/ Ben Nevis Solo Climb in HD
Check my solo climb out on the Ben couple of days ago, its best seen in HD on decent sized screen.
I'm guessing White Line or somewhere near there.
It could have been, but I thought it was Raeburns easy route. It all needs to settle a bit more I think. Hopefully with a couple freeze/thaw cycles. Darkskys, do I change format or something, I thought everyone can view youtube?
Won't play on my Nexus 7 saying content owner won't allow it on mobile devices!!
Is it supposed to play at that speed?
If so the idea is great but speeding it up spoils it IMO, it would be better to edit it to show the best bits at the correct speed.
When (according to your logbook) you've *done* White Line, Ross?
Yep, somewhere near there.
In reply to climber2011:
No, it couldn't (really couldn't) because White Line's a big III (and probably undergraded at that) with several significant ice pitches...
Which I haven't done, but seems to fit.
Why do you put a disclaimer describing how dangerous solo climbing is at the start and in the description of the video? Are you worried about being sued by people copying you?
How experienced are you? Before I got on a route solo on Ben Nevis I would want to know exactly what the route was, what grade it was and what I was expecting. Are you good enough that these details don't matter?
Also, if you want it to play on all platforms, mobile devices etc you need to change the music. I had the same problem, ended up using something off here, http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/ as it is all free.
How did you set it up at the top of the pole you used? Did you make your own clamp for it?
I knew roughly wear I was, but not %100 sure. And weather and conditions seemed good. I like a little element of risk factor.
I put the disclaimer as more of a warning to someone that doesnt really have a clue. You never know these days. A bit like the start of a Jackass video.
I blame old age. I can barely remember what I did last week. Ask my climbing partner.....
Nah, it really isn't harder than III. I don't remember much but I remember I wasn't scared at any point so it can't have been IV!
Didn't seem to be from quite the right angle. Not done it myself but the ending didn't seem right. I remember some Spaniards finding it to be heavily corniced.
Whatever, cheers for the video. Off climbing in the morning - sans video cam.
Yeah it was a Gopro. I used the bike mount clamp, that you can pick up for around £5 or make ur you could easily make one. Used neoprene to help with the grip to pole.
In hind sight, I should of mounted pole directly on the outer face of bag.
As it was pretty annoying having to constantly adjust. And about halfway through needed to change to helmet mount as pole really restricted movement.
Gonna maybe try a wrist mount next time.
Even though the last couple of minutes are difficult to see, looking back at video I hope it kind of captures how much one just wants to get over that cornice. It was gettin pumpy. Is that even a word? Lol. Cheers!!
That looks great, exposure looked crazy to me.
Got me excited for February and scared in equal measures!
Sorry to be negative and contrary to the votes for, I thought the video was pretty poor. Too much of the same thing. I've watched a coat of emulsion dry and enjoyed it more.
I have a helmet cam too and I've used it on three winter routes so far. For those of you not in the know, they give some very deceiving angles and what might look really steep in truth isn't. I also didn't like the stick through the centre of all the approach shots.The speed had its good and bad points. It didn't make it more watchable but it did get it over with fairly quickly but even at that I was fast forwarding some bits.
My own stuff isn't alot better I have to admit, and I wouldn't post it on here for general consumption.
> Sorry to be negative and contrary to the votes for, I thought the video was pretty poor.
Yes, these helmet mounted cameras invariably produce irritating rubbish. I really don't know why people bother. Just my opinion.
And they make people look right knobs. Also just my opinion.
Struggle with technology do we?
Sorry. I was a bit too harsh. And I had just seen people using a headcam at an indoor wall, which I thought a bit ridiculous!
More seriously, I think the real place of a headcam in climbing is to film a climbing partner while belaying and there are really excellently edited examples of this. Self filming with the camera bobbing all over the place just doesn't work in my opinion.
> Struggle with technology do we?
Yes. But what is your point?
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