The Citadel – an epic new mountain film from multi-award winning film producer Alastair Lee starring Osprey athlete Matt Helliker and his climbing partner Jon Bracey is now on show at film festivals across the globe.
As the world’s first mountaineering documentary shot entirely in 4k, this film offers a stunning insight into the world of alpine climbing. Featuring Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey as they make the first ascent of the extraordinary 1200m long north-west ridge of the Citadel. Named ‘The Mountain God’, the Citadel is a spectacular 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched and unexplored corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains.
The team embarked upon this project with the objective to push the boundaries and capture hard alpine climbing like never before. Employing the latest cineflex technology combined with an innovative vision the final results are truly incredible; the next dimension in mountain film. ‘The Citadel’ is set to be a stunning visual piece the like of which has not been seen to date.
The film begins in Matt and Jon’s hometown of Chamonix, France where we see the ins and outs of their deeply contrasting personal lives. The stage is also set here for why two accomplished mountaineers must still seek out new lines in unchartered territory where the odds are stacked heavily against them. We take a front seat ride and are with Matt and Jon every step of the way through all the hardships and struggles, hopes and disappointments that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Both Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey use their Osprey Mutant packs to securely hold their gear and supplies on this epic adventure.