Synopsis: A documentary exploring the benefits of risk-taking for women in outdoors adventure sport. The story follows the filmmaker, as she learns to deal with ear of failure while bouldering in the Peak District. To aid with this journey, she meets with advisors and learns how they cope with risk-taking and fear as women in the outdoors adventure sports world.
The words ‘risk’ and ‘danger’ are words not usually associated with the feminine, and yet taking risks and accepting challenges are deeply important aspects of being able to understand one’s self, something everyone should have the opportunity to do, despite their gender. As a woman, I never realized how few physical risks I took until I started taking them three years ago, when I started climbing. I felt that I was inexperienced in dealing with my fear and controlling my anxiety, and that I had few role models to look to for support. I think women pushing their limits should be talked about more, and women should be encouraged to be resilient and to take risks as much as men. I think that this is important as it is through challenge, and the enjoyment of challenge that we can discover a lot about ourselves. Overcoming challenges is part of what makes us who we are.
Annie Martin comes from Devon in the UK. She currently lives in London and has just finished studying Film Practice at University of the Arts London. She’s looking forward to focusing on telling stories about outdoor adventure sports, and spending more time running her women’s climbing YouTube channel, Bouldering Dabrats.