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Reel Rock 8: SAR Fundraiser Movie Night · Tuesday, November 12th
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Start: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 7:00 pm
This year, the VOC will be showing the new 2013 Reel Rock 8 movie in the Norm theater!! We'll be fundraising for Squamish and North Shore Search and Rescue. Tickets will be available in the VOC clubroom, the Outpost in the Student Union Building, Valhalla Pure Outfitters (88 W Broadway, Vancouver), and the Hive Bouldering Gym (520 Industrial Ave, Vancouver), and will be $15 each in advance and $17 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm.
The raffle and then the movie start at 8pm.
Forty-three-year-old Yuji Hirayama is one of the great legends of modern climbing. Near retirement, he plans one big swan-song mission to complete a project, one of his hardest ever, at the spectacular summit of Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. But first he must find the right partner. Enter Daniel Woods, the young American boulderer who is one of the strongest humans in the climbing world, but lacks mountain experience. Daniel-San travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama’s mentorship, and the unlikely duo team up for the expedition of a lifetime.
High Tension: Ueli Steck and the Clash on Everest
Mount Everest made headlines around the world this year when it was reported that Ueli Steck and Simone Moro, one of the strongest duos in alpinism, were attacked by a crowd of angry sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a cutting edge new route on the highest — and most crowded — mountain in the world. Fearing for their lives, the climbers fled the mountain, and the incident sparked a flurry of gasps and angry recrimination: sherpas, western climbers, guiding companies, even the legendary mountain itself were pounded with criticism from all sides. Amidst the bizarre event, REEL ROCK was embedded with the climbing team and given an exclusive look at what happened that day, and why.
The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding dangerous routes and a competitive machismo among the driven young climbers risking it all to prove their boldness. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blond girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9 (super hard, super sketchy), Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Having mastered the scrappy seacliffs at home she teams up with Emily Harrington to tackle the massive, untamed bigwalls of Taghia Gorge, Morocco.
This year's Reel Rock will feature a segment on Sender Film's new feature documentary about the counterculture climbing scene in Yosemite over the last 50 years. Provisionally titled “Valley Uprising,” the film brings all the legends to life: from Royal Robbins’ epic battle with Warren Harding to the fabled drug plane crash of 1977 and the escalating tensions between climbers and national park rangers.
Get your climbing stoke on! You can contact me (Omid) or any exec for tickets! Post questions on the message board :).