This film is part of our documentary day on Sat 20, July at Killearn Kirk, G63 9NL. Price for film and coffee is £8. Price for the Documentary day for 3 films and networkings is £12.

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FINAL ASCENT - THE LEGEND OF HAMISH MACINNES

The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early.  At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn.  At 17 he built his first motor car - from scratch.  He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak from Hilary and Tensing.  As an explorer, expedition leader and engineer he achieved world fame.

FINAL ASCENT-THE LEGEND OF HAMISH MACINNES

As inventor of the all metal axe, author of the International Mountain Rescue Handbook and founder of Glencoe Mountain Rescue he has been responsible for saving hundreds of lives, if not thousands.  But at the age of 84, his accomplishments could not save him from being institutionalised against his will, suffering from delirium.  After a spell in psychogeriatric detainment in a hospital in the Highlands of Scotland, during which he made many escape attempts - he emerged to find his memory gone.

The film tells the story of his life by mirroring his greatest challenge: to recover his memories and rescue himself.

"Adventure may have fallen out of fashion but bak in the days of Hamish MacInnes's youth such stories saw cinemas packed full every night."  - Eye for Film

DIRECTOR: Robbie Fraser         RUN TIME: 81 MINS            RELEASE YEAR: 2018                 CERTIFICATE PG

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