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SPORTS . ADVENTURE

The Citadel

60' (ENG)
Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey aim to make the first ascent of the extraordinary 1200m long north-west ridge.

Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the Citadel stands at a stunning 3,000m in one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains, which are largely unexplored due to their typically poor conditions and remote location. Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey aim to make the first ascent up the extraordinary 1,200m long northwest ridge. We take a front seat ride and are with them on every step of the way through all the hardships and struggles, disappointments and hopes.

The stage is set for two mountaineers, who despite their many accomplishments, must still seek out new lines in unchartered territory. The odds are stacked heavily against them. It’s a hard and difficult climb to the top. They test their endurance, will and commitment to the climb. Why? -So that they can experience the freedom of standing alone on a peak with no one else around for miles; the chance to chart their legacy as explorers and adventure seekers and make their own paths in life. 

The Citadel is a stunning 3,000m peak in one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range. With the mantra “EatClimbRepeat”, the mountaineers need a minimum of 3 weeks to make it to the top. Will they make it? In the documentary we take a front seat ride on a trip through the unknown and are with Matt and Jon every step of the way through all the hardships and struggles, hopes and disappointments. What unfolds is a classic narrative arc where success is snatched from the jaws of defeat.

 

Festivals & Awards:

Golden Award, Baku International Film Festival 2016
Best Documentary, Sports Film Festival Moscow 2016
Best Cinematography, Chamonix Adventure Film Festival 2016
Grand Prize, Flix Mountain & Adventure Film Festival 2016
Best Climbing Film, Flix Mountain & Adventure Film Festival 2016
Grand Prize, Verona Mountain Film Festival 2016
Best Climbing Film, Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2016
UIAA Best Climbing Film, Trento Film Festival 2016
Best Cinematography, Danish Adventure Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary, Torello Mountain Film Festival 2015
UIAA Best Climbing Film, Trento Film Festival 2016

Original Title: The Citadel
Year: 2015
Length: 60' (ENG)
Resolution: 4K
Film by: Alastair Lee
Produced by: Posing Production

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