Year after year, winters are warmer and warmer. We can't deny it, the global warm up is here. Ice climbing is becoming more and more complicated. Hopefully mankind is versatile and can evolve at the same time: dry-tooling is born!
The purpose of this film is to highlight the history of dry-tooling since its beginning, its evolution and the current practice. We'll show the real craze and the advantages it develops for mountaineering. We will explain the technology associated with the gear and show the training of athletes that gives them the ability to free climb routes previously described as impossible in alpine style.
Antonin Cecchini in Dysneyland, WI5 D5+ in a very new secret spot, the Arche.
"Generation Dry" will be presented in a very logical way. It will follow the French Competition Team through an entire season from the team's selection, local competitions, World Cup Stages, ice climbing in the Alps, all the way through high altitude mountaineering.
North face of the Drus.
Through this film, you'll discover the "stars" at the origin of the sport (world known alpinists, competitors, passionate practitioners). These stars will add interesting commentary and they'll clearly explain why they started this sport and why they continue to love it.
Dry-tooling has its own dedicated places, all of which will be shown in the film. The true purpose of this sport is to gain strength and endurance to be used up in mountains. This permits us to climb new routes, and to free climb some historically aided routes.
We'll go filming in high mountain to find the most aesthetics routes to show you the real finality of the sport.
Here is a short list of some of the spots shown in the film: the Usine (world known dry-tooling spot in Grenoble, French Alps), Kandersteg/Cogne (hard historical mixed routes), Chamonix and Les Écrins (for high mountain), and many others.
Stéphanie Maureau in Iron Man D14 à Eptingen, Switzerland.
We really want to keep a strong human dimension, all along guided by Gaetan Raymond, you'll travel, (ice axes in your hands) through breathtaking places and with stars of the sport like Robert Jasper, Jeff Mercier, Stéphane Husson, Stéphanie Maureau, Manu Ibarra, Liv Sansoz, Manu Pelissier...
Robert Jasper's interview when we went to Eptingen, such historical place for dry-tooling.
We'll also be on Ice World Cup Stages to show you the performances of the best climbers in the world like Angelika Rainer, Gordon McArthur, Park Heyong and the Tomilov's brothers.
The last part of the film will take place in the high mountain with the young generation which really utilizes dry-tooling technique like Michi Wohlleben, Kora Pesce, Simon Duverney, Pierrick Fine, Octave Garbolino. We will also talk with other practitioners which are always more and more excited about the sport and make it what it is!!
Coralie Jary in Tequila Stuntman WI5+ M5+, Rive Gauche du glacier d'Argentière, Chamonix.
Those wonderful brands are already supporting us :
*Fiming days are planned until March 2016.
*The premiere will take place in the Rencontres du Cinema de Montagne de Grenoble in November 2016.
*Show in all the movies festivals in France and Europe, and with your donations, all over the world !!
We need your help to make it real!