Synopsis: A gripping adventure into the world of cutting edge rock and ice climbing, ON SIGHT documents what is possible with a ground up, no pre-practice approach to climbing, resulting in raw, compelling and often frightening situations. Pushing personal limits, climbers must be willing to take a 30 foot fall for the ultimate on sight ascent.
In the age of indoor gym climbing and pre-practiced ascents, On Sight gets back to the basics of climbing, the simple game of getting to the top using only your strength, skill and guts!
Filmed On Location In
Iceland – Ian Parnell and Neil Gresham ice climbing at Kaldakinn
Ireland – Ricky Bell amazing first ascent on the huge Fairhead seacliffs
Scotland – Ian Parnell and Jon Winters do some insane winter climbing
North Wales –
- Gogarth E8 on sight attempts
Grade myths are shattered in Llanberris Pass
First ground up ascents at Cloggy
The story of ‘Strawberries’ a notoriously un-on-sightable route!
Gritstone ground up; Pete Robins, Jordan Buys and Leo Houlding.
Seeking true adventure, delving into the unknown, revelling in uncertainty; ON SIGHT is produced by multi-award winning film maker Alastair Lee.
GRAND PRIZE, KENDAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2008
BEST CLIMBING FILM, KENDAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2008
BEST CLIMBING FILM, SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL, 2009
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, LONDON MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2009
BEST MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILM, POPRAD MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, 2009