INTERVIEW: MacLeod and Muskett Attempt Bellavistaby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Aug/2013
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They have one week left of their trip to the alps, and are hoping to climb Bellavista in that short space of time. We wish them good weather!
We caught up with professional climber Dave MacLeod and up and coming bold slab-star Calum Muskett for a quick chat as they had a brew break in a busy cafe in Cortina, Italy. We were actually dropping them a line about a big feature we have coming up on UKClimbing for the start of September, in which they are both featuring (can you guess what that will be about?), but we had the chance to ask them a couple of questions about Paciencia on the Eiger and about their attempts on Bellavista.
Dave MacLeod is one of the UK's most accomplished all around climbers, and has been at the forefront of UK trad, sport, bouldering and Scottish winter for around a decade now, adding cutting edge routes of all styles to the Scottish Highlands. Young Calum Muskett from North Wales is an exceptionally talented climber, great on slabs and run-outs, has free climbed El Capitan and is now trying an 8c multipitch roof in the Dolomites. This guy is inspirationally motivated. Good luck on Bellavista guys!
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