Experienced Climber Wanted For Promotional Video
added Sep/2012
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I am looking for someone (or several) to climb one of several seas stacks in Dorset (Old Harry), carrying a HandyHammock (1.5kg in a shoulder bag), erect it and relax in it for a video shoot to highlight the product's lightness/portability and the fact that you can now enjoy hammock-relaxation without trees! The video-theme will be "boldly going where no hammock has gone before", and it will include some aerial shots with a zoom-out reveal to show the location. Even if you don't think it's something you can/want to do, maybe you have a friend that you can mention this post to?

If you think you have the required climbing skill level (see below) and would be interested in doing it, please get in touch by responding to this post, messaging me via the forum or using the contact details on my website. Provisionally thinking of filming in late September/Early October, although this may shift depending on weather forecasts and other logistics.

More info about Old Harry and neighbouring sea stacks in Dorset:

Info pulled from PDF above:

Inner Main Stack (page 5 of 22)
MR: Sheet 195 055825

More of a small island than a stack, easily approachable at most states of the tide. Original Route 60 feet HVS 4a. Start from the right-hand side of the small bay out of sight from the headland. The route climbs 30 feet to a fault-line before moving horizontally left along it and up to the top via some large loose blocks. Descend using a retrievable ice-axe technique (!)

Outer Main Stack 70 feet Severe (page 5 of 22)
MR: Sheet 195 056826

Like the inner stack this is quite large and equally loose. Two lines on this stack have been climbed. The first, starting from a slight bay near the northern corner of the stack was done by Scott Titt and Dave Gumn and required an ice peg for protection on its way to the large and grassy top. It was looser than the second route climbed by Richard Crewe and Tim Tanswell. This follows the attractive slim ridge (that nearly connects with the Inner Main stack) starting from its outer edge. A stake was left in situ to facilitate an
abseil descent.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks!
Jason Andrews :)

For more information visit HandyHammock
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