Multi Multi award winning film
Produced by multi-award winning film maker Alastair Lee. Alastair is renowned for his innovative camera work and creative editing and rates this latest production is his most spectacular yet. Incorporating the best of British climbing featuring Steve McClure, Andy Kirkpatrick & Ian Parnell and Dave Birkett. The three main films on the dvd are;
MAGIC NUMBERS (sport)* Steve McClure is Britain’s most accomplished sport climber as the awesome action footage in this mini profile demonstrates. Featuring Steve on his many 9a’s at Britain’s steepest limestone crags including his latest Kilnsey crimpfest. Plus an 8c first ascent and an 8b flash during the late hours of a French climbing festival, party! (26mins)
PATAGONIAN WINTER (alpine)*Andy Kirkpatrick is a pioneer of winter climbing in Patagonia with many hair-raising ascents to his name. This hilarious film documents his latest Patagonian horror show; an attempt at the first winter ascent of Torre Egger with fellow alpinist Ian Parnell. (31mins)
SKYE WALL (trad)* Dave Birkett goes in search of his dream line in the remote setting of Skye’s famous Cuillin Range. This stunning and gripping adventure results in one of the year’s most significant first ascents; Skye Wall E8 6b. (20mins)
Andy Kirkpatrick’s Survival Tips
Ian Parnell contemplates Mountaineering
Ste Mac’s Rainshadow uncut
Dave Birkett Cam Crag E9 First Ascent
Pembrokshire E9 repeat by Bikett
Canadian Chaos - madcap Canadian crags road trip by Aaron Mooar(20 mins).
- WINNER OF BEST ADVENTURE FILM AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AT THE 2007 KENDAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
- WINNER BEST FILM ON MOUNTAINEERING AT THE 2008 VANCOUVER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
- WINNER BEST OF FESTIVAL at the 5 Point Film Festival, USA
- WINNER BEST OF BEST ADVENTURE FILM at the Montreal Film Festival 2008
- WINNER BEST CLIMBING/MOUNTAINEERING FILM award at the Taos Mountain Film Festival 2008
- WINNER BEST EXPEDITION FILM and HONOURABLE MENTION at the Poprad mountain film festival 2008
- WINNER JURY AWARD, BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2008
Not wanting to blow my own trumpet but the best bit on this ubber cool film from Al Lee is mine and Ian’s Patagonia Winter instalment, due primarily to the fact there’s no climbing on it!
I think Al is one of the most talented climbing film makers, and in Patagonia winter this highlighted as he takes hours of footage where nothing happens, a minute when something does*, and a bunch of great photos, and produces what Yvon Chuinard described as one of the best climbing films ever.
Patagonia winter stands out as a testament to Al’s skill as a film maker, and the simple humour of two climbers on the edge of a nervous breakdown