In reply to simondgee: Good work so far Simon, sorry I could not help out with all the editing with the action packed footage we got! Looking forward to the next three reels coming online, it was Good to be part of the filming crew on the night.
In reply to Toreador:
It would be good if you have some examples of this?
Genuinely, I am interested in the difference between those with statutary powers at their disposal and currently don't generally apply them e.g. Natural England, National Trust, LDNPA and those that you suggest that are self appointed.
Thanks for getting these videos sorted. Really well done. I am so irritated that I was not in the UK for this. The levels of hypocrisy in Mr. Bidens speech is gut wrenching. I hope it was challenged. Interested to see the next few videos though. Thanks.
In reply to Rog Wilko: I watched the videos published so far, thanks to Franco's UKC page
I thought the speech Simon Webb about the conservation aspects of climbing winter routes, really interesting both from a climbers point of view (I haven't winter climbed yet, but hope to get out this winter), but also from the point of view of someone studying Environmental Conservation. Some interesting points and quite shocking figures on alpine flora.
In reply to Duncan Campbell: At the risk of getting shouted at by the "free spirits" on this site who are happy to take a cavalier attitude to conservation issues, I think Simon Webb's presentation should be compulsory viewing for all winter climbers. Possibly because until very recently we've had a long series of poor winters in the Lakes there seem to be a lot of people (judging by posts you will see on here) who are of the opinion that good winter conditions obtain whenever the fells look white, which is very far from the case. Shin-deep soft snow insulating unfrozen turf underneath is all too common, as are ignorant comments on here that it constitutes "fantastic nick".
In reply to Rog Wilko:
There's loads to do on the main face of Hodge too ...the stream used to be piped down Sideshow for a freeze up ...there's bolts too...a quick trip to maplins for Gaddesque metal detector and your in the game for the first winter ascent of the Big Link...I never realised winter and summer climbing issues were so clear cut.
All with a very big
In reply to Stuart Wood:
Blimey! Don't tell me your allowed to put gear in on winter ascents ...i'd best get me pegs out again ...
...but out of interest
a)does the stream still get diverted down the Sideshow bit in winter?
b) is there anything left there or have the cave divers enherited that too.
Keep at it though its more interesting than that bloke on about loving 'f**ing trees'
> (In reply to Rog Wilko)
> What do you mean?
> I prefer rock climbing Rog, but if it's in condition Gimmers north west frontier zone looks great game!
> Your article is inspirational for pointing out potential winter lines so many thanks Rog.
Talk about twisting the knife!!
I can't decide if your post is steeped in irony or not, but it made me laugh assuming it was.
Seriously, though, that area of Gimmer does taken a lot of drainage and is very wet in winter, so I'd prefer you to hack about there than on Asterisk.
But do wait for it to freeze hard, won't you?
In reply to Doghouse:
No I left the house on with Stephens still rendering...i will upload as soon as i get back from this weekends work. I have to fit these edits in between other commitments. Have to say, whilst it is suggested Stephens content is controversial, it is extremely well structured and dfficult to fault in logic and presentation...talented lad on and off the fells. Just need to keep his presenattions a little shorter .
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In reply to simondgee:
Apologies for the interruption in service...a couple of priorities and vimeo fight have meant i have had to concentrate on packing the contents of this big old house for my house move. I will hopefully get Stephens uploaded tomorrow, its quite a bit longer than the others but worth the watch...
In reply to softlad:
Yes I posted last week. I was supposed to move house and office a couple of weeks ago, that has been delayed by solicitors but i had already given up my hardwired broadband and as any of you vimeo users will know vimeo just doesnt like wireless uploads...especially ones over 1/2Gb! Stephen's presentation was very good and well structured so I am as keen as anyone to get it up.
Sorry for the delays.
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In reply to simondgee: thanks for the update; hope you get the move sorted ok
In reply to Rog Wilko: are there any plans for a script or whatever or even subtitles of some of the comments made that arnt really audio able to be put up? enjoyed it so far but would like to understand some of the comments made of Part 4 (Stephens point of view)
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