53 mins, Director Alastair Lee, UK, NZ Premiere, some offensive language.
The Scottish winter climbing scene is something Alastair has always looked at with admiration and this season he could no longer resist the challenge of making a production that captured the unique spirit and stunning environment of Scottish winter climbing.
The results are now in and after one of the toughest projects he has ever undertaken, the feeling amongst the crew and climbers is that there is something pretty special in the can.
The film follows top climbers, Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell in their quest to seek out and climb new winter lines. As is well documented, the 2021/22 season has been one of the worst/strangest in recent times. This has only added to the wild drama and resulted in some formations that have acquired an almost mythical status being bagged. Greg and Guy make first ascents of truly extraordinary features in some of the most impressive climbing arenas: An Teallach, Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, Craig Meagaidh, and the Cairngorms.
The film tells the story from both sides of the lens and delivers a production value as yet unseen for Scottish winter climbing. Accompanying the multi-layered narrative and gripping action are interviews with Simon Richardson and Helen Rennard. The expert analysis delves into the rich climbing history, reflects on recent losses and gives the world stage context of what makes the Scottish winter so special.