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Kipper - on 14 May 2018
hbeevers on 14 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

How "kiddy"was it? I fancy a watch but don't think there's a need to make an ascent of the ogre childish in order to make it entertaining. I'd have loved it as a kid just from the content.

Paz - on 14 May 2018

Climbing the Eiger is definitely worth a Blue Peter Badge.

 

Phil Murray - on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

Was definitely worth a watch...... Eiger then Dolomites, in pretty hardcore conditions, even Leo was clearly suffering there! 

summo on 15 May 2018
In reply to hbeevers:

> How "kiddy"was it? I fancy a watch but don't think there's a need to make an ascent of the ogre childish in order to make it entertaining. I'd have loved it as a kid just from the content.

Well he is usually a kids tv show presenter / programme maker. Bear Grylls does the adult mountaineering programmes. 

Mark Collins - on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

Thought this was really good, thanks for sharing. Apart from the title it didn't seem very kiddy at all  

leon 1 on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper: Ive no idea where that CBBC bit on the title comes from ? It was completely  orientated towards adults (and me). I thought it was a well put together film made in difficult conditions.  I also thought his 'fitness coach' was an interesting insight

 

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what the hex on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

Best lines in the programme...

Leo: Do you know what's really funny?

Steve: None of this is funny!

Rob Parsons on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

What was the route they did in the Tre Cime area?

Phil79 - on 15 May 2018
In reply to summo:

> Well he is usually a kids tv show presenter / programme maker. Bear Grylls does the adult mountaineering programmes. 

I'd far rather watch Steve Backshall than Bear k**head Grylls. It would seem to me that Steve is a more authentic climber too.

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d_b on 15 May 2018
In reply to Phil79:

I thought they did a good job of showing that it was difficult and potentially dangerous without ridiculously hyping it up.

His avoidance of bad language while having a bad time (dropping ice screws etc.) either shows remarkable self control or excellent dubbing.  I would have been swearing like a trooper and probably crying at that point.

 

summo on 15 May 2018
In reply to Phil79:

> I'd far rather watch Steve Backshall than Bear k**head Grylls. It would seem to me that Steve is a more authentic climber too.

Of course, I was being sarcastic. Besides no one on here would admit to willingly watching bear. 

john arran - on 15 May 2018
In reply to summo:

> Well he is usually a kids tv show presenter / programme maker. Bear Grylls does the adult mountaineering programmes. 

Having seen both, I rather think the result is the other way around!

Dogwatch - on 15 May 2018

> His avoidance of bad language while having a bad time (dropping ice screws etc.) either shows remarkable self control or excellent dubbing. 

There was at least one word that should have not made it onto CBBC. I guess both the sound editor and yourself missed it but it was there alright.

It didn't annoy me as much however as Leo Houlding's use of "exponentially" to mean "a lot".

More annoying still was the pointless presence of Helen Glover.

On the whole I preferred it when British climbers didn't emote all over the place. Nice camera-work though.

 

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Kipper - on 15 May 2018
In reply to leon 1:

> Ive no idea where that CBBC bit on the title comes from ? 

I believe that's the channel it was on.

 

leon 1 on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper: Yes I got that I just didnt think that the programe was in any way aimed at kids

 

what the hex on 15 May 2018
In reply to Rob Parsons:

> What was the route they did in the Tre Cime area?

Looks alot like this http://www.bergsteigen.com/klettern/venetien/dolomiten/grosse-zinne-normalweg

If you click the tab where it says 'BILDER' there's a topo that matches nicely with the one on the BBC film at 41:30. Could this be the route... Normal Route (III+) ??

Rob Parsons on 15 May 2018
In reply to what the hex:

Thanks - looks like the one.

no_more_scotch_eggs - on 15 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ - really enjoyed that. Steve Backshall is always good in these sort of things. 

hbeevers on 16 May 2018
In reply to hbeevers:

Watched it last night, loved it.

Really good for a CBBC show though I picked up the no-no word when he dropped the ice screw. I think Steve gave a really good and honest account for himself. Really pleased they let him talk about his frustrations on the initial ice climbing and his fear of falling as it kept the thing grounded rather than being a big edited showpiece.

Not sure why his wife got so much airtime... I thought she was climbing too for the first half of it.

WaterMonkey - on 16 May 2018
In reply to hbeevers:

 

> Not sure why his wife got so much airtime... I thought she was climbing too for the first half of it.

What a strange thing to say

 

Irk the Purist - on 16 May 2018
In reply to all:

Is this suitable for a 5 year old?

 

d_b on 16 May 2018
In reply to Irk the Purist:

Apart from one naughty word which I missed when I watched it I can't think of anything.  I'm not sure it is suitable for an average 5 year olds attention span though.

ChrisBrooke - on 16 May 2018
In reply to Kipper:

I reckon he says 'shoot' anyway.... 

hbeevers on 16 May 2018
In reply to WaterMonkey:

They focused on her as much as Steve for the first half of the programme, I'd assumed they were both doing the climb...

If that's strange then I guess I'm strange.

smithaldo - on 16 May 2018
In reply to d_b:

cbeebies is for the 5 year olds. CBBC is aimed at older kids.

d_b on 16 May 2018
In reply to smithaldo:

I know that.  I assumed that "suitable" in this case means "can I watch it with a 5 year old in the room?" and I reckon the answer to that is yes.

smithaldo - on 16 May 2018
In reply to d_b:

ha, you must be a parent then ;-)

WaterMonkey - on 16 May 2018
In reply to hbeevers:

> They focused on her as much as Steve for the first half of the programme, I'd assumed they were both doing the climb...

> If that's strange then I guess I'm strange.


Except they didn't, they explained she was his wife, an Olympic athlete and was helping him train. I don't see why she shouldn't be part of the documentary.

Irk the Purist - on 16 May 2018
In reply to d_b:

That was exactly what I meant, thank you!

 

 

hbeevers on 16 May 2018
In reply to WaterMonkey

You're right, she was just helping him train. Nothing wrong with her being part of the doc. She didn't need to go along on the trip with them either but it's fine that she did.

I thought it odd how much airtime she was given, as much as Leo. You have a different opinion and that's cool too.

d_b on 16 May 2018
In reply to smithaldo:

Yep.  2 year old with a fascination with baking and whos favourite video in the world is "shaun the sheep black forest cake".  I know every last detail.

WaterMonkey - on 16 May 2018
In reply to hbeevers:

She's better looking than Leo so I wasn't complaining ;)

nufkin - on 16 May 2018
In reply to WaterMonkey:

>  She's better looking than Leo so I wasn't complaining

I dunno, Leo has his own charms. 

 

As does Steve, actually, if it comes to it. The shots of him training topless probably justified paying the licence fee for a certain demographic


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