In May this year, Italian all-round climber Jacopo Larcher made the fifth ascent of Dave MacLeod's Rhapsody E11 7a at Dumbarton Rock, near Glasgow. Alongside his girlfriend - top climber Barbara Zangerl - Jacopo spent some time in Scotland fighting off the midges and praying for the rain to stop.
Excellent achievement and route, but I found that the music in the video spoiled it for me. It was cheesy and it meant that, unlike the footage of Dave Macleod on the route, I couldn't empathise with what the climber was feeling.
I am pretty sure forums are meant for discussion; discussions involve opinion and he is giving his. I don't think he was dismissing the achievement (in fact he did the absolute opposite) as much as commenting on the choice of music.
I enjoy a well edited climbing video as much as the next guy so I don't see any reason not to comment on the quality of the edit and choice of music. Let's be honest, if it was horrible gangster rap then you might agree with him!
Jobs Performance Squad coordinator at Westway Climbing
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