[VIDEO] The Long Hope – Trailer

Und noch ein Video aus Großbritannien. Wieder geht es um eine wilde Kletterei, die sowohl psychisch als auch physisch den Protagonisten Dave McLeod bis zum Letzten fordert. Eingebetten in den historischen Kontext der technischen Erstbegehung wagt er sich an die erste freie Begehung dieses britischen Big Walls an sandigem, brüchigem Fels. Der Trailer macht Lust auf mehr...

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Our latest film: 'The Long Hope'

St John's head on the Island of Hoy is a wild and remote 1150 foot sea cliff. It was first climbed in 1970 by climber and poet Ed Drummond together with Oliver Hill. They took 7 days to climb the cliff, sleeping on ledges and in hammocks along the way. Now, 40 years later, one of the World's top climbers, Dave MacLeod, sets out to climb the cliff in a single day, finishing with a new desperately hard final pitch up the headwall.

Macleod's historic new climb, The Longhope Route Direct (E11), is captured close-up with the latest HD cameras and contrasted with the challenges of Drummond's first ascent through interviews and archive material. The film also follows Drummond, now in his late sixties and suffering from Parkinson's disease, as he makes a pilgrimage back to St John's Head to look upon the route one last time.

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