Reel Rock film extravaganza comes to Scotland
An exciting new adventure and rock sports film tour will come to the UK for the first time. Following acclaimed international success, with the most recent 2011 Tour achieving a global audience of more than 65,000 people at 290 locations, the 7th Reel Rock Tour will be in Scotland later this month.
The Reel Rock Tour is an exciting project that features the best adventure film makers in the world. This year’s collection of films feature amazing adventurers, alpine legends and climbing icons on the big screen as they tackle ground breaking feats and try to fulfill lifelong ambitions at destinations across the globe.
The 2012 UK Reel Rock Tour will offer audiences so much more than a film night. Organisers say the screenings will be spirited events where outdoors lovers and climbers alike can come together to celebrate the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Giveaways will be available and audiences will also have a chance to win great prizes each night.
This year’s line-up of world class films includes:
The Shark’s Fin (23 Minutes) Legendary alpinist Conrad Anker nurtured a 20-year obsession with achieving a first ascent of The Shark’s Fin, a spectacular unclimbed granite buttress on the 6,310 meter Mt. Meru, in India. Find out what happens when he goes for the summit.
Wide Boys (20 Minutes) American off-width climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren’t afraid to bleed their way up a route. So when two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the pond to eat up the gnarliest wide cracks in the US it came as quite a shock .
The Dura Dura (23 Minutes) Chris Sharma has been the “king” of sport climbing for 15 years, and has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain. Now, Czech wunderkind, 19-year-old Adam Ondra has come to Sharma’s home turf to take the torch. Sharma and Ondra battle to establish the world’s hardest climbing route, while Sasha DiGiulian and Daila Ojeda shred women’s standards with strong ascents of their own.
HONNOLD 3.0 (23 Minutes) Alex Honnold has become known as one of the boldest climbers of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? From first ascents, speed records and climbing some of the world’s largest cliff faces without ropes, Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple. In under 19 hours he climbs Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome, 95% of it without ropes.
2012 UK Reel Rock Tour dates are as follows:
27 September LANCASTER, The Dukes
28 September PENRITH, Rheged Centre
29 September FIFE, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
4 October LUDLOW, The Assembly Rooms
5 October COLWYN BAY, Theatr Colwyn
7 October SHEFFIELD, The Climbing Works (hosted by The Climbing works)
13 October PLYMOUTH, Peninsula Arts
16 October LONDON, Conway Hall
21 November, BRISTOL, Chemistry Theatre (hosted by Wilderness Lectures)
8 December, LONDON, Castle Climbing Gym
27 December, NEWCASTLE, Tyneside Cinema (Hosted by Newcastle Climbing Centre)
To celebrate the 2012 UK Reel Rock Tour, in conjunction with the Yosemite Tourism Bureau, they will be giving away “the ultimate California adventure” for two people, plus £500 of gear from The North Face as a grand Tour prize. This incredible prize is open to entries from anyone who visits the UK Reel Rock website. Also everyone who enters the nightly prize draws at screenings prior to 17 October will be automatically placed into the draw.
For UK Reel Rock Tour tickets and further information go to Reel Rock website. See you all there!