Claire Carter

As artistic director for Kendal Mountain Festival, Claire Carter is an avid hunter of bold films and compelling stories. She also creates her own bold stories, both as a writer — contributing prose and poetry to Alpinist, Climb, The Guardian and various anthologies — and a filmmaker. She co-directed the multi award-winning Operation Moffat (Mountainfilm 2016), a portrait of the British climbing legend Gwen Moffat, and continues to work on adventure films that focus on the human or poetic. She is a keen trad climber, trail runner, cold-water swimmer and skier — and a general enthusiast for the UK’s damp outdoor climate.