VIDEO: 'The Pinnacle' DVD And Trailer Available Now
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In one legendary week on Ben Nevis in 1960 Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith climbed six first winter ascents on consecutive days, including the mini Alpine-route, Orion Face Direct. They also made the first one-day winter ascent of Point Five Gully, went for a long walk and got arrested over an incident with some dominoes!

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+The Pinnacle - DVD Cover, 111 kb Exactly 50 years later Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner pay tribute to Smith and Marshall by setting out to repeat all the routes that were climbed in that famous week. This film tells the story of the original events and follows MacLeod and Turner as they discover exactly what an achievement it was.

5 Star Review - Climb Magazine -
"A beautifully crafted film"

"The Nevis scenery and the climbs are completely exquisite; rarely has the Ben looked so ethereally beautiful or sugar icingly-enticing."
- Colin Wells - Climb Magazine

"The film is a rare jewel of climbing history and a visual treat for the guilty armchair mountaineer! ... it leaves me with a feeling of profound longing for those special mountaineering moments that become ever more rare and inaccessible."
- Stone Country

  • People's Choice Award:
    Kendal Mountain Film Festival
  • People's Choice Award:
    Dundee Mountain Film Festival
  • People's Choice Award:
    Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

'The Pinnacle' (2010) HD 60 mins

+The Pinnacle - Dave MacLeod Climbing Point Five Gully on Ben Nevis, 101 kb
The Pinnacle - Dave MacLeod Climbing Point Five Gully on Ben Nevis
Hot Aches Productions, Dec 2010
© Paul Diffley

+The Pinnacle - Andy Turner Climbing Point Five Gully on Ben Nevis, 117 kb
The Pinnacle - Andy Turner Climbing Point Five Gully on Ben Nevis
Hot Aches Productions, Dec 2010
© Paul Diffley
+The Pinnacle - Dave MacLeod Climbing Minus Three Gully on Ben Nevis, 171 kb
The Pinnacle - Dave MacLeod Climbing Minus Three Gully on Ben Nevis
Hot Aches Productions, Dec 2010
© Paul Diffley

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