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FRI NIGHT VID: Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker (known collectively as The Wide Boyz) are no strangers to hard climbing. Between them, the pair have climbed some of the hardest crack climbs in the world and set impressive records for speed ascents and endurance challenges everywhere from the Peak District in the UK to Yosemite National Park in the US. But one area where they hold no records and have absolutely no experience is the realm of winter climbing. In 2018, the pair set out to put that straight and to finally learn the ropes of this dark axe-wielding art. Guided by the tutelage of Scottish winter climbing legend Kev Shields, the Wide Boyz set out on their first winter climb...after a couple of false starts of course.



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I bumped into Kev at the physio in Fort William last week and he was still subtitled!!! To be fair though, when I worked at Ravenscraig steel plant in the 80's they did subtitle me...  Post edited at 08:11
As an alternative possibility, I thought the written responses from Kev to, for example, Tom's 'spade/hammer' musings made them funnier somehow - maybe the subtitles were carefully considered comedy vehicles?
There's a moment a few minutes in when one of the "posh English guys" is also impossible to hear because the mic volume is too low. If they had subtitled that bit as well I think perhaps all would have been forgiven....
Yes. I actually looked at first to see if I had accidentally turned on closed captioning; I hadn't and that was when I saw they were only used for the one Scottish voice. It's a nicely filmed little video, Tom has a...
In defense of the subtitles, I watched the video on my phone and could hear everything fine (accents notwithstanding), but then watched it later on my TV at home and could barely hear some of the verbal audio, also...
Do you think that would have been the case without the subtitles in front of you? I'm not sure it would have all been clear to me. I think that was probably at least part of it - at one point there were subtitles for...

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