VIDEO: A German Adventure on the Orkney Islands

In August 2016 a team of German climbers visited Hoy. The group consisted of one of the best photographers and filmmakers of the German climbing scene, Nico Altmaier of VerticalAxis, Thomas 'Shorty' Tauporn with his wife Selina and Markus Urbanowski. After 19 hours of travel, they arrived on Mainland and from here travelled to their main objective: The Old Man of Hoy.

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Was that the trailer or the full film? I thought the camera work was excellent and I agree about the wind noise and the horn but what the hell - Scotland seems to exert a mystical attraction over our continental...
A strangely unsatisfying film! What was climbed? What grade? New route? And the sound effects ... the constant whistling wind throughout, never changes with the shots, obviously added later. And sorry guys, but that...
Speaking of looming blocks, there's one at the top of the Old Man Original Route P5 corner that I'm convinced is a (pretty bad) accident waiting to happen. You step on it to get back to the belay point. I also saw a...

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