Brit Rock Film Tour 2023
Sat 11 Nov 2023 - Wed 15 Nov 2023
Various (See dates below)
The BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR is back for 2023 with another stunning line-up of the UK’s best climbing and adventure films. Five exhilarating films capturing an array of hardcore action, pioneering spirit and some proper madness.
Goddess Of Craic (25 mins)
This film tells the story of rising trad star Freja Shannon. We join half-Swedish, half-Irish Freja in her ancestral homelands as she pursues her climbing goals for the season – ‘Sista Bossen’ E8 6c at the world-class granite climbing area of Bohuslan, Sweden and ‘Snell’s Law’ E7 6c at the Burren on the west coast of Ireland. Freja is as affable as she is committed once on the lead, resulting in captivating and gripping footage that will leave your jaw on the floor.
The film also delves into Freja’s past, where we learn of her less-than-glamorous journey to becoming a professional climber – and how she overcame her inner doubts to break through as a leading female trad climber and alpinist. Whippers, sends and Nordic power screams all-inclusive in this spectacular and entertaining film.https://www.britrockfilmtour.com/Shining Stones (25 mins) Climber Robbie Phillips chances upon a little-known mountain in the very far north of Scotland while driving from the east coast to west. After some research, Robbie discovers the mountain is called Ben Loyal, and that climbing legend Simon Nadin has been developing a couple of lines at the crag. Simon tells him there’s something very special up there… Helmcken Falls (15 mins) Emma Powell and Neil Gresham join the original pioneers of this unique ice climbing venue in British Columbia, Tim Emmett and Klemen ‘Klem’ Premrl, to once again push the boundaries of steep, sporty ice. After years of teasing, Tim finally invites his life-long friend Neil Gresham, along with top mixed climber Emma Powell, to stoke up their pioneering spirit and develop some new lines at this surreal venue. Hard G!t (20 mins) Controversial and never far from the news, climber Mat Wright goes trailblazing across the UK, making wild first ascents, hard solos and bold new lines. Loveable rogue and working-class hero Mat puts his money where his mouth is, in this tour-de-force of hard climbing. After weighing up his time-verses-routes equation, Matt abandons an attempt of the infamous Rhapsody (E11) and sets off on a quest to climb new inspiring lines. He does not disappoint, with his energetic journey culminating in the first ascent of ‘Magical Thinking’ E10 7a – a heart-stoppingly dangerous route at Pavey Ark, Lake District. Headjam (30 mins) Filmmaker Alastair Lee turns the camera on himself, in this deep introspective story of triumph through adversity. Perceived as a successful man with the perfect life, Alastair experiences unexpectedly dark times. Fearing he will lose everything, we watch a man on the brink claw his way from despair, using climbing and training to find peace and salvation. Full details