Last summer Dave Macleod made the first ascent of a new route on Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites - named Project Fear (UKC News Report). Struggling with career-threatening injury, climbing this route took all the determination and perseverance he could muster.
"The biggest part of the process for doing a new route is the very first part, which is actually believing that you could do it."
This new video by Mountain Equipment and Coldhouse Collective tells Dave's story of first discovering, working and eventually completing the climb - topping-out in the dark and reaching the ground at 1am.
Having the courage to pursue your ambitions in the face of adversity - an inspiring message for anyone experiencing physical setbacks or injury.