Some epic news to share with everyone…and 2 important dates for your diary!!
Wednesday 20th May at 21:00 Climbing Blind will be aired on BBC4
Thursday 21st May from 05:00 Climbing Blind (the full-length director’s cut & 40 minutes worth of extras) will be available to buy.
Get your pre-order in now:
from Posing Productions
with Bonus Features – not to be missed!!
The full-length director’s cut of the multi-award-winning documentary covering the incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy.
Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.
This engrossing documentary will make you laugh and cry as it delivers not just a truly gripping climbing story but a tale of human endeavor and attitude the world can take inspiration from. Includes cameo appearances from professional climbers Neil Gresham, Leo Houlding and Pete Whittaker.
Directed & produced by Alastair Lee in association with Montane
Main Feature – 70mins
Extras – 40mins Includes:
- ‘The Big Deal’ featuring Frances Bensley,
- Climbing Blind Director’s Commentary,
- a Drone Story,
- Blind Bouldering Out-takes,
- Original Trailer
- plus unseen clips that didn’t make the cut
- WINNER GRAND PRIZE KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2019
- WINNER BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM TORELLO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
- WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM KRAKOW MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
- WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM MENDI MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
- WINNER BEST FILM EDINBURGH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2020
- WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM VANCOUVER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2020
- WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SPOKANE IFF 2020
- WINNER SLOVENIA TV AWARD 14th FGF 2020
- WINNER BEST CLIMBING FILM SHAFF 2020