Fiona Outdoors logo My independent guide to the best of Scotland outdoors

Film captures inspiring Alaskan mountain climb

Written by Fiona

November 18 2015

Hardcore UK alpinists Matt Helliker (an Osprey sponsored athlete) and Jon Bracey are captured in a stunning new film as they climb the epic 1200m long, north-west ridge of the Citadel in the Neacola range of Alaska.

The aim was to push the boundaries and to film hard alpine climbing like never before.

The new mountain film from multi-award winner Alastair Lee and the Posing Productions crew was shot in 4K digital format and offers an amazing visual treat.

What is the Citadel?

Named ‘The Mountain God’, the Citadel is a spectacular 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched and unexplored corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains.

The team embarked upon this project with the objective to push the boundaries and capture hard alpine climbing like never before. Employing the latest cineflex technology combined with an innovative vision, the final results are impressive.

The climb

The film begins in Matt and Jon’s hometown of Chamonix, France, where you witness the ins and outs of their deeply contrasting personal lives. The stage is also set to explain why two accomplished mountaineers must still seek out new lines in unchartered territory where the odds are stacked heavily against them.

Both Matt and Jon use their Osprey Mutant packs to securely hold their gear and supplies on this epic adventure.

See the film

If you enjoyed the trailer, you can catch the full film as it tours the UK with Brit Rock Film Tour . It’s a shame it doesn’t visit Scotland but there are opportunities to host a film show or you can buy the DVD.

More Like This

Adventure

Girls on Hills wins major UK award

Adventure

Important tools for a trip to the mountains

Adventure

Adventure Show reveals new presenters Calum Maclean and Marie Meldrum

Adventure

Top UK destinations for paddle boarding

Adventure

New film profiles climber Mick Fowler

Adventure

Fiona bagging: Càrn nan Tri-tighearnan in the Findhorn valley