Reel Rock UK Tour 2014

19th Sep 2014

Last year we were delighted to support the Reel Rock UK Tour which is an inspirational travelling film festival featuring top quality adventure films.  The event is organised by founders Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer who have been producing and directing climbing and adventure films for over a decade.  After organizing small tours for their individual film releases they realized the huge demand for live events in the outdoors community and combined forces to create The Reel Rock Film Tour back in 2006. In 2012 they brought the tour across the pond and the Reel Rock UK Tour is now in it’s third year.  For this year the event is focussed on one thing…..Yosemite.  The development of Yosemite climbing has had an impact on climbing everywhere and nowhere offers quite the same variety of big wall opportunities – opportunities which have always attracted the climbing elite.......
 
In the late 1950s a group of bearded youngsters set out for the Sierra Nevada mountains committed to breaking the stifling post-war conformity in their own daring way. At the forefront of this ragged band of adventurers were Royal Robbins and Warren Harding, two great rivals both seeking to be the climbing king of Yosemite.  When Robbins made the historic first ascent of Half Dome, Harding quickly responded with his audacious, 30-day journey up the Nose of El Capitan. These were the first shots fired in a dangerous game of one-upmanship that pushed the limits of the vertical realm farther than anyone thought possible.  
 
In the decades that have followed, brash young adventurers have flocked to the high, lonesome granite walls, and laid their lives on the line for ever harder and bolder ascents. VALLEY UPRISING tells the amazing story of the bold men and women who broke with convention and redefined the limits of human possibility.  Each screening will include three films that chart this fascinating period in climbing.  From Robbins and Harding in the fifties through to the free climbing explosion of the 70’s and up to the mind blowing modern day adventures of climbers like Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold.
 
The Reel Rock UK Tour is screening at a wide range of venues throughout the Autumn .  Full details, ticket purchase options and dates are all listed on the Reel Rock website here.  In the meantime, check out our Reel Rock Tour UK Friendly Friday Giveaway here and check out the trailer below.   We really hope to see you there.
 
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