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Emma Twyford and The Big Bang Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Night Video is the premiere of David Petts' award winning documentary about Emma Twyford's ascent of The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn. Join the BMC TV live stream in a 'Facebook Watch Party' at 8pm, then chat to Emma and David afterwards.

Last September, Emma became the first British woman to climb 9a with a redpoint of the Lower Pen Trywn route. The line was a long-term project, who added the 9a to an already impressive CV of E9 headpoints and E7 flashes.

With notoriously sharp handholds, The Big Bang has a particularly severe finish which became a heartbreaking highpoint for Emma on many attempts.

David of Volo Digital was along for the journey from the very beginning, and his collaboration with BMC TV brought home Best Climbing Film at Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2019.


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Emma is one of the very best climbers operating in the current British scene. She has flashed both E7 and F8a, headpointed E9 and is the first British woman to redpoint F9a.

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17 Apr, 2020

is this a 'watch live only' gig, or once its up is it publicly available? you might be about to decimate my 'pub quiz' attendees! :(

17 Apr, 2020

Bloomin' brilliant film!! So well put together.

What a journey!

Congratulations Emma!!

18 Apr, 2020

Not a criticism of the film, but I'm sure I saw this at Kendal last November so how can it be a Premiere?

Not trying to detract from the film or achievement there in, which are obviously very impressive. 🙂

18 Apr, 2020

Do you have to be on facebook in order to see this?

18 Apr, 2020

Is there a way (even if paid) to watch again for those who missed it yesterday?

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