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The ultimate collection of brand new climbing films will be premiering on the big screen across the UK this autumn as part of the Reel Rock Tour. Kicking off in Lancaster on October 2, this year’s Reel Rock Film Tour features climbing icons and alpine legends Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, Hazel Findlay, Emily Harrington, Daniel Woods and Yuji Hirayama.
Founded in 2006 by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, the Reel Rock Film Tour has grown to more than 400 screenings and was seen by more than 100,000 people across the globe last year. Following it’s first UK theatre tour last year, the Reel Rock Tour is heading back to the UK with more than 20 screenings planned in 2013. This year’s line-up of films include Britain’s own Hazel Findlay as well as Simone Moro and Ueli Steck and an exclusive insight of their violent clash with sherpas that occurred on Everest earlier this year.
The first woman to climb E9, Hazel Findlay is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Having mastered the scrappy seacliffs at home in the UK she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed bigwalls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco.
Yuji Hirayama, one of the great legends of modern climbing plans one big swan-song mission before retirement. The project will be 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.
Ueli Steck and Simone Moro, one of the strongest duos in alpinism, were reportedly attacked by a crowd of angry sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a cutting edge new route on Everest. Fearing for their lives, the climbers fled the mountain, and the incident sparked an international flurry of gasps and angry recrimination from all sides.
There will be loads of free prize giveaways at the theatre screenings including thousands of Clif Bars, and gear from The North Face, Ellis Brigham and SueMe.
The 2013 UK Tour dates include:
For more details of the films, locations and to buy tickets head to www.reelrock.co.uk
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