Film

Boys In The Bugs

Matt Segal and Will Stanhope have spent a decade climbing the world's hardest cracks. Now they travel deep into the Canadian wilderness to the infamous Bugaboo Mountains where they are looking for the ultimate next-level crack climb.
 
Will Stanhope climbing the Tom Eagan Memorial Route on the Snowpatch Spire, the Bugaboos, British Columbia, Canada. Photo by Kyle Berkompas

About

Director

Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr

Producer

Zachary Barr

Running time

18 minutes

Country / Nationality

USA

Our Judges say:

"How on earth did they do THAT?" + "These guys are hilarious" = enormously fun film :)

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Whisky on the wall... when climbing gets desperate.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Matt Segal and Will Stanhope have spent a decade climbing the world's hardest cracks. Crack climbing is a bold, traditionalist discipline in which climbers “jam” their hands, feet and even entire bodies into cracks, while skillfully protecting themselves from a fall by placing their own removable gear in the rock. In an age of elite athletes, fad diets and training regimes, Matt and Will harken back to the old school of climbing, where guts and spirit make up for their lack of planning and healthy lifestyle. Now they travel deep into the Canadian wilderness to the infamous Bugaboo Mountains where they are looking for the ultimate next-level crack climb – following a long, thin break in the rock so narrow that only the tips of their fingers fit inside. It’s the beginning of an epic, multi-year quest that will change their lives.