George Smith – Upside Down Wales Video

by Jack Geldard – UKC North Wales funny man George Smith has spent the last few years weaving together a mysterious plot which is about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting public at LLAMFF 2008.His new film ´Upside Down Wales´ will be premièring next Saturday night (8th March 2008) as a main event at LLAMFF George has the climbing CV to back up his irrepressible humour, with first ascents of many of North Wales´ hardest routes.This film blends cutting edge climbing footage with a unique insight in to the landscape and culture of North Wales.The film is the work of a small team of experts led by the man behind the cult climbing film Stone Monkey – Al Hughes. Hosted on the DMM website (Click Here) is an excellent interview with George detailing his motivations for the film, the interview is enhanced by a stunning photograph from Ray Wood. Watch the trailer for Upside Down Wales: Check out Al Hughes´ other climbing films HERE LLAMFF kicks off this coming weekend with an amazing array of speakers including; Simon Yates, Nick Bullock, John Redhead, Andy Cave, Chris Davies, Mark Reeves, Noel Craine, Chris Rowlands, Ian McNaughty Davis, Leo Dickinson, Louise Turner, Tim Emmett, Hosey B, Celia Bull, George Smith and Johnny Dawes – with more live speakers to be announced. UKClimbing are also making an appearance with Mick Ryan and Jack Geldard reading out some of the entries from the DMM/UKC essay competition, My First Outdoor Lead, accompanied by the author of the winning essay, Nicola Wilding.