“Hobnails and hemp rope” (Canada)

Bulgarian premiere of the film “Hobnails and hemp rope”, Canada, 2017, Greg Gransden, 25’

The film follows a group of amateur climbers as they set out to re-enact one of the most daring feats in Canadian mountaineering history – the 1916 ascent of Bugaboo Spire by the legendary guide Conrad Kain. Striving for historical accuracy, they use only mountaineering equipment from the early 1900s – wooden ice axes, hemp rope and hobnail boots. As bad weather moves in, they learn the hard way their antique gear is no match for the elements on one of Canada’s toughest peaks.

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