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Dawn Wall Wins Best Mountain Film at Banff Film Fest 2018

Dawn Wall takes the award for best feature-length mountain film at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2018.

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 900-metre rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.

The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb.

It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles.

“Make no mistake, this film provides a gargantuan serving of the doing, but the true success, and story, of this multi-layered epic is its main protagonist and the trilogy of challenges that come his way — equal parts body, mind and heart — and the deeply human way he deals with them,” said jury member Jim Herrington.