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Reel Rock Film Tour

Reel Rock Film Tour
16 August 2013 No comments

From the world’s best adventure filmmakers, in association with The North Face and Clif Bar, the Reel Rock Tour delivers the newest and most extraordinary collection of short adventure films to the UK. Witness alpine legends, amazing adventurers and climbing icons (including Britain's own Hazel Findlay) as they travel across the globe, breaking the boundaries of what’s possible in the mountains. Also discover the inside story on one of the most controversial incidents to occur on Everest in recent years.

An incredible and inspiring night with great prize giveaways! For more information visit www.reelrock.co.uk.

The Films

Mount Everest made headlines around the world this year when it was reported that Ueli Steck and Simone Moro, the strongest duo in alpinism, were attacked by a crowd of angry Sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a cutting edge new route on the highest — and most crowded — mountain in the world. Fearing for their lives, the climbers fled the mountain, and the incident sparked a flurry of gasps and angry recrimination: sherpas, western climbers, guiding companies, even the legendary mountain itself were pounded with criticism from all sides.

Amidst the bizarre event, REEL ROCK was embedded with the climbing team and given an exclusive look at what happened that day, and why...

The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding dangerous routes and a competitive machismo among the driven young climbers risking it all to prove their boldness. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blonde girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that.
The first woman to climb the British grade of E9 (super hard, super sketchy), Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Having mastered the scrappy seacliffs at home she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed bigwalls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco.

Forty-three-year-old Yuji Hirayama is one of the great legends of modern climbing. Near retirement, he plans one big swan-song mission to complete a project, one of his hardest ever, at the spectacular summit of Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. But first he must find the right partner.
Enter Daniel Woods, the young American boulderer who is one of the strongest humans in the climbing world, but lacks mountain experience. Daniel-San travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama’s mentorship, and the unlikely duo team up for the expedition of a lifetime.

Sender Films is currently working on a feature documentary about the counterculture climbing scene in Yosemite over the last 50 years. Provisionally titled "Valley Uprising," the film brings all the legends to life: from Royal Robbins’ epic battle with Warren Harding to the fabled drug plane crash of 1977 and the escalating tensions between climbers and national park rangers. This year’s REEL ROCK Film Tour will include a preview from the film that focuses on the sex-drugs-n-rock era of Jim Bridwell and the Stonemasters.

Tickets can be purchased here.

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham | Tuesday 15th October 7:30pm-10pm

Conway Hall, London | Wednesday 17th October 8pm-10:30pm


Rheged Centre, Penrith | Friday 18th October 7:30pm-10pm

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York | Saturday 19th October 7:30pm-10pm

Peninsula Arts, Plymouth | Tuesday 22nd October 7:30pm-10pm

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton | Wednesday 23rd October 7:30pm-10pm
Tickets can be purchased here.

Chemistry Lab, Bristol | Wednesday 6th November 7:30pm-10pm
Tickets on sale soon.