Synopsis: Headlining with Jordan Buy’s second ascent of the coveted Widdop Wall, followed by what has been touted by gritstone guru John Dunne as ‘the hardest route on grit’ as Ryan Pasquill makes the first ascent of the outrageously difficult ‘Gerty Berwick’; the blank wall to the left of ‘The New Statesman’ at Ilkley, Yorkshire. Then Lucy Creamer stars in the hardest UK female ascent of a gritstone route as Lucy tries her luck on ‘Slab and Crack’ E8 at Cubar, Peak District. Another main attraction is one of gritstone’s unsung heroes Ben Bransby with his first ascent of a stunning highball boulder problem at Rylstone, Yorkshire.
Enjoy the bizarre capabilities of ‘Grit Kid’ Pete Whittaker as he makes the second ascent of ‘A Little Peculiar’ weighing in at British 7b, featuring one of the hardest moves of its type in the world. We also get esoteric at Brimham Rocks with a desperate E7 on sight by James McHaffie. Plus ground up action from Ben Bransby and James McHaffie.
Marmot presents a world class rock climbing film, featuring highlights from one of the best gritstone seasons ever!
Posing Productions is a dynamic team of climbing creatives breaking free from the cliched and predictable, aspiring to the unusual and adventurous. We love the whole outdoor climbing thang so much we combine the spectacular with humor, action with innovation, breathing heart and soul into all of our work. There are also dvds sold on this site not produced by Posing Productions, these are carefully selected titles by film makers that inspire us. You can be sure any of the films found on this site have that special something that sets them apart.
The Posing Productions website is primarily here to showcase and provide a point of sale for the photographic and film making talents of Alastair Lee who’s collaborations with talented animators and cameramen like David Halsted and David Reeves have produced a string of successful films. The break through act was in 2004 when Alastair teamed up with Dave Halsted to produce Twice Upon a Time in Bolivia which has now been a finalist at over a dozen international mountain film festivals and won six top awards. Their next film Storms an experimental climbing comedy scooped two gongs at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2005. In 2006 they produced another successful venture with the climbing blockbuster Set in Stone which ran off with ‘Best Climbing Film’ and the ‘People’s Choice’ at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, its also picked up a couple of awards in the States and is a must at any mountain film festival line up. In 2007 Alastair went solo as Dave’s animation career took off, to produce PSYCHE which picked up two awards at Kendal 2007, including Best Adventure Film and the People’s Choice Award and has won a further 7 awards around the globe.
Alastair is now well established as one of the UK’s leading adventure film makers since his 2008 release On Sight which has seen rave reviews and won the prestigious Grand Prize and Best Climbing film at the 2008 Kendal Mountain Film Festival. In 2009 Alastair teamed up with top climber Leo Houlding on his most ambitious film to date; The Asgard Project which has won 22 international awards and was broadcast on Discovery Channel’s freeview channel ‘Quest’. A further two epics have been produced with Leo; Autana (2012) and most recently The Last Great Climb which is scooping up gongs around the globe and is being broadcast on National Geographic US in July 2014.
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