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Synopsis: THE LAST GREAT CLIMB from Alastair Lee, is an epic to end all mountain epics, set in the stunning mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

The 2013 film follows top adventure climber Leo Houlding with his tried and tested team of Jason Pickles and Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary as they attempt to make the first ascent of the NE ridge of ‘the master piece of the range’ – the majestic ‘Ulvetanna Peak’ (2931m). One of the most technically demanding climbs in the world’s harshest environment.

The film tells the story of a climber’s life long dream reach one of the world’s most remote and difficult summits, interweaved with the fascinating story of the mountain itself – which incredibly was only discovered in 1994. All set against the backdrop of the current age of mountaineering where few great lines remained unclimbed.

Every inch of this daring journey is captured by multi-award winner Alastair Lee as we get to know the redoubtable and hilarious team. The crew experience unprecedentedly good weather but eventually the Antarctic conditions begin to grind them down as inevitably the conditions become ‘less favourable’ whilst they attempt to defy the odds and complete the climb.

Including interviews from Sir Chris Bonington, as well as Norwegian climbers Ivar Tolleffsen & Robert Caspersen, who first explored the area in 1994.

‘The Last Great Climb’ is simply one of the most spectacular and inspiring mountaineering films ever made.


Documentary, Adventure, Sports


Not Rated



Run Time

60 minutes


Leo Houlding
Jason Pickles
Sean "Stanley" Leary

Directed by

Alastair Lee

Prod. Company

Sponsor brands


St. Anton Film Festival - Austria - 2015

People's Choice Award

Leggimontagna Film Festival - Italy - 2014

Grand Prize

New Zealand Film Festival - New Zealand - 2014

Best Climbing Film

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Canada - 2013

Best Climbing Film

Kendall Mountain Film Festival - UK - 2013

Judges' Special Prize

Country of Origin

Antarctica, UK

Production Year


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