Saturday 16 November 2019 at 16:30 - 18:00


Brewery Arts Centre Theatre

Special Film Screening - Climbing Blind presented by Montane

The incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy, directed & produced by Alastair Lee in association with Montane.

Hear from Alastair Lee and climber Jesse Dufton as they join us on stage for a special Q&A.

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 fiancée 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.

Presented by Montane

Montane is a British company that engineers innovative, breathable, lightweight clothing and equipment for endurance sports and activities in extreme environments.