

Premier Tickets
Cost £10 (includes entry to climbing wall)
12 places available
30 minute talk with Lakeland Climbing Centre experts
2 hours of input and advice from Andy Cave / Kev Shields / Lakeland Climbing Centre staff
Goodie bag worth at least £20

Pre-requisites for this course; Leading F5+ to F7a, capable and experienced belayer.


Athlete Bio's

Andy Cave has excelled in all aspects of climbing whether trad, sports, winter, Andy Cavethe Alps or the greater ranges. His first full alpine season aged 20 was incredible – Walker Spur, Freney Pillar direct, Droites North Face, Eiger North Face, Gervusutti Pillar, Route Major, Bonatti Pillar.
Andy is an IFMGA mountain guide and his books have won five literary awards and been translated into French, Italian & German. Not bad for a lad who started his working life as a coalminer, 3,000 feet underground!

Andy is sponsored by Lyon Equipment / Petzl / Beal / La Sportiva


Kev Shields

Kev Shields is known mostly for his solo and bold climbing over the past decade with routes up to E7 and M10+ all done with one hand and epilepsy.
He's pushed his climbing to see how far he could go with his disabilities, and while trying a very delicate ice climb in Glen Nevis he fell to the ground and smashed his ankle to pieces.
Since the fall in 2010 Kev has been getting back on form and pushing beyond his previous limits, the mental aspect of this is most challenging for him. He is on a mission to climb E8 and Scottish winter IX before returning to hospital for an ankle fusion.

Kev is sponsored by Lyon Equipment / Petzl / Beal / La Sportiva

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