The Project Magazine has collaborated with filmmaker Dan Cheetham and climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk for This is Why.
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk is one of the UK's top climbers. Since becoming the first female to redpoint (i.e to climb from the ground with no falls) the 8c-graded Bat Route she has set her sights on one of the hardest routes in the UK: Rainshadow. This route, graded 9a, has only had six ascents to date. If she succeeds, this will be a truly groundbreaking ascent. Here Mina reflects on her life and experiences in climbing and the processes involved in operating at the top end of the sport, including managing expectations and the concept of failure. Dan Cheetham has a unique approach to filmmaking, he takes inspiration from his background in arts and his career in psychotherapy to create an individual style exploring his subjects motivations.
Filmed on bmpcc camera, Helios 58mm 44-2, Pentax C mount 14mm, meteor 17-69. Sankor 16C anamorphic lens.
Artist Jon Hopkins
Breathe This Air
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