In 2018, Sasha DiGiulian made the first female ascents of three 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rookies established by Sonnie Trotter. The three routes are War Hammer, The Shining Uncut and Blue Jeans Direct.
DiGiulian was in Banff and spoke about the film after the world premiere. It’s the first film from her new production company Female Focused Adventures and took place in a wildfire smoke-filled-Bow-Valley. DiGiulian talks about moving to Canada for the summer, meeting new friends and pushing herself after a shoulder injury to send the three steep routes.
With partners Trotter, Mike Doyle, Peter Hoang and Dexter Bateman, the film follows DiGiulian on her summer mission. She was the second climber to send all three routes after Trotter. Watch the trailer below.
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What a special weekend experiencing the premiere of the first film I have produced at such a beautiful Film Festival like @banffmountainfestival – It was an absolute honor to take home the People’s Choice Award. – My partner on this film, the editor of The Trilogy, @tjtriage , is one of a host of many that is responsible for this. – People’s Choice is exactly what I hope this film represents; a film about community, coming together, and being a part of a journey. ♥️ Thank you all! Can’t wait to continue to share this experience with all of you! Photo: @lovealwayspriscilla @justinreedolsen