New film by Alastair Lee is Citadel 20152015-10-08Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the Citadel is a stunning 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains. Due to their typically poor conditions and remote location are largely unexplored. Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey are one the UK's most formidable partnerships in alpine climbing with many world class ascents to their names from the UK to the Alps and the greater ranges. Their objective is to make the first ascent of the extraordinary 1200m long north-west ridge.Alastair LeeMatt Helliker (Himself - Climber); Jon Bracey (Himself - Climber)Documentary; Adventurehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9gC9zpmh9I373123 is out. The film is the first real climbing film shot in 4K (not counting amateur filmings with GoPro hero and the like which are also 4K). The flick features Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey, the same team that features in previous film Moonflower Posing Productions20112011-11-23Take a front seat ride and experience what it takes to make a first ascent on one of the world's biggest alpine faces in 2011. The film joins top British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker as they honor their late friend Jules Cartwright by following his original vision of making a stunning and formidable new line on Mt Hunter's incredible north buttress; The Moonflower. Climbing the steepest and coldest section of the buttress; marvel at the dogged determination of the world class climbers as they approach exhaustion in an effort to complete the line before the increasingly freezing conditions irrevocably turn against them. The fruits of their efforts result in 'The Cartwright Connection' Ca 6000ft, Alaskan grade 6 (M6, AI6, 5.8, A2).Alastair LeeJon Bracey; Matt HellikerDocumentary; Adventurehttp://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/dJz0pvtJoffxbrgx8u9mpTeqXST.jpghttp://www.posingproductions.com/product.php?form_action=detail&product_id=248333651.
As in "Moonflower" the guys find themselves again in Alaska but whereas the previous time they were climbing variation to classic MoonflowerMount Hunter4442mNorth sideAK6; VI AI6 M6/Sco 7, 5.9,A32100m, 7-10 days on route this time they visit very little known Neacola Mountains of Aleutian Range. Their target was Northwest ridgeCitadel2597m. Unlike what is normally the case, climbers did not report the details about the climb to keep audience in suspense.
- Citadel - An Interview with Alastair Lee. Dubbed ‘The Mountain God’, the Citadel is a stunning 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains. The Citadel is a film by Alastair Lee following Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey’s objective to make the first ascent of the 1200m-long north-west ridge. Andrew Mazibrada caught up with Al to find out more about the film and the story behind creating it. By Andrew at Sidetracked Magazine on 2015.
- Vertical Pioneering. One of Britain’s elite alpinists, Matt Helliker has pioneered climbs across the world. Following his return from making a state-of-the-art film about climbing in Alaska, he talks to Suzy Bennett about what’s behind his success. By Suzy at Sidetracked Magazine on 2015.
- Mountaineers Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey relive Citadel climb. Described as "the James Hunt and Niki Lauda of the climbing world", Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey's arduous attempt to scale one of Alaska's most remote peaks is the subject of a new documentary. But what drives the mountaineers to risk life and limb? By Simon Armstrong at BBC on 2015-11-21.
- 'Citadel' Is the Tech Future of Adventure Film. The first full-length mountain film to be shot entirely in 4K is no gimmick: it's a game changer for high-action, small-budget productions. By Brent Rose at Outside Online on 2015-11-24.
- Pixels, peaks and pitons! Shooting ‘The Citadel’ in 4K. Mountaineering filmmaker Alastair Lee has been breaking new ground shooting climbing expeditions. CPN writer James Morris caught up with him as he was in post-production for his latest film, entitled ‘The Citadel’, the first mountaineering movie shot entirely in 4K... By Alastair Lee at Canon Europe on 2015-09.
- Citadel (2015)Citadel Mountain Film: Review. Alastair Lee's latest is a visually stunning and very British epic tale of Alaskan mountaineering. At Outrdoors Magic.
- Citadel (2015)Posing Productions Citadel reviewed. "With the Asgard, Autana, Ulvetanna trilogy there was a feeling that the spectacular footage drove the film but with Citadel you get the same image quality combined with a stronger and more achievable narrative. In technical and visual terms the film is up there with the best but in developing the characters the story becomes one that will appeal more to the average climber and mountaineer than the National Geographic audience of TLGC." By The MyOutdoors Team at MyOutdoors on 2015-12-01.