The Last Great Climb
UK, 61 minutes, 2013
Directed by Alastair Lee
Screening: Big Wall Climbing Show, Sun Feb 9 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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The story of British climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s quest to reach the summit of one of the world’s most remote and challenging mountains.
The Last Great Climb tells the story of British climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s quest to reach the summit of one of the world’s most remote and challenging mountains. Ulvetanna (Norwegian for ‘the wolf’s tooth’), in Antarctica, was only discovered in 1994 and its north east ridge remained one of the planet’s last few great unclimbed lines. In December 2012, Houlding led an international team to Ulvetanna with the intention of being the first climbers to complete one of the most technically demanding routes in the world, in the harshest environment imaginable.
Winner of Best Climbing Film, Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013, Special Prize for Film Craft – Kendal Mountain Festival 2013.
Film maker and climber Alastair Lee has spent the past 20 years pursuing rocks and mountains around the world. His genuine passion for the mountain environment is best expressed through his superb photography and innovative film work. Alastair is also renowned as one of the circuit's most entertaining and outspoken lecturers, culminating with a famous performance at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2010.
Alastair has climbed in all seven of the world's continents and has also written and published two climbing guide-books and five photographic books.