The Last Great Climb
The Last Great Climb

The Last Great Climb

2014  |  60 Min

  • Director: Alastair Lee
  • Cast: Jason Pickles, Sean Leary, Chris Rabone
  • Awards: Best Climbing Film - Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013, Judges' Special Prize - Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2013, Best Climbing Film - New Zealand Film Festival 2014, Grand Prize - Leggimontagnia Film Festival Italy 2014, Best Cinematography - Orobie Mountain Film Festival 2015, People’s Choice Award - St. Anton Film Festival 2015, Best Exploration & Adventure Film - IFMF Poprad Slovakia 2014
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Ulvetanna (“the wolf’s tooth” in Norwegian) is the jewel in the crown of the Orvin Fjell mountains on Queen Maud Land, Eastern Antarctica. It’s considered to be the most technically demanding peak on the harshest continent. Between December 2012 and January 2013, a team led by Leo Houlding, including Alastair Lee, Chris Rabone, Sean 'Stanley' Leary, Jason Pickles, and David Reeves, made the first ascent of a new route up the north-east ridge of Ulvetanna. The Last Great Climb shows the team climbing over a mile in temperatures as low as minus 30, and building an ice cave as an emergency shelter.

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