ShAFF 2019: Climb Films 2 12A
From the archive
This film was last shown on 24 March 2019
Part of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019. 100+ of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films over one weekend in the UK's Outdoor Capital City. Screening as part of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.
Dave MacLeod: The 24/8 -15 minutes
Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the '24/8' might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around; an 8A boulder, 8a sport route, E8 trad route, VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros, all in under 24 hours. The challenge took place in and around Glen Nevis, on Ben Nevis and on surrounding mountains. Starting at first light, Dave climbed the font 8A+ boulder problem followed by the E8 trad route (Misadventure). Walking in through Steall Gorge, Dave climbed Leopld (F8a) at Steall Hut Crag before heading off up the flank of Ben Nevis to drop into Tower Gully and climb Frosty's Vigil (VIII,8). Arriving back on the summit of the country's highest mountain at sunset, he then headed into the night over eight Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) to complete the challenge, and succeed in one of the most difficult and diverse climbing link-ups ever done. The film follows Dave throughout the challenge; a camera and production crew of one, Kevin Woods, who also assists in route-finding on the mountains and for whom the film is both about the climber but also the magnificence of the Scottish mountains.
Free Flow - 5 minutes
Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. The film gently reveals her motivation for getting out in the mountains and free solo climbing.
Inis Mór - On The Edge - 13 minutes
Ricky Bell and Steve McClure exploring Inis Mór, a small island off the West Coast of Ireland with 14km of barely developed limestone cliffs.
Just Anna - 13 minutes
In an era where searching out and developing new routes seems uncomfortably out of vogue: all is not lost as we meet Anna Taylor. This remarkable Lakes-based 20 year old is bucking all the tends with stunning new sport routes and bold traditional lines. Including a nervy introduction to Deep Water Soloing by climbing partner Neil Gresham, we face all the challenges and difficulties along with Anna on her journey to one of the great unclimbed lines.
Mulanje - 49 minutes
A seemingly eccentric idea cooked up by producer Terry Walsh. The Mulanje Massif??? Who's ever even heard of it? It's not exactly a classic of the climbing world, you won't find it on the bucket list of many climbers and theres good reason for that. It's big, a mile high in fact. It's remote, located right in the bottom corner of Malawi.