Hold Fast

Showing in: Wanaka

Wanaka Session 12: Wednesday July 4

 

 

Introduction

55mins, Director: Jim Aikman, USA, NZ Premiere, Subtitles: No

Conrad Anker is one of the greatest and most notorious professional mountain climbers in history. But at 55, his career in the big mountains is winding down, especially after he suffered a heart attack on a climb high in the Himalayas. His friend Alex Wildman is a novice big-wall climber and cardiac nurse who recently recovered from stage 4 lymphoma and intense chemotherapy. With a new lease on life, Alex is hungry to return to a life in the mountains. Together, they team up to support each other on a climb up Yosemite’s famously difficult El Capitan and put their traumatic brushes with mortality behind them.