Speed alpinism film judged best in fest, Grough

4th Mar 2011

A vertiginous record of amazing speed climber Ueli Steck is the winning entry in this year’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

Judges put The Swiss Machine at the top of the pile.

The amazing aerial footage of the 34-year-old’s speed ascents of the Eiger’s North Face and Yosemite’s El Capitan in the Sender Films production impressed climber Lucy Creamer, Nik Cook and Si Homfray.

Eastern Rises by Felt Soul Media and Salt by Jerrycan Films were commended.  Read more & watch trailers on Grough
Picture c Ueli Steck.