Rob Greenwood talks to Paul Diffley about his latest film, A Dream of Edwin Drummond. They discuss the filmmaker's chance encounter with Ed Drummond whilst making The Long Hope - an event that ultimately changed the direction of the entire film. They go on to explore the themes throughout his latest film, as well as the ascents, poetry and political activism that shaped the life of one of climbing's most remarkable characters.
Edwin Drummond was known for his poetic writings, bold first ascents and urban protest climbs; such as his 1978 anti-apartheid ascent of Nelson Column. He combined philosophy, talent and a greatly individual approach to leave an immense physical and literary legacy. The film makes use of archive material, reconstructions and animation to take you on a journey through the mind and climbs of one of the greatest characters to ever grace the UK climbing scene.
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