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UKC News - on 08 Jun 2018
Dave enjoying Lochaber in the springtime., 4 kbIn March, Dave MacLeod completed a long-held ambition to complete what he called his '24/8' challenge - climbing a Font 8A+ boulder, an E8 trad route, an 8a sport route, a VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros within 24 hours. Fortunately conditions across the five disciplines aligned and Dave managed it in just 18.5 hours. A film documenting the big day by Kevin Woods has just been released.

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Sandstone Stickman - on 08 Jun 2018
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That's absolutely Awesome!!

TobyA on 08 Jun 2018
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Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic. Superb achievement, great film. 

liquid - on 08 Jun 2018
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Best film I've seen for a long long time, brilliant stuff

Ian Parnell - on 08 Jun 2018
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Superb, well done Dave, well done Kevin 

What an advert for British climbing

mytornado84 - on 08 Jun 2018
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Not only are there few if any other places on earth you can do a challenge like this, there are very few climbers at that level across so many types of climbing. What a legend!

masa-alpin - on 08 Jun 2018
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Marvellous achievement and stunning film!  Well done!

JLS on 08 Jun 2018
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18 hours! I bet Tommy could do it in under 2.

luke glaister - on 08 Jun 2018
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What a man. What an achievement. Three 8s before 9 o'clock.  Unreal. Great vid.  

andyman666999 - on 08 Jun 2018
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Best film I have seen in a very long time. An absolute Icon in the world of Climbing. Good work 

Tom Last - on 08 Jun 2018
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So Dave basically pissed it then! Amazing stuff, great work. 

kolkrabe - on 08 Jun 2018
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Inspiring stuff! A great achievement and great film too! 

 

 

Paz - on 08 Jun 2018

Great film! 

Awesome effort Dave.  You're now the world's front running extreme poly athlete to equal Johnny Utah's achievement of completing the Ozaki 8.

 

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PPP - on 08 Jun 2018
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Awesome video. As always, Dave makes it sound like it is not a big deal. Good effort! 

PPP - on 08 Jun 2018
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Awesome video. As always, Dave makes it sound like it is not a big deal. Good effort! 

Gordon Stainforth - on 09 Jun 2018
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Just wonderful. And so rooted in a deep love for the place, the whole landscape. Advertisements for climbing in all its varieties don't get better than this.

FactorXXX - on 09 Jun 2018
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Probably the best climbing speed record in the world...

Outstandingly audacious achievement and magnificently well filmed to boot.
Hats off to everyone involved!

Robert Durran - on 09 Jun 2018
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> Awesome video. As always, Dave makes it sound like it is not a big deal.

I thought he did make it sound like a big deal to pull it off! Wonderful, beautifully shot film.

 

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JLS on 09 Jun 2018
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Looked like the 8 munros where the crux of it.

Awesome day out. Beautifully documented. Hopefully this set of climbs and hills will become know as MacLeod's Round.

 

BelleVedere on 09 Jun 2018
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Good man!

 

simes303 - on 09 Jun 2018
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There's no link to the video for me.

Skotch85 - on 09 Jun 2018
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You gotta agree to advertisement cookies to view it. Alternatively go to Kevin woods YouTube.

Andy Say - on 09 Jun 2018
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Wow!

Steve Perry - on 09 Jun 2018
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That's the dog's bollox!! Brilliant. 

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Phil Lyon - on 09 Jun 2018

I'm glad he looked knackered by the end, because as massive as that challenge is, he said himself that it relies on him finding most of it easy. If I'm to do a similar challenge I think it needs to be the 24/3 and that's probably not worth making a film about.

Well done Dave, top all rounder.

Dave Foster - on 09 Jun 2018
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I stopped climbing 6 years ago but this film still gave me goosebumps. Incomprehensible achievement and staggeringly well made film. Congrats to all involved. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be than on The Ben watching one of those sunsets now.

simes303 - on 10 Jun 2018
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Thank you.

Rich W Parker - on 10 Jun 2018
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Amazing. Well done Dave. Having a rest day, now inspired to get off my arse immediately.

Kevin Woods - on 10 Jun 2018
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Massive thank you, all who have taken the time to watch or comment. Making this has been ongoing in my spare time for nearly three months, and Mountain Equipment have been more than generous to support it.

I put this on Facebook a couple of days ago;

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"I can't believe it!", as Dave's words on the summit at the end of the 24/8, might equally apply to making this film. Nearly three months in the pipeline, I've had a bloody blast making this thing.

Just filming the thing in the first place was a logistical mountain, with all the right cameras, mics and lights to be in the right place at the right time. Then to follow Dave carrying all that plus walking gear, winter gear, then food and water on top. Walking 40-odd kilometres on the most perfect winter day, witnessing some of the most impressive climbing I can remember, then over the Munros by night to get back to civilisation in the following dawn twilight.

Afterwards there were the days spent filming in Glen Nevis with the thaw and snow melt roaring off the hills. The interviews, weeks of editing, and laterally writing the music with help from good friends and family.

So 24 hours condensed into 15 minutes - I think this'll be up there with one of the most gratifying things I've done for a while.

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galpinos on 10 Jun 2018
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You should be proud. A fabulous telling of an amazing story.

Arms Cliff - on 10 Jun 2018
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Absolutely fantastic bit of film making. Dave’s effort is obviously outstanding, and I’m really glad somebody was there to capture it in such style and quality. 

johncoxmysteriously - on 11 Jun 2018
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18.5 hours?! Dave M obviously set the bar too low in the first place - not like him.

 

Seriously, can’t you just imagine him being back in a couple of years with all the 9s?!

 

jcm

ericinbristol - on 11 Jun 2018
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Minus the 9A boulder

johncoxmysteriously - on 11 Jun 2018
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Yeah, maybe V9. Bit of creative accountancy.

 

jcm

 

Max factor - on 11 Jun 2018
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Now that's what I call content creation!

(With apologies to Zofia R.)


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