Best Mountaineering Film, Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2004
Best Mountaineering Film, Banff Mountain Film Festival 2004
A team of Russian rock climbers establish a new route on Great Sail Peak. The wall is 1,500m long with an average steepness of 85 to 90 degrees. At the end of the ascent, Valeri Rozov jumped off the wall in a wingsuit. A humourous and wacky musical.
The Great Sail peak is in the north of Canada, beyond the Polar Circle, in the Baffin island. In May 2002, as a part of ‘The Russian Way – Walls of the World’ project, a team of Russian rock climbers, featuring Alexander Odintsov, Alexander Ruchkin, Alexander Klenov, Mikhail Davy, as well as Valery Rosov, rock climber and BASE jumper, established a new unique route they called Rubicon.
At the end of the ascent, Valeri Rozov jumped off the wall in a wingsuit. The flight lasted 55 seconds. The ascent had taken 16 days.
About the Film
6 April 2011