Preview and Review: Echo Wall, a film by Claire and Dave MacLeod

Back in July, Dave MacLeod succeeded on his hardest route yet; Echo Wall. A fearsome and dangerous arête climb, perched high on the flanks of Ben Nevis, the route took him several years of mental and physical preparation before he was ready for the final lead.

Now his hard work is over and, teamed up with his wife Claire, Dave has produced a film about his ascent. have reviewed the film and you can read the complete review on the Gear Page.

From the review:

The film documents the obsession of Dave MacLeod and his struggle to find, train for and finally climb one of the most important routes in recent British climbing history. On another level it also documents what it takes to operate at the highest standard of rock climbing. The simple fact that Claire and Dave MacLeod have chosen to make and sell their own film shows the diverse skill set needed to succeed as a full time climber in today's media hungry market...”

"...A few lines from MacLeod feel like real gems of insight in to his obsession and let his likeable and honest character shine through the screen. I engaged with his revelation that he found the prospect of leading the route extremely scary...”

Dave and Claire have also released a trailer for their film, which is embedded below:

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