Reel Rock Film Tour in Scotland

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Don’t miss the excitement of the Reel Rock Film Tour as the adventure film festival drops into Scotland for three evenings.

There will be three Scottish showings of The Reel Rock Film Tour this year as the popular adventure film festival comes to the Spey Valley Cinema, Aviemore on October 10,  The Sea Life Cinema, Loch Lomond on October 11 and Rothes Hall, Glenrothes on October 12.

Founded in 2006 by two ground-breaking filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, the annual Reel Rock Film Tour has grown to offer more than 400 annual screenings in 30 countries. It was only last year that the UK were treated to this film tour and this year, the festival is back with 17 showings, three of which will be in Scotland.

Reel Rock 8 will showcase alpine legends, amazing adventurers and climbing icons (including Britain’s own Hazel Findlay), as they break the boundaries of what is possible in the mountains. Audiences will be transported across the globe to witness these incredible feats and will see first-hand the inside story of one of the most controversial climbing incidents to occur on Everest in recent years.

The Reel Rock 8 films include:

HIGH TENSION: Mount Everest made headlines around the world this year when it was reported that Ueli Steck and Simone Moro, among the world’s strongest and most well-known duo in alpinism, were attacked by a crowd of angry sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a new route. Fearing for their lives, the climbers fled the mountain, and the incident sparked a flurry of angry recrimination. Amid the bizarre event, the Reel Rock filmmakers were embedded with the climbing team and were given an exclusive look at what happened that day, and why.

SPICE GIRL: The UK climbing scene is often regarded as having a strict traditional ethic, full of talented and driven young climbers taking on dangerous routes and pushing the limits that demonstrates their boldness. It’s not necessarily the place you’d expect to find a nice blonde girl putting the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb a route with a grade of E9 (super hard, super ­sketchy), Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear and big runouts. Having mastered the seacliffs at home she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed bigwalls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco.

THE SENSEI: Forty-three-year-old Yuji Hirayama is one of the great legends of modern climbing. Near retirement, he plans one big swan-song mission to complete a project, one of his hardest ever, at the spectacular summit of Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. But first he must find the right partner. Enter Daniel Woods, the young American boulderer who is one of the strongest humans in the climbing world, but lacks mountain experience. Daniel-San travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama’s mentorship, and the unlikely duo team up for the expedition of a lifetime.

For Reel Rock Film Tour tickets and further information see www.reelrock.co.uk

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