/ The Eiger: Wall of Death BBC4 tonight
Ta for that :)
It was on last year - don't get excited.
> It was on last year - don't get excited.
Good grief. You'll be telling us that Santa doesn't exist next...?
It wasn't that good really..
Course he does.
I meant don't get excited about the program. In other words - don't cancel a trip to the pub for it.
That was excellent!
I have a feeling that the whole ascent wasn't filmed. I think that he did the speed ascent and then went back and filmed certain parts of it. Could be wrong tho.
I watched it when it was on first time round. It was pretty good I thought, sad that the original plan of filming the guys climbing the whole thing had to be scrapped. I'd love to have seen that.
I thought it was good. Awesome atmosphere emerging right onto the face from the railway window
Yeah, the film was shot after the event - saw Ueli Steck at Kendal a couple of years ago and he talked about this. Doesn't take anything away from such an amzaing achievement though.
Does anyone know if you can download stuff from iPlayer - wouldn't mind keeping this programme?
Yes you can but it will only work for a limited period. The best thing to do is download it and then screen capture it playing back off your HD.
Sounds complicated and I guess would lose quality doing a screen capture. Did anyone record this who would be willing to send me a DVD? Will send a blank one back in return!
Hardly! Download it then burn it to DVD. Mac or PC there's plenty ways to do it.
I quite enjoyed the old footage and would like to have seen a bit more of Uli Steck's ascent. I felt the intoduction implied that we were going to see Kenton Cool and pal making a winter ascent.
Did anyone else feel shortchanged by only seeing a 50m jaunt from the tunnel?
> I quite enjoyed the old footage and would like to have seen a bit more of Uli Steck's ascent. I felt the intoduction implied that we were going to see Kenton Cool and pal making a winter ascent.
> Did anyone else feel shortchanged by only seeing a 50m jaunt from the tunnel?
I'm a sucker for watching climbing stuff but I agree it felt like it was a low budget version of The Beckoning Silence...probably cos it was (ish). I suspect that it was a cut yer losses film...they said 2 seasons worth of attempts to film an ascent...
Conditions were bad each time they went out, and they called no-go on the face. Sound decision making in the face of what would probably have been a fair amount of pressure to get some filming done for the show. I think this is a good example to everyone of good decisions being taken, and quite worthwhile showing!
Still, it would have been nice to get the full ascent recorded :)
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