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FRI NIGHT VID: Dave MacLeod's 24/8 Challenge

In March, Dave MacLeod completed a long-held ambition to complete what he called his '24/8' challenge (UKC news report) - climbing a Font 8A+ boulder, an E8 trad route, an 8a sport route, a VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros within 24 hours. Fortunately conditions across the five disciplines aligned and Dave managed it in just 18.5 hours. A film documenting the big day by Kevin Woods has just been released.

The challenge comprised the following routes/hills in order:

Cameron Stone Arete 8A+

Misadventure E8 6c

Leopold 8a

Frosty's Vigil VIII,8

Munros: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag, Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Coire an Laoigh, Stob Coire Claurigh, Stob Ban.

Dave is sponsored by: Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Mountain Equipment and is an Urban Uprising Ambassador.



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Massive thank you, all who have taken the time to watch or comment. Making this has been ongoing in my spare time for nearly three months, and Mountain Equipment have been more than generous to support it. I put...
I stopped climbing 6 years ago but this film still gave me goosebumps. Incomprehensible achievement and staggeringly well made film. Congrats to all involved. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be than on The...
I'm glad he looked knackered by the end, because as massive as that challenge is, he said himself that it relies on him finding most of it easy. If I'm to do a similar challenge I think it needs to be the 24/3 and...

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