Moonraker - The First Ascent of The Old Redoubt

A film about Pat Littlejohn and Peter Biven's audacious first ascent of Moonraker on The Old Redoubt: A journey back through time to August 1967 when the crag was still unknown territory. The climbing life of a young Littlejohn comes full circle as he climbs the route exactly fifty years to the hour later, with Peter's granddaughter. Anna Biven experiences her first time on a sea-cliff as she learns more about her incredible grandfather!
The rules for filming were strict; one take and for them to climb as if it was their normal climbing day.

  • James Mann
  • James Mann
  • James Mann
  • Pat Littlejohn
    Key Cast
  • Anna Biven
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - James Mann

I have been involved in climbing and mountaineering for most of my life. Photography has always been a passion and since a serious injury in 2015, has taken a more prominent place in my climbing life. I am currently working on a climbing history of Devon and Cornwall, so to combine this kind of story with film-making is a fantastically rewarding project.

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