Fri Night Vid Big Bang - The Emma Twyford Story
This week's Friday Night Video follows Emma Twyford on her mission to climb The Big Bang (9a) (9a) at Lower Pen Trwyn. A landmark climb for both her and the history books, it ended her three-year battle and she became the firs...
I thought Emma climbed the Big Issue in August last year?? Fantastic efforts on both the Bigs, what an inspiration!
I think it would have been more informative if Emma hadn't had to struggle to get a word in edgeways. The fabled Jim Naughtie school of interviewing where the question is five times longer than the answer
Funnily enough I got chatting to someone on FB about this last night who basically said the same thing - "are you guys aware she ticked big issue in 2018?".
I'd offer a very definite 'oops' to this one, as I should have known better. I'd love to have recovered it by claiming that she did it within the last 12 months (as opposed to calendar year) but before you look - it wasn't (it was August 2018).
Either way, my error, but still (hopefully) a nice chat - particularly about the ups and downs during The Big Bang.
It was always meant to be a more conversational style, so not exactly Frost/Nixon, Paxman, or Humphreys. Furthermore, I'm not a 'short and to the point' kind of person, I like rambling my way through points and problems, and I hope there's others out there who like the approach.
For what it's worth, Emma and I have known each-other for a great many years and hopefully this - and the fact she felt relaxed (and seemed to have fun) throughout - mean you get a good glimpse into her character.
Easily done. Anyway, Emma has still had a massive year, what with her and matt's epic alpine adventure in the spring. And I think it's even more impressive that she climbs to such a high standard year after year - this is no flash in the pan, Emma has consistently been at the top of her game since she was a youth competitor. Props!