Opportunities come from everywhere, often when you’re least expecting them. I was on Twitter, browsing as you do, when I happened to look on Ben Saunder’s profile. I’ve been following Ben for a number of years, as endurance athletes and polar explorers are a keen interest of mine. Especially those that lift more than your puffed out chested gym monkey, and yet can run a sub 3 hour marathon, whilst surviving at -40°C on an ice cap. Anyway, I saw…
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour UK and Ireland 2015 - reviewed by Davy Wright I have managed to get to the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for the last 4 years and it has never disappointed me yet. There have been a couple of weak films in my opinion but overall it does exactly what it says on the tin: Promotes Adventure! There have always been two sets of films and normally, my hometown of Glasgow will only…
Friday, 03 April 2015 12:24

Coldhouse Collective's Project Fear reviewed

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Project Fear tells the story of Scottish climber, Dave MacLeod's, 4 week assault on a new line up the North Face of  Cima Ovest di Lavaredo last summer. Culminating in a 1am summit the ascent was filmed by Coldhouse Collective and edited into an 11 and a half minutes short in co-operation with Mountain Equipment.   As is the modern way it's more than just a film of another, albeit impressive, first ascent; Project Fear has a back story that gives…
Statement, by Ed Douglas, tells the remarkable story of the highly respected climber Ben Moon. It is the result of meticulous research by Ed who spent many hours discussing climbing and life with Ben, and talking to Ben's family and friends. Statement describes how, at a young age, Ben found climbing, and how his love for the powerful emotions he experienced was instantaneous. At that time he thought nothing would ever match the strong feelings and sensations that movement and…