Climbing Blind is a documentary that focuses upon the life and climbs of Jesse Dufton. Jesse was born with 20% central vision and at the age of 4 years was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. At 20 Jesse could no longer read and by the time he was 30 his vision had reduced to just light perception. As a life long climber, Jesse has flown in the face of adversity - training for World Cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. Despite his devastating condition he has sought out some extraordinary challenges - not least, a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack.
Climbing Blind is produced and directed by the acclaimed film maker Alistair Lee. He will be introducing the film at Buxton Opera House as part of the Brit Rock Film Tour on 19th November. Tickets can be bought here.
Climbing Blind will be appearing at all of the Brit Rock Film Tour dates. These can be found here.
Jesse's account of climbing the Old Man of Hoy can be found here.
A fascinating interview with Jesse and Molly can be found here.
The British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) are organising a Science Day in the Peak District on the 13th November 2019. Why not come along? Details can be found here.