Statement of Youth TrailerVideo


Today we are pleased to release the trailer for UKC's new feature-length documentary: Statement of Youth. The 1980's saw climbing standards rise exponentially. At the start of the decade, 7b+ was cutting edge, but by the end of the 80's 9a was the new world standard. By the end of the decade, the sport had changed beyond recognition and a paradigm was set for future generations.

A small group of climbers would do anything to climb full-time: sleeping in sheds underneath crags, shoplifting for food and clothes, and living off the dole. These climbers were living outside the rest of society and went on to become the most influential figures in the history of British climbing.

Directed by Nick Brown

Featuring: Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Andy Pollitt, Johnny Dawes, Chris Gore, Martin 'Basher' Atkinson, Zippy, Craig Smith, Steve the Pro, Quentin Fisher, Mark Leach, and Ed Douglas.

The film will premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival and then will be free to view on UKC.

Statement of Youth has been supported by Boreal, Wild Country and BMC TV.

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22 Oct, 2018

Nice one Nick. Looks like it's going to be cracking.

22 Oct, 2018

This looks so good!!! 

What makes this trailer event better is knowing that the guy dressed up as a policeman spent the whole day being mistaken for an actual policeman, taking regular breaks from filming in order to help tourists get around Llandudno.

22 Oct, 2018

Looks awesome! When is it out?

22 Oct, 2018

Really excited to see you're branching out in the movie business.  Looking forward to seeing this and I hope it's the first of many.

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