Climbing Blind Trailer
Climbing Blind is Premiering during the opening night of the Montane supported Brit Rock Film Tour on the 24th October 2019 .
A documentary of Jesse Duftons’ world-first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, culminating at 22:10 on 4th June when Jesse and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history. Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack.
The film – supported by Montane – documents Jesses’ year-long campaign to achieve this world first, serving as a billet doux to the grit that is a central tenet of British Rock Climbing, exemplified by Jesse’s resolve and immense capability.
“I’ve never seen him searching around for holds so much, holding himself in strenuous positions as the obvious footholds sat quietly unused and all the sand on the holds. It must have felt pretty insecure to say the least. But on he battled, and what a glorious ascent it was. Staggering.”
Alastair Lee, Posing Productions & Brit Rock Film Tour