Superb video - the first route is Californian Arete, and I identified the other two crags as Dinas Cromlech and Dinas Mot, but what are the routes Hazel is climbing on both?
Oh, the making of video says it’s Cemetery Gates at Cromlech, but what’s the other one?
Interesting to see it was Mr MacLeod doing the drone photography, Dave seems to be doing quite a good sideline with that with some lovely films from Scotland too.
Are there issues with using drones in National Parks? Do you need permits or anything official like that?
Dave Mac - strongest drone operator in Scotland!
Stunning footage and production, well done to all involved
Couldn't help noticing the stunning arete of Shtimuli at about 1:10
Such an amazing line with great climbing which has had few ascents, it's always puzzled me why it's not a popular slate classic (not one of mine though I did repeat it in the early 90's)
It's interesting that all the comments are about the climbs and the footage.
I agree that it was nicely shot (although a little dark at times).
Hazel generally comes across as a lovely person (other interviews/articles), but the commentary here was a bit cringe-ful. I suspect she's rather private/shy and doesn't much enjoy the talkign bit.
Interesting that you felt that, it was the opposite for me. With the recent focus on both the mental health benefits of climbing, and the benefit of mental training on your climbing performance, I found it fascinating to hear Hazel's introspective thoughts on climbing and the mental state it engenders.
In addition, having once lived in the area, I loved the story of the film, starting off in 'beris and working her way up the Pass, up onto Snowdon and back down again in a big loop. An amazing showcase for the area.
Inspired by the shallow swimming at the end
I suspect it would be very easy to link from the second pitch of Diagonal into Western Rib, and avoid the shitty grovel at the top of Diagonal.
There is a behind the scenes on the hot aches production you tube channel which I found really good to watch
Showed this to a class of 11year old kids (non-climbers). Rapt attention then spontaneous applause at end!
Wow! That's probably as good a litmus test as you're ever going to get.
Those involved can rest happy with their efforts.
I thought the movie stood out as a midget gem on the Brit Rock tour, interested to see this new and improved version.
Far and away the best bit of the British Rock Tour film collection
Glad i’m not the only one who thought the ASMR style voiceover was cringe. I had to watch in silence eventually. Other than that though I love Hazel and her work and the video was stunning, but difficult to watch with the voiceover for me I’m afraid.
Didn't bother me, in fact I found it relaxing and good for my mental health
The lack of jabbering and intrusive music was a bonus imo.