Filmography

Alastair Lee

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    The Asgard project Vod

    The Asgard project

    Alastair Lee (2009)

    The film follows Leo Houlding's ambitious project to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of the incredible Mt Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic. Leo teams up with fellow big wall climbing god, Stanley Leary. The duo hope to make a wingsuit descent from the summit. Arriving late in the season the trip soon begins to go wrong, after a spectacular arrival skydiving over Mt Asgard, conditions turn against the team where just reaching the base of the climb becomes a massive challenge. Prior to the Baffin Island expedition the excitement builds with extreme training trips; Speed-climbing in Riglos, Spain, Wingsuit flying in Monte Brento, Italy and free climbing on El Capitan in Yosemite.

    UK / 65 min

    The Asgard project

    Alastair Lee

    • 2009
    • UK
    • 65 min
    The film follows Leo Houlding's ambitious project to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of the incredible Mt Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic. Leo teams up with fellow big wall climbing god, Stanley Leary. The duo hope to make a wingsuit descent from the summit. Arriving late in the season the trip soon begins to go wrong, after a spectacular arrival skydiving over Mt Asgard, conditions turn against the team where just reaching the base of the climb becomes a massive challenge. Prior to the Baffin Island expedition the excitement builds with extreme training trips; Speed-climbing in Riglos, Spain, Wingsuit flying in Monte Brento, Italy and free climbing on El Capitan in Yosemite.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Citadel Vod

    Citadel

    Alastair Lee (2015)

    Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the 'Citadel' is a stunning 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains. Due to their typically poor conditions and remote location are largely unexplored. Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey are one the UK's most formidable partnerships in alpine climbing with many world class ascents to their names from the UK to the Alps and the greater ranges. Their objective is to make the first ascent of the extraordinary 1200m long north-west ridge.

    UK / 50 min

    Citadel

    Alastair Lee

    • 2015
    • UK
    • 50 min
    Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the 'Citadel' is a stunning 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains. Due to their typically poor conditions and remote location are largely unexplored. Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey are one the UK's most formidable partnerships in alpine climbing with many world class ascents to their names from the UK to the Alps and the greater ranges. Their objective is to make the first ascent of the extraordinary 1200m long north-west ridge.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Brazilian Line Vod

    Brazilian Line

    Rob Johnson (2018)

    A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied by Steve Long who invite some youth on the trip in the form of the super-strong James Taylor and Angus Kille (just climbed Indian Face!). The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset, the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film. A shorter version of the film was part of the 2018 Brit Rock Film Tour.

    UK / 49 min

    Brazilian Line

    Rob Johnson, Alastair Lee

    • 2018
    • UK
    • 49 min
    A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied by Steve Long who invite some youth on the trip in the form of the super-strong James Taylor and Angus Kille (just climbed Indian Face!). The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset, the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film. A shorter version of the film was part of the 2018 Brit Rock Film Tour.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Blood Moon Vod

    Blood Moon

    Alastair Lee (2018)

    Robbie Phillips, Calum Cunningham and Alan Carne attempt to open a new climb, ground up, on a 700m Big Wall called Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar. The walls of Tsaranoro are as wild and bold as the country, the rock beautifully carved as if by providential hand, and the story... that of a real adventure of friends taking the risks that come hand in hand with pushing boundaries. Once the free climbing begins disaster strikes, Alan takes a bad fall shattering his lower right leg, an epic ordeal unfolds to get Alan from the remote big wall to safety. Then, Robbie and Calum must decide whether to continue with their push or give in to their emotions. A shorter version of the film was part of the 2018 Brit Rock Film Tour.

    UK / 45 min

    Blood Moon

    Alastair Lee

    • 2018
    • UK
    • 45 min
    Robbie Phillips, Calum Cunningham and Alan Carne attempt to open a new climb, ground up, on a 700m Big Wall called Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar. The walls of Tsaranoro are as wild and bold as the country, the rock beautifully carved as if by providential hand, and the story... that of a real adventure of friends taking the risks that come hand in hand with pushing boundaries. Once the free climbing begins disaster strikes, Alan takes a bad fall shattering his lower right leg, an epic ordeal unfolds to get Alan from the remote big wall to safety. Then, Robbie and Calum must decide whether to continue with their push or give in to their emotions. A shorter version of the film was part of the 2018 Brit Rock Film Tour.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Blocheads Vod

    Blocheads

    Alastair Lee (2016)

    A story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold. In following the fearsomely strong Blocheads – as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of this discipline as a sport. 'Blocheads' includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-raising highballs.

    UK / 59 min

    Blocheads

    Alastair Lee

    • 2016
    • UK
    • 59 min
    A story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold. In following the fearsomely strong Blocheads – as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of this discipline as a sport. 'Blocheads' includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-raising highballs.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Grit Flick Vod

    Grit Flick

    Alastair Lee (2009)

    This Rock Climbing movie captures the action of one of the best season's on gritstone ever! Headlining with Jordan Buy's second ascent of the coveted Widdop Wall, also includes what has been touted by Gritstone guru John Dunne as 'the hardest route on grit' as Ryan Pascal makes the first ascent of the outrageously difficult 'Gerty Berwick' the blank wall to the left of the 'New Statesman' at Ilkley, Yorkshire. ....

    UK / 80 min

    Grit Flick

    Alastair Lee

    • 2009
    • UK
    • 80 min
    This Rock Climbing movie captures the action of one of the best season's on gritstone ever! Headlining with Jordan Buy's second ascent of the coveted Widdop Wall, also includes what has been touted by Gritstone guru John Dunne as 'the hardest route on grit' as Ryan Pascal makes the first ascent of the outrageously difficult 'Gerty Berwick' the blank wall to the left of the 'New Statesman' at Ilkley, Yorkshire. ....

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The last great climb Vod

    The last great climb

    Alastair Lee (2013)

    Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they’ve brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They’re going big again – the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they’re in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it’s nothing a little adrenaline can’t cure.

    UK / 60 min

    The last great climb

    Alastair Lee

    • 2013
    • UK
    • 60 min
    Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they’ve brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They’re going big again – the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they’re in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it’s nothing a little adrenaline can’t cure.

    Climbing locations

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Moonflower Vod

    Moonflower

    Alastair Lee (2011)

    Take a front seat ride and experience what it takes to make a first ascent on one of the world's iconic alpine features in 2011. Moonflower joins top British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker as they honor their late friend Jules Cartright by following his original vision of making a stunning and formidable new line on Mt Hunter's incredible north buttress; The Moonflower.

    UK / 45 min

    Moonflower

    Alastair Lee

    • 2011
    • UK
    • 45 min
    Take a front seat ride and experience what it takes to make a first ascent on one of the world's iconic alpine features in 2011. Moonflower joins top British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker as they honor their late friend Jules Cartright by following his original vision of making a stunning and formidable new line on Mt Hunter's incredible north buttress; The Moonflower.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Autana Vod

    Autana

    Alastair Lee (2012)

    Teaming up with expert climbing film director Alistar Lee - Leo Holding, Sean Leary and Jason Pickles venture into the heart of the Amazon to attempt an unclimbed east face in Tepuy, Cerro Autana. After a covert journey though army checkpoints, a trip with the local Shaman, sweltering humidity and chaotic jungle travel, the intrepid climbers finally find themselves at the bottom of Cerro Autana.

    UK / 58 min

    Autana

    Alastair Lee

    • 2012
    • UK
    • 58 min
    Teaming up with expert climbing film director Alistar Lee - Leo Holding, Sean Leary and Jason Pickles venture into the heart of the Amazon to attempt an unclimbed east face in Tepuy, Cerro Autana. After a covert journey though army checkpoints, a trip with the local Shaman, sweltering humidity and chaotic jungle travel, the intrepid climbers finally find themselves at the bottom of Cerro Autana.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The Big Deal Vod

    The Big Deal

    Alastair Lee (2019)

    An action-packed profile of one of the UK’s strongest female boulderers on rock; Frances Bensley. As a relative newcomer to rock we charter Frances’ 12-month journey on some stunning and increasingly hard problems throughout the UK as she makes an extraordinary rise to a world-class level. Beautifully filmed, this featurette revels in Frances’ refreshing approach to bouldering all accompanied by her every enthusiastic and entertaining sister Alice. The film is part of the 2019 Brit Rock Film Tour.

    UK / 12 min

    The Big Deal

    Alastair Lee

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 12 min
    An action-packed profile of one of the UK’s strongest female boulderers on rock; Frances Bensley. As a relative newcomer to rock we charter Frances’ 12-month journey on some stunning and increasingly hard problems throughout the UK as she makes an extraordinary rise to a world-class level. Beautifully filmed, this featurette revels in Frances’ refreshing approach to bouldering all accompanied by her every enthusiastic and entertaining sister Alice. The film is part of the 2019 Brit Rock Film Tour.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Climbing blind Vod

    Climbing blind

    Alastair Lee (2020)

    Full feature version of the 2019 Brit Rock Film Tour film 'Climbing Blind'. Jesse Dufton was born with a 20% central vision. At four years of age, Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At age 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

    UK / 70 min

    Climbing blind

    Alastair Lee

    • 2020
    • UK
    • 70 min
    Full feature version of the 2019 Brit Rock Film Tour film 'Climbing Blind'. Jesse Dufton was born with a 20% central vision. At four years of age, Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At age 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth Vod

    Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth

    Alastair Lee (2018)

    How about attempting the second summit of the most remote mountain on Earth? The plan, by design, is ambitious; it requires kite skiing almost 2,000 kilometers round trip, towing gear on sleds, just to reach the highly technical peak, known, menacingly, as The Spectre. The three expedition members battle logistics, distance, wind and no-wind, frostbite, crevasses, and wrong turns. 'Who’d have thought I’d actually get here one day?' says expedition leader Leo Houlding, as the team closes in on the objective. He can be forgiven for scarcely believing where he finds himself. Who else could ever claim that 'We are the most remote people on Planet Earth right now'?

    UK / 49 min

    Spectre Expedition - To the End of the Earth

    Alastair Lee, Leo Houlding

    • 2018
    • UK
    • 49 min
    How about attempting the second summit of the most remote mountain on Earth? The plan, by design, is ambitious; it requires kite skiing almost 2,000 kilometers round trip, towing gear on sleds, just to reach the highly technical peak, known, menacingly, as The Spectre. The three expedition members battle logistics, distance, wind and no-wind, frostbite, crevasses, and wrong turns. 'Who’d have thought I’d actually get here one day?' says expedition leader Leo Houlding, as the team closes in on the objective. He can be forgiven for scarcely believing where he finds himself. Who else could ever claim that 'We are the most remote people on Planet Earth right now'?

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    Video on Demand

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