How Pete Whittaker Climbed a 1,000m Wall With No Ropes and Filmed It

This short ‘documentary of a documentary’ shows us how Whittaker — equipped with a GoPro 360, backpack, and some dirtbag ingenuity — managed to film his rope-free solo ascent of a 1,000m crack climb.

Pete Whittaker is a renowned British crack climber and author. As one half of the famous Wide Boyz climbing partnership, Whittaker is no stranger to taking a wild, sketchy idea and making it happen.

For the Brit Rock Film Tour, Whittaker and adventure videographer Alastair Lee devised a plan that would allow Whittaker to film himself, uninterrupted, while climbing.

Watch this behind-the-scenes account of the process, then check out the feature documentary, “Kjerag Solo,” streaming now through Dec. 12 with Brit Rock Film Tour.

Runtime: 9 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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