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Brit Rock: Climbing Blind

Brit Rock: Climbing Blind



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Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.


Climbing Blind the incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, directed & produced by Alastair Lee in association with Montane - 60mins- will screen after the following 3 x short films including;

The Big Deal - produced and directed by Alastair Lee - 12m

Dream of White Horses - produced and directed by Paul Diffley - 8m

Nightmayer - Keith Sharples - 6m

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