UK, 55 minutes, 2012
Directed by Alastair Lee
Adventure climber Leo Houlding and film maker Alastair Lee are back with another sumptuous production of truly epic proportions. This time Leo (UK) and fellow climbers Sean Leary (USA) and Jason Pickles (Salford) head deep into the Amazon in an attempt to make the first ascent of the east face of the remote tepuy; Cerro Autana.
The action begins with a covert journey via military check-points and secret ports through Amazonas State. Our team of clandestine climbers disguised as tourists travel down the Orinoco River to the remote village of Ceguera where they make a traumatic psychotropic visit to the local Shaman to gain access to the sacred mountain.
From here sweltering humidity, porter chaos and an assortment of jungle nastiest are just a part of this spectacular journey of self-discovery and big wall hunting. Follow our team of redoubtable characters as they find their way up the jungle infested rock face as they are amazed not only at the climbing but a luxury wall camp in the incredible Autana Cave system just below the summit of the tepuy (highest elevated cave system in the world).
An adventure unlike any other, adventure film making takes another step into the unknown with superb results. Original, experimental, entertaining and visually stunning, Posing Productions presents; Autana
Director, Alastair Lee
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 six of the world's continents but with the arrival of his first son in 2005 climbing on the seventh continent isn't looking likely... Alastair has also written and published two climbing guide-books and five photographic books.