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What’s on: Celebrating a Legend

Big Shakeout 2017

Join Eric Jones and Ioan Doyle’s adventure pilgrimage along the spine of the Andes from the comfort of the Big Shakeout Festival.

The weather's been a bit dreary of late and we've not been getting out and about quite as much as we'd like to. Instead we've been dreaming of faraway places and getting our adventure fix from books, podcasts, and films.

During that last bout of rain, we came upon a film so inspiring that we had to share it, so we've put it in the Big Shakeout Festival playlist. It's a film that has found a huge amount of success on the international stage, earning medalsat the SHAFF, LLAMFF, and the New York International Film and Television Awards. That film is Copa - Patagonia.

We've all heard of Eric Jones. With more pioneering ascents and expeditions under his belt that we can count on two hands, 78-year-old Eric has lived a life true to his motto: "life is adventure or nothing at all". Copa - Patagonia documents the legendary Welsh climber's trip to Patagonia with Ioan Doyle, a young climber who is only beginning to make his mark. Part biography, part swansong, Jones shares a lifetime of memories, stories and philosophies with his Doyle as the master and apprentice trace the spine of the Andes, climbing and exploring various locations along the way.

Copa Patagonia: Eric Jones and Ioan Doyle

An eclectic mix of melancholy humour laced with an unwavering spirit of adventure, Copa Patagonia tenderly reflects on the life of one of mountaineering's unsung heroes.

You'll be able to catch Copa - Patagonia, among other films at the Big Shakeout 2017. For now, you can watch the trailer on the Steepedge website.

To be the first to know what's coming up at the Big Shakeout, keep an eye on the news.

10 08 2017

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