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GORROPU

 AN INSPIRATIONAL ROCK CLIMBING STORY

400

MT

11

PITCHES

8b

LEVEL

Synopsis

Gorropu is a film portrait of Aleksandra Taistra, a passionate rock climber with a unique focus and determination, who realized her multi-season project Hotel Supramonte in October 2019.

 

A project of this sort requires a commitment level that most would call unattainable and Aleksandra battled tough weather conditions and self-doubt, often without a regular climbing partner, on her journey to complete the route. The film describes both the talents of Aleksandra and the emotional and mental side that underly a project of such ambition.

 

Through the awe inspiring landscapes of Gorropu and other stunning Sarda landscapes, the film illustrates how Aleksandra has made climbing one of her raison d’être and how with perseverance and self belief a seemingly unattainable goal can become a stepping stone towards understanding oneself.

The route

Hotel Supramonte is among the most revered multipitch climbs in Europe, renowned as much for its difficulty as for its beauty. The route is located on the sweeping faces of Gorropu Canyon in the wild Supramonte mountain range of Urzulei, Sardinia where just to reach the base of the climb requires a 6km hike and the weather can change in an instant.

The line ascends 11 pitches/400m of steep and beautiful limestone with maximum difficulties of 8b yet the challenge of Hotel is not only this single ‘crux’ rope length, but in the cumulative difficulty with three 8th grade pitches back to back and little respite before or afterwards.

PRODUCTION

Hotel Supramonte is among the most revered multipitch climbs in Europe, renowned as much for its difficulty as for its beauty. The route is located on the sweeping faces of Gorropu Canyon in the wild Supramonte mountain range of Urzulei, Sardinia where just to reach the base of the climb requires a 6km hike and the weather can change in an instant.

The production team arrived just after Aleksandra had completed her project and, although the moment of success had passed, we strove to produce a film which was as spontaneous and natural as possible without neglecting the refined taste in every image. Our aim was to navigate the professionalism of the sportswoman with the deepest thoughts and feelings that passed through Aleksandra's head surrounding the project with emphasis on the overall story of the person, rather than minute details of the climb.

Living under the same roof together gave us the chance to make a strong bond with Aleksandra and her style of life. We could not have imagined just how focused

one has to be in their daily life in order to succeed at a climb of this stature whether it was wearing rubber gloves while showering to maintain her skin or constantly monitoring the weather or eating.

 

If we could define the film in three words, we would say: adrenaline, resilience and determination.

Sardinia is an absolutely magical island and often we looked up from our screens only to realize we were lost in the majesty of the climbing and of the setting and we hope this translates through the film.

TOUR DATEs

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PRESS - TOUR - CONTACTS

Francesco Pierini

" It doesn't metter what I'm shooting, whether is mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, paragliding or ski, what really metter is to push the limits and break all the rules producing inspirational content able to inspire the next to live the great outdoors. "

Contact

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Phone: +39 3703175055

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