It's great to see the release of Everesting Swain’s 'The Ascent', is a short film from Wodehouse and Gorilla Face documenting Mat Ilic's attempt to Everest the notorious Swain's Lane in North London. 

The DOP, Charlotte Harber is a friend of Motel and I have been aware of the project for a while. It's a great short, documenting a really mad challenge, done in aid of Only Connect, a charity that works in schools, in prisons and on the streets to deliver projects that build relationships, grow skills and cut crime.

I'm not exactly fast up hills, but to put the feat into perspective, Mat did his first 6 laps in the time it takes me to do 5. Then he went on to do another 135!

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