Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:49

Andy Kirkpatrick - Cold Wars

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If you stood Andy Kirkpatrick in a Police style line up of top mountaineers he'd be the one to stand out. He just wouldn't look right, he doesn't fit the image you have of the lean, mean, climbing machine epitomised by the likes of Leo Houlding and Kenton Cool. To be honest he looks like your average guy who lives down the road and drives a gas van. Live on stage he's just as unique, his tales of life climbing…
Cairgorms video on track after Kickstarter success With the economy barely crawling along at present money for new projects and new ideas is at a premium so when videographer Terry Abraham had the idea of creating a unique video record of the Cairgorms in winter with Chris Townsend he knew he'd have to look at alternative sources for funding. With crowd sourcing becoming an increasingly popular method of fund raising for this kind of project Terry eventually jumped on the…
Sunday, 27 April 2014 11:29

Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike reviewed

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Next month 300 people will pack the theatre at Rheged to watch a very local film premiere. The much anticipated follow up to the Cairgorms in Winter from Director Terry Abraham sees his attention switch to the Lake District in Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike. Although chronologically this new film comes after Terry's Cairngorms debut it's in no way a sequel or linear follow up. If The Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend (too give it its full title)…
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:52

Wide Boyz II - Slender Gentlemen reviewed

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  After their success climbing the world’s hardest offwidth, the Wide Boyz, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, embark on their next crack climbing mission. This time their sights are set on the thinner end of the crack climbing spectrum. Their goal is the mighty Cobra Crack in Squamish BC, considered to be the hardest finger crack in the world. First climbed by Canadian ‘rock star’ Sonnie Trotter after battling it out with Didier Berthod, the route hit the media spotlight…
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