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FRI NIGHT VID: Armorican One Armed Bandit

This week's Friday Night Video is another from UKC user David Linnett of Bald Eagle Productions. The film features Andrew Walker who had a catastrophic motorbike accident ten years ago. David told UKC this:

"Andrew has done masses of big, serious routes over decades of climbing in the UK, Alps and further afield but unfortunately had a very serious and life-changing motorbike accident about 10 years ago. Remarkably after a few years of rehabilitation, he got back into rock climbing and this is the story of his attempt on the 3* VS super-classic Armorican at Craig Caerfai near St Davids in North Pembroke. Armorican is a superb route, indeed the crag classic and we all thought it would provide him with a seriously tough challenge but one he could possibly succeed on..."



Forums (30 comments)

Talking to Mr Dawes recently he is very keen to be filmed "walking" up some classic slab routes in the Llanberis slate quarry, Cloggy and Glen Etive for example. As for your suggestions for UK slab routes? I guess the...
Most of the time we are bombarded with adverts for essential new "stuff", tales of barely surviving in places we have never heard of and ascents of overhanging limestone that most of us would use to shelter from a...
Think we could have been amongst those 'strangers' trying to keep up with you on the Dri Hornli. Not sure what was more memorable, seeing one of Andy's dynos or him belaying you while assembling a rollup ! Seeing the...
Me and Andy had  couple of weeks around Saas fe a few years ago. He was climbing even harder then (5+/6a or HVS), and everywhere we went (particularly when we were overtaking folk), strangers would approach him,...
Thanks for your kind feedback guys and as it happens Andrew and Johnny go back a long way and are mates! Maybe I can come up with a suitable climbing film project with those one armed/hands free boy racer rascals going...
Many thanks Wanderer for your kind comments! Craig Caerfai in North Pemby is a beautiful place to climb in a superb setting so well worth a visit for anyone who has never been or a revisit if you have! :-) Cheers Dave

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