‘Islands: Traditional Tales of Lakeland Climbing’ is a three-part film which gives an insight into the world of hard traditional ascents in the birthplace of rock climbing, the English Lake District. 'Islands' features fantastic footage of first ascents and hard repeats of routes from E6 (5.12c) to E9 (5.13c) by Wild Country and Red Chili climbers Adam Hocking and James McHaffie, as well Lakes stalwarts Mike Przygrodzki and Stuart Wood. It also features interviews and commentaries from Lakes legend and Wild Country climber Dave Birkett and the indefatigable Leo Houlding.
Premiered at Kendal film festival to great acclaim Islands is a sensitive and cinematic documentary film, that represents the Lakes and it’s characters in a simple and poignant way. And with sport climbing and bouldering gaining popularity, this film provides a deep and sometimes comical perspective on the great British trad climbing tradition.