'Distilled' (2013), UK, Dir Paul Diffley
Scotland in winter is an arena where mountaineers pit their skills against exacting climbs often in ferocious conditions. It is respected by climbers around the world. Distilled examines what makes the climbing here so potent.
Andy Cave first climbed in Scotland as a teenager. This was the start of a lifelong journey for Andy, which took him from the depths of a Yorkshire coal mine to the peaks of the Himalayas. As the story unfolds we see dramatic footage of Andy climbing some of Scotland's classic and most challenging winter routes in the full spectrum of conditions that Scotland's mountains can conjure.
Distilled is a celebration of Scottish winter climbing and a poignant profile of a life spent in the mountains.
"It’s almost enough to make a non-climber think about investing in a helmet, a harness and a few lengths of rope." - The Scotsman