“Dringo i'r Eitha' (Climbing to the Limits)”
Alun Hughes (Gro) - 49 min
14. Nov. 2008 from 14:30 in Steiermarksaal
He’s only been climbing for a year, but is already regarded as the one of the best British climbers for his age. The film portrays the Welsh climber Ioan Doyle, age 16, as he races through the grades to reach E5 in his first summer of rock climbing.
His obsession gives his mother Catrin nightmares, but despite his mothers inability to 'let him go', he climbs his first 8a sports climb in Kalymnos, Greece. Culminating in a trip to America, Ioan goes to prove himself on some of the world’s biggest climbs in Yosemite California with his climbing partner Mills, who has a fear of heights!
Kamera Alpin in Gold 2008
This marvellous portrait shows, in a touching way, episodes from the life of Welsh climber Ioan Alun Doyle. While the teenager is fledging on vertical walls, his mother and his fatherly friend on the ground have to learn to let go.