POFF 2020 Final Ascent

The Legend of Hamish MacInnes
Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre - Auditorium

The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16, he climbed the Matterhorn. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak before Hillary and Tenzing. As an explorer, expedition leader and engineer he achieved world fame while, as inventor of the all-metal ice axe, author of the International Mountain Rescue Handbook and founder of Glencoe Mountain Rescue, he has been responsible for saving thousands of lives. But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalised against his will – later emerging from hospital to find his memory gone. This film tells the story of his life by mirroring his greatest challenge: to recover his memories and rescue himself.

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