Shared Vision. For the charity Lighthouse, San Francisco
‘Shared Vision – A Journey Beyond Sight’ features Red Szell who suffers from the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa and is now blind. He’s always had an adventurous streak and in June, 2019 we join him on this inspirational journey to the far NW corner of Scotland. As the first blind climber to reach the top of the iconic Old Man of Hoy and Old Man of Stoer only Am Buachaille remains in the trilogy of these blades of rock that jut from the crashing Atlantic. Just reaching the base will involve a triathlon of sorts, with a mountain bike ride, a steep scramble down the mainland cliff before a swim across the tidal flow to reach the start of the climb. He then has just 4 hours to get up and get off before the tide races in. Red’s story is a journey beyond sight.
This film had its Premiere at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in November 2019.