/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: Brown, Whillans and Fawcett
"Come on arms, do your stuff!"
Don't miss these - they are fantastic!
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67912
It was me who uploaded the vids as the result of a combined effort on the mighty UKB.
This thread http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,21548.0.html
As I've said in the blah under the vids, I do not own any of the content and do not have any permission from the makers/owners to post them. In fact, I haven't even attempted to ask permission from the owners - because I'm lazy.
None of the films seemed to be available to buy or view anywhere else and a few people were interested in seeing them.
Of course I will remove them if the owners want me to.
Good show Lager.
Thanks! I still have them on video somewhere from the TV showings but this great as I'm also too lazy to poke around and find them and change them to DVD.....
Also, am I correct in believing that Don Whillans died not in his sleep but whilst climbing? I remember reading an article long ago that described him 'suddenly slump on the rope' while seconding Great Slab on Cloggy? If so, what better way to go...
DW didn't die whilst climbing.
And just as well we don't die every time we slump on the rope..
Blimey, that would knock the climbing numbers down sharpish
> Also, am I correct in believing that Don Whillans died not in his sleep but whilst climbing? I remember reading an article long ago that described him 'suddenly slump on the rope' while seconding Great Slab on Cloggy? If so, what better way to go...
That was Bill Peascod, belayed by Don Whillans.
"Don't fall on purple rope it will probably snap!"
Anyone care to confirm the routes done by Ron Fawcett in the Verdon video/
1. Necronomicon (preceded by the hair raising Luna Bong abseil)?
2. La Demande with Gill?
3. La Demande solo?
Brilliant. Thanks to the UKB hive mind for sorting this and the other uploads. I think UKC could at least acknowledge that.
Could you please upload then to Vimeo or something? Youtube is awful here and breaks constantly, if it even manages to start. :(
Who are you talking to? They weren't uploaded by UKC News. And you tube is a pretty stable site, maybe there are issues at your end.
are you using Firefox? there are some annoying problems with Firefox/Youtube. sometimes with Virgin broadband and Youtube as well. the full cocktail is most frustrating
why aren't I getting capital letters automatically at the beginning of my sentences? am I expected to press shift every time I want caps or proof read my own posts or something? yeah, well that's how Hitler got started. next they'll be coming for the misused apostrophes; and then what? i can hear the grammar Nazis at the door. must type more quietly. shhh
theyll all be at the greengrocers.
Don when asked at the time about his first experience of winter climbing in the Alps replied "Well it's good training for Scotland"
the one that sells potato's and tomato's? the greengrocer insists that neither of those words come up as spelling errors on his PC computer and both spellings conform to the rule of shoving in a flying comma where a letter is missed out
apparently the greengrocer resells the £/kg that belong to the local potato and I have misunderstood the whole thing. i have yet to find out about his arrangement with Tomato Ltd
'This week several exceptional videos have cropped up on Youtube, and have been discussed in the UKC forums already.
First up is a 1984 clip of Don'
I think you will find this was initiated, and undertaken by UKbouldering, and then shamelessly posted on your front page with no acknowledgement.
See this UKB thread started 1st Feb:
> Anyone care to confirm the routes done by Ron Fawcett in the Verdon video/
> I'm guessing
> 1. Necronomicon (preceded by the hair raising Luna Bong abseil)?
No, Gueule d'Amour
I'd forgotten how much Ron was a GLB in the early 80s.
Thanks for that Geoff - I have fond memories of Necronomicon and the Luna Bong abseil.
Geoff, the Don Whillans video on Lakeland Rock is the one of Don and Chris Bonnington on Dove Crag. The video on youtube is a different one with Don and Joe Brown on Cemetary Gates on the Cromlech.
I do have quite a lot of old vids. I must have a look what I have that is no longer available...I think I have all the Rock Athlete's kicking around somewhere...
> Geoff, the Don Whillans video on Lakeland Rock is the one of Don and Chris Bonnington on Dove Crag. The video on youtube is a different one with Don and Joe Brown on Cemetary Gates on the Cromlech.
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