Dave Macleod: Project Fear Video

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.

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30 Mar, 2015
Inspirational! Mick
30 Mar, 2015
This was so so so awesome. Mac is a total legend. I've kind of gone through the same headgame as Mac trying to deal with elbow problems and spent the last year constantly thinking of giving up, but at the same time between periods of massive pain had some really big achievements. His book was a real eye-opener that I can get through it, and this kind of tops that off nicely. Plus the cinematography was just gorgeous. I particularly liked all the '3d' photos etc at the start.
30 Mar, 2015
Which book was that?
30 Mar, 2015
Think he was referring to Dave's latest book on climbing injuries "Make Or Break" That film was brilliant, very nicely shot and another incredible achievement for Dave Mac. Really enjoyed it!!
31 Mar, 2015
Really good film.
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