/ Andy Nisbet: short film by Dave and Claire Macleod
Lovely wee film!
Very pleasant viewing, nice one Andy.
brill climbing clip - well deserved Andy.
Really delightful. There's also a genuine sincerity in Sandy's and Martin's commentaries.
Where was all the falling off happening? Didn't recognise it - so NW somewhere perhaps?
Don't know where, but I think he's been doing too much sport climbing... just casually falling off like that at the drop of a hat!
Beinn Fhada apparently, I'm guessing the Glen Coe one?
Or the Kintail one?
One or the other I guess!
Excellent wee film. Respect is due !
And thanks to Dave and Claire for making the effort to film that....
Yes, nice film and well deserved award!
Magic wee film, and brilliant to see Andy getting this award. I can't think of another winter climber that's been such an inspiration.
come my deathbed I will be able to say "Yes, I was on the blunt end of the rope on 2 new winter routes with Andy (February 94'). A great guide and an inspirational man. I recall on our last day I managed to forget my helmet and without a moments hesitation Andy gave me his for the day. I've never forgotten that gesture. One of the best people I have ever met, a privilege to be in his presence.
Yes. Kintail. The walk-in is up Gleann Lichd, with the cliffs of Sgurr a'Choire Ghairbh at the west end of Ben Attow/ Beinn Fhada in the background, so this route they're tumbling around on is very likely in Coire Ghaoil or Coire an Sgairne.
I was meaning to ask Andy myself about new-route potential on the cliffs of Sgurr a'Choire Ghairbh, which look useless for summer but great for winter. I bet he's already climbed there.
The man's a legend :-)
So that's where I'm going wrong ;too reluctant to nonchalantly take uninviting tumbling falls with spikes everywhere :0)
Loving your work....!
Only been around that area a few times, we did a first winter ascent on Sgurr nan Saighead a long time ago - I think that must be across Glenn Lichd from where this is then...?
My mistake. Gleann Lichd is between the Five Sisters and Beinn Fhada. I mean the next glen, the one between Beinn Fhada and A'Ghlas Bheinn--Gleann Choinneachean.
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