Final Ascent

Alhambra - Keswick
£8.10
  • Fri 5 Jul
  • 20:00

Presented in association with George Fisher, Keswick

Balcony seats only, stalls being refurbished. Please contact cinema if you have accessibility issues.


Synopsis

The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car - from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak before Hillary and Tenzing. As an explorer, expedition leader and engineer he achieved world fame. As inventor of the all metal ice axe, author of the International Mountain Rescue Handbook and founder of Glencoe Mountain Rescue he has been responsible for saving hundreds of lives, if not thousands. But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalised against his will, suffering from delirium. After a spell in psychogeriatric detainment in a hospital in the Highlands of Scotland, during which he made many escape attempts - he emerged to find his memory gone. This film tells the story of his life by mirroring his greatest challenge: to recover his memories and rescue himself.

Rating:
PG
PG CertificateGenerally, a film classified as 'PG' will be suitable for children aged eight and over. However, as some elements within the film might be unsettling for some viewers, it is strongly recommended that parents/guardians - who know their own children best - consult the consumer advice available on this website before deciding on what is appropriate.
Advisory:
references to fatal climbing accidents, mild bad language, injury detail
Duration:
83 min
Genres:
Documentary
Director:
Robbie Fraser
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