In May this year, Italian all-round climber Jacopo Larcher made the fifth ascent of Dave MacLeod's Rhapsody (E11 7a) E11 7a at Dumbarton Rock, near Glasgow (UKC News Report). Alongside his girlfriend - top Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl - Jacopo spent some time in Scotland fighting off the midges and praying for the rain to stop.
During their trip, Jacopo and Barbara also slogged up The Cobbler to make a team ascent of the iconic Dalriada (E7 6b) E7 6b. A video of Jacopo climbing Rhapsody has just been released, in which he praises Dave MacLeod's vision for and dedication to the route as its first ascensionist.
Jacopo is sponsored by: Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Sterling Rope and The North Face