Hello, and welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. My name is Daniel Neilson and in these podcasts, I speak to athletes, climbers and explorers in an attempt to understand why they do what they do, what makes them so tenacious and successful.
My guest this month perhaps understands this better than most. After all, he's dedicated his life to documenting remarkable journeys; whether that's first ascents on Baffin Island or following my recent guest Jesse Dufton lead up the Old Man of Hoy, a remarkable feat for someone almost entirely blind. Al Lee's resulting film Climbing Blind has so far won the Grand Prize at the Kendal Mountain Festival and the Best Climbing Film at the Torello Mountain Film Festival. Inevitably there are plenty more gongs on its way.
Why? Well, Al makes his films with such humanity, such a strong narrative hook, and avoids all the cliches. Let him tell you how he does it.