/ VIDEO: A German Adventure on the Orkney Islands

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UKC News - on 23 Nov 2017
Having fun at yesnaby, 3 kbIn August 2016 a team of German climbers visited Hoy. The group consisted of one of the best photographers and filmmakers of the German climbing scene, Nico Altmaier of VerticalAxis, Thomas 'Shorty' Tauporn with his wife Selina and Markus Urbanowski. After 19 hours of travel, they arrived on Mainland and from here travelled to their main objective: The Old Man of Hoy. 

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Davidwi - on 23 Nov 2017
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Personally, I think I would have omitted the clip of them launching a massive boulder loose from the top of the cliff.
Frank the Husky - on 23 Nov 2017
In reply to Davidwi:

I guess they are trying to show how radical trad climbing is, but it is something that I did when I was up there as the thing was looming large over an intended route.
Kevin Woods - on 23 Nov 2017
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Speaking of looming blocks, there's one at the top of the Old Man Original Route P5 corner that I'm convinced is a (pretty bad) accident waiting to happen. You step on it to get back to the belay point.

I also saw a shot in the film from the Needle - wonder if they got up it?

Nice film, and good reminder of the place.
simes303 - on 24 Nov 2017
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A very pretentious video.
jon on 24 Nov 2017
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Quite enjoyed that, thanks.
L Andrew Hannan - on 26 Nov 2017
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A strangely unsatisfying film! What was climbed? What grade? New route?
And the sound effects ... the constant whistling wind throughout, never changes with the shots, obviously added later. And sorry guys, but that massive foghorn sound coming from the tiny fishing boat really made me laugh.
Shame really, because the trip certainly looked as though it had the potential for a good film.
Rigid Raider - on 26 Nov 2017
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Was that the trailer or the full film?

I thought the camera work was excellent and I agree about the wind noise and the horn but what the hell - Scotland seems to exert a mystical attraction over our continental friends so let them come and see how lucky we are!
chris wyatt - on 03 Dec 2017
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I think it was great. One man's pretentious is another man's philosophic. If you don't like philosophic you call it pretentious.
Ciro - on 08 Dec 2017
In reply to Andrew Hannan:

The incongruity of the foghorn did jolt me out of an otherwise very pleasant mental journey to the sea cliffs :D

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