Winterfest – Climbing Film Tour

Introducing the Climbing Film Tour, formerly known as the Vertical Life Film Tour. The Climbing Film Tour is back for it’s 4th season with an awesome selection of short films celebrating the global climbing community.

In “A New Line,” follow Lucy Stirling on a personal journey to reignite her passion for outdoor climbing, taking a break from competition to embark on a month-long road trip to the Blue Mountains. Lucy seeks to redefine the meaning of climbing and find deeper connections in nature and her life. “If It’s Easy, It’s Not Fun” features Liv Sansoz, Zeb Roche, and filmmaker Aurelie Gonin as they tackle Jordan’s Wadi-Rum desert, conquering big walls and experiencing thrilling paragliding flights. “A Stirling Mission” takes you to Western Australia’s Stirling Ranges, showcasing the world of highlining. “Transcendence” follows Adrien Costa‘s journey from professional cycling to adaptive climbing after a life-changing accident. “Electric Avenue” explores new climbing routes on Gendarme des Cosmiques, and “The Totem Pole” is a captivating short film highlighting the disconnection between everyday life and the reality of climbing in Tasmania’s wilderness, delivering a message of resilience and awareness.

The Climbing Film Tour is a unique platform for climbers and filmmakers worldwide to share their stories with the community. Every year, a selection of amazing films is chosen by our Vertical Life climbing team for a global tour, with screenings in hundreds of gyms, cinemas, and diverse locations worldwide. Please note that film lineups may vary between screenings.

Climbing Film Tour: a New Line - Lucy StirlingA NEW LINE – LUCY STIRLING

Join Lucy Stirling on a personal quest to rediscover her passion for outdoor climbing. Taking a break from competition, Lucy embarks on a month-long road trip to the Blue Mountains, a renowned climbing destination. Through her journey, she seeks to redefine the meaning of climbing and find deeper emotional connections in nature and her own life. Experience Lucy’s compelling story as she strives to reignite her fire and pursue her outdoor climbing goals.

 

 

 

Climbing Film Tour: if It's Easy, It's Not FunIF IT’S EASY, IT’S NOT FUN

Liv Sansoz, climbing World champion, and Zeb Roche, paraglider and guide, invite filmmaker and photographer Aurelie Gonin on an adventure in Jordan’s Wadi-Rum desert. Together, they aim to conquer big walls, capture breathtaking photos, and tackle the challenging Jihad wall. Follow their captivating journey through mesmerizing landscapes, exhilarating climbs, and adrenaline-pumping paragliding flights. Experience the fusion of action, culture, and friendship in “If It’s Easy, It’s Not Fun,” an ode to the thrill of adventure.

 

 

Climbing Film Tour: A Sterling Mission: a Western Australian Highlining StoryA STERLING MISSION: A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN HIGHLINING STORY

Join a tight and passionate group of highliners as they visit the beautiful Stirling Ranges in Western Australia. This new film will showcase the logistics, camaraderie, fear, excitement and stoke of highlining in this epic location.

 

 

 

 

Climbing Film Tour: TranscendenceTRANSCENDENCE

At age 21, Adrien Costa was a professional cyclist at the top of the professional circuit when he decided to leave the sport and pursue climbing. Six months later, he had an accident in the mountains that changed his life forever… The film follows his recovery from the accident and journey to the cutting edge of adaptive climbing, taking on an ambitious alpine climbing goal in Washington with a revered mentor.

 

 

 

Climbing Film Tour: Electric AvenueELECTRIC AVENUE

Right next to Aiguille du Midi, situated in a sea of mountains at an altitude of 3842m, stands proudly the 50m high granite monolith Gendarme des Cosmiques. For the past 30 years it hosted only 2 climbing routes, Digital Crack (8a) and Arête des Cosmiques (8a), but this changed on the 10th of August 2022.

 

 

 

 

Climbing Film Tour: The Totem PoleTHE TOTEM POLE

A captivating short film exploring the disconnection between day-to-day life and the reality of climbing in a remote and unforgiving environment. As an invitation to the awareness of societal influence comes to life, four climbers explore the Tasmanian wilderness crafting an empowering message of resilience

Filmed & Edited by Jack Bryn
Directed & Narrated by Christian McEwen