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Jesse Dufton

further faster podcast episode 16 jesse dufton | montane 06/11/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE 16: Jesse Dufton

In Further, Faster we have an in-depth conversation with explorers, mountaineers and athletes to understand exactly why, and how, they do what they do. What is it that pushes them to the limit of human endurance and why do they feel the need to do it. This time we’re speaking to Jesse Dufton. So who is Jesse? Well, he’s a climber. A good one. His dad first took him climbing at the 2. At the age of 11, he led his first route. His climbing life continued through his uni years,... Read More

CLIMBING BLIND Trailer | montane 26/09/2019
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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... Read More

Climbing Blind | montane 14/08/2019
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BRIT ROCK 2019: CLIMBING BLIND PREMIER DATE SET

The Brit Rock Film Tour has a well-deserved reputation as being the sounding board for all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers.  Montane have teamed up with Brit Rock to sponsor this years’ tour, building its pedigree by also supporting the headline film – part of a stunning line up of compelling stories from the vertical world.  It is its strongest programme to date, and premiers in Sheffield on 24 October. The climbing film set for as... Read More

jesse dufton | montane 05/06/2019
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JESSE DUFTON: FIRST BLIND LEAD ASCENT OF OLD MAN OF HOY

Montane supported GB Para Climber Jesse Dufton successfully completes the first blind lead ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. Jesse Dufton (red) lead climbing the bold 4th pitch as time became an increasing factor for the team (©Alastair Lee/Brit Rock Film Tour 2019) At 22:10 on 4th June Jesse Dufton and sighted partner Molly Thompson made history when they summited the Old Man of Hoy – Jesse was the first blind person to lead the 450ft Old Red Sandstone seastack. “I did it! A clean onsight lead of the... Read More

29/05/2019
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JESSE DUFTON TO CLIMB ‘OLD MAN OF HOY’ WITH MONTANE

Montane lends support to GB Para Climber Jesse Dufton for the first blind lead ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. Jesse Dufton climbing The Sloth (HVS 5a) at The Roaches – described as “…simply incomparable to anything else I’ve seen in climbing” by Neil Gresham. Jesse Dufton is a member of the GB Paraclimbing Team. He is also blind and won the 2018 National Indoor Climbing Championships (B1 Category). A highly experienced climber and mountaineer, Jesse has climbed since he was young, and now leads trad with the help... Read More