FRI NIGHT VID: Dave MacLeod Video Portrait
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2013
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Tonight's Friday Night Video is quite the scoop. A Dave MacLeod video portrait.
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Lukasz Warzecha and Wojtek Kozakiewicz aka the 'Polished project' put together this film last year. A few months ago we showed some short extracts on UKC from this film, and then the guys entered the full version into the film festivals over winter.
Now we have the full version, courtesy of
Dave MacLeod has contributed a great deal to British and world climbing, not only through his difficult and standard raising new routes in both summer and winter, but through his excellent book, and his well followed coaching blog.
We have an exclusive interview with Dave coming on Monday morning, where we discuss his recent routes on Ben Nevis that have been controversial.
But for the weekend, here's 'Dave' the video.
Mountain Equipment say:
"Dave Macleod is without doubt one of the world's top all-round climbers - renowned for his dedication and single minded training. Many hours of gripping footage document Dave working on his latest projects, cranking hard and succeeding on seemingly impossible routes. But what about Dave the man? This film, shot in Magic Wood, Switzerland, is a portrait of Dave – combining interviews and climbing. This unique glimpse of Dave's life, allows him to share his experiences, his ideas, his thoughts on being a climber and what it really takes to improve and succeed."
Dave MacLeod is sponsored by
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| Forums ( Read More... | 28 comments, 13 Mar 2013 )|
|I'd say he has a pretty good argument for best all-around technical cragger. Robert Jasper would probably be up there too, same with the Hubers (who are a bit more "out of the game" at this point, at least...|
Epsilon - 09 Mar 2013
I think this wasn't a compromise on his focus towards his goal. I think they were ticking it off as a rest day. Dave has talk about having winter days as rest days recently. This sounds similar. Thus, what you have...
Liam Brown - 09 Mar 2013
Thank you for all the comments, I should maybe point out that in a lot of ways this video was an experiment. It was first time for us both to shoot something together as PolishedProject.com therefore maybe not quite as...
LukaszWarzecha - 09 Mar 2013
|I didn't mind the tilt shift effect, though I agree it was a tad over-used. However, Dave clearly has a thing for shifting snow around, whether it be in the Scottish mountains or on top of a boulder in the Magic Wood. ...|
Skyfall - 09 Mar 2013
You're right, very irritating. I noticed it immediately, and though 'hope that doesn't continue throughout the whole video'... oh well... Please Dave (or the videographer) - don't do this again to this extend! Tilt is...
Arjen - 09 Mar 2013
+1 for the video from me too. Really inspirational and nicely filmed. It is possible though to both keep an eye on grades and always be eyeing up that next line that is harder AND just enjoy going out climbing...
henwardian - 09 Mar 2013
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