/ NEW ARTICLE: Video and Photo Gallery: Mammut Athletes in the Peak District
The group were guided by gritstone climbing legend Johnny Dawes and the Mammut climbers were David Lama, Alex Johnson, Anna Stoehr, Jakob Schubert, Cedric Lachat and Magnus Midtboe
The trip was documented on video and in photographs, which are shown in this article.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=3306
Small typo on one caption: "Master's Edge Edge"
Awesome shots, really inspiring, looks like a tour of the Hard Grit classics!
Beautifully shot and editted, particularly liked the helicopter cam shots.
Did anyone else find the johnny Dawes interviews incredibly annoying? Rather than providing context to the climbs he seemed to need to justify something (I'm not sure what) by flagging off mountaineering, sport climbing, climbing anything but grit. I thought this ruined it, especially as one of the clips at the end made it clear that the other climbers had virtually never climbed trad and are generally sports climbers.
The need to put one form of climbing above another really annoys me and does nothing to help further the development of our sport.
Great shots, but how much stinkin' chalk do these guys need?!
God, I must be getting old.
> Great shots, but how much stinkin' chalk do these guys need?!
Agreed, did like the little bit at the end with them trying to place gear...like a whole different world!
I quite liked the editing style for a short 10 minutes film and the Johnny Dawes bits seemed reasonable sound bites... he was obviously asked about bolting and answered.
But why the random Johnny Dawes crotch shot half-way through? Put me right off:-)
Seriously, I think it was a good film.
The helicopter cam bits were great for the first three shots, but really the video was less about climbing than somebody having a laugh flying their latest toy around.
I find Johnny Dawes very wry and amusing so I enjoyed that.
More climbing, less repetitive Swedish rapping I say.
A missed opportunity I think.
Thanks for putting this up, I'll watch it again later
It'll take more than that to make me forgive Lama.
Too cut up for my taste - though I did find the lenses that make grit look huge quite funny
> Beautifully shot and editted, particularly liked the helicopter cam shots.
> Did anyone else find the johnny Dawes interviews incredibly annoying?
I couldn't agree more. On both counts.
Thanks very much. I've just been looking at his website - very inspiring!
On another day I'd say 'very depressing' but it means the same thing. Something to aim for and probably not achieve :(
I had to stop watching as the editing style was making me sea sick.
Some novel camera angles from the helicopter but apart from that this was just about the worst climbing film I've ever seen - without the helicopter it would be like watching a "made for 3D" film in 2D. It's way too stylised - I guess it might be of interest to people who don't climb as it doesn't spend too long on any particluar route. See the Irish climbing film 'Underdeveloped' for how it should be done.
The photos were nice though :P
Send Lama back to Patagonia to clean up his mess and I might consider watching your fancy video.
Wow, what a complete f*ck up that video was, thats got to be one of the most over edited pieces of climbing footage I've ever seen, amazing camera angles and panning ruined by overzealous editing. Someone should inform the editor that Its the rock architecture and the flow of moves thats interesting to watch.
49% camera angles.
good shots flying over the crags etc but could've been much better!!
and the bit with mary woodrige at the end - a bit random really??
> 49% camera angles.
> 49% editing.
> 2% climbing.
You forgot the crap that Johnny was spouting.
No soul and no story to tell .. switched off after 5 minutes.
I think I've worked out why Calum and co decided it was fine to dry tool on millstone, It's the only sensible way to climb chalk cliffs.
Other than that all the start stop, slow fast, random focusing shite really got in the way. I really hope the person with the helicopter cam got good crimbo presents this year so he'll be preoccupied playing with them rather than the silly helicopter. Good for the odd shot but really over done in this vid.
Does anybody know what the piece of music is that starts at 08.59 on the video? There's only a snippet but it's amazing!
I enjoyed it, thanks for sharing.
Crap, as you'd expect from any organisation still sponsoring Lama, of course.
I've been away from the scene for a while...what did Lama do in Patagonia?
> I've been away from the scene for a while...what did Lama do in Patagonia?
Oh my god, don't start that again.
Crap, sexed up, over-edited, commercialised, uninspiring and un-origional (following in the footsteps of team America, who did it well). And the tune (which they played over and over again) was awful. One helicopter shot would have set the scene, 30 was a bit over the top.
The only thing that made it worth watching was Johnny's dry wit.
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