The Mountains of Yesterday

The Mountains of Yesterday

Rock climbing in Riglos in Spain remains one of the most special experiences for even the best of today's climbers - but in years gone by it was a totally unique challenge.


Best Mountain Film, XVI International Festival of Mountain and Adventure Films, Torelló, Spain

Gold Conch Best Film & Best Spanish Film, International SportFilm Festival Ciudad de Santander, Spain

Gold Gentian Best Film on Alpinism, Trento Film Festival

Special Prize of the Jury, International Mountaineering Film Festival, Teplice Nad Metují, Czech Republic

Best Mountain Film, 7th International Festival of Mountain Films, Poprad, Slovakia

Best Film on Mountain Culture,Banff Mountain Film Festival

Judge's Special Prize, Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Best Film Alpine Documentation, 11th International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival, Graz, Austria

Best Documentary & Best Director, Lorca Nacional Video Festival

Best Documentary, V Certamen de Video Cuadrilla de Laguardia-Rioja Alavesa, Laguardia

During the 1930’s and 1940’s nearly all the peaks of Riglos, in Spain, had been conquered; there only remained one singular pinnacle known for its caprichous form as 'the Cigar', which still hadn’t been climbed.

Ascending this spire of rock represented an exceptional challenge, and the most outstanding climbers in the nation were eyeing it carefully. The story of the conquest of this Mallo would be the most tragic of all the summits of this massif.

The Mountains of Yesterday


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