Some may remember 40 years ago, July 1967, when 15 million Brits were glued to their TV's for three days as Pete Crew, Dougald Haston, Joe Brown, Chris Bonnington, Tom Patey, Rusty Baillie and Ian McNaught-Davis climbed various routes up the Old Man of Hoy for a BBC outside broadcast. This was Reality TV at its finest.
Now we have The Great Climb on Saturday 18th of August.
I remember coming back from a week’s climbing on Skye and the live broadcast of climbing on Old Man of Hoy was on the TV. 40 years later I will get this live broadcast recorded on DVD, as I will be away in the hills. So I hope the weather holds up.