Ueli Steck Tribute screening

Ueli StecK Tribute screening

In memory of this influential climber, CityROCK Cape Town will be screening a tribute to Ueli Steck on Friday 26 May from 6-8pm. A collection of videos from throughout his inspirational life will be shown.

At the time of his death, Mr. Steck, 40, was preparing for an ambitious ascent of Everest by attempting to climb the 25,791-foot Himalayan peak of Nuptse. As formidable an alpinist as Ueli was, his death is a great loss to the climbing community.

This is offered free to members and day pass for non-members.
Adult refreshments will be available to buy.

To book your spot, email capetown@cityrock.co.za

Ueli Steck


13 Responses to Ueli Steck Tribute screening

  1. Phil jones May 25, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    Why is this not free to all? Even the thought of charging money from an event to celebrate the life of someone who recently died is outrageous.

  2. CityROCK May 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    Hi Phil

    Unfortunately it does cost money to run these events. From hiring staff to projector costs, etc. We are offering it free to members and we expect a large number of viewers will be members. But we do have to cover costs in some manner.

  3. Phil jones May 25, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Sorry, but that just doesn’t make any sense.

    If only members arrived you would cover costs through membership fees or bite the bullet and cover costs yourself, but if a non-member wants to attend, all of a sudden this isn’t an option?

    At R105 per non-member, this feels like a blatant cash grab.

    • Die Gestewelde Kat May 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

      A bit rich from someone trying to free load on a climbing gym hosting a show/film.

      That would be the same reasoning as not paying a day fee to climb at a gym because they’re covering their costs anyhow from membership fees.

      • Die Gestewelde Kat May 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

        You could always choose not to go and not pay R105.

        on the other hand Robert could opt to not host this then everyone loses out but at least you won’t feel like you’re being robbed.

        #disclaimer# I’m not a CR member and never climb indoors anyhow

    • G-Clamp May 25, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

      Why should it be free?

      Why should their members cover your free entry?

      If you want to watch it, pay up, if you don’t want to, then don’t go.

  4. Phil jones May 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    And I won’t go.

    All of you seem to miss the point. This is not about freeloading on a gym, who quite frankly are not losing out by hosting this event. Normally, there is no one there on a Friday evening, so what better way to get some sales that would not normally have happened.

    A man died, and this is being used to get a bunch of people into the gym (drinks on sale) with hopefully some of those people paying for the pleasure.

    Let’s try profit from a tragic event.

    • Justin Lawson May 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

      Phil, I think Snorts points are good and valid.

      Why not take a chance on this?
      Go down early, have a climb, watch the movie and drink some gummi berry juice with other climbers. 50/50 you might even enjoy yourself.
      Whats R105 to loose for a gym session and night at the movies?

      Hell, I’ll even pay your entrance fee if you go down and report back here on how it was 🙂

  5. Snort May 25, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi Phil, I also thought about the fact that CityROCK is a for profit organization that one could think is profiteering of someone else’s tragedy. However, films are made about tragedies all the time all around the world and shown on a commercial basis, whether it be about the first world war, or the Irag war or individual tragedies. It is informative and necessary.

    CityROCK is not profiteering from this event as we are merely charging an entrance fee to the gym which members in effect have already paid up front. Businesses like ours appreciate the support we get from our loyal members and we attempt to give them more than just what they paid for in the membership contract. That is why we have events like this as well as Bouldering comps, Instructional courses, Monday Lead league and so on. You can enjoy all the amenities of the gym if you so choose. So come early and climb for an hour or two. Socialize if you like. And relatively good wine will be provided at low cost and no profit So we are then merely keeping the gym open longer at considerable cost and trouble to our staff and adding the tribute film at no extra cost to the user whether he be a day pass user or member. For us to profit will mean a really big crowd of non-members will have to rock up and pay R105 each. I doubt that this will happen.

    Ueli Steck was an alpinist and climber extra-extraordinaire and not many people know about him other than that he did the Eiger in under 3 hours. There is a lot more to him than that and quite frankly that is why I am going; to be informed and hopefully inspired. If someone makes a film about him and shows it at a cinema you will have to pay for it in any case.

  6. Pedro May 25, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    Profit, No Profit. Noodle, No Noodle.

    Ueli Steck was an amazing mountaineer. i am sure they are going to show some cool clips. Pull in, have a beer and be lekker

  7. forkET May 26, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    Phil Jones the climbing community doesn’t make sense. Arguing with them only results in nonsensical responses. Your point is valid.

    Download the tribute for free!

    • wes May 29, 2017 at 8:16 am #

      You do know that the climbing movies are not for free. You have to pay Sender Films. Are you another one of those pirates who has forced movie companies to make ‘Fast and Furious 2 Billion’?

    • Patrick Jun 4, 2017 at 7:31 am #

      TANSTAAFL principle “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” – imagined by Robert Heinlein and endorsed by Milton Friedman. A principle that stands at the core of economics. A bit like the 1 x table of mathematics. Just because you can download a movie at no cost to you, does that mean that it didn’t cost anything to produce it or that it will cost nothing to screen it? I would think that it would be a good thing to include Economics 1 as a compulsory module in Geology courses and for people called Phil who sulk. It would help to wake up the dormant neurons and get them firing properly. When you’re a little kid it’s ok to believe in Santa Claus. But when you’re big you need to accept that nothing in life is free in your hands unless donated by the supplier, in which case the supplier bears the cost. And that is the supplier’s prerogative. If they choose not to make such a donation then that is their choice and so be it. You then have one of two choices. Beg, like a street beggar, or demand like the taxi people who are taking on Toyota. Either way it’s a sad and ignorant mentality. If you are an adult but you have a child’s perception of economics then it’s best to keep your opinions to yourself lest you make yourself look like a silly little sausage.

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