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Mountains on Stage returns for summer 2024

Written by Fiona

March 04 2024

The summer edition of Mountains on Stage’s arrives in the UK next month with a new programme of films, including rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking and caving.

The UK and Ireland tour starts on April 22 in London and then heads to 25 other locations around the country. Scottish dates are Aberdeen and Inverness (April 25), Edinburgh (April 29) and Glasgow (April 30).

The films: What to expect

Deepfreeze

Almost 40 years ago, Patrick Gabarrou and HervĂ© Bouvard defied the impossible by opening the “Walker Directissime” on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. No climber had managed to repeat this route until February 2023.

Then, Charles Dubouloz, Symon Welfringer and Clovis Paulin undertook the ascent of this face, adding an extra difficulty by making the first free ascent in winter.

Sea to Summit

The story plays out in the heart of Greenland when Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook go on an incredible adventure. They head off for 400km of kayaking in the middle of the Arctic, amid icebergs and whales, to reach and climb a virgin 800m big wall.

The film reveals a tough objective and in capricious weather, but with a great atmosphere and breathtaking scenery.

Fond of Font

To mark the 70th anniversary of the first 7A climb in Fontainebleau, France, climbers Seb Berthe and Hugo Parmentier set themselves a challenge to complete 100 7A boulders on a single day. They link the crags by bike or on foot to complete an extraordinary journey of 80km.

Subterranean


Hidden from the gaze of satellites, underground networks in caves offer an infinite playground for adventure enthusiasts.

In British Columbia, Franck Tuot and his team hope to discover the largest cave in Canada by linking up different networks of galleries. Between personal sacrifice, success and disillusionment, the film explores how far are they prepared to go to achieve their goals.

See Mountains on Stage

For more information about venues, dates and tickets see: www.mountainsonstage.com

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