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Horizons - Hazel and Steve Findlay Video

Widely regarded as one of the world's best female climbers, Hazel Findlay followed in her father Steve's footsteps as he took her trad climbing from an early age. This new video by Cut Media highlights their unique father-daughter relationship, one which is strengthened by a mutual passion for adventure and the outdoors.

From the chilly Nordic peaks of the Lofoten islands to the far-flung Australian town of Natimuk - despite the distance of these contrasting locations, father and daughter are brought closer together by their similar outlook on life which has been shaped and defined by climbing.


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Hazel Findlay has been climbing for 25 of her 31 years, and started out trad climbing on the limestone sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire. She dabbled in competition climbing - she was the British junior champion six...

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25 Sep, 2015
Love this!
26 Sep, 2015
Beautifully shot, with an inspiring message, but ultimately disappointing. I have infinite respect for Hazel and her dad, and I'd love to know more about their relationship, but there's nothing here for anyone who already "gets" the adventure mentality. And by the way, what's that tent doing there?!
26 Sep, 2015
I also wondered why the portaledge - but it is revealed in "the making of..." clip https://youtu.be/epLoyIOEdeU?list=PL6RICtGJmFYJQIANZXmjvWg-LE6EdS0cR it is seemingly there because it looks cool in the film. I don't think Ms Findlay actually spent a night in it; all a bit Bear Ghrylls sounding! ;)
26 Sep, 2015
It all looked super remote and wild until the clip that showed cars driving by at the bottom of the crag. Then you realise it's all a staged promo. A beautifully shot promo though.
26 Sep, 2015
Suppose (just suppose) that Murdock's SKY channel wanted this promo made in order to better represent the achievements and accomplishments of women in climbing on their channels. I mean, that's plausible right? Then why not ask the woman involved about the way she thinks about climbing, about her achievements, or about her relationship with her dad and the way in which it's influenced her? Why get someone else (her dad) to do all the talking, to say it all for her? Not a great way of representing women in climbing, if they're not represented as being able to speak for themselves.
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