John Gill Across Time
Synopsis: This is a study of the great master climber and boulderer, John Gill, through the eyes of author and poet Pat Ament. The film is a bit like the Godfather II, a stand-alone second part to the film “The Disciples of Gill”. Viewers learn in depth about Gill’s most famous problems and secret ways he did them. Gill answers questions boulderers have asked for decades. The film features more of the old black-and-white footage from the original Silent Climber film, the only footage of Gill when he was in his best shape.
This is a little like the Godfather II, a stand-alone second part to the film “the Disciples of Gill.” The great mystical boulderer goes into depth about his most famous problems, secret ways he did them, and answers questions boulderers have asked for decades.
Pat Ament was the 2013 inductee into the Boulder Sports Hall of Fame. He has received a lifetime achievement award, in company with Lynn Hill and John Bachar, and has won many awards, such as the “Best Spirit” award at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Jim McCarthy, president of the American Alpine Club emeritus, calls Pat Ament, “the poet laureate of American climbing writing.” Jim Perrin, England’s best mountaineering writing, calls Pat “America’s best climbing pen.”