Operation Moffatt

Multi award winning, thoughtful portrait of 90 year old writer and climber Gwen Moffatt.


Running time

20 minutes

Our Judges say:

Absolutely fantastic - wonderful to learn about Gwen Moffat and see Claire and Jen follow in her footsteps. Can imagine watching it over and over

David Hanney

The incredible story of 90 year old adventurer Gwen Moffatt: barefoot climber, crime writer, cold water swimmer, a woman whose love for mountains know no bounds. An extraordinary record of an extraordinary life, lived by an extraordinary person.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Inspiration, fun and a new insight in to climbing

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britain's first female mountain guide, Gwen Moffat. Grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security, wilderness over tick lists, writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall climb, run, scramble and swim their way through some of Gwen's most cherished British landscapes. Including candid interviews with 91 year old Gwen, a fresh take on landscape photography, previously unseen archive materials and unashamedly real action sequences, the film captures Gwen's infectious excitement for a life constantly seeking something strange or beautiful around the next bend.