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Brit Rock Film Tour with Alistair Lee

20th January @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Intro and & Q&A with Filmmaker Alastair Lee

The Brit Rock Film Tour is back for 2023 with another stunning line of the best climbing and adventure films from the UK.

Here’s a first look at the fabulous line up….

This film tells the story of rising trad star Freja Shannon. Being half Irish half Swedish film is split between the two locations as we join the infectious Freja as she persues her climbing goals for the sea- son; ‘Sista Bossen’ E8 6c at the world class granite climbing area of Bohuslan, Sweden and ‘Snell’s Law’ E7 6c at the Burren on the west coast of Ire- land. Freja is as affable as she is committed once on the lead resulting in captivating and gripping footage that will leave your jaw on the floor. The film also delves into Freja’s past where we learn of her unglamorous journey to becoming a professional climber and how she overcame her inner doubts to break through as a leading female trad climber. Whippers, sends and Nordic power screams all inclusive in this spectacular and enter-
taining film. ‘Goddess of Craic” 25 mins

Climber Robbie Phillips chances upon a little-known mountain in the very far north of Scot- land whilst driving from the east to west coasts. After some research, Robbie discovers the mountain is called Ben Loyal and that climbing legend Simon Nadin has been developing a couple of lines at the crag and informs Robbie that there is something very special up there. What Robbie finds at Ben Loyal is off the scale; endless bouldering, highballs, countless quality granite tors and buttresses with untapped climbing potential. But all this pales into insignificance with his astoundment at the main face which holds the future of trad climbing on what is surely one of Britain’s greatest cliffs. A truly stunning film of hard new routing by Robbie and Simon in an extraordinary setting. ‘Shining Stones’ 25 mins

The original pioneers of this unique ice climbing venue; Tim Emmett and Klemen ‘Klem’ Premrl once again look to push the boundaries of steep sporty ice. After year’s of teasing Tim finally invites his life long friend Neil Gresham and top mixed climber Emma Powell to stoke up their pioneering spirit and develop some new lines at this surreal venue.
‘Helmcken Falls’ 15 mins

Controversial and never far from the news; climber Matt Wright goes pioneering across the UK making wild first ascents, hard solos and bold new lines. The loveable rogue and working-class hero Matt puts his money where his mouth is in this tour de force of hard climbing. After weighing up his verses routes equation Matt abandons an attempt of the infamous Rhapsody (E11) and sets off on a quest to climb new inspiring lines. He does not disappoint with his energy culminating in the first ascent of ‘Magical Thinking’ E10 7a an extremely dangerous route at Pavey Ark, Lake District.
‘Wright Climber’ 20 mins

Filmmaker Alastair Lee turns the camera on himself in this deep introspective story of triumph through adversity. Per- ceived as a successful man with the perfect life, Al experienc- es unexpectedly dark times. Fearing he will lose everything we watch a man on the brink claw his way from despair using climbing and training to find peace and salvation. Having never been the greatest of climbers Al demolishes his inner punter attempting to fulfill his potential by setting his sights on routes he’s spent 30 years avoiding. Includes hard first ascents, calamitous trad leads and bold on sights. Carnage ensues almost everytime Al sets off on a lead in this gripping, hilarious, emotional and ultimately inspiring story of a man in struggle as he seeks to reconnect with himself. Adding to the riotous flavour of this production Al asks the climbers he’s working with to do the filming.
‘Headjam’ 30 mins


20th January
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Penrith , Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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